Avatar the Last Airbender Recipes: Earth Kingdom Meat n’ Taters

January 6, 2016

  By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Scraping Up The Pieces, by Twin Forks The Earth Kingdom, strong and proud. Not a nation, not a tribe, but a kingdom. It screams regality and authority. For this recipe I knew I needed something hearty. What could truly speak to the earth? Immediately I thought of potatoes. Potato in French is pomme de terre, literally translating to “apple from…


Fondues and Fondon’ts

June 11, 2015

Bonjour mes amies! Last weekend I was feeling Frenchy. I’ve traveled to Paris before and found myself missing the beautiful city of love. Around this time my roommate—who’s been working two jobs for the past seven months—announced she was quitting one job for a full time position at the other. To celebrate, and to quench my thirst for a Paris reunion, I proposed we have a night of fanciness and…


Crispy [Hulk] Smashed Roasted Potatoes

So, I watched the new Avengers movie and (being highly susceptible to cinematic suggestion) left with grandiose dreams of being the newest Avenger. After I quickly realized that such a goal requires absurd amounts of exercise and boring food I decided to just pretend to be the Hulk and smash the crap out of something! Oh, and also to eat non-boring food. Because that is way more fun. Here is…

June 10, 2015

Fingerlicking Good Fingerling Potatoes

May 27, 2015

Dear Silver Spork Readers, If your diet mainly consists of dairy, carbs, and starch (like mine does) – then look no further for the perfect side dish to your main course. I am a huge fan of potatoes when it comes to cooking. They can be so versatile, but are also filling enough in their individual existence. However, when it comes to mashed or smashed potatoes, I definitely play favorites…


“Fried” Zucchini Popables

You were warned previously, Sporkers: I am on a zucchini binge. I have yet to try fried blossoms because, alas, the Farmer’s Markets don’t open until June. Oh, well. For now, let’s talk appetizers. With long summer days rapidly approaching, you may be in need of some delicious munchies for parties and picnics. Lays potato chips are always an option but with all the alcohol usually consumed given the renewed…

May 26, 2015

Chipotle Mayonnaise: The Easiest Condiment Ever

Mayo isn’t really my thing. It’s just eggs, oil, and vinegar, but really look at it and tell me if you think it looks delicious. Mayo is great on club sandwiches, in tuna salad, and in chocolate cake*, but that’s kind of it for me. Mustard or a more interesting condiment will win over mayo any day. I might also have an aversion to mayo because of the fat content,…

April 21, 2015

Give Blood!

Every year the American Red Cross hunts me down and floods me with letters. They’re always on the same topic and I always immediately give in, which undoubtedly leads to more and more badgering. But the issue that they advertise for is an important one: blood donations. Over the years, I’ve donated enough blood to make Countess Elizabeth swoon at the sight of me. Every chance I get, I’m there….

March 28, 2015

The (Condiment) Imitation Game

Today, we explore the art of imitation in a sandwich spread. What happens when the imitation surpasses the original? You congratulate the (con) artist. The writer of this article’s mother, Amita, is one such artist, the type of person who can walk into a restaurant, order a dish, take one taste, and guess what’s inside. After her mandatory listing of every ingredient she knows to be on her plate, she…

March 9, 2015