Friday, July 17, 2015

Cooking with Us - e43 - Two Grilled Cheese Paninis

Corned beef and cabbage
This time we have a treat for you!  Well, two treats, but one - in my humble opinion - just turned out way better than the other.  (Though I think I might try the first again.)

What did we make? 
First, we tackled a corned beef and cabbage grilled cheese sandwich using Irish cheddar that we 'panini'd' on the bbq pit.

Roasted carrots with havarti

Second, we successfully made a surprisingly delicious roasted carrot, pickle, and jalapeno grilled cheese with havarti.  This one was better also because after we 'panini'd' it on the pit, we popped it into the toaster to crunch-ify the bread.  I couldn't get over how good this was. And I think, when you try it, you'll have to agree!

I hope you guys try these, b/c while they were slightly time-consuming, 
they were also really fun to make, and uber-delectable.

The video is longer than usual as it contains Go-Pro, drone shots, and a little slow-mo.
Also, lots of rad music I hope you enjoy!
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See how much fun we were having?
Stick around for awesome pix:
ie: Drone shots and Brigly ;)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cooking With Us - e42 - Club Sandwich & Tamagoyaki

Last week we attempted remaking a club sandwich
similar to a fantastic one we had at Komptoir in Paris.

Ours weren't nearly the same,
but after tasting Theron's - I can say that his *was* fantastic!
I can also admit I have no idea how to make sandwiches!
(Which... you know... has actually been evidenced in prior blogs;)

Here is a delicious club sandwich with Tamagoyaki..
Also, here is an awesome recipe for tamagoyaki! ;D

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On the bottom left is what the one in Paris looked like ;D

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cooking With Us - e41 - Baked Peaches

Hi gang!
I know we didn't have a 4th of July update this year, 
but what's more American than baked peaches?
(Oh, Apple Pie? Well...)

Anyways ;) 
The other day, we made some pretty great baked peaches with our friend Leigh.
Grab a few, some marscapone, heavy cream, almonds, and honey - and get to baking!

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I'm getting way ahead of myself with this photo, but it's one of my faves from the day!

Read on for the photo recipe, plain ol' recipe, and transcript!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Cooking With Us - e40 - Bánh Mì Spring Rolls


Another Monday - Another recipe that is sure to lift your spirits!

This time we jumped right in and made what I like to think of as Bánh mì Spring Rolls (or summer/fresh rolls if you prefer, as we didn't fry them).

We added lots of fresh veggies and fried strips of beef to make this delicious, light, and mostly-healthy dish!
Eat this as your dinner, or serve them as appetizers.
Either way, you won't be disappointed!

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As always, the photo-post, recipe, and transcript follow ^^
As well as cute pix of Brigly!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cooking With Us - e39 - Ghetto Pasta Puttanesca

Ciao! Benvenuto!

This time on 'Cooking with Us' I had a request from my hubby, Theron, to make
pasta!  He was already on his way home from work when I started,
so I just worked with ingredients I found around the house.

What I wound up with was a rather good, simple puttanesca sauce,
moist chicken, and, well, pasta from a box!

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Orelay, vatos!

This is really good, as you can probably tell from the inserted image above!
Now, on with the photo-recipe post!

This will be your finished product!
(And was what Theron's looked like before he covered it with cheddar cheese. Oh the humanity!)

Honestly, adding cheese didn't ruin it, it just made it creamier.
That's fine, but I prefer to let the ingredients speak for themselves.