Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sloppy Joes are a favorite summer and winter.  You can make them in the “traditional” flavor or let your imagination run wild. For some, traditional is crumbled hamburger with ketchup added.  Mine is a little more involved.   Ingredients: Hamburger                              …

Memorial Day Hot Dogs

When I was a kid Memorial Day signaled the end of school and the beginning of summer.  We would often have our first “picnic trip” of the summer on Memorial Day or the Sunday before.  This included going to one of the many Oklahoma State Parks, building a fire and cooking our lunch. Sometimes, the…

Mushroom Hot Pot

When you are away from home for an extended period of time, it’s not uncommon to want some comfort food that reminds you of home.  When I was in Saigon I wanted an American Hamburger with yellow mustard.  That I could find at Burger King, but it wasn’t the comfort that I craved. I tried…

Sous Vide Broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast

I had been thinking about doing some sort of stuffed chicken breast, but I usually don’t like the way they come out with toothpicks sticking out all over the place and the stuffing still leaking out.  I could try meat glue once again, but I’m not real comfortable with it yet.  Then I came upon…

Sous Vide Corn on the Cobb

It’s Spring, and along with it comes fresh corn.  There are so many ways to cook corn on the cobb, but I really like cooking it sous vide.  The corn retains it’s sweet flavor and because you cook it at a lower temperature, it doesn’t get over cooked.  Awesome for a BBQ! Ingredients Corn Vacuum…

Spanish Vegetables

  Ingredients Diced Onion Diced Red Bell Pepper Zucchini (cut into matchsticks) Fresh Corn (cut off cobb) Diced fresh Tomato Paprika Salt Method Sweat onion and bell pepper ink butter till the onion is translucent and the pepper is softened. Add the zucchini and corn and sauté till almost done, then add the tomato and…

Cheesy Chorizo Loaf

This is my second stop in my Journey through A Meatloaf in Every Oven.  Rather than go through my journey A -Z, I’ve decided to skip around and make things interesting.  This recipe is from the “Around the World” section.  Ingredients Spanish Chorizo (NOT MEXICAN) (1/4” cubes) Long grain White Rice Queso de Mano cheese…

Strawberry-kiwi Blossom

I tried this when I was learning to make foams.  The foam in this dessert can be made using emulsification of kiwi purée or using a culinary whipper to foam the purée. The dessert in the photo is about 3” in diameter. Assembly Method Take a dessert dish a little larger than 3” in diameter…

Reheatza Review

We saw the ads for the Reheatza on TV and thought it might be a good idea for a Mother’s Day gift for my Mother-in-law.  We purchased the Reheatza from the “As Seen on TV” section at our local pharmacy and I decided to put it through it’s paces before proceeding with it as a gift….

RedBull?

I found these cans of RedBull when I was in Vietnam.  I’m used to the blue and red cans in the U.S., but had never seen one like this.  I still don’t know if they are real with region specific packaging or  a knock off. I emailed  a photo to Red Bull in the U.S.,…