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…

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…

Thanksgiving Meatloaf

After doing the Reimagined Turducken I was thinking about a “Turducken Meatloaf”.  I put that on the back burner since I wasn’t totally enamored with the Reimagined Turducken. It did get me wondering if I could get the taste of Thanksgiving in a meatloaf.  I snooped around a little on the internet and saw that my…

Turducken Reimagined

For several years I have been intrigued by the idea of a Turducken.  Duck is a rather exotic meat in my mind (I think I’ve only had it 2-3 times at most) and is not readily available unless you go to a specialty store. My last experience with duck was in Vietnam.  I saw a…

Smoked Buffalo Wings – New Gadget

The other day while browsing my local appliance store, I saw a “smoking gun”.  Not because it had just been fired, but because it is used as a tool for finishing food with smoke essence.  The gadget was in the $100 range so I thought it must provide a heat source for smoking the wood…

Cheeseburger and Fries Meatloaf

This one is under Guilty Pleasures along with the Taco Meatloaf in A Meatloaf in Every Oven. Ingredients Crushed baked potato chips Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground chuck Egg, slightly beaten Ketchup Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise Tomato paste Toasted sesame oil Method Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil Mix the…

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….