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….

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…