Brown Butter Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Soft and chewy combine the delicious flavors of pumpkin, snickerdoodle and brown butter in one addictive cookie that you will not be able to get enough of!

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Fried Green Beans

Dubbed the “healthy’’ version of a french fry, these crispy, hot, fried green beans add enough of a kick to make you think: I gotta have another!

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We are Kiley and Efrain, thanks for stopping by!  We're here to share with you yummy and homemade recipes that we've come to love :)

 

 

Boom Boom Shrimp
Boom Boom Shrimp

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Brown Butter Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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Boom Boom Shrimp
Boom Boom Shrimp

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

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Molasses Muffin Tops

Soft and easy Molasses Muffin Tops burst with molasses flavor and bits of cinnamon, and are the perfect start to a busy day or as a yummy snack- the best part of the muffin without all the work!

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Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos contain all of your favorite ingredients, and are ready in under 30 minutes- the perfect dinner, appetizer or game day food!

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Served as an appetizer at the restaurant this dish could without a doubt be served as an entrée, just add some rice and if you are extra hungry some greens.  I think what impressed me most was the fact that while I am a part time fan of shrimp the rich flavor and texture of the shrimp proved to me that good food is all in how you prepare it.  Best of all, this dish did not seem too difficult to make.

 

They have an excellent special on Mondays and Tuesdays called a 2 for $40.  It comes with one bottle of wine (or pitcher of sangria which we got and was absolutely delicious!), one appetizer, two entrees (while not usually a fan of sweet potatoes the ones I had at the restaurant were quite scrumptious), and a dessert.  For only $40 I thought this was a steal.

Efrain and I have had the idea of making jalapeño poppers for a while now, and we finally did it!  We decided to make these without looking at any reference recipes, and we are so glad we did it this way.  All of our friends loved these, and want the recipe to make for Thanksgiving as an appetizer or side dish.  The great thing about these is that you can make these throughout the year, and right now you have more opportunities than ever to make these.  Thanksgiving, family parties, football game food, general dinner appetizers- whenever you want!  So don’t feel like you have to wait for a special event; these are perfect for something special or just a casual night in.

Simple, easy, and an amazing appetizer or pre-game snack, these Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers will leave everyone wanting more!

Boom Boom Shrimp

The Black Whale.  No, this is not the name of a poem or some epic novel; this is a gem of a restaurant along the coast of New Bedford.  While the restaurant is not yet even a year old, Kiley and I decided to check it out after someone from the farm had suggested going there.  We are so glad that we did!

 

Their Boom Boom Shrimp was to die for.  From the initial sweet flavor right when it reaches your tongue to the hot kick a few seconds later, this dish had it all.  Breaded shrimp was a first for me and it will definitely not be a last.  There was a nice crunch with each bite; it was almost like having a shrimp version of popcorn chicken.

Boom Boom Shrimp does not have to be intimidating to make- you only need a few simple ingredients to make this delicious appetizer or entree!

Hi everyone!  It has been awhile since we last posted anything, and Efrain and I wanted to talk to you about that.  We have really enjoyed doing this blog for the past almost 10 months, but we are currently burned out.  Although we still love cooking, baking, and having fun in the kitchen, the spark we have for blogging has been lost.  We are not going to keep dragging this on while it is no longer fun as it used to be and we have not seen any changes in readership or participation from readers.

 

We will not be posting any recipes or other posts for the upcoming time period, at least 4 months.  We may return to blogging if/when we regain our passion for Rooks to Cooks, but currently we are going to take mental health breaks.  If we decide to continue posting on here, we will be back in full force with plenty of great recipes.  After all, we are not going to stop cooking and baking!  Thank you for coming along with us for this ride as we have tried blogging out, and we may return one day.  We appreciate your support!

Blog Update: Farewell For Now