Sausage Farmhouse Scramble

Sausage Farmhouse Scramble

Dana and I went to Hash House A Go Go a last year when we went to Mohegan Sun Casino.  It was an amazing breakfast.  We both had a farm house scramble.  Basically it is a biscuit topped with griddled potatoes, veggies, meat, eggs and cheese.  Basically the best combination possible.  We have been talking about it for a while now.  After making homemade biscuits the other day, we thought it would be a great idea to make our own farmhouse scrambles at home.  My take uses sausage and a pepper medley.  Totally Awesome!

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

The other night I was struggling to think of something to make for dinner.  Then I saw this photo on SavorySights and I wanted stuffed peppers. So I modified the recipe a bit and created a stuffed pepper that was amazing.  It was tasty and filling and best of all, easy to make. Stuffed Peppers – (adapted … Read moreStuffed Peppers

Pickled Hot Peppers

The other day my friends Mike and Stephanie dropped off about 4 pounds of hot peppers.  Their garden was a lot more fruitful than mine.  I only got about 40 hot peppers all year.  I had no idea how to use 4 pounds of hot peppers before they went bad.  Then I remembered a book that I reviewed earlier this year, The Joy of Pickling.  Yep I was gonna pull a page out of a fairy tale and pickle peppers.

Pickled Peppers
Pickled Peppers

Pickling is rather easy to do.

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Homemade Cayenne Hot Sauce

Today I was out in my Urban Garden watering it and tending to my herbs.  Then I noticed that my Cayenne peppers were ripe.  I had about 25 peppers.  Besides the Cayenne peppers I had about 15 Jalapenos and Serranos.  What could I use 40 peppers for I asked?  Hot sauce.  This time I was going to make a bright red traditional sauce.  The cayenne peppers would be the base and I would add a few of the other peppers for flavor and spice.

The Urban Garden in action
The Urban Garden in action

Look at all of the ripe peppers.

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Green Chili Sliders

Happy Labor Day!!  I went to the store to make some nice green chili sliders but when I was walking through to the deli, I spotted what I thought was a mirage.  Could it be?  Why yes, it was slider buns.  Pepperidge Farm makes slider buns, 12 per pack.  Right then and there, I knew I was making green chili sliders.

Green Chili Sliders
Green Chili Sliders

Green chili sliders with grilled tomatoes and pepper jack cheese.

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Memorial Day Cookout

Since today is Memorial Day I decided to create a couple of dishes that are perfect for grilling out.  I am going to make a Pepperjack and Jalapeno stuffed burger topped with a spicy mayo and a quick pickle of onions and jalapenos.  I call it my “Two Steps From Hell Burger”.  The burger is very spicy.  Since corn is in season and the local Giant has 12 ears for 1.88, I figured I would grill up some corn.  Grilling corn sounds easy but to get it right takes some work.  Most people don’t grill it for long enough, or else they grill it too long and it becomes chewy.  Neither are good eats.

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Chicken Tacos with Homemade Tortillas

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of today I wanted to make a classic mexican dish.  At first I wanted to make steak tacos with homemade tortillas. But, it just so happened that everyone around me had the same idea. There wasn’t a single flank steak to be found within 10 miles. So I changed it up and made chicken tacos.  Luckily there just happened to be a few chickens at the market.

Chicken Tacos with homemade tortillas and hot sauce
Chicken Tacos with homemade tortillas and hot sauce

These chicken tacos are so easy.  Even with making your own tortillas it was on the table in 2 hours.  30 minutes or less with store bought tortillas.

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Homemade Hot Sauce

The wingtacular is coming up in a couple of weeks and I wanted to give a little help to the competitors. The basis of any good wing sauce is a good hot sauce. Over the counter hot sauces are good, but if you make your own you can control the ingredients and the amount of heat.  As always, nothing compares to homemade.

Habaneros, jalapenos, poblanos and long hot peppers were available at the grocery store.
Habaneros, jalapenos, poblanos and long hot peppers were available at the grocery store.

I went to the local grocery store last night looking for a nice mix of peppers to create my hot sauce. The main problem was that they were extremely limited in their selection. So for this hot sauce I am making a green hot sauce. It still has the spiciness that I look for in a hot sauce but it has a different color and more of an earthiness to it.

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