Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cowboy Lasagna

One look at this comforting dish and you know you are thankful that Cowboys gave us some wonderful inspiration for food.

After long days, they needed something tasty and filling.........and Boy O' Boy does this baby deliver on both of those requests!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Grilled Chicken Ranch Burgers

This is probably one of the most fantastic, flavorful burgers I have ever made. They were absolutely "over the top" delicious.

Ranch is one the the most popular "flavors" to season dips and dressings and believe me, it doesn't fail disappoint in this recipe application either.
Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomatoes and a slathering of more Ranch dressing, it couldn't be more appetizing!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grilled Miso Butter Garlic Shrimp

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This is hands down, my most favorite way to have shrimp.

Miso paste gives it a complex, slightly salty, nutty background. What some would call "Umami".

Since we are a family that loves many diverse dishes, I have explored using Miso paste in cooking and I love it. I have always loved Miso soup and to incorporate that earthy, salty taste in other dishes is a real treat.

I love the flavors of Pan-Asian cuisine, which incorporates many different flavors of various Asian cuisines. From Pho, to Thai, to Kung Pao all the way around to Japanese. I am a big fan of Asian-Fusion cooking also, which incorporates Asian techniques with other countries techniques and flavors. 

Of course adding butter and garlic adds that Asian-Fusion influence to this and makes it sing with flavor. The  Miso Butter Garlic marinade would be good on just about any protein or vegetable.

See how beautifully they grill up? This pairs well with any side. In this picture I made a Ranch Pesto Pasta and that recipe will be shown in the future. So good!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Dippers

These were AMAZING!!

Okay, so your probably thinking this is a Football snacking staple....

But folks, we had these for our supper! Weeeeeeeeeeee!! Yes Ma'am!!

They were so darn good, that it was almost a shame to think these morsels are relegated to just "Appetizer" status. 

Heck no, say it ain't so...in our home they have been elevated to Super Star status!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summertime Couscous Salad

It's finally here......

Summer Time!!!

We have scorching heat, a bazillion mosquito's  and high humidity.

And guess what, we're not even complaining.

Well ...maybe just a teeny bit about the bazillion mosquito's.

That means grilling season is off to a swinging start!!

To accompany our grilled entrees it's always nice to have a cooling salad. They can be whipped up beforehand and store beautifully in the frig

This Couscous salad is one of our favorites. Using fresh tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers and a bright vinaigrette, it just sings "SUMMER".

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Easy Cottage Potato Corned Beef Hash

Easy Corned Beef Hash-It's a breakfast staple in our home.

Generally only served on a lazy weekend when I have more time to languish over cooking a great breakfast/brunch menu. 

Today, on the 4th of July served another opportunity to serve this hearty dish to my family and share the recipe with you. 

This is also just a great recipe for fried cottage potatoes, just omit the meat.