Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekly Favorites 04/07/19 to 04/13/19

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


As much as I like complex recipes, there's something about a simple recipe with only three ingredients that just draws me in. Plus, I never met a graham cracker crust I didn't like.
Shrimp and teriyaki are two of my favorite ingredients, and this recipe combines them into one dish with pasta, one of my other favorite ingredients!

This mustard mopped piece of beef looks amazing! I may have to develop a recipe of my own to make this at home!

Butter cookies are one of my favorite cookies. I can sit and devour a tin of those Danish butter cookies. Add some chocolate on top, and I just can't pass it up!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Weekly Favorites 03/23/19 to 03/30/19

It's been a busy few weeks, and I haven't been able to post like I would like. I'm back, and I'll be posting some new content this week!

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

I always like restaurant reviews. They give a better insight to local fares for traveling than any travel guide can bring. While I don't have a trip to New Zealand planned at the moment, it's somewhere I've always wanted to go. This gives me something to plan around.

I've been trying to replace beef with chicken where possible lately. That means that I need new chicken recipes. A bonus of this recipe, is that it is all baked in the oven!

I would go to my neighbors' house when I was little and hang out for hours. They were a retired couple. Sometimes for lunch they would make us Sloppy Joes. Funny, those were the only ones I ever really liked. I'm interested to try out this vegan version.

I've always thought that fad diets were just that, fads. Most of the time, the latest trend isn't sustainable. Take Keto for instance. Is your diet sustainable, or is it just the latest band wagon?

I love spicy rice dishes. This looks like a dish I might make for myself on a weekend when the wife and kids are out of town, and I'm left to fend for myself!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Weekly Favorites 02/24/19 to 03/02/19

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

It's been unusually cold here this time of year, making hot chocolate a must! Now making it a S'mores Hot Chocolate brings it to a whole new level!
I've written before about my cheesecake obsession. It was even our cake of choice for our wedding!  I'm always on the lookout for a new recipe to try!

Back in college, I used to make my own granola. It was sugar free, with honey and safflower oil. These refined sugar free granola bars make me want to try both!

I love steak with chimichurri sauce. Normally, when I see people put steak sauce on their steak, I cringe. But chimichurri sauce, that's different story.

If I haven't told you before, I have three kids at home. Making sure they don't have too much sugar is always a top priority. But, we always want to have our cake and eat it too. This cake just might be the proper compromise!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Red Wine Sauteed Mushrooms

Red Wine Sauteed Mushrooms
Red Wine Sauteed Mushrooms
One of my favorite meals is a perfectly grilled steak. The only thing better is a perfectly grilled steak with the perfect side. I like to make Red Wine Sauteed Mushrooms with my steaks for the perfect sides.

The Recipe:

The Tools:

  • Saute Pan

The Ingredients:

  • 5 Baby Portobello Mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, mince
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Red Wine
  • Salt and Pepper

The Method:

In the saute pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Once the butter is melted, add in the garlic and shallot. Season with salt and pepper. Saute the garlic and shallot until lightly browned. Stir in the mushrooms. Continue to saute until mushrooms are lightly browned. Stir in the red wine and continue to saute until reduced. Serve alongside or over your perfectly cooked steak.

Happy eating!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weekly Favorites 02/17/19 to 02/23/19

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

Menudo is such a great soup to eat when you are feeling down. It is full of nutritious ingredients that can help pick you back up!
When I make cornbread, it almost always has cheese and jalapenos in it. So what better way spice up the other classic southern bread?

I've always liked grilled or roasted lamb, but never had it in a soup. To be honest, this sounds amazing!

One of the easiest week night meals to throw together is a pasta salad. The ingredients go together so simply and they are always so delicious!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Weekly Favorites 02/10/19 to 02/16/19

Every Saturday, I scroll through Twitter to find my favorite #foodblogger posts! These are this week's favorites!

My wife and I love to make Roasted Butternut Squash soup. It's one of our favorite things to make. It's so simple and full of flavor. We have our own recipe for it, but I'm always curious to see other people make theirs.

A good bread can make or break a meal. I've never been really good at baking bread, though I have tried a few different recipes. This ciabatta bread looks like one I may have to try.

Grilled cheese always takes me back to when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, I like to play around with different cheeses, adding different meats, and maybe even some pickles. 

I think by now, you all know that I am a sucker for sweets and baked goods, especially chocolate! This chocolate cake recipe looks amazing. 

I always like to see restaurant reviews. It's a good way to plan a trip or a night out and know what it is you can expect when you get there!  Granted, I'm not planning a trip to Manchester any time soon, but this does give me a few ideas if  I ever do!
To go along with the perfect grilled sandwich above, nothing pairs better than a delicious tomato soup!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup
Lasagna Soup
 I came home the other night to a delicious smell coming from the kitchen! I saw a pot of tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, and some ricotta cheese! What was this delight? It was Lasagna Soup, something so delicious I had to share with you!


The Recipe:

The Tools:

  • Large heavy bottom stock pot
  • Large Skillet
  • Emersion blender

The Ingredients:
  • 1 Recipe Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 Pound of Ground Beef
  • 1 Box of Lasagna Noodles
  • 8 Ounce Container of Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 to 4 cups of Chicken Broth
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Crush Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
The Method:

Follow the recipe for tomato sauce. This can be made ahead and either stored in the fridge, or frozen for later use. In the large skillet, brown the ground beef. Combine the sauce and ground beef in the stock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Let cook about 20 minutes. 

Add in the lasagna noodles. This is where the chicken broth comes in. Depending on how soupy you want the soup to be, add as little or as much chicken broth as you want. Cook this until the noodles are al denté. The soup is not boiling, so plan on around 20 to 30 minutes, checking often to make sure the noodles don't over cook.

When the noodles are ready, stir in the ricotta and it's ready to eat! Just like my pizza and pasta, I like this soup with some crushed red pepper flakes to give it a little more kick!

Happy eating!


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Weekly Favorites 04/07/19 to 04/13/19

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