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
Whenever “ooey gooey, runny egg yolk” is involved in a recipe, say no more! I WANT IT! Not to mention, bacon AND cheese! Like seriously, what am I doing to myself?! Now I was having a bit of an internal struggle with this grilled cheese, deciding, hmmm should I put a hashbrown in it, or would that be too much? After all these epic grilled cheeses, I was leaning towards excluding it, I mean how much can my body take!?! Of course I consulted with Carlene, and she insisted I put a hashbrown in it…well I guess that’s part of a complete breakfast right!? Clearly she doesn’t care about my health…
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, Bacon, breakfast, cheese, egg, Fried, Grilled, grilled cheese, hashbrown, morning, national grilled cheese month, Potato, runny, yolk
A Kevin O’Leary inspired recipe, a strange thing you might think? Turns out he provided great inspiration for this tasty dish!
This is what we know about Kevin.
- He can be a little full of himself from time to time…
- He certainly “brings the heat” to hopeful entrepreneurs
- He is all about the “green” (a.k.a $$$$)
- His favourite restaurant in Toronto serves Italian food
- He is a wine connoisseur
Well it’s obvious isn’t it?! We need to make an appetizer that’s full of itself, can handle the heat, is green, perhaps Italian, and maybe even has some wine in it! So it came to be, The Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a Deep Fried Ravioli Stuffed with Spinach & Ricotta, served with a Spicy Tomato Sauce!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Pasta
Tagged boiled, cookin' greens, deep fried, dough, dragons den, Fried, frozen spinach, homemade, kevin o'leary, parmesan, pasta, ravioli, ricotta, spicy, spinach, tomato sauce
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
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
I’m back again! This time with the second instalment in my portobello series, the Breakfast Portobello. Prior to this past month, I hadn’t done much cooking with portobello mushrooms, so I enjoyed creating some interesting and delicious ways to serve them up. I will definitely be cooking with them more often and hope you guys do too!
Posted in Appetizer, breakfast, Dinner, Easy, Egg, Side
Tagged Bacon, breakfast, Cheddar, cheese, Chives, different, easy, egg, Fried, mushroom, oven, Portobello, Roasted, salsa, stuffed
Well, it’s time for another grilled cheese… Will they ever get old? I DON’T THINK SO! Since I only had one grilled cheese size portion of brie cheese left in my fridge, a vigil of sorts was necessary. To treat this last portion of cheese with the respect it deserves, a special grilled cheese was in order, one which ingredients would love to be draped in gooey brie. So without further ado I present to you the Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Brie Grilled Cheese.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich
Tagged beef, Brie, broth, Caramelized, cheese, Fried, Garlic, gooey, Grilled, mushroom, onion, Panini, Sandwich
I made this salad a while back for my mom’s birthday after she had picked up several different ingredients from the farmer’s market and wanted me to construct a dinner for her! Some of those ingredients were beets, parmesan cheese and fresh berries, so I decided to go with a fresh and flavourful beet salad!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Healthy, Salad, Side, Vegetable
Tagged arugula, Balsamic, beet, blackberry, cheese, fresh, Fried, healthy, parmesan, raspberry, Salad, Vinaigrette