Monday, December 10, 2018

Weekly Favorites 12/2/18 to 12/8/18

I took last week off from the blog, but I'm back with two new posts this week! First, is the Weekly Favorites!

Snowball Cookies - via Noshing with the Nolands

I love these cookies, the sweet powered sugary goodness! Whenever I am at a Christmas party and there's a cookie assortment and these are a part of it, I have to load up on them! And now, without even really looking, I've found a recipe!

25 Lasagna Recipes Your Family Will Love - via The Spruce Eats

I've always loved lasagna! I've even made a version substituting the eggplant for the noodles. What caught my eye here, was substituting Italian sausage for beef. I don't know why I never thought of that!

Summer Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing - via Living Lou

I've always enjoyed a good salad, piled high with lettuce, veggies, maybe some chicken. But what makes the salad, is the dressing. A good salad dressing can really tie it all together. I can't wait to try out this basil garlic dressing

Salmon & Leek Parcels - via In Season Recipes

Stuffed pastry can be a thing of beauty, and these salmon & leek parcels are no exception! These would make a great finger food to pass around at parties!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Weekly Favorites 11/18/18 to 11/24/18

One of the things that I enjoy most about putting the Weekly Favorites together, is going beyond the four articles I share each week. It gives me the opportunity to find new voices and new blogs to check out, and sometimes I do just that. Exploring the posts beyond what I share to see what else these fellow food bloggers and cooks have to offer!

Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan: Week 84 - The Speckled Palate

I don't normally look at meal plans or anything like that. At least, not in the past. Things have changed around here in the last few weeks with the arrival of a new baby! We've had some generous friends bringing us meals a few nights a week and we've managed to live off of the left overs, but I imagine before too long we'll have to start taking care of ourselves again!
Mulled Cider Recipe - via Wholesome Ireland

The sense of smell is an amazing thing. Different scents can remind you of different memories. The smell of mulled cider reminds me the holidays around the house when I was a kid. My mom would always have a pot mulling spices boiling on the stove, not necessarily for cider, but to for the aroma around the house.

Gobi Aloo Fry Recipe: Potato Cauliflower Fry Recipe - via Mahas Lovely Home

I really like using cauliflower as featured ingredient in dishes. It has a great texture and flavor, and is full of nutrients. One of my favorites is to make mashed cauliflower. This Potato Cauliflowr Fry Recipe sounds likes something right up my alley!

10 Easy Bruschetta Recipes - via The Speckled Palate

What's better for parties than finger foods that can be carried around with or without a plate? And what's more classic party finger food than bruschetta? These 10 variations will make planning the food for your next party super easy!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Weekly Favorites 11/11/18 to 11/17/18

Time for a new batch of Weekly Favorites! This week, it only seemed fitting to do a post all about Thanksgiving! As you prepare your Thanksgiving Day meal, I hope these offer you some inspiration!

Manchego & Chorizo Tapas with Saffron Aioli - via Hardly a Goddess

For a long as I can remember, in my family, the appetizers have been held in almost as high regard as the official meal! Almost to the point where your not hungry when the table is set! I'm thinking these Manchego & Chorizo Tapas will make a great addition to the official Thanksgiving Pre-Game!

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes - via The Artisan Life

A few years ago, I got ambitious and decided I was going to get up run on Thanksgiving morning to help counteract all of the calories I was going to consume that day. I ended up finding out that to even make a dent in those Thanksgiving calories, I would need to run close to a marathon. So the easier solution is to just make some healthier food!

Holiday Stuffing Balls Recipe - via The Dizzy Cook

I can't decide if these stuffing balls would make a great appetizer, or if it's just a way to simplify trying to stack everything for Thanksgiving on the plate! Either way, these definitely look and sound amazing!

20 Minute Cranberry Orange Chutney Recipe - via Went Here 8 This

I've always loved cranberry sauce, and not just at Thanksgiving! It goes with more than just the traditional turkey. My mom has always put orange zest in her cranberry sauce. This is a simple version of a quick hearty chutney that can be used around the Thanksgiving table!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sautéed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms with Steak and Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Sautéed Mushrooms with Steak and Loaded Mashed Potatoes
It's no secret I like to grill. Steaks, chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables, it doesn't matter. I just like the flavor. But I think that one of the things that is often overlooked, is what goes down on the plate next to what you just perfectly grilled! I like to do some simple sauté mushrooms as a side when I grill.

The Recipe

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Mushrooms - Washed and Quartered
  • 1 Shallot - Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Red or White Wine (Optional)

The Method:

Shallots, Garlic, and Mushrooms Ready for the Pan
Shallots, Garlic, and Mushrooms Ready for the Pan
Remember when I said this was simple? In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms, shallot, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Stir the vegetables around occasionally. When the mushrooms are evenly brown, no more than 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and it's time to eat!

To add a little more flavor, add some red or white wine. The mushrooms will absorb the flavor and have a little but more pop!

Happy Eating!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Weekly Favorites 11/04/18 to 11/10/18

Another week, and time for a new batch of favorites. It's been a long week to say the least, so my sweet tooth kicked in. This week's batch of favorites, features all things sweet!

Soft Chocolate Cookies - via Game of Cookies

What is better than chocolate cookies? Maybe a chocolate cookie with a glass of milk? Sounds good to me right about now!

 Bakewell Shortbread Bars - via Feasting is Fun

There's just something about a baked good that is portable. Let's start there. But the raspberry filling and almond topping?

Crushed Candy Cane Cookies - via Rosevine Cottage Girls

Okay, remember when I asked what's better than chocolate cookies? Well, dip it in a peppermint candy and you have the perfect candy cane cookie for the holiday season!

Oreo Pie Crust - via Picky Palate

I was excited to come across this one! I once tried to make a chocolate cookie crust for a chocolate cheesecake that didn't turn out very well. Now that I've found this, I may have to revisit that recipe!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Rye Bread Recipe

For as long as I can remember, I've loved rye bread. I remember my dad always having a loaf of rye bread in the pantry. So, it's probably an association thing for me. Nostalgia. It brings back memories.

Rye Bread Fresh from the Oven
Rye Bread Fresh from the Oven
Back in college, I got really in to making various types of bread. There were French breads, multi-grain breads, and then rye. My recipe is the result of a lot of internet research and base off of several recipes that I found, one from Emeril specifically. This

The Recipe

The Ingredients:
Rye Bread Dough, Ready to Rise
Rye Bread Dough, Waiting to Rise

  • 1 Envelope Yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Warm Milk
  • 1 and 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Cup Rye Flour
  • 2 and 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Caraway Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten

The Method:

Combine the yeast, sugar, 2 eggs, and milk with a dough hook. Add the salt, rye, flour, and caraway seeds. Beat on medium until the dough forms a ball. Using the olive oil, grease a large glass bowl. Place the dough ball in the bowl and cover. Let sit to rise for one hour

Risen Rye Dough
Risen Rye Dough
Knead the dough into the desired shape. I prefer something short and fat that I can slice and make sandwiches out of. Place the shaped dough in to a bread pan and let rise another hour. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with a water bath. A water bath can be as simple as a pot of water on the lower rack of the oven. Wash the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool on a baking rack.

Happy eating!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Weekly Favorites 10/29/18 to 11/3/18

It's a new week, with a new batch of favorites! I've got some articles and recipes that I'm really excited about this week!

Quick Sautéed Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs - via Real Food for Life

Sometimes when I grill steaks, I like to get fancy and sauté some mushrooms in butter with shallots and garlic and maybe a little red wine. These herbed mushrooms are a great variation on that. I can't wait to try it out on the next steak night!

Grilled Chicken - via Times Food

I love grilled chicken. In fact, the post from way back when I decided to reboot my blog, was for grilled chicken! This grilled chicken recipe has an Indian flavor to it and uses ingredients like garam masala, coriander, and cummin!

Spiced Baked Eggs with Potatoes - via Home Style

When I saw the picture of these baked eggs and potatoes, I was hooked! Whenever I'm at a restaurant and they have a breakfast with eggs and potatoes, it makes ordering so easy for me! 

Chef's Thanksgiving Recipe: Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins - via Portola Hotel

Well, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I always like to try something special for Thanksgiving to mix it up a little bit. I think these muffins will make a great Thanksgiving breakfast!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Curry Shrimp

Two things I love together in one dish, shrimp and curry! We put this curry dish together with some items we had in the pantry, and it came together pretty easy! For the curry spice, we used the Maharajah blend from Seasonality Spices.

The Recipe:
Curry Shrimp
Curry Shrimp

  • 1 Onion - Diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper - Diced
  • 1 14.5 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8 Ounce Can Coconut Milk
  • 10 to 16 Shrimp - Peeled and Deveined
  • 1 Tablespoon Maharajah Blend
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Rice (Optional)
  • Naan Bread
  • Olive Oil

Sauté the onions and green bell peppers in olive oil with salt and pepper, until the onions are translucent. Add the diced tomatoes and coconut milk and the Maharajah Blend. Stir to combine. Let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the shrimp and stir to combine. Let cook for a few minutes, five minutes at most. When the shrimp turn pink, it's ready to eat! 

This can be served over rice if desired. It turned out a little bit soupy, so rice would help soak up some of the extra liquid. The naan bread is a great way to help scoop everything up!

Happy eating!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Weekly Favorites 10/21/18 to 10/27/18

It's a new week, so that means it's time for a new batch of weekly favorites!

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry - via Pinch of Yum

I love curry. Especially, the spicy curry. That's why I usually am drawn to Thai curry, like this one. The sweet potatoes are going to add a whole new layer of flavor I had never thought about before!
How to Write and Easy to Read Recipe - via Ontario Home Economics Association

I read a lot of recipes and food articles as I search the internet. Some good, some bad. The real problem, is that some of the articles and recipes are just hard to follow, not that the food is bad. I'm guilty of it too. Sometimes ideas don't flow from the mind to the screen or paper. This guide is here to help.

Stuffed Peppers - via Seasonal Recipes

One of my favorite recipes is stuffed peppers. Usually, mine have beef or sausage in them, and rice. That's what caught my eye with these. They are so different from the ones that I usually make, I had to stop and check them out. They look so good!

Cheddar-Crusted Bacon Broccoli Quiche - via Tasty

I've always enjoyed a good quiche, especially with bacon! This one sounds especially good!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Weekly Favorites 09/09/18 to 09/15/18

I hate say it, but I have been neglecting my beloved blog lately. My main hustle, has eclipsed my side hustle. On top of all of that, my life is about to take on another huge change, with the birth of my third son just around the corner. I am hoping that this doesn't eat in to any of my blogging time, but I am aware of the reality of having a baby in the house. You may have noticed the title of this post, and seen that it is over a month old! It's okay to take a break from time to time, but it pains me neglect this outlet. Anyway, on to the food!

Another week, another batch of favorites! This week, I decided to focus on my first two food loves, pastries and pasta!

The Ultimate Easy Savory Tart Recipe with Tomato, Pesto, and Goat Cheese - via Tooting Mama

I learned a long time ago that not all pastries are sweet! In Hawaii, I once had savory pancakes paired with fried chicken! That was a huge lesson for my culinary mind. A savory pastry can stand on it's own as a side? I can't wait to try this out!
Hot Chocolate Brownie Ice-Cream Sandwich - via Treasure Every Moment

I live in Texas, in Houston to be exact. If you follow Houston weather at all, you know it's hot. It's hot all the time. It's even hot in the winter! So, we find ourselves drinking hot chocolate, just because it is appropriate for the season! it may still be hot out, but it's December, so I'm having my hot chocolate. This ice-cream sandwich may be the solution we have been looking for!

Giant Chocolate Chip Sharing Cookie - via Treasure Every Moment

I have a pretty big appetite, sometimes to the point of greed. When the bowl of queso is nearing the end, I find myself sad that the queso is almost gone, only to realize that I have been chain eating chips and queso up until the point it is almost gone! I don't usually have that problem with cookies, because they are not usually shareable! Challenge accepted!

Spicy Bacon and Chorizo Penne - via Cooking with Anadi 

This recipe has three of my top requirements: spice, bacon, and pasta! Put these ingredients in any recipe, and you'll find me drawn to it like a fly to streetlight! Otherwise, this recipe is incredibly simple, with only 5 listed steps, which is another thing I like. I've never understood these recipes that list 37 ingredients, with 3 dozen steps. Food should be simple. I can't wait to try this one!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Weekly Favorites 09/02/18 to 09/08/18

Time for another batch of Weekly Favorites! This week, there was no theme to follow, just whatever I found that was interesting. That's how I cook sometimes. Just go to the market without a plan and piece together a menu based off of what they have available!

Pommes Anna: French Melted Potatoes - via Sweet Paul

I've long a been a fan of Sweet Paul. He comes up with some pretty cool stuff! A classic potatoes au gratin has always a favorite comfort food dish of mine. Pommes Anna takes it to a whole new level!

Peaches and Cream Hand Pies - via Garden & Gun

I've discussed my love pastries and other baked goods in the past. These are portable, which of course, doubles their appeal! If you haven't checked out Garden & Gun before, they are such a great resource for southern comfort!

Herb Butter Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packs - Creme de la Crumb

I've eaten a few really good fish dishes lately, mostly in sandwich form. A few weeks ago in Seattle, I ate a really good Salmon Sandwich. Since then, I've had salmon on the brain! This easy salmon dish could really satisfy a craving!

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden - via Gardening Channel

For about a year now, I've had a spot set aside for a vegetable garden in the backyard. The spot is boxed in, ready for a raised garden to go in, but the grass is about two feet tall now. I still have plans to make a garden, someday. So, maybe an indoor herb garden is more my speed at this point.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simple Shrimp Scampi

I love how simple this recipe is. It has just a few ingredients, but still has big flavor! The lemon, butter, and shrimp are perfect together!

The Recipe:

Simple Shrimp Scampi
Simple Shrimp Scampi
  • 1/2 Pound Shrimp - Peeled and Deveined
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Dry White Wine
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Shallot - Minced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced 
  • 3 Scallions - Chopped
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Linguini
  • Fresh Parsley

In a heavy bottom skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic and shallots. Season with salt and pepper. Add some crushed red pepper flakes if desired. Add in the white wine and lemon juice. I prefer a dry white wine, like a sauvignon Blanc. 

Cook the shrimp until on both sides. The shrimp will cook fast, so just a few minutes per side. When the shrimp are almost done, add in the scallions and cook just long enough to heat. You don't want them to over cook.

Serve over linguine and garnish with the fresh parsley. If you're feeling up for an adventure, this is great with fresh pasta! This pairs really well with some Cheesy Garlic Bread!

Happy eating!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Weekly Favorites 08/26/18 to 09/1/18

Well friends, this week the Weekly Favorites post is on time! I hate falling behind in my posts, but the good news, you're getting three weeks of favorites in one weekend! I'm also hoping to get some new recipes posted soon!

Prawn in Mustard Poppy Seed Sauce - via Twinkling Tina Cooks

Like a dog to a squirrel, I'm always drawn to prawns. Scrolling through Twitter, I had to stop and scroll back, because, well, I saw prawns! This prawns with a mustard sauce recipe looks amazing!

Raspberry Streusel Muffins - via Watch Jenn Bake

Have I told you how much I love pastries, specifically breakfast pastries? These raspberry streusel muffins made me do a double take! They sound like the perfect weekend morning pastry!

Go Go Goan Chicken Curry - via Hello Fresh

I'm always a fan of curry, especially with Chicken, and tomato based curry is right up my alley! Throw some naan bread in, and this would make a great night at home!

Savory and Refreshing Cucumber and Boiled Egg Toast - via Cooking with Anadi

I'll admit that I've jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon. Not that there's anything wrong with that! I've long felt that there could be more to it. What else could be layered on toast to give new flavor and texture profiles? I love cucumber on deli sandwiches, so why not mix it up with some eggs on toast?

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Weekly Favorites 08/19/18 to 08/25/18

Well I'm late again, no surprise there at this point! This post is this week's Weekly Favorites post, just a week late. At this point, you're probably think, "Does this guy write anything besides the weekly favorites?" In fact I do, and I'm working on a few new posts!

Vermicelli di Positano - via The Pasta Project

Pasta, my old friend! I've made a few pasta dishes like this and on a rainy or cold day, they can really hit the spot! There is just something about marinated tomatoes and veggies that is so good!

Pesto - via Pesto Champion

I love pesto. I also love history. This very brief history of pesto caught my attention and I had to shared. Now I have a question. Pine nuts or no pine nuts in your pesto?

Maseladar Chana dal Tadka or Spiced Yellow Split Peas with Ghee - via Cooking with Anadi

My wife and I cook fair amount of curry, usually chicken or shrimp. Our kids, surprisingly, love rice. I like to see variations on curry, and I've never really done one with a yellow curry. This one looks like one I am going to have to try out!

Weekly Favorites 08/12/18 to 08/18/18

Guys, I have to make a confession here, though I'm sure you already know what it is. I've been slacking here on the blog posts! So, here is the Weekly Favorites post from two weeks ago!

Strawberry Scones with Sweet Lemon Glaze - via All Tarted Up

I'm a bit of a self admitted pastry junkie. Specifically breakfast pastries. Seriously. The worst thing that can happen to me is for someone to bring donuts to the office. So when I saw this recipe for Strawberry Scones, I had to check it out. I'm especially excited about the sweet lemon glaze on these!

Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Tomato Pasta Bake - via Maune Legacy

If you've been following along, you know I've never met a pasta I didn't like. Especially pasta with chicken and spinach, and usually some tomato and cheese mixed. Basically every ingredient found in this pasta bake. It's like we were meant to meat each other!
Chifferi Elbow Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Tuna - via The Pasta Project

The combination of pasta and fish or seafood is almost legendary. Maybe it gets a bad rap because of the old tuna noodle casserole, but done right it can be a thing of beauty! This combination of the pasta, the tuna, and beans, sounds amazing!

Pan Seared Halibut with Garlic Crab Topping - via Ask Chef Dennis

I'm almost positive you've gone into a restaurant and seen a menu item or chef special that is some form of fish topped with crab. I'm also almost positive you have paid too much for it. It's okay, I have too. Now, courtesy of Chef Dennis, you can make it at home!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Weekly Favorites 08/05/18 to 08/11/18

Last week, for Weekly Favorites, I decided to go with a sweets and desserts theme. This week, I decided to go with another theme, and include all pasta articles!

Baked Lumaconi Pasta Shells with Chicory and Porcini - via The Pasta Project

I've always loved stuffed and baked pasta dishes. Pasta stuffed with mushrooms is one of my favorites!

Creamy Tomato Alfredo Tortellini with Sautéed Arugula and Hot Sausage - via The Sweet & Savory Couple

If I'm being honest, I have to admit that I've never been a huge fan of Alfredo sauce. I am however, a fan of tomatoes and Italian sausage. And, I've always been fascinated by tortellini!

Corn Pasta with Bacon and Pecorino Romano - via Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

We've been cooking with a lot of corn lately. Coincidentally, we made a corn and bacon pasta dish just like this a few weeks ago with some chicken! This combination of pasta and bacon and corn is great!

Rigatoni Filled with Spinach and Gorgonzola - via Make it Kitchen

Maybe it's because I watched a lot of Popeye when I was little, but I love spinach! It's great in salads, but especially in pasta! Pasta stuffed with cheese and spinach is a delicious combination!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Seafood Pasta Diavolo

I've always loved pasta, especially with seafood. The textures and flavors go so well together. It's especially good with some added spice, like Seafood Pasta Diavolo! Diavolo sauce, or fra diavolo sauce, is typically a tomato based sauce with some red pepper or other spice added to it to give it some heat.

Let's cook!
Seafood Pasta Diavolo
Seafood Pasta Diavolo

The Recipe:

  • 1 14.5 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Shallot - Diced
  • 4 Garlic Gloves - Diced
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • Scallops
  • Whole Clams
  • Shrimp
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Linguine
  • Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

To start, heat the olive oil over in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Pan sear the scallops for about a minute on each side, until well seared and golden brown. Remove the scallops and set aside.

Lower the heat to medium. In the remaining oil, sauté the shallot and garlic with red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. I like mine spicy, so I use a lot of red pepper flakes. When the garlic is golden, deglaze with the wine. A sauvignon blanc works great for this. Add in the tomatoes. When the sauce begins to reduce, add in the shrimp and cover. Keep an eye on the shrimp. They will cook really fast. Flip the shrimp about halfway through. You'll know to flip them, when the pink color starts to creep up the sides. 

After you flip the shrimp, add the clams and scallops in, and cover. When the clams open, the sauce is done, and you're ready to eat! I served this with linguine, but a spaghetti or angel hair would work as well. A fresh pasta would work great too. Sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley on top. This would also pair well with some cheesy garlic bread!

**A note about the seafood. I made this dish just for me. I used five shrimp, four clams, and three scallops. Depending on how many people you are cooking for, you would need to increase the amount of seafood. Use these numbers as a guide.

Happy eating!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Weekly Favorites 07/29/18 to 08/04/18

One of the great things about me getting behind in the blog posts, is that you get two posts in one day! Here's another batch of weekly favorites. This week, it's all sweets and desserts!

Almond Ice Cream Bars - via Game of Cookies

When you've got two little boys at home, you have to stay on your toes. Finding new snacks to keep them occupied and interested can be a challenge. This one they can even help make themselves!

Macadamia & Raspberry White Chocolate Blondie - via Tania's Kitchen

This blondie has a few things going for it. The texture isn't the heavy texture you normally get some blondies. I've had some that are more like a cookie bar than a blondie. These flavors mesh together so well and have that added sweetness after being dusted with powdered sugar. This actually looks like it could make a good breakfast cake!

Sticky Date, Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce - via Tania's Kitchen

The thing that drew me in to this recipe, was the butterscotch sauce. Hot fudge is great on ice cream, but I've always been a sucker for a good butterscotch sauce! Combine that with the toffee pudding, and you've got a winner for me!

Chocolate Afghans - via Tania's Kitchen

You may have now noticed, that I dove headfirst and explored Tania's Kitchen this week! She as some great recipes beyond these three here! I always like to have an assortment of things out when I have friends over for dinner, and these look not only super yummy, but also super easy to make! They also look portable, which is a must for parties when most people are standing around, talking!

Weekly Favorites 07/22/18 to 07/28/18

I had every intention of getting this post up last weekend. I had all of my favorite posts ready to go! Here they are, a week later!

Grilled Turkey Kabobs - via Happy Foods Tube

I don't grill a lot of turkey, but these kabobs caught my eye! These flavors sound really good, and I especially like the idea of serving it over rice!
Cookies - via Kitchen Thyme

Kitchen Thyme is a an aggregator of sorts, featuring bloggers. Their posts tend to feature on a theme. This one, is all things cookies! I've always had a sweet spot for oatmeal raisin cookies, but the ones that really caught my eye are the Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Red Wine Pasta from Barolo with White Ragu - via The Pasta Project

If you've followed along at all, you know I'm an eater of all things pasta! Nothing seems too exotic. This ragu is making my mouth water just thinking about it!

Elegant and Delectable with Poached Egg and Bacon Bits - via Cooking with Anadi

We do a lot of avocado toast around here. Usually it's just like it sounds, avocado and toast. Stepping up to a guacamole sounds amazing and full of healthy nutrients! Can't wait to try this one out!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Weekly Favorites 07/15/18 to 07/21/18

Another new batch of favorite food and restaurant articles!

Easy Protein Pancakes - via Maune Legacy

Don't me wrong, I love pancakes for breakfast, especially smothered in whipped cream, macerated strawberries, and maple syrup. But sometimes, I think it would be nice to get a little bit more nutrients out of them. This pancake recipe, packs an extra punch of protein!

Foodie Girl Chicago - via Kitchen Thyme

At first glance, I was drawn to the idea that this is a blog featuring bloggers, kind of like what I'm doing here! But then, I looked at the recipes Foodie Girl Chicago is writing. These all look amazing! The Lamb Meatball Gyro Bowl and the Mexican Street Corn Pasta were instant winners for me! I'm going to be back, visiting Foodie Girl Chicago's page to look for more!

Couscous Salad with Mixed Beans, Feta Cheese and Olives - via Green Lentil

I really need to start eating better. The trouble is, a lot of healthy food just doesn't sounds good to me, most of the time. This Couscous Salad on the other hand, sounds like something I could without hesitation. Maybe it's the fact that the salad in the picture is smothered in feta, a small weakness of mine. Either way, I am going to be eating this!

Tomahawk Steak - Reverse Sear - via Shakey Eats

Look, if you haven't tried out the reverse sear method for grilling steaks, you need to stop waiting on get right to it. I was hesitant at first. Steaks are expensive, and I really didn't want to through money away with an unfamiliar cooking method. As long you as you a decent grasp of grilling meat or cooking them in a pan over the stove top, it's hard to mess this up. It's all about indirect heat anyway. Shakey Eats even gives it an added shot of butter if you needed any extra coaxing!

 Saint Arnold Beer Garden Now Open for Houston Brewery Tourists - via Ronnie Crocker

This is cool. I've been a fan of these guys for as long as I can remember. Opening their new location was a big deal back in 2009, and they have continued to grow it. Now, with another expansion with a beer garden right next door, this is just another reason beer travelers and tourists to stop by and check out the brewery!


Weekly Favorites 12/2/18 to 12/8/18

I took last week off from the blog, but I'm back with two new posts this week! First, is the Weekly Favorites! Snowball Cookies - via...