At this point in National Grilled Cheese Month that is how I am feeling… Like a masochist. So it’s only appropriate that I bestow that same title upon my latest grilled cheese. In the attempt to make 30 grilled cheeses, one finds them self with an abundance of cheese in their fridge, wondering, what the heck am I going to make next!?! Looking into my fridge, pairing ingredients in my mind, I decide on my next grilled cheese.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, avocado, Bacon, Cheddar, cheese, Feta, Grilled, national grilled cheese month, pizza sauce, red onion, the masochist, tomato
I’m stepping out of my usual ooey gooey, melty grilled cheese territory with this one! It’s a veggie packed, crunchy, creamy grilled cheese, and it’s delicious! A traditional greek salad, in sandwich form! Since feta is a more solid cheese, you don’t get that stringy meltyness from it when it heats up, instead it retains it’s shape for the most part, but gets extra creamy, which is equally delicious and a nice change! I was slightly concerned about how well the cucumbers would hold up under the heat (soggy cucumbers are gross!), but they remained crunchy, taking on a more pickle like crunch, rather than the cucumbers usual fresh crunch.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Salad, Sandwich, Vegetable
Tagged 2013, april, cheese, cucumber, Feta, greek, Grilled, Lemon, national grilled cheese month, oil, olive, oregano, red onion, Salad, tomato
Well folks, we have a top contender for grilled cheese of the month…. But really is it fair for this three cheese, meat tomato, etc, etc, combo to be going up against featherweights like “The Slim”?? Maybe not, but WHO CARES!! This was one MEGA DELICIOUS grilled cheese! It’s like having lasagna, without actually having to do all that boiling, frying, stacking and baking (not to mention waiting!). This right here, is a beautiful thing. Ladies and Gentleman, I unveil the Lasagna Grilled Cheese!
Watch me prepare the Lasagna Grilled Cheese on live TV HERE!
Posted in Beef, Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, beef, cheese, Grilled, ground beef, italian, lasagna, mozzarella, national grilled cheese month, parmesan, ricotta, Sandwich, tomato
Yesterday was wine and cheese, and today I present another classic pairing: tomato soup and grilled cheese! Sometimes the simplest pairings are the most delicious, such is the case with this grilled cheese. Gooey cheese and a layer of concentrated tomato soup spread on each slice brings that classic flavour right into the palm of your hands. No spoons needed!
Posted in Cheese, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich, soup
Tagged 2013, april, campbell's, classic, grilled cheese, national grilled cheese month, soup, tomato, tomato soup
In a continuation of the delicious spinach pasta dough I made, here is another great use for it! To make the pasta, check out the Spinach Pasta Dough post. Once you have made the dough follow these instructions:
Check out this video for a visual on how to quickly cut your pasta into fettuccine!
Posted in Dinner, Pasta, Vegetable
Tagged dough, fettuccine, fresh, frozen spinach, homemade, parmesan, pasta, sauce, spicy, spinach, tomato
A dedicated Bon Appetit subscriber (and recipe maker), it wasn’t until last month (when I saw foodie friend Dan’s Goodside’s pork chop) that I noticed they encourage you to “Cook the Cover” and then feature some of the recipes. Given how delicious their February cover looked, I had to give it a go! I adapted the recipe to fit to the ingredients I had on hand, swapping out the ground pork for ground turkey, as well as cutting most of the ingredients in half. I should also mention, that at 5:00PM, when I was just about finished cooking the ragu (or so I thought), I noticed it’s supposed to simmer for 4 hours…!!! Well I sure as heck wasn’t about to wait until 9:00PM to eat the delicious smelling ragu in front of me! So I simmered it until the pasta was done boiling and enjoyed my shortened version. Even though I didn’t cook it nearly as long as the recipes suggests, it had great flavour. If you’re in a rush, and don’t want to simmer it for 4 hours, don’t worry, it will still taste great!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Turkey
Tagged bon appetit, cook the cover, february, italian, parmesan, pasta, Pork, ragu, recipe, red, rigatoni, sausage, spicy, tomato
Now I know some of you guys(/girls) will disagree with me here, but often times I feel the need to expand my cooking/blogging repertoire by focusing on more non-sandwich dishes. Of course the pull of the almighty sandwich is a strong one, and soon enough, I find myself relapsing with yet another grilled cheese recipe on my hands. Fortunately, my Grilled Cheese support group (a.k.a our faithful readers!), make me realize there is no shame in creating one more grilled cheese!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, Sandwich
Tagged basil, cheese, dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, lunch, margarita, margherita, mozzarella, neopolitan, pizza, Sandwich, sauce, tomato
They say necessity is the mother of invention. How did necessity invent this sandwich you ask? Well one day after work, with bacon in my fridge and sandwiches on my mind, I was finding a BLT VERY necessary. Now here comes the gut wrenching twist…
I had no lettuce.
Posted in Easy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged Asparagus, Bacon, BAT, BLT, different, easy, lunch, new, Sandwich, tomato
After working way too many hours this week, I’m finally getting some well deserved R & R this long weekend, at my girlfriends family’s gorgeous cabin in Columbia Lake, BC. Being so busy at work, I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties, and relaxing at a cabin goes hand in hand with having plenty to eat and drink, which just so happens to go hand in hand with a little blogging!
Not a bad view!
After a friendly neighbour brought over some delicious Taber corn (adding to the already abundant supply on hand), a corn related recipe was definitely in order! Having seen several variations of corn salsa online and in magazines, I decided it was time to whip up my own!
Posted in Appetizer, Barbecue, Lunch, Side, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged avocado, barbecued, charred, cilantro, Corn, dip, guacamole, lime, onion, Roasted, salsa, side, summer, tomato
Here is the second recipe from Week 12 of the Julia Child JC100 celebration. We both agreed these provencal tomatoes were up there with the Asparagus and Hollandaise as the favourite recipe of the week. However, we think these bad boys would best be served as a breakfast food – topped with an egg and some hollandaise sauce (as Bob tested out shortly after making them)! Let’s get to the recipe so you can use some fresh garden tomatoes before the summer is over.
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged child, cooking, easy, french, fresh, healthy, julia, provencal, tomato, tomatoes