Ritzy Red Pepper Meatloaf Adapted from Miranda Lambert's Meatloaf Recipe Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage (Also try ground chorizo or Italian sausage) 15 finely crushed Ritz crackers (half a sleeve) 1 egg 1 dash of Worcestershire 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's … Continue reading Ritzy Red Pepper Meatloaf
Ingredients 4 ripe avocados Juice of 1 lime 1/4 large red onion, diced 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, to taste 1/4 jalapeno, seeded and minced Cumin, to taste (I used about 1 Tbsp) Sea salt, to taste (I used about 1/2 Tbsp) Siracha, to taste Directions Cut avocados in half lengthwise … Continue reading Curious & Complex Guacamole
When you're in the kitchen, what kind of cook do you become? For me, the one word that would describe my cooking style best is probably haphazard. I love the general idea of mise en place; having all my ingredients pre-portioned and prepared, the perfect tools all lined up and ready to go and the … Continue reading What Kind of Cook Are You?
Here comes another Trader Joe's shortcut to making your dinner delicious in half the effort it would otherwise! Probably my favorite find since becoming a TJ's fan has been their Fully Cooked Pork Belly. When you open the package, it appears unappetizing at best: vacuum sealed and covered in a gelatinous layer of fat. But … Continue reading Cheater Chashu Pork Belly Ramen
If you know anything about me, you know I'm a chocolate fiend. In my book, if it ain't chocolate, it ain't dessert. Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, chocolate truffles, chocolate fudge over ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate pie. Now that's a dessert. "What's a chocolate pie," you ask? Well, a damn simple and damn delicious … Continue reading Nana’s Chocolate Pie
Here's a dinner "recipe" for when you simply can't be bothered to do anything but dump stuff into a pan on the stove and hope for the best. Last week I came down with some kind of cold/sinus infection/general malaise that knocked me on my ass for a few days then disappeared as quick as … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken