The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I received Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer’s cookbook, A Meatloaf in Every Oven as a gift and decided to go on a journey with a new meatloaf every week.  Then I thought, “why limit it to meatloaf”? A new meatloaf will be featured every week, but we’ll add some other food…

Taco Meatloaf X 2

Our sixth stop in our journey through A Meatloaf in Every Oven is the Taco Meatloaf.  The recipe inspired a super easy knock-off, so I made them both and did a side by side comparison! Ingredients Original                                      …

KOREAN BBQ Sandwiches with Kimchi

David Chang talks about the similarities of foods in different countries in the Mind of a Chef. We have noodles In almost every culture the world over.  How about substituting coleslaw with kimchi? And Southern BBQ with Korean BBQ (Bulgogi). This was really pretty simple.  I bought nice pork shoulder during my weekly trip to the…

Buffalo-style Chicken Loaf with Blue Cheese

Our fifth stop on our journey through A Meatloaf in Every Oven takes us to a “cluck cluck gobble gobble” loaf. This loaf definitely evokes buffalo chicken wings! Ingredients: Buffalo Sauce:        Salted butter (melted) Tobasco or comparable hot sauce Tomato paste White wine vinegar Worcestershire sauce Smoked paprika Cayenne pepper Loaf:.    …

Chicken and Asparagus

I had some fresh asparagus that was close to being past it’s prime, so I was trying to think how to use it.  I ran across a recipe for chicken and asparagus and scanned it quickly.  I remember thinking, OK, I brown the chicken and add Crem of Aspargus soup and simmer for a bit….

Deconstructed Capresi Salad

These little jewels are fast and easy and are a hit with guests at a cocktail party.  They are also great in the summer because they are light and fresh. Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes Mozzarella sticks or string cheese Balsamic pearls (technique below) Agar Agar Olive oil Balsamic Vinegar Basil Pesto Method: Balsamic Pearls: Place the…

Battery Organizers

I saw these battery organizers when I was searching Thingverse and had to share them.  I printed them on a Divinci Jr. printer from ABC Printing. Each battery holder requires printing from three files:  cover, holder and label.  I use 3D Fuse to assemble my PLA (Polylactic Acid) models.  I tried using super-glue, but the results…

Southwestern Chicken, Brown rice and Quinoa

Summer means all kinds of fairs and markets.  We went to the Boulder Creek Fair and came home with about a dozen free packs of Knorr  Southwestern Chicken, Brown rice, and Quinoa meal starter packs!  It was late in the day and they were passing them out by the hands full. As I’ve said previously,…

Alex Guarnaschelli’s Mom’s Meatloaf

Our next stop on our Journey through A Meatloaf in Every Kitchen brings us to “Alex Guarnaschelli’s Mom’s Meatloaf”.  Alex is an Iron Chef who got her early start with her mother, cookbook author Maria Guarnaschelli. Ingredients Ground beef (chuck) Ground pork Paprika Salt Fresh ground black pepper Panko bread crumbs Ketchup Sour Cream Curly parsley…

Painter’s Meatloaf

Our third stop on our trip through ‘A Meatloaf in Every Kitchen” is another classic, they dubbed the “Painter’s Meatloaf” for it’s speckled color. Ingredients: Vegetable oil Small onion (diced) Carrot (diced) Green Bell Pepper Red Bell Pepper White bread (torn or cubed, crust removed) Milk Ground beef (chuck) Ground pork Eggs Ketchup Salt Cumin…

Meatloaf Picatta

  I had been thinking about new varieties of meatloaf and “Meatloaf Marsala” kept coming to mind.  I didn’t have any Marsala wine or mushrooms, but I did find some peppercorns and a little white wine, so I decided to go with “Meatloaf Picatta”. Ingredients: Meatloaf:  Your favorite basic meatloaf recipe without ketchup Ground beef…