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Big Burger Buns

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sure burger buns are easy to buy, but they’re not that hard to make. You’d be surprised by how little work this is, and you’ll get hot springy buns that are irresistibly pinch-able. These burger buns,  which I’ve adapted from King Arthur, have the perfect tight crumb that will hold up better than any store […]

Buffalo Salad

Monday, August 31, 2009

Any salad establishment.
First start with the spinach (large or small — up to you).  If they have some type of spicy, breaded chicken go with that, otherwise get breaded chicken and ask them to pour in some hot sauce (NOT barbecue sauce).  Next up: crumbled blue cheese, red kidney beans, sunflower seeds, shredded red onion, […]

Fresh Sriracha

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This Weekend Shout-out goes to Todd and Diane, of White on Rice Couple, for posting a recipe for sriracha style hot sauce! Make your own sriracha? Yea! As much as I try to make everything, it never even occurred to me to make sriracha. My handy squeeze bottle is always on the left fridge door, […]

Tang of Garlic

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chinese joint, with good chopping skills.
Get crispy beef, but ask them to add a ton of extra garlic and chilis.  Also order steamed broccoli and ask the cook to chop the broccoli into the crispy beef, only at the very end.  Simple, but delicious!

Tropical Pineapple Tarts

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I named these Tropical Pineapple Tarts because the ginger-macadamia nut crust with a pineapple topping has that tropical feel, like a dessert you’d see at a resort in Hawaii. Ripe sweet pineapple is essential so if you can’t find good ones, use another fruit. The crunchy crumbly crust and mascarpone cream are both neutral canvases […]

Dog Inspired

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wherever you can dig up some dogs (you might also need to stop by a deli).
Put together two heaping hot dogs.  Top with bacon, onion rings, pickle, and onions, then cover all of that with American cheese.

Diabetes Cooking For Everyone

Friday, August 28, 2009

When I was asked to review  Diabetes Cooking For Everyone, by Carol Gelles, I couldn’t decide on which recipes to test. So, I left it up to you to vote for 3 out of 9 recipes. Here are the results:

Afghan Lamb with Spinach – 49.1%
Kasha with Walnuts and Mushrooms – 40.4%
Chicken en Brochette with Orange […]

Chicken on Your Own

Friday, August 28, 2009

Find a fried chicken joint nearby.
Order up some fried chicken, breast or thigh would due best.  Also get two biscuits and mac and cheese.  When you’re ready to eat, cut apart the chicken, and open up the biscuits.  Time to assemble your lunch: heap some mac and cheese on the biscuit and pile in the […]

Buffalo Shrimp

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What do you think of gourmet bar food? On the one had, I like places like The Redhead, but I wasn’t thrilled with DGBG. I love it in theory, the idea of familiar comfort foods that we know and love, made a drop cleaner, just a tad more refined, and backed with fresh ingredients. I […]

Fish Sammie

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Any deli should have it.
Order up a kaiser roll, toasted crisp.  Slather on some tarter sauce (pretty much just mayo + relish would be equivalent), feel free to ask for extra relish.  Heat up a fried fish filet and throw that on.  If you’re into cheese, put some swiss over it.  Heap on finely shredded […]