Classic Meatballs

  What I made: Classic Meatballs Original Recipe or did I make it myself? This is a recipe from Tyler Florence that I’ve had for years.  The original recipe is for spaghetti and meatballs with a homemade sauce (delish!) but I only used the meatball portion of this recipe.  You can see the entire recipe…

Ranch Hotdogs

I had such great plans for the holiday weekend.  Lots of grilling, sitting outdoors, and hanging out with friends. Ok, so maybe none of that is true. I wanted a quiet, albeit brief weekend where I could relax and do nothing. Then I remembered, my parents sent Miles and I a box of meats from…

Kofte (Lamb Meatballs)

I’ve made kofte (lamb meatballs) for a while now. I’m kind of addicted to epicurious.com and have found a lot of great dinner recipes like this one. I’m not quite a meatball pro, but I’m getting the hang of it. I started making kofte in an effort to expand Miles’ palate. The first time I made…

Fennel, Sausage and Asparagus Medley

I completely forgot that this fennel, sausage and asparagus medley was one of my favorite recipes.  Back when I lived in Chicago, my neighbor/friend/landlord would make this, and we would all sit together in the back yard and have a “family” dinner.  I fell in love with this recipe and asked her for the recipe. …

Bulgogi

I think I first heard of bulgogi about a year ago, and wanted to try it, but was afraid because I thought it would be too spicy.  I finally tried it, albeit in taco form, and loved it.  It wasn’t spicy at all, but rather sweet.  It was the kimchi that added a spicy kick. …

Pretzel Dogs

I’ve really been into hot dogs lately and pretzels, so I decided to try to make my own pretzel dogs.  Honestly, I really wanted to make pretzels but didn’t want to sit around just eating bread.  So I thought about adding a super nutritious hot dog!  Actually, you could use any type of dog or sausage…

Bacon Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Onion

Miles and I went to a friend’s house for Labor Day and had the best grilled burgers.  We took home a couple of burgers and ate them later the same evening.  Two days later, we’re still craving burgers, so I decided to make bacon cheeseburgers with caramelized onion.  I won’t lie, I usually phone it…

Mississippi Beef Sliders

I don’t know about you, but I am totally addicted to the Buzz Feed Tasty videos.  In addition to the videos being shot in a cool way, the recipes all look totally delicious, easy to make and fattening!  That’s a pretty good combo for me. 🙂 However in addition to being very neurotic when it…

Chili Mac

According to the calendar, it’s May, but as far as the weather is concerned, it’s late March/early April.  We’ve had 16 days of rain straight with one day off and now more rain to come for the rest of the week.  And, it’s cold!!  I thought I could turn my heat off, but I’ve lowered…

Tri-Pepper Burger

This week I had the honor for testing a recipe for Dorie Greenspan who writes a column called Everyday Dorie for The Washington Post. The tri-pepper burger is her kick off recipe for the start of burger season. Just reading the list of ingredients made my mouth water. While testing recipes, my job is to…