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…

Sous Vide Buffalo Chicken Wings

I love Buffalo wings, but always have a few challenges when I fix them at home: They have to be cooked in batches, and at 12 minutes per batch, plus time for the fryer to get back up to temperature, it’s hard to keep up when feeding more than 2 people or you have to…

Pork Green Chili

There is a little discussion on whether this should be called Green Chili, Pork Green Chili or Pork Green Chili Stew.  I guess it’s up to each individual on what they want to call this spicy goodness. Ingredients 3 pounds pork cubed (pork loin works great) Vegetable oil Flour for dusting and thickening 1/4 bushel…

Green Chili Season!

You can tell it’s Fall in the Denver area for  two reasons:  Bronco football and Green Chili stands. The purveyors show up from New Mexico and southern Colorado with their roasters and peppers and it’s like a party. You pick out your peppers:  Hatch from New Mexico vs Pueblo from Colorado.  There is a lot…

Egglettes

I got surprised by these little devices one morning when I requested some donuts from the local grocery store.  These are little egg shaped containers made of silicone with plastic screw covers that can be used in boiling water.  They are part of the “As Made On TV” series of products are are proported to…

Susan Collins’ Bipartisan Meatloaf

Our next stop on our journey through A Meatloaf in Every Kitchen is Susan Collins’ Bipartisan Meatloaf.  Who can’t reach across the aisle for some meatloaf?  This was a recipe that originated with Susan’s mother. Ingredients Olive oil Ground chuck Eggs Soft Bread crumbs Diced Onion Minced green pepper Prepared horseradish (not horseradish sauce) Ground…

Stuffed Peppers

In my mind stuffed peppers are like meatloaf in a pepper cup.  The old standby is a meat mixture in a green bell pepper with a tomato sauce.  Alternatively, you can choose another pepper of your liking and even a completely alternative filling, such as jalapeño stuffed with tuna or chorizo stuffed Hatch green chilis….

Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf Sandwich

This is one of those Times when you have to try to make lemons out of lemonade.  I had the idea to make a stuffed meatloaf / meatloaf roll to mimic a Philly Cheesesteak. Ingredients 2 lbs Ground Beef 2 Eggs Bread crumbs Provalone cheese Cheez Whiz Nature’s Seasons Water Rice paper (optional and trial…

Peach Crisp

My first peach dish of the year was what I call a “standard Bisquick cobbler”.  The Bisquick batter appeared to be a little thin and I added a little extra peach to the mixture, so the cobbler turned out to be a little doughy.  The flavor was still good, but I didn’t get that nice…

Grilled Palisade Peaches

August in Colorado means Palisade peaches.  While Georgia may be the peach state and peaches are plentiful throughout the South, the dry clean air, and altitude in Palisade team up to give us beautiful juicy peaches. I’m not a big fruit person, but peach pie and peach cobbler conjur up memories of many happy times…

Yin-Yang Flower Pots

I saw the files for these Yin-Yang pots on Thingverse while browsing a few weeks ago and ended up making a couple of sets along with some spare parts.  Who knew there could be so many options for Yin-Yan? My original idea was for simple succulent pots with black or white (as appropriate) media at…