I was little frightened when my room-mate Nathan told me I was going to be in charge of cooking something for “Ethnic Potluck 2014″, a potluck with all the kitchen staff from Ayden Kitchen & Bar. Naturally it’s a little intimidating cooking with chefs of that level, and knowing I had to make a dish from another country didn’t help! Fortunately I got Vietnam, which I felt was one of the less intimidating submissions amongst places such as Peru, Croatia, Morocco, & more. After doing some research, given my love of sandwiches, I knew the Banh Mi was the way to go!
With my research and a little consultation from Nathan, I was ready to prepare my feast of Banh Mi! The end result was delicious! Although I have never actually had a Banh Mi, I think I did pretty darn good, and everyone else seemed quite satisfied with my contribution.
Posted in Barbecue, Bread, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Lunch, Pork, Sandwich
Tagged banh mi, cilantro, dinner, do chuan, how to make a banh mi, lunch, party, Pork, potluck, recipe, Sandwich, traditional, vietnam, Vietnamese, vietnamese bbq pork
A little late to make on Canada Day (today), but just in time for Independence Day, I present to you my latest video creation for Tablespoon.com! I was very curious to try this Vodka-Infused Watermelon, and was quite pleased when the entire bottle of vodka disappeared into it! The result was a very boozy, yet refreshing watermelon! The unfortunate thing is I don’t drink much, and had a real craving for fresh watermelon after making this. Every so often I would sneak into my fridge, grabbing a piece of vodka-infused watermelon, hoping maybe that piece didn’t get much infusion…no luck.
All I had was a very vodka infused watermelon.
I had two choices: eat the watermelon and get drunk by myself (and wallow in lonely drunkenness), or live a sad watermelonless existence until I picked a new one up . I opted for the latter, freezing the watermelon until I have an occasion to make some slushy frozen vodka-watermelon drinks!
Check out the full blog post here: http://rock-ur-party.tablespoon.com/2013/07/01/how-to-make-vodka-infused-watermelon/ and the video below!
Posted in Drink, Easy, Fruit, How To, Tablespoon.com, Video
Tagged Barbecue, boozy watermelon, general mills, how to infuse a watermelon, party, recipe, recipe video, summer, tablespoon.com, video, vodka, vodka-infused watermelon, watermelon
If you’ve been following BS’ in the Kitchen, you would have noticed our recent post of Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins that we brought to a party. Well we have great news for you if you thought they looked delicious – we now bring you their partner in crime: Buffalo Chicken Dip! Great served at a party with some plain chips and best of all, it’s quick and easy to make. We should also mention that you can also create this dish if you have left over stuffing for the potatoes – so really it’s two recipes in one! Let’s get to the recipe so you can try it out yourself.
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Chicken, Potato, Snack, Snack
Tagged appetizer, baked, blue cheese, buffalo, buffalo chicken, cheese, dip, game day, leftover, party, Potato, potato skins, Superbowl
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 picking up an avocado at the grocery store, in hopes that I would do something cool with it, I had planned on making a toasted tomato sandwich with avocado on it. While that would have been a simple and tasty dish, it wasn’t very creative. Fortunately, inspiration struck courtesy of the ingredients in my fridge (red onion mainly!) and the Deconstructed Guacamole Sandwich was created! These tasted great and were super easy to make, perfect for a quick snack or a twist on the traditional guacamole appetizer at at party!
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Easy, Healthy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged appetizer, avocado, cilantro, creative, deconstructed, dip, easy, Garlic, guacamole, Mayo, mayonnaise, onion, party, platter, quick, red, Sandwich, tomato
Here is a quick, easy and delicious appetizer anyone can make for parties or just for snacking!
Posted in Easy, Fried, Seafood, Snack, Uncategorized
Tagged appetizer, easy, Garlic, hors d oeuvres, party, Prosciutto, seafood, shrimp, snack, toothpick, Wrapped
A good friend of mine from high school, Brittany, annually hosts a Ladies Martini Night where all of our high school girl friends (plus a few new friends too!) get together for some great food, girlie drinks (featuring martinis and beertinis this year), a sprinkling of gossip, a dash of catching up and a large scoop of laughter! This year also featured a great game of Catch Phrase!
Two friends from the University of Alberta recently moved to Saskatoon to take their Masters of Professional Accounting program. As a welcoming gift, I decided to make them their first meal in Saskatoon. I wanted something that was easy to make (so they could remake it), but will also satisfy their manly hunger – well for one at least, the other one I was warned just likes rice & chicken . On the hunt for a recipe that would meet those needs, I thought how great would mini focaccia bread pizzas be?! I ended up using this great recipe from the Bare Foot Kitchen Witch for her Summer Focaccia. Just make sure to take some time to make the focaccia, as it takes a while.
Posted in Pizza
Tagged bread, cheese, Chicken, filling, focaccia, goat, home, homemade, onion, party, Pepper, pizza, sauce, spinach, tasty, tomato, welcome, yellow