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Southwest Mac & Cheese

30 Apr

A while back Serious Eats posted a recipe for Southwest Mac & Cheese with a Cornbread Crust. A light bulb went off in my head when I saw it because I had been trying to find a way to use one of my Christmas presents. My parents brought me some pasta from Pappardelle’s Pasta at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

They got me the Southwestern Blend and I thought it would be perfect in that recipe. The pasta was amazing. The green jalapeno pieces had a really nice kick!

This was a fun cooking experience with JC, so you will see her in some of the photos. I also forgot to take my normal lineup photo. So here is a photo of the yummy pasta:

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Grilled Cheese Academy

8 Apr

You probably read the title and the thought of the standard American cheese on white bread maybe served with tomato soup. I know that is what I thought of when I ran across a link to the Grilled Cheese Academy but I decided to check out their recipes.

I was thinking to myself about recipes with a tomato slice (yummy) or maybe some avocado. What I found once the site loaded was much much more.

Now, today the site has been REALLY slow BUT its worth it. Once you can see it hover over where it says “Sandwich Directory” and check out the different creations featuring Wisconsin Cheese. There are some really delicious looking sandwiches and I hope to try one or two out soon.

Maybe the Cheshire? The Buffalo Bill? The Carnegie? MMMMMmmmmmm…

Enjoy recipe grazing and if you try any of these recipes let me know!

Art imitates Art?

22 Jul

If you can call a Food Network show art that is…

NSFW language in the following video:

That song is from the movie “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.”

Now, 10 years later Brian Boitano is making a comeback. He is going to star in his own Food Network TV show, “What Would Briant Boitano Make.”

I’m not kidding. I can’t make this shit up it is so funny! The show’s logo even has the “DO” just crossed off.

Brian Boitano has skated in the past to the song from South Park, so I’m assuming he is a fan. But A.) Why is he doing a cooking show? and B.) Why would Food Network want to reference a rather raunchy song on their network?

I’ll be DVR-ing it…just for the name!

Baked Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

7 May

Swine flu has made me crave pork chops like you wouldn’t believe…so I made some! Publix had packages of “assorted chops” for only $.75 a pound! I found this new (to me) recipe on FoodFit.com. This site is full of healthy and tasty recipes. You can view the recipe here along with full nutritional information!

Since certain people are always bugging me for cooking posts, lets get to it!

What you need...

What you need...

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Blue Cheese Meat Loaves with Buffalo Sauce

25 Apr

Yes! A cooking post! I found this in one of those grocery store checkout line cookbooks. It is from the ground beef side of Pillsbury budget recipes. This recipe makes large meatballs and uses the popular wing sauce/blue cheese flavor profile. The recipe only has 4 steps!

I love cookbook pictures!

I love cookbook pictures!

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Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes

18 Apr
Cook Book


This is the second recipe that I have made from Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite cookbook. This one is a bit more substantial than the Mango, Avacado, and Smoked Chicken Salad I did a while back. This time I decided while flipping through the beautiful pages to make Ramsay’s Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes.

This recipe was still relatively simple and I was able to throw it together after getting home from work, but before going out to karaoke at Big Daddy’s! I love me some karaoke with DJ Di! This meal helped power me to an amazing rendition of “You Outta Know” by Alanis Morrisette.

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Crunchy Parmesan-Mustard Pork Chops

24 Oct

This morning at work I decided I wanted to have pork chops for dinner but didn’t want my Coca-Cola Pork Chops because I make them too often. I decided to search around a website I use to find good, healthy recipes, FoodFit.com.

I accidental stumbled across the recipe for Crunchy Parmesan-Mustard Pork Chops and thought it looked good, and incidental thought I probably had most, if not all, of the ingredients already. When I got home I assembled the ingredients:

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BBQ Pork Pizza

15 Oct

I don’t remember exactly where I found this recipe, but I have been making it, without the recipe, for a few years now. Its a very simple, yet flexible pizza recipe that I made the other night and thought I would share. Remember that you can add or take away any toppings you want to suit you! The list of ingredients is very simple:

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Ore-Ida Steam ‘n Mash

1 Oct
Before the cooking

Before the cooking

I’ve seen the commercials about a million times and I’m sure you have also, but Ore-Ida has released a new product they call “Steam ‘n Mash” potatoes. The concept is pretty simple…you don’t have enough time to cook and mash up your own potatoes but you want something with more flavor than the flakes! Ore-Ida (famous for their frozen french fries) has brought a “frozen” mashed potatoes to our table and I had to try them. It didn’t hurt that I won coupons from my good friends blog.

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Bruschetta Chicken Bake

30 Sep

When you are standing in line at the grocery store watching the old woman in front of you count out pennies or wait while the cashier has to leave and go grab cigarettes from the customer service station (something Wal-Mart does right: You want cigs, you go to a specific line!) the only thing you have to do is browse the selection of reading material. I personally hate the National Enquirer type stuff (this weeks is about Sarah Palin’s affair) so many times I find myself flipping through the cookbooks! Just so happened that I picked up “Kraft’s Cheese Casseroles & More” and tonight made my first recipe from it. The Bruschetta Chicken Bake.

I’ve come to realize that these cookbook publishers place the “best” or most attractive recipe in the center, because its the page you will probably see it as you first flip it open. This was that recipe:

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