I always have a can of chili in the house, and that is because my husband likes his chili dogs. He is very particular with how they are prepared. It's an exact science. The dogs may not be pan-seared or grilled...they must be steamed. Let's not forget about the buns; they require special treatment as well. They have to be steamed or microwaved until soft. For condiments, only finely minced onion and celery salt will do.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend! I am so enjoying the verdant springtime landscape and the warmth! My husband and I bought many plants this weekend including herbs, vegetables, and flowers. If you read about me here, you will understand that this might prove to be a futile undertaking. Wish me luck! When it comes to food, what better way to prep a meal in beautiful weather than to grill? Today, I have a quick and easy Asian pork for you. It's so low maintenance that it allows me more time to enjoy the great outdoors instead of being cooped up in the kitchen.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Do you like hot stuffed cherry peppers? I am a fan. They are pickled and stuffed with provolone cheese and prosciutto. These vessels of deliciousness deliver salty and vinegary flavors as well as heat to your mouth. They are so good! For the longest time, I have wanted to batter and fry them. I finally tried it out this week, and let me tell you, they were as good as I had hope! The texture is wonderful. There is the crispness of the peppers, the smoothness of the cheese, the slight chew of the prosciutto, and the crunch of panko crumbs. This appetizer is a mouthful of flavor and texture that will leave you wanting more.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
I had a difficult time choosing what to post this week. Usually, whatever I pick has to feel like the right item at that particular time, and nothing I came up felt right. It was not until yesterday morning when the idea came to me in the produce aisle. You see, blackberries were $2 for a 12-ounce carton. That is incredibly cheap for where I am. They were dark, big, and juicy. So I picked up a couple of cartons. It occurred to me that the berries would be perfect to use on dessert shells. And what would be better than to top them on my Banana-Chocolate Dessert Shells? Nothing right? I didn't think so!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
One of my favorite dine-out dishes is Shrimp Fra Diavolo. I love carbo-loading on this slightly spicy tomato sauce-based pasta dish with sweet, tender shrimp. And when it is accompanied by really garlicky garlic bread—YUM! one of the best pasta dinners ever!