Saturday, August 10, 2019

Radicchio, Pear, and Blue Cheese Salad

Radicchio Pear Blue Cheese Salad
Radicchio, Pear, and Blue Cheese Salad
This inspiration for this recipe comes from two different places. First, when I was in college, I used to make a Radicchio and Endive salad. I can't find endive at HEB no matter how hard I look, so i don't make that one anymore. The second is from Thanksgiving when I was about 16 years old. My cousin
brought a blue cheese stuffed pear salad, and I have been obsessed with that flavor combination since. So, I put the two together.

The Recipe:

The Tools:

  • Sharp knife
  • Large Bowl

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Head of Radicchio - Chopped
  • 2 Pears - Sliced or Chopped
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Green Onions - Chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • White Balsamic Vinegar

The Method:

Steak with Blue Cheese Crumbles
Steak with Blue Cheese Crumbles
First, chop all of the veggies. For the radicchio, I like to cut it into fourths and cut out the white center part. For the pears, I stand the pear up and cut all for sides off around the middle. This is the best way I have found to get the core out of the pear. From there, cut the fourths into slices. For the green onions, I usually cut off just a little bit of the end. Chop the green onions until you use just a little bit of the white part. 

With all of the veggies chopped, combine in a bowl and add the blue cheese. I didn't measure it, but I like blue cheese, so I used a lot. I'll let you decide how much. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle the oil and vinegar on top. 

I paired this with a perfectly grilled steak with blue cheese crumbles on top. 

Happy Eating!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Weekly Favorites 07/28/19 to 08/03/19

Weekly FavoritesEvery Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles.
These are this week's favorites!

A bahn mi might be the closest thing to heaven we'll get! When I'm in a pinch for a quick bite for lunch, it's definitely my go to. I have a spot not too far from the office.
I've been really in to salads lately. I think it's mostly a guise for healthy eating. 

Did I mention the guise healthy eating? This is what I really want. This is amazing! I grew up on peach cobbler that my grandma made.

This is almost flavor overload for me! The marinated steak, avocado, and everything else! Going to have to make this!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Refrigerator Hash

This recipe is all about using ingredients you already have in the fridge. My wife and kids were out of town for the weekend. Typically, when I have the house to myself for the weekend, I go to the kitchen and create. This weekend was no different! It was morning and I was thinking about a diner style hash or scramble. I found what I was looking for in the fridge, and I was on my way!


The Recipe:

Refrigerator Hash
Refrigerator Hash

The Tools:

  • Whisk
  • Heavy bottom skillet
  • Medium Sized Bowl

The Ingredients:

  • Frozen Fries
  • 4 Eggs - Scrambled
  • Milk
  • Shredded Cheese - Cheddar or Monterrey Jack
  • Butter
  • Leftover Meat
  • Olive Oil

The Method:

First, some frozen fries, a handful is good, go into the hot skillet with a some olive oil. Let them cook until brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.

I had leftover over BBQ pork in the fridge. I chopped up some pork, maybe a cup, and threw it in the skillet. Remember, the pork was already cooked, so I just wanted to get it warmed up. After a few minutes, it was ready to remove and set aside. 

Now for the eggs. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the for eggs together. Add in a splash of milk and a half cup of shredded cheese. Whisk to combine. Add a few tablespoons of butter to the hot skillet. Once the butter melts, add the egg mixture. As the eggs begin to cook, add in the fries and pork, and sprinkle in some more cheese. Season with salt and pepper. When the eggs are done, you're ready to enjoy breakfast!

To mix it up a little, top everything some pico de gallo, chopped green onions, or BBQ sauce!


Happy Eating!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Weekly Favorites 07/21/19 to 07/27/19

Me Myself and Cuisine Weekly FavoritesEvery Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These
are this week's favorites!


Sweet potatoes are the perfect fall flavor. Paired with chicken, it is amazing! Fall is not as far away as seems, so now is the time to start planning your favorite meals!


I'm not gonna lie, I love chocolate! These finger biscuits remind me a madelines, and dipped in chopped in chocolate that has to be amazing!


This sounds pretty good, but better than pizza? I'll have to try it out for myself!


There's a reason why just about every BBQ restaurant has banana pudding. It is so good! Replacing the vanilla wafers with the chessmen cookies is genius!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes and Meatballs

Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes and Meatballs
Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes and Meatballs
There are so many things you can do with pasta, with just a few ingredients. It's always so simple to keep a few basic ingredients in the fridge and throw something together in a pinch. That's where this Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes and Meatballs came from!


The Recipe:

The Tools:

  • Large Stock pot for boiling water
  • Sharp Knife
  • Large Heavy Bottom Skillet

The Ingredients:

  • Pasta - I used linguine for this recipe
  • 1 Package Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Recipe Meatballs
  • 4 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Grated Parmesan

The Method:

To start, boil a large pot of salted water. The salt is important. Aside from helping the water boil faster, it will impart some extra flavor to the pasta. When the water is ready, add the linguine. You'll want it to be cooked to a perfect al dente, so no more than 10 or 11 minutes in the water.

Make the meatballs and have them under the broiler while everything else is cooking. If you time it right, everything should be done around the same time. 

In a heavy bottom skillet, saute the tomatoes in olive oil with salt and pepper over medium heat. When the tomatoes start to blister, add the garlic. When the garlic begins to brown, stir in the white wine. Let the wine reduce enough to thicken to make a sauce. You don't want it to reduce by half, just enough to thicken a little. 

By now, the pasta and meatballs should be ready. Add everything to the skillet and stir to combine. 

This dish is great served family style from a large bowl. Once you get it transferred to the bowl, garnish with some fresh basil and fresh grated Parmesan.


Happy Eating!


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Weekly Favorites 07/14/19 to 07/20/19

Me Myself and Cuisine Weekly FavoritesEvery Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These
are this week's favorites!

Have you ever been throwing a dinner for friends and realized at the last minute that you don't have a dessert? It's happened to me more times than I can count. I have two go to options in these cases. One is vanilla ice cream with coffee liqueur over the top. The second is a quick strawberry shortcake!

Give me this tomato soup and a grilled cheese to go with it!


These banana balls sound amazing! I'm wondering if I could get my kids to eat them!


Just look at this sushi spread! I can't think of a better way to wrap up a weekend!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Weekly Favorites 07/07/19 to 07/13/19

Me Myself and Cuisine Weekly FavoritesEvery Saturday, I go through Twitter with #foodblogger and find my favorite food related articles. These
are this week's favorites!

Making meals out of leftovers is the best! It's so fun to come up creative combinations out of the food that's already in the fridge!

Somehow when we travel, we always end at a local doughnut shop that is awesome! I just may have to find a way to check this one out!


There's a way to make everything better. Paula Dean says it's butter. It's obviously bacon!



This has to be the best way to travel. Visit a friend in a far off land and find a place that only the locals would go to, all while eating street food!

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