For Christmas I received a Blackstone Griddle. It is the most used gift that I have ever received. I cook everything on it, from Japanese steakhouse fried rice to smash burgers. We love fried rice so much that I decided to come up with a recipe to go along with some Fajitas. I combined some tomato sauce, chiles and seasonings to make some of the most delicious fried rice that I have ever had. It is a huge hit at our house!
We are on a Tex-Mex kick here on the blog and the next condiment that Dana and I wanted to make was Guacamole. I love Alton Brown so I wanted to try out his version of the classic dish. I must say that he hit a home run with it. We used this recipe. it was well balanced, not too spicy and downright delicious!
Sometimes we have a remainder meal. What is that you ask? Well it is a meal using the remaining ingredients of all of the other cooks. Throw the ingredients in a pot and serve. Goulash is my perfect remainder meal. For this meal we had a bunch of remainders lying around. We had 1/4 box … Read moreGoulash – The remainder meal!
My Father-In-Law Bill has a great garden and has been harvesting tomatoes for the past couple of weeks. He utilized the fresh tomatoes to make a great homemade bruschetta. It is a delicious recipe with extremely fresh ingredients. It is a must try. So here is Bill’s first guest post. Take it away Bill. Bruschetta … Read moreBill’s Bruschetta
I love tomatoes! I am the weird guy at parties that eats the cherry tomatoes in the vegetable tray. It seems as if I am the only person that eats them. So I decided to grill some up as a side dish. They were delicious! They were a tad bit tart from the balsamic vinegar making them a great side dish to accompany any grilled meat.
Whenever I have a ton of left overs and I want to clear out the fridge I try to find something new and exciting to try. I love eggs and they go with almost any flavor. You can make them sweet in desserts or savory in a quiche. So I wanted to use eggs and the asparagus, tomatoes, and onions that I had left over from this last weekends barbecue. The only thing that came to mind was a frittata.
It is amazing how great of a dish you can make just using simple ingredients.
I am always looking for a new way to spice up a salad. So when I came across this recipe, I knew I had a winner. Grilled tomatoes and bread served over a nice green salad. The smokiness of grilled tomatoes and bread add a unique flavor to this salad.
The other day I was reading the December issue of Food and Wine and I came across this recipe and I had to try it. Roasted tomato sauce and eggs. So simple yet I had never even thought of trying it. Although it takes a bit to make it, the tomato sauce can be made ahead of time so that you can make a quick and easy dish.
Serve with some toasted slices of baguette and you have a great breakfast.
Over the weekend a few friends came over for a barbecue. Barbecueing is nice as you get to sit around, bs, drink, and have a good time. Macheesmo brought over some fresh pork chops from the farmer’s market near his house. So we decided to make a pesto pork chop. On the side I wanted to grill some veggies. So I went to the market and found yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and some red onion. It was an awesome combination.
Jeff brought Margaritas so I forgot to take a lot of pictures. Sorry.