Original recipes and photos with a hearty measure of facts, family, inspiration and humor. Everything food. Some reviews of area restaurants, some whimsical prose for reading pleasure.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Blueberry Butter Maple Bacon
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Noodle MegaBowl: Just Add Kimchi
|Korean Noodle Bowl w/ Kimchi|
Do your body a favor and add some Kimchi to your next noodle bowl for a plethora of good bacteria for your gastrointestinal flora and an elevated dish in just a few forkfuls. Kimchi is a Korean staple and condiment made with fermented cabbage, lots of garlic, Korean radish, carrot, Red Pepper Powder, bonito and other flavor builders, that pair perfectly with any dish you can think of! Being a given in Korean cuisine, there are quite literally thousands of versions, varying from family to family.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Dinners Without Borders: Proscuitto Wrapped Provolone and Swiss Chicken Breasts
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Grilled Cheese Bar: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day Highlights
|Grilled Cheese Duo; Bacon and Sauteed Spinach/ Buffalo Ranch Pulled Chicken|
The spreads included regular butter spread, Honey Infused, Garlic and Herbs and Mayonnaise. Mayo makes for an amazing color and crisp Mukbang style snap when you cut into the sandwich or take a bite!! The fillings were so much fun. I made a cream cheese based Cheesesteak Spread, made with fire roasted green chilies and Cheesesteak sirloin. I also made a Buffalo Ranch Chicken Spread, full of savory and spicy shredded chicken breast. Other accessories included, pepperoni, precooked bacon, Black Forest ham, Virginia Prosciutto or (thinly sliced Country Ham), Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Fresh Gourmet Greens Blend!
I set up my beloved Blackstone Griddle, 17 inch, Propane, I fricking LOVE LOVE LOVE it, I have been able to entertain my family many a night with my griddle on our patio picnic table, its like Hibachi Outdoors and soooo much fun. I made Pad Thai one night for dinner and the griddle is perfect for developing the levels of flavor in such a complex and fantastic dish. Burgers and Hotdogs, no problem, the griddle heats quickly and efficiently, imparting grilled deliciousness in every bite. Power outage, no biggie, this propane powered gem handles the tiny tabletop canisters. Too hot in the kitchen, pull it out! Take the worry of a food heat source off your mind.
The Blackstone Griddle is perfect for making Grilled Cheese for the whole family, all at once. The seasoned surface is the key to a gorgeous bark with a great crunch and mouthfeel, as demonstrated in some of the masterpieces we created that evening. A good grilled cheese sandwich is hard to beat and when your family can customize it to their exact standard, dinner will be seamless and unforgettable, just like your first bite!!
|Grilled Cheese Meatlover's Supreme|
|Grilled Cheese w/3 Cheeses and Sauteed Spinach|
Make your next family meal amazing by having a Grilled Cheese Bar, your family won't soon forget it!! The spreads were so delicious, we used them for sandwiches the next day! Plan to do it again the next night, for even more combinations you didn't get to try the first time around! Stay tuned for the fabulous Cheesesteak and Buffalo Ranch Pulled Chicken Spread recipes , coming up in my next few posts!
Sunday, April 11, 2021
White Sweet Potato Pie Supreme
Sweet potatoes pack a mean punch of good for you vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are one of the most nutrient dense vegetables in the supermarket! The vibrant orange color of a sweet potato comes from its concentration of beta carotene, but it may come in other mediums like red, white and purple! The red and purple ones have higher concentrations of anthocyanins and polyphenols, which are types of antioxidants. I have prepared all these versions for my Mom and the classic orange is still her favorite. Apparently, the tastes of those multicolored sweet potatoes are also different, though slight, to a discerning and most admiring critic. I did find that the purple ones were a bit dry, soft, almost doughy also, or maybe that was my fault. I think the purple would be suited nicely as a substitute for yams in making Foo-Foo, an African dish composed of pounded yams, kneaded into a sticky ball of sorts, torn off in bits and used as a vessel for dipping and scooping up such delights as Stew Chicken, Peanut or Okra Soup and Egusi, all African cuisine and quite amazing, according to my readings. I do however draw the line at okra. I have a disdain for its texture and mouthfeel.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Gulf Shrimp and Pantry Ham Fettuccine Alfredo