Friday, March 28, 2008

Cake for Godzilla I had a post about my almost 3 year old's (aka Godzilla) 2nd birthday party. Just so ya'll know, I refer to my kids as nicknames because I'm weird and I don't want to put their names up on the internets. I'm sure I've slipped a couple of times, but you'd have to search through the blog to find 'em.

Anyway....I get a lot of traffic from people looking for Chicken Parmesan and Godzilla Cakes. In trying to show someone the cake for my youngest monkey.....I noticed that the photo was no longer available. It was on my wife's photo bucket and she has apparently deleted it from there. Now just for you people that come here looking for a cake and get the big ol' "no longer available" square, here it is.

We had a good time that day. I'm sure there will be more to come........

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In honor of March Madness!

So, I made these on Super Bowl Sunday, but I cannot for the life of me remember what I did. I know there was butter and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce involved. I think I baked them in butter, Worcestershire, cayenne, salt & pepper, then when they came out, I just poured the BBQ sauce over them and coated the wings. This is why I need to post as soon as I cook....otherwise I forget.....or I should at least write it down. Them was good eatin'!

Now I would be remiss if I did not plug the bracket of choice......mine. I need more people to join in the fun! Make a bracket and let me know who you think will be cutting down the net.

Repeat Offender: Pesto Pizza

Now previously, I did these as a grilled flat bread pizza, but who has time for making their own dough when Trader Joes rocks the pizza dough like they do?
Anyway, I make my own pesto sauce, slice up some red onions, mozzarella and tomatoes and pop the sucker in the oven....voila!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

BBQ Chicken w/twice baked potatoes

This was fun to make. I've never done it before, but this is what I made for my wife's birthday dinner when her folks came up from Oceanside.

Now the chicken was a Caddywampus standard of crispy skinned indirect heat BBQ-ing and the corn was also cooked husk on, directly on the grill. The twice baked potatoes...let's take a look on how this was pulled off.

First, I popped the potatoes in the oven for about an hour, pulled them out and cut each one in half, scooping out the meat into a bowl. While those potatoes were baking, I sliced up some ham (didn't have bacon) and browned it in a skillet just to get it crispy, chopped up some green onion and shredded some sha'ap cheddah cheese. Then with some milk and a stick of butter and a couple o' table spoons of sour cream, whipped it all up together and re-filling the potatoes. What came out was pretty dang good for a first try. I topped it off with a bit more cheese, the ham and green onions then popped those bad boys back in the oven for about 20 more minutes (or until the cheese begins to bubble/brown).


Top Chef 4

Why is it that Top Chef has a lesbian with a faux hawk or mohawk hair do? And how did this girl's girlfriend get on there with her? I say both of them should go, but the faux hawk chick looks like she actually knows how to cook as opposed the girl from last year.

The good thing is that last night they got rid of the right person right away. Nissim bugged me from the get go. She was just whiny and anti-social. How do people like that get on the air? It almost makes me think I could be a "top chef". What am I saying? I can't even frost a cupcake for pete's sake!

I like the kid from New Zealand and the foul mouthed guy even though he's going to be going home soon....the one that's going to win is Richard....he does that "molecular gastronomy" crap that seems pretty cool. It's very much anti-caddywampus, but cool all the same.

Be Good and Be Good At It!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

the new BLT

I tried something new with this. Try some fresh basil, a fried egg, avocado, and a slice of American cheese (although a good Havarti, Gouda, Muenster or Jarlsberg would have done the job, too). It was done on whole wheat bread, but I really like this on Sourdough. (but who can afford two types of bread all the time?)

It has been dubbed a BBLEACT.....the new BLT

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pepperoni Pizza Omelette

Need I say more?

New stuff on the way

Hey my faithful three!

I haven't been spending too much time online the past couple of weeks and just wanted to let you know that I have some interesting recipes coming. Just to whet the appetite, "Pizza Omelet" is one of the items. Can you dig it?

And just for needing a picture, what do you think about this (thanks to Kevin Leggett for the photo).