Well folks, I auditioned for Masterchef Canada! It came as a bit of a surprise when I woke up to a call from a casting agency, telling me they were impressed with my audition video, and wanted me to come to Calgary to audition for the show! I had actually applied last year, and didn’t hear anything back at that point, so it was quite unexpected when I received a call from the show. Of course, not wanting to pass up a good opportunity, I made plans to road trip it to Calgary for the audition! Now all I had to do, was figure out something delicious to prepare for my audition…
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Fried, left overs
Tagged buttermilk, buttermilk biscuits, Chicken, coleslaw, fancy fried chicken, fried chicken, leftover fried chicken, leftovers, masterchef, masterchef canada, recipe
I recently went from having never made fried chicken, to making it four times in about a week and a half, thanks to one of my recent adventures – auditioning for Masterchef Canada! Yup, I’m gonna try and get on a TV show! I will go over more details in my next post, when I post the actual recipe I made for the audition, which you may have guessed, includes all of the recent recipes I have posted – biscuits, mayo, coleslaw, and now fried chicken!
This fried chicken is amazing! The recipe is adapted from the fried chicken dish at Ayden Kitchen & Bar, so you know it’s gotta be good! It has tons of flavour, and makes a super tender chicken, with delicious crispy skin.
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Fried, Lunch
Tagged buttermilk, buttermilk fried chicken, Chicken, deep fried, deep fry, fried chicken, how to deep fry chicken, how to fry chicken, how-to, picnic, recipe, southern, southern fried chicken
Today I found myself with an abundance of hot dogs in my fridge and no hot dog buns to be found. Now some people may just give up right there. Not me.
I was determined to eat two hot dogs for lunch.
I could have settled on eating them bunless, or on a slice of bread, but that just wasn’t doing it for me. Then I saw mini tortillas in my freezer, and I knew what I had to do…
Posted in Dinner, Fried, Lunch, Pork
Tagged Barbecue, BBQ, frank, Fried, hot dog, pigs in a poncho, recipe, summer, tortilla, tortilla wrapped hot dog, weiner
This post is like a recipe and public service announcement all in one, read carefully, this could save you from disaster. Actually.
I should also mention, I didn’t make these with the intention of posting them on the blog, but after it was all said and done, I had to share the story, so I snapped some photos with my iPhone. (Thank god I didn’t have my actual camera on me! You’ll find out why, soon enough)
What began as an exciting foray into the cuisine of Spain, became a harrowing tale of disaster and determination, in what has become the scariest thing I have ever cooked.
Posted in Dessert, Fried, Snack, Snack
Tagged bite size, churro, churro danger, churro explosion, cinnamon sugar, deep fried, dessert, dough, exploding churro, Fried, spain, spanish, why did my churo explode
While I was creating the Roasted Garlic, Spinach & Bacon Rangoon, I also wanted to do some form of dessert finger food. Seeing as I still had half a pack of wonton wrappers left, and several cans of pumpkin filling in my cupboard, this was a no brainer! It’s a fun take on your traditional pumpkin pie, wrapped in wontons, fried into a crispy dumpling, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in some whipped cream! Probably don’t need to convince you to try these ones hey? Well if I do, just imagine a cross between pumpkin pie and a churro! YUM!
Posted in Appetizer, Dessert, Fried, Snack, Snack
Tagged appetizer, churro, dumpling, finger food, holiday, hors d oeuvres, party, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, Whipped Cream, wonton
With the holidays around the corner, appetizers are a much needed item at any get together, so why not spend a little extra time and make some delicious homemade ones? Better yet, get some friends together, make a large batch, have some drinks and have yourself an appie making party! As part of our holiday inspired cooking segment on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon, tomorrow morning (December 18th – 8:30AM), I tossed around a few different ideas, but ultimately decided on creating these Roasted Garlic, Spinach & Bacon Rangoon appetizers, and boy am I glad I did! They are DEELISH!
Posted in Appetizer, Fried, Snack, Snack
Tagged appetizer, Bacon, bite sized, cream cheese, dumpling, fingerfood, Fried, Garlic, green onion, holiday, hors d oeuvres, mushroom, parties, party, rangoon, roasted garlic, spinach, won ton, wonton
After making “The Canadian”, I had an abundance of pepperoni and mozzarella cheese leftover. In my efforts to use the rest of it, I had a stroke of genius, creating Pepperoni Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks! Having never made homemade mozzarella sticks, I thought stuffing pepperoni in them might not be the smartest move, but screw it! I did it anyways! While the process of making them was a little tedious, the end result was delicious! Here’s how it went down!
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Fried, Side
Tagged breaded, cheesy, deep fried, Fried, homemade, marinara, mozzarella, Panko, pepperoni, stick, stuffed
Along with wanting to make Baked Onion Rings for quite some time, I had a plan to make Onion Ring Fried Eggs. I had initially come across this great looking recipe, but I wanted to take it to the next level, thus the desire to bake onion rings was born! So in case you didn’t have enough motivation to make Baked Onion Rings, this bonus recipe can give you that extra push!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Fried, Lunch, Side, Snack, Snack
Tagged baked, breakfast, brunch, crunchy, egg, Fast, food, Fried, greasy, hangover, lunch, onion, ring, runny, side, snack, sunny, up, yolk
Behold my latest creation…THE BAKED POTATO GRILLED CHEESE! After the glory that was the Brocolli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese, I began racking my brain for what other wonderful things I could deconstruct into grilled cheese format. Soon enough I had envisioned this piece of grilled cheese heaven! I mean how can you go wrong with fried potatoes, bacon, cheese, sour cream and chives all made into a melty grilled cheese? Well you can’t!
So here is how I went about making it.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Fried, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Potato, Sandwich
Tagged Bacon, bacon bits, baked, Cheddar, cheese, Chives, cream, deconstructed, french bread, Fried, green onions, Grilled, loaded, melted, Potato, Sandwich, Sour, sourdough
I first saw fried pickles awhile back and thought, what a strange, but interesting combination that was. Since then and more recently my eyes have come across more fried pickles and figured what the heck, they would be easy to make and I have all the ingredients so let’s try ‘em! After texting Carlene and telling her about the next blog recipe I was going to make, it became clear we share the same brainwaves. She responds “I just bought all the ingredients to make those!”, well sister, looks like I beat you to the punch! BUT maybe we will get lucky and she will do a bit of a twist and share her recipe too!
Let’s get to this recipe. It was strange but tasty (as evidenced by the empty bowl I found myself with afterwards…).
Posted in Appetizer, Easy, Fried, Side, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged bread, chip, crumbs, deep fried, dill, egg, flour, Fried, Garlic, oil, Panko, pickles, southern, unique