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Pigs in a blanket of silk

This is a simple recipe that takes average pigs in a blanket and turns them into the most luxurious pigs youve seen yet.

What you’ll need..

*1 Hot dog. I used my left over beef hog dogs.  Nom

*1 tube of Pillsbury 4 pack cresent rolls

* gruyere cheese ( this can be used again for dinner to make amazing mac n cheese… Recipe soon!)

* garlic powder

What do you do?

*preheat oven to 370

*Cut the hot dog into 8 pieces to make mini hot dogs

*cut each cresent roll into 2 pieces lengthwise

*line all the ceresent rolls next to eachother and sprinkle with garlic powder and grate on some cheese.

* roll hot dogs into cresent rolls and bake for 9-10 min or until golden brown.

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I’m back! Salmon Cakes

Well I’ve been on vacation for a while, but now im back and making some more delicious food.

Salmon Cakes

Salmon, dill, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 1/2 of an onion, 1small tin of sliced water chestnuts, a pepper, 1egg and breadcrumbs. 

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Dice onion, garlic, chestnuts and pepper into small pieces. Then cut the salmon into about 1cm cubes. Mix everything together (including 2 tsp of dill). Season with salt and pepper. Add the egg and a handful of bread crumbs at first. Don’t add too much or the mixture will get dry.

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When you have a slightly sticky mixture, spray your baking sheet with oil and make tennis ball sized salmon balls. Place on sheet and gently press down.

I added some bread crumbs on top for an extra crunch :) to do this… Mix plain bread crumbs with dill, salt and pepper. Sprinkle on top of each cake and gently press down. Spray the tops of the salmon cakes with a little more oil.  Bake for 20min at 350 and then 5-7 min at 450 so that the cakes turn golden brown.

Serve with sauce:

My sauce had sour cream, 1 lemon, dill, garlic powder and onion powder.

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Enjoy :)

Fried Pickles

Hey there! It’s been a busy week and sadly all of my pots and pans have now been packed away into storage for the summer =( but that didn’t stop me from experimenting one last time before I head off to China! So here it is…Fried Pickles. Some of you may be wondering why anyone would ever want to eat fried pickles, but that’s just because you’ve never tried them.  I have to admit, while I do like fried pickle chips I am not really a fan of the giant spears. It’s just not the same. Unfortunately, the chips are a lot harder to find, so I decided I had to make my own.

To do this I tried a few different methods.

1) Flour the pickles, dip in egg wash then coat in bread  crumbs <- these came out the best, crispy and golden brown

2) Flour the pickles, dip in egg wash then coat in seasoned flour/cornstarch mixture <— not as golden brown

3) Just use a flour and corn starch mixture <—yeah.. no.

 

Here’s what happened…

Coat pickles in flour (mixed with salt, garlic powder and corn starch)

Dip in egg wash (egg and water) then into the bread crumb mixture (bread crumbs, salt, flour, corn starch) and then fry! Make sure your oil is hot before you start frying or else you might end up with soggy pickles :(…. I am also thinking about making these with a beer batter this weekend, Broadway 50/50 in San Antonio makes them that way and they’re AMAZING.  Om nom nom…. :) Enjoy!

 

BLT Hot Dog

About 2 years ago I went to NYC and my cousin told me about this place (crif dogs) that made bacon wrapped hot dogs. When you go there its the tiny little restaurant, hidden down a few steps so it took me a while to find it, but omg it was delicious!  They had so many different types of hot dogs.  I ordered a breakfast and a BLT one…MMMM.. So good.  So today I decided to recreate this amazing hot dog. Here’s what I came up with:

Take one hot dog and wrap it in bacon.  Use tooth picks to hold the ends down and put the hot dog/bacon in the pan on medium-high heat. Keep turning until the bacon is nice and crispy!

Since I was making the BLT hot dog, I lined my bun with lettuce and a little bit of mayo, then placed the hot dog on top and added some ketchup for the “tomato” . And that’s it! This didn’t take long to make either, probably about 15 min max :) so, enjoy!

La Focaccia Italian Grille-San Antonio

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The pizza here was so good! I don’t have an awesome recipe for you, but trust me… If you are in San Antonio, you should try this place. The pizza was about $12 but was big enough to share, so decently priced. They have a lot of other Italian food there, and by the looks of the restaurant it seems like it would be authentic.  Maybe next time I’ll try some pasta  🙂

Left Over Bacon?

Remember that awesomely delicious bacon and cheddar stuffed burger from last night? Didn’t get enough bacon? WELL. Good thing you probably have left over bacon and buns to make a part 2 breakfast sandwich. Toast your bun in the toaster oven (I actually like to put mine on bake with the flat side down), fry up some fresh bacon, fry your egg to your liking and add what ever veggie you want.  Mine has some lettuce and onion.  I like to sprinkle a little bit of black pepper and pickapepper sauce (Jamaican sauce similar to A1 steak sauce) on my sandwich.

 

Enjoy! :)

 

Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Burgers

Thanks Sunny Anderson (Food Network), these burgers were awesome!  I pretty much followed her recipe exactly, but here it is broken down, with picture :)

1) Cut a block of sharp cheddar into chunks (the amount shown was more than enough for 2 burgers).  Dice onions, and slice some if you want additional on top.  I cooked the bacon by cutting it directly into my pan with a pair of kitchen scissors. Then I cooked the onions directly in the bacon fat..YUM.  Set these ingredients aside.

2) Season the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder and hot sauce (optional).  Sunny suggests cooking a small piece of meat in your pan before making all of your burgers to insure that the meat is properly seasoned :) ALSO be careful not to handle the beef too much, it will make your burgers tough.

3) Next make a thin patty with the meat and place your bacon, onions and cheese in the middle. make sure to leave space on the outside.  Take another slightly smaller patty and place it on top, sealing the edges as you go around.

4) Cook it on both sides at med to medium high for about 3 minutes (each side).

4) Top with your favorite veggies. I quickly fried some cabbage and onions in the pan after the burger was done cooking….Then….

5) Take a bite…or 2 of your delicious creation. Yeah… that’s right, all those pieces of bacon, cheese and onion hiding inside…sooo amazing. haha :)

 

Well, enjoy!

 

Costco Ravioli

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I love this ravioli! Its cheese and spinach and comes with a packet of delicious seasoning. I got it from Costco and its so easy to make. I added some tomatoes that I had left over just for some more flavor.

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Sauce

I’ve been so busy with my end of year school work that I haven’t had a chance too cook in a long time! Well, yesterday was my last day of classes so I decided to celebrate by making some delicious pasta :).  I bought my favorite pre-made pasta sauce (this one is Bertolli Tomato Basil), some ground Italian sausage, onion, zucchini and went to work! You will also need some Italian seasonings for this and cheese if you desire heh.

First, dice the (half) onion and zucchini.  I like to also run a knife through my ground sausage to break it up a little. That way when I put it in the pan I don’t get huge pieces of sausage.

Next, heat a large pan and add just a little bit of olive oil.  The sausage will have enough fat so that it wont stick, but I still like to have just a little oil in the pan when I start. Add the sausage and when its about half way done add the onions and zucchini.

When everything is finished cooking, pour the sauce into the pan and let it simmer for about 3 minutes.  Season (with Italian seasonings) to taste.  I used oregano and basil.

Cook your pasta. When it is done add about 1/4c  of the pasta water and let simmer for 10-15 min, or until desired thickness.  Enjoy!

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Instant Coffee

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The title says it all :) I don’t have a coffee maker since I don’t drink coffee that often so I buy instant and this one was really good!

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