Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Blue Cheese Burgers

Blue-Cheese-Burger
Blue Cheese Burger


     I was craving a good burger this evening and decided to create this fantastic blue cheese burger. It was simple. The beef patty, the blue cheese, the greens, and a simple salad dressing topping. Please enjoy my take on a Blue Cheese Burger.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Mixed greens
  • Green Goddess salad dressing
  • Burger buns
  • Salt/Pepper

1. Take the ground beef, salt and pepper, and press into burger patties.

2. Grill on the top of the stove or on a grill.

3. Top with some blue cheese crumbles and cover to melt

4. Lightly grill the buns.

5. Top the buns with the burger, some greens, and drizzle a bit of salad dressing on top.

This burger was so easy and simply delicious. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Serves: 2-4


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bachelor's Perogies

Perogies
Bachelor's Perogies

     Such an easy and delicious weeknight meal for the single guy who doesn't feel like cooking anything big. Just use store bought perogies and add a little ingredients from the fridge and viola! a simple and delicious way to treat yourself tonight. Anyone can make these. They are full of flavor, delicious, and filling. Bachelor's Perogies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box store bought potato onion perogies
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbs butter

1. In a large skillet brown bacon, remove, and chop up.

2. Dice up the onion and pepper. In same skillet melt 1tbs butter and saute until tender and remove.

3. In another tbs of butter brown perogies on both sides.

4. Toss back in the chopped bacon, peppers, and onions.

5. Pour in the heavy cream, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until perogies are tender.


     That is it. Quick, easy, and simple and full of flavor. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 2-3

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cacciatore

Cacciatore
Cacciatore
 
 
   What is Cacciatore you may be asking yourself? Well it is a traditional Italian dish that has been made in my household since I can remember. The name "Cacciatore" translates into "hunter's style". A dish of braised meat in a sauce created from different herbs and fresh vegetables. This is one truly Italian dish that has made its way to America. My family has always made it the same way and it is one that I haven't adjusted what so ever from my mother's recipe or my grandparents. A little bit of interesting information is that my grandfather also used to use rabbit or even squirrel in this dish. Of course any meat that you hunt could be considered Cacciatore; however this is typically our version with chicken. Cacciatore.
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 2-3 pieces of chicken on bone (you can use boneless skinless breasts)
  • 1 12oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tbs basil
  • 1 tbs parsley
  • Salt/pepper
 
1. In a large saute' pan drizzle some olive oil. Salt and pepper the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove
 
2. In same pan saute' chopped pepper, onion, and mushrooms.
 
3. Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced.
 
4. Pour in the tomato sauce.
 
5. Stir in the basil and parsley and return chicken to pan. Bring to simmer, cover, and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
 
     This is still one of my favorite meals. Anytime it is my birthday I always request this dish from my mother if not a homemade pasta. We always served it over rice or risotto; however it would be just as good over pasta.
 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
 
 
 
 
 





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

Chicken-Rice-Soup
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


     Who doesn't like a good bowl of warming soup? Well this soup is so easy that it only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Just use a store bought rotisserie chicken, a quick bag of 90 second microwave long grain wild rice, and some quick chopped up vegetables and viola, an easy and delicious soup that everyone will love. Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 breast from store bought Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 32 oz Chicken stock
  • 1 32 oz water
  • 8.8 oz Ready Rice microwave 90 second wild rice
  • 1 tbs thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

1. After the rotisserie chicken has cooled down pull off some chicken into chunks and sit aside.

2. Cook the microwave rice bag as directed.

3. In a large Dutch Oven over medium high heat drizzle a bit of olive.

4. Dice up the onion, mushrooms, celery, and carrots and toss in and saute until translucent.

5. Pour in the chicken stock and water.

6. Stir in the chicken, thyme, and heavy cream.

7. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 20 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 4-6