Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Weekly Favorites 07/08/18 to 07/14/18

Time for another batch of favorite food and restaurant articles! This week, I'm exploring articles from Red Thai Curry Prawns, to Fried Squash Blossoms!


Chocolate Coffee Nice Cream - via Daffodils and Lemons

It's interesting to me that even though I am in no way trying to cut out any specific foods in my diet, I keep finding myself drawn to recipes using alternative ingredients. At any rate this "nice cream" looks pretty good to me!


Classic Red Thai Curry with Prawns - via Annalena's Heart(h)beat

Typically, I don't make curry, but when I get the chance to eat it, I always do! I like my curry pretty spicy too! I find that the spice goes really well with the coconut milk typically found in curry recipes!


Morning Maple Cranberry Oat Pecan Bars - via Fork and Spoon Recipes 

Some mornings, you just have to have a quick breakfast. And let's face it, sometimes that quick and breakfast needs to be something portable. These bars are definitely fit the bill for quick and portable breakfast, and the pack a huge punch of nutrition!

Fried Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Crab and Mascarpone - via Brina's Bites 

Alright, full disclosure here, these fried squash blossoms instantly reminded of Gilmore Girls. There's no shame there. I'll spare you the details of the scene. After the Gilmore Girls moment had passed, I explored the recipe. First, I love crab. Second, the crab and mascarpone combination is so good! I definitely want to try my hand at making these!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Weekly Favorites 07/01/18 to 07/07/18

Time for a new batch of weekly favorites! I've found some more articles that I'm really excited to share!


Epic Bacon Burger - via Carly Bloggs

I think that at this point, you may have realized that I never met a burger that I sent away without eating it! Throw bacon into the mix and there's no way I'm saying no. Normally, I'm all about the grill. But for those of you who don't have a grill, this recipe demonstrates how to cook a burger stove top, which I find to be a suitable second option. There are of course some nights I am too lazy to go outside and fire the grill up.


Summer Tagliolini Pasta Recipe with Marinated Vegetables - via The Pasta Project

When I'm not chowing down on a burger, I turn to my Italian roots for food inspiration. I love a really simple pasta dish, where just a few ingredients can come together to make a dish full of flavor. This Summer Tagliolini recipe just that. The ingredients list is mostly vegetables, with a few others to enhance the flavors. This sounds amazing and should go perfect on a hot Houston, TX summer day!


Breakfast Casserole with Hash Browns, Sausage, and Eggs - via Mr. B Cooks

Without even looking at the article, the title of this post reminded me of the sausage and egg casserole my mom cooked every Christmas morning and still cooks every Christmas to this day. Diving in to it, the preparation is very similar. The key difference is the addition of the hash browns and the absence of bread cubes. The nostalgia alone, we enough to draw me in to this one!


Passion Fruit Eclairs with Italian Meringue - via Lil' Cookie

What drew me in to this one was the departure from what I think of as a traditional eclair. You know what I mean. I have never had an eclair that wasn't a pastry filled with either cream or custard, topped with chocolate. Not that I am complaining. Here, Lil' Cookie takes us away from that traditional eclair with the addition of fruit and a light meringue, perfect for summer!

Best of Houston

For the past few months, I've been working on a Best Houston - Kid Friendly post. Lately though, I've come in to a bit of a snag. I've found that one or two of the places I've picked to feature as a kid friendly Houston Restaurant, have come up closed. That leaves me with eight on a list of ten! As I'm sure every parent has experienced, finding a good place to eat where not only your kids feel comfortable, but you feel comfortable taking them, and there's actually something on the menu that they will even eat, can be a challenge!

That's where you come in, dear readers. I want to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Houston places are to take your kids when you want to get a bite to eat!

If you need a little inspiration, check out my previous Best of Houston posts, Best Houston Coffee Shops and Houston Essential Restaurants!

While your here, leaving a few comments, you can help me out a little more. I want to write a few more Best of Houston Posts, but I want to hear from you! Best Mexican? Best Italian? Best Pizza? Let me know where you like to go!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Weekly Favorites 06/24/18 to 06/30/18

Time for a new batch of weekly favorite food and restaurant articles! This week, I have some exciting things to share!


Blueberry Friands - via Tania's Kitchen

When I came across this blog post and read the ingredients list, I knew it had to be good! How can you go wrong combining lemon curd and blueberry together?? For the gluten free readers out there, this recipe is perfect for you!


Oven-Baked Light and Fresh Chicken Tikka Sandwich - via Cooking with Anadi

For all of you Friends fans out there, I'm a little like Joey. I love sandwiches!! This chicken sandwich has a tandoori inspired chicken with some cucumber, tomato, and spinach! Can't wait to try this one out!


Simple Won Ton Soup - via Souper Diaries

Everyone loves a good soup, especially won ton soup! Lately, when we get Chinese food on one of those nights we're all too tired to cook, won ton soup has been the go to for my wife. So, I will have to try this out to make some won ton soup for her at home!


Pineapple Tartlettes with Lime Cream - via Lil' Cookie

It's summer time, and I don't know about you, but I am always looking for some delicious and light recipes to try when it's hot out. Pineapple and lime are the perfect summer flavors!


Vanishing Yeast Rolls - via i Food Blogger 

I've long searched for the perfect yeast roll. The frozen dinner roll variety usually does the trick, but sometimes I want something more. Maybe something more like what I find when I go out to restaurants! I may have finally found it with this recipe!
Vanishing Yeast Rolls
Vanishing Yeast Rolls
Photo Credit - i Food Blogger




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Weekly Favorites 06/17/18 to 06/23/18

Time for another batch of favorite food and restaurant articles! This week, we go from chicken fajitas, to a vegan, no bake chocolate cheese cake!


Chicken Fajitas - via The Indian Claypot

I've never been shy about my love for fajitas. So when a new recipe option comes available, it is sure to catch my eye! This one is an Indian fusion recipe!


Chicken Braised with Lemon, Sage, and Olives - via Villa Sentieri

I love olives. No, really, I may have a problem! Sometimes my salads are olives with a side of olives! This chicken sounds almost perfect with lemon, sage, and of course, olives! I can't wait to try this one out!


Spaghetti with Smoked Trout Carbonara - via The Pasta Project

One of the things I love about the Weekly Favorites series, is that it helps me find inspiration for foods I might not have otherwise tried or conceived! This Smoked Trout Carbonara is one of those! I would have never thought to combine smoke trout with pasta! I will have to add this to the list of things to try!



No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake - via Game of Cookies

At first, I wasn't sold on this cheesecake recipe. I'm a bit of a purest when it comes to cheesecake and the idea of a no bake didn't quite appeal to me at first. But then, two things struck me! The flavor combination of chocolate and coconut have been steadily growing on me. Also, my wife has been trying to avoid dairy, which means if I make a cheesecake at home, I'm basically baking for myself. Maybe that's not such a bad thing! So maybe, this no bake, vegan cheesecake could make for a compromise!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Weekly Favorites 06/10/2018 to 06/16/2018

Time for another batch of favorite food and restaurant articles. This weeks batch explores a cooking staple, the perfect breakfast sandwich, a chocolate hazelnut dessert, and a DIY french fry seasoning!


The Perfect Breakfast Sandwich - via Outside Magazine


The Perfect Breakfast Sandwich
The Perfect Breakfast Sandwich
Photo Credit Outside Magazine
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a breakfast that's portable that isn't a breakfast bar, which are often times packed with more sugar than anyone actually needs. This sandwich has the protein and nutrients that everyone needs to start off the day!



Our Favorite Bacon Recipes - via Garden & Gun


Applewood Bacon-Wrapped Venison Loin
Applewood Bacon-Wrapped Venison Loin
Photo Credit Garden & Gun
I'm going to follow my mini rant about sugary breakfast bars, with a post about bacon. But, who doesn't love bacon? You know, bacon, that miracle ingredient that goes in almost everything! My favorite from this list is the Applewood Bacon-Wrapped Venison Loin!















Following last week's trend, the next two articles came from a Twitter search!


Chocolate Hazelnut Affagato - via Compelled to Cook

I love desserts like this. I get my coffee fix and sweet tooth taken care of in one dish! The hazelnut and chocolate flavors, blend perfectly with the espresso poured over it!



DIY French Fry Seasoning - via Simply Tasheena

French fries are a great go to appetizer or side, especially if you can get creative with toppings and seasonings. Something a little bolder than salt and pepper can take French fries to a whole new level! This French fry seasoning takes it up a notch with paprika and cumin!



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weekly Favorites 06/03/2018 to 06/09/2018

This week for inspiration for my favorite food and restaurant articles, I took to Twitter for inspiration. What I found, is really special. There are some great bloggers out there, far too many to mention here.


DIY Sushi
DIY Sushi
Photo Credit Low Carb Nikki
DIY Sushi - via Low Carb Nikki

I've dabbled in Asian cooking, but I typically keep things safer and steer towards Italian or barbecue. I've made Spring Rolls and Pad Thai, and even Moo Shu Pork. I've liked the idea of making my own sushi, but was never confident enough to try it out. Here, Nikki lays it out and makes it seem less of a daunting task. 


7 Essential Stops in Levinksy Market, Tel Aviv - via Becky van Dijk

What drew me to this post was a tweet.

Turns out I should have been a food blogger instead of a travel blogger! Check out these essential foodies stops in Levinsky Market, Tel Aviv | @VibeIsrael #foodblogger #TelAviv https://t.co/VBMoqu1v5B pic.twitter.com/QiINzJoU9x

Believe it or not, I've toyed with travel blogging! I stick with food for the most part, but throw some travel in where I can. Becky gives a great tour of the Levinsky Market in Tel Aviv, making any reader pining to go!


Raspberry Bread
Raspberry Bread
Photo Credit - The Indian Claypot
Raspberry Bread - The Indian Clay Pot

The flavor profile of this bread is what drew me in!. The raspberry and lemon flavor combination is perfect, and that lemon glaze to put on top was the cherry on top. Needless to say, I can't wait to try this one out!


Tagliatelle Pasta with Fresh Peas and Pancetta - via The Pasta Project

Tagliatelle Pasta with Fresh Peas and Pancetta
Tagliatelle Pasta with Fresh Peas and Pancetta
Photo Credit - The Pasta Project
Did you think I could go a whole post without talking about pasta? Me neither. This recipe has all of the ingredients I'm looking for! The pasta, pancetta, and the creaminess from the butter, what's not to love? This is another one I'll be trying out soon!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weekly Favorites 05/27/18 to 06/02/18

This week's batch of favorite food and restaurant articles! I'm playing catch up this week after taking a long weekend away!


Carolina Chicken Bog - via Garden & Gun
Carolina Chicken Bog
Carolina Chicken Bog
Photo Credit Johnny Autry/Garden & Gun

The combination of chicken, rice, and peas, remind me of a casserole my mom would make when I was little.  I am going to have to make this some night.


Gordon Ramsay's Transformative Way to Scramble Eggs - via Popsugar

Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled Eggs
Photo Credit Anna Monette Roberts/Popsugar
There's something about the perfect, velvety scrambled eggs. Gordon Ramsay makes it look almost too easy!


15 Best Places to get Burgers in Texas - via Wide Open Country

Christakis Burger
Christakis Burger
Photo Credit Christakis Burger/Facebook
There's no secret that I can't pass up a good burger. I just may have to plan out a summer road trip to get my burger fix on!


Traveling for Shrimp and Grits - via Garden & Gun

Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits
Photo Credit Fifth Group Restaurants/
Garden & Gun

Speaking of summer road trips, taking a tour of these Southern restaurants to get some shrimp and grits sounds amazing!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cilantro Pesto

One night in college, we were having a Mexican fiesta at our house. I was always looking for new things to try out in the kitchen and I wanted to do something new with cilantro. Walking through the grocery store, I had this idea to make a cilantro pesto. I grabbed a few ingredients and was off to the kitchen.

Cilantro Pesto
Cilantro Pesto

The Recipe:

  • 1 Bunch Cilantro - Stems Removed
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Roasted
  • 1 Poblano Pepper - Roasted
  • 1/2 Cup Jalapeno Jack Cheese - Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Roast the Poblano pepper under the broiler under lightly charred on each side. I like to put the pepper in a storage bag in the freezer to cool it faster. The freezer helps loosen the skin from the pepper faster. Roast the garlic at 350 until lightly browned. A ramekin works well for this. Remove the skin from the garlic after it cools. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Usually 2 or 3 minutes, depending on how smooth you want it. I made this to go with some chicken tacos tonight!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lamb Ragu

This is an Italian classic that I've had the idea to make this dish quite some time. I've been putting it off because it honestly sounded more difficult than it was. In the end, it was so worth it. The lamb and tomatoes go together so well, with the added crunch from the celery and carrots. The Romano cheese tops it off the sauce to add a creamy flavor.


The Recipe:
Lamb Ragu
Lamb Ragu

  • 1/2 Pound Ground Lamb
  • 1 Small Onion - Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced
  • 1 Stalk of Celery - Diced
  • 2 Carrots - Peeled and Diced
  • 15 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Fresh Parsley - Chopped
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Romano Cheese
  • Rigatoni

To start, brown the lamb over medium heat. Remove the lamb from the pan when it just medium rare, leaving behind as much of the juices as you can. Add the olive oil to the pan and raise the heat to medium-high. Add in the crushed red pepper flakes, onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Saute until the vegetables are wilted and add in the crushed tomatoes, white wine, ground lamb. I like to swirl the wine around in the tomato can to make sure I get all of the tomato juice out of the can. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the sauce reduce. Just before the pasta is done, add a few ladles of the pasta water to the sauce and let it reduce some more. Add in the parsley and let it reduce with the sauce. 

I mixed the pasta together with the sauce and then stirred in the Romano cheese. Pair the pasta with some garlic bread

For a few variations, sub the lamb with ground beef or pork. I'd like to try this again with some fresh pasta as well, maybe some pappardelle. 


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Weekly Favorites 05/20/18 to 05/26/18

This week's batch of favorite food and restaurant articles features summer and summer flavors!


Whatever Happened to Sun-Dried Tomatoes? - via Taste Cooking
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Photo Credit Taste Cooking/Antonis Achilleos

Personally, I love sun-dried tomoatoes. I like them in sandwiches, pizza, salads, you name it. But I do know, that are quite a few folks out there who don't care for them. What's your take on them?


Game Changing Grill Hacks
Game Changing Grill Hacks
Photo Credit Delish.com
10 Game-Changing Barbecue Hacks You Need in Your Life This Summer - via Delish.com

With Memorial Day just around the corner, summer is officially here. Barbecues will be a regular occurrence. I even saw that our neighborhood pool is opening next week! This barbecue hacks will you up your game on and around the grill!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Baked Shells

Baked Shells
Baked Shells
We wanted to try something a little different the other night, but still something that would please everyone in the house. These Bake Shells did the trick. The best thing, is that everything we needed was already in the pantry. No extra trips to the store!


The Recipe:


Make your sauce ahead of time. It will keep in the fridge for at least a week. Combine the sauce and ricotta in a bowl and stir in the shells. Spread the shells evenly in a baking dish and cover with the mozzarella. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. 

Don't be afraid to use too much sauce. I wish I had used a little more!

Happy Eating!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Backyard Pitmaster

Brisket U Certificate
Brisket U Certificate
Over the weekend, my wife surprised me a  backyard barbecue class with Brisket U. These classes are all taught by certified KCBS judges and pitmasters, who are often members of competitive barbecue teams! At the end of the 3 hour class, you will have all of the knowledge you need to smoke the perfect brisket in your backyard. As much as I'd like to give you some pointers here, I don't think the folks at Brisket U would appreciate it! You'll just
have to find a class near you!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekly Favorites 05/13/18 through 05/19/18

Time for another weekly batch of favorite food and restaurant articles. This week, I'm mixing it up with some of my fellow bloggers, as well as some larger publications!


Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa - via Half Baked Harvest

Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa
Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet
Potatoes with Avocado Salsa
Photo Credit Half Baked Harvest
Right off the bat, this recipe struck me as something that would be perfect to make as spring continues to give way to summer. These flavors are perfect when you're trying to cool off on a hot summer evening.


Spring Cheese Board
Spring Cheese Board
Photo Credit Damn Delicious
Spring Cheese Board - via Damn Delicious

Damn Delicious is rapidly becoming one of my favorite blogs. I've never seen anything over there that didn't grab my attention. Here, she covers pairing fruits and veggies and crackers to make the perfect cheese board!


10 Best New Backpacking Meals - Via Outside Magazine

10 Best Backpacking Meals
10 Best Backpacking Meals
Photo Credit Outside Magazine
I used to do my fair share of backpacking and hiking. Getting a good meal out on the trail can get a little squirrelly. I wish this list had been around back then. Maybe this is the motivation I need to get back out on the trail!


5 Southern Cooking Myths Debunked - via Garden & Gun 

Five Southern Cooking Myths Debunked
Five Southern Cooking Myths Debunked
Photo Credit Garden & Gun
There are lots of cooking myths out there, some even less true than others. Here five of the more common
Southern cooking myths are debunked.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Journey Through San Antonio

A few weeks ago, we took a trip to San Antonio. We had a small family gathering to meet the newest member of our growing family. Just making our way there was a journey and once we got to San Antonio, it was an adventure all to itself!



Dinosaur Park - Cedar Creek, TX

Dinosaur Park
Dinosaur Park
One of the first stops we made on the way was to help break up the trip for the kids and let them run it out a little bit! We found the Dinosaur Park! The kids were able to run around on the trails and dig for fossils at the very end! The boys got to see lots of different dinosaurs and hunt for treasures along the way! Be sure to check out the Jurassic Park jeeps at the end!




Benny's Texas Barbecue - Cedar Creek, TX

Banana Pudding
Banana Pudding
Across Highway 71 from the Dinosaur Park, is Benny's Texas Barbecue. The barbecue here was amazing! So amazing in fact, that I ate it all and didn't take a picture! I got a picture of the banana pudding though! I got my usual barbecue plate of brisket and sausage, while my wife got the Frito Pie. The chili here was unique. Instead of ground beef, they used pulled brisket and sliced sausage, with some beans and the usual veggies. I have never had a chili like this before, and am now on a quest to recreate it!




Nachos!
Nachos!
Mama Margie's - San Antonio, TX

Our first stop in San Antonio was Mama Margie's. It's not the typical hole in the wall type Mexican restaurant I think of when I think of San Antonio, but it was good. We went through the drive thru and went back and ate with our family. The Nachos were top notch, with the perfect amount of melted cheese!

HEB Kid's Market at the Doseum
HEB Kid's Market at the Doseum
The Doseum - San Antonio, TX

The Doseum was a lot of fun. I was not fully prepared to let my inner child come out to play, but the boys made up for it. The Doseum is a fully interactive children's museum with a grocery store, cars, planes, construction equipment, lights, lasers, sounds, crafts, and even swimming! They also have some good food options, including coffee that I took full advantage of!

The Luxury Food Truck Park - San Antonio, TX

Cheeseburger at The Luxury
Cheeseburger at The Luxury
What's the first thing you need to do after spending the morning playing with the kids at the museum? Go get a burger! The Luxury Food Truck Park is located right next to the river. It's like a food truck park in someone's backyard with cozy benches and chairs under the trees. My cheeseburger was so cheesy, my face was covered in melted cheese, but it was worth it!

Mi Tierra - San Antonio, TX

Carne Guisada
Carne Guisada
Later that night, we headed out for dinner at Mi Tierra. We never made it. It wasn't until we got downtown that we realized there was a full on St. Patrick's Day celebration going on. It's hard to party in style when you're rolling three strollers deep.

Mamacita's - San Antonio, TX

The dinner compromise was Mamacita's. The boys survived the wait pretending to play racing games in the arcade area! I opted to mix it up a little and get something different than my usual fajitas or tacos. I went for the Carne Guisada, and was definitely not disappointed!

Magnolia Pancake Haus - San Antonio, TX

Southern Benny
Southern Benny
I feel like there is rule in Texas that requires TX based restaurants wanting to use the house in their name, they have to spell it "haus." If there's not, there should be. Everyone call your congressman. We stopped here on Sunday morning for last sit down with the family before we all went our separate ways. There's something special about Sunday brunch, and Magnolia Pancake Haus certainly helped deliver. They tap in to the German influence of the TX Hill Country, while staying true to the TX roots. For instance, I got the Southern Benny, and Eggs Benedict made with pulled brisket instead of ham. It doesn't get much more TX than that!








Monday, May 14, 2018

Weekly Favorites 05/06/18 through 05/12/18

Time for another batch of my favorite food and restaurant articles! Again this week, all my favorite articles are from my fellow bloggers!


The Best Instant Pot Chili - via Damn Delicious
The Best Instant Pot Chili
The Best Instant Pot Chili
Photo Credit Damn Delicious

I love chili, but sometimes it takes a long time to make. And as much as I enjoy the process, sometimes I just want to eat! I've been mulling over getting a pressure cooker. For this, I just might have to make the investment.



Kung Pao Chicken - via Once Upon a Chef

Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken
Photo Credit Once Upon a Chef
For some reason, finding good Chinese food in the suburbs is a difficult feat. When we lived in the city, our options were seemingly endless. This Kung Pao Chicken recipe just may help curb my cravings!



Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing - via Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
Photo Credit Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ever since I first discovered it, I've always had a thing for creamy cilantro dressings. It goes so well on chips, salads, tacos, I could go on. I am definitely going to have to make this the next time I get a craving!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Spaghetti Mangiafuco

The other day we realized we'd had our fill of the variety of kid shows that seem to loop around our house. Desperate, we went looking for a "mommy, daddy show," that might satisfy everyone involved. We came across an all things Italian episode of Dinners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. This could be interesting.


Guy stopped by a small family run restaurant in Collodi, Italy, where they made a dish called Spaghetti Mangiafuco. Of course, I had to set out to recreate this dish, and maybe even put my own spin on it!


The Recipe:
  • 1 Package of Cherry Tomatoes - Halved 
  • 5 Cloves Garlic - Minced 
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • Oregano 
  • Parsley 
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • 1 Bushel Spinach - Rough Chopped 
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 
  • Pasta


Start off by getting all of the ingredients prepped while the water boils. This is all going to happen fast, so wait until the pasta hits the water before putting anything in your pan. Fresh pasta would go really well here.

Spaghetti Mangiafucco
Spaghetti Mangiafucco

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss in the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. When the garlic turns golden, reduce the heat and add the
butter. Now, bring in the tomatoes, oregano, and parsley. The tomatoes are going to reduce a little and make thin tomato sauce. Just before the pasta comes out of the water, add a few spoonfuls of the pasta water to the sauce.


Now for the spinach. The spinach is going to cook really quick and reduce down. I added the spinach and stirred it in just long enough to change color. The spinach will finish cooking when the sauce and pasta are tossed together. Serve alongside garlic bread and garnish with fresh Parmesan cheese.


As a variation, add some tomato puree to give the sauce a little more body.


Happy Eating!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

I've always loved the idea of sausage and peppers as an appetizer. So when I realized I could make a sausage and peppers sandwich, I was hooked! The other day for a staff meeting at work, we brought out the grill and tried it out!! I was too excited though and forgot to take any pictures!


The Recipe:

  • Italian Sausage
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Onions
  • Bread
  • Spicy Mustard (optional)

Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Photo Credit Serious Eats
I got the charcoal grill going and put the sausage in foil baking dish and put over the coals. This was for two reasons. I wanted to make sure I could slow cook all of the sausage without it burning or splitting, and I also wanted to capture the juices from the sausage to give the peppers and onions a bigger flavor. When everything is done, it's time to build some sandwiches! I used kaiser rolls for mine. French or Italian bread would work fine too.
Add some spicy mustard or tomato sauce if you have it on hand!

Happy Eating!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Weekly Favorites 04/29/18 to 05/05/18

Time for another batch of favorite food and restaurant articles. This week, all of my favorite articles come from my fellow bloggers!


One-Pot Shrimp Black Bean and Rice - via A Spicy Perspective
One Pot Shrimp and Black Beans
One Pot Shrimp and Black Beans
Photo Credit A Spicy Perspective

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, shrimp and black beans and rice! I've been pretty impressed with everything I've seen from A Spicy Perspective, so this one will be a must try for me!


Pizza Rolls - via The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pizza Rolls
Pizza Rolls
Photo Credit The Girl Who Ate Everything
This again has two reasons for getting my attention. She understands the struggle of having kids and trying your best to make something they will eat, let alone enjoy. My mom used to make Pizza Bread for parties when I was growing up. These rolls remind a lot of that!


How to Build a Salsa Bar - via Damn Delicious

How to Build a Salsa Bar
How to Build a Salsa Bar
Photo Credit Damn Delicious
One of the great party planning struggles is addressed right here. Leading up to a party, it's always a question of what foods to have out waiting for guests. Make the perfect salsa bar and your party guests will not want for more!





Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Weekly Favorites 04/22/18 to 04/28/18

Halfway through the week, but better late than never! This week, I went back to an old standby, Garden & Gun, as well as a few of my fellow bloggers!



Beignets at Cafe Du Monde
Beignets at Cafe Du Monde
Photo Credit Garden & Gun
The Crescent City's Classic Eats - via Garden & Gun

I've always loved New Orleans, especially the food! This city has so much to offer from Po-Boys to gumbo to beignets! Take a tour of some of New Orleans' classic, must visit restaurants!


Chilaquiles with Marinated Skirt Steak - via A Spicy Perspective

Chilaquiles
Chilaquiles
Photo Credit A Spicy Perspective
What's not to like about chilaquiles? I used to love to go to a taco place around the corner from my office. Before it was turned in to a parking lot, they had the best chilaquiles! This recipe is going to be a must try for me!


Blueberry Croissant Puffs
Blueberry Croissant Puffs
Photo Credit The Girl Who Ate Everything


Blueberry Croissant Puffs - via The Girl Who Ate Everything

I'm not sure what's not to love here. This sounds like the perfect Sunday morning breakfast! Nothing goes better on a Sunday morning than fresh baked pastries and nice cup of coffee

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Weekly Favorites 07/08/18 to 07/14/18

Time for another batch of favorite food and restaurant articles! This week, I'm exploring articles from Red Thai Curry Prawns, to Fried ...