Archive for September 2011

Perfect Burger

September 18, 2011

Leave it to Bobby Flay to know how to grill perfect burgers: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/perfect-burger-recipe/index.html.  I cooked them 3 minutes on the first side and 4.5 minutes on the second and they were medium-well.

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Cake Pops

September 18, 2011

Tamara has been making cake pops: http://www.ratedbymom.com/2011/04/diy-cake-pop-recipe.

Indonesian Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce

September 10, 2011

These were great!  Recipe: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/indonesian-beef-satay-with-peanut-sauce-699517.  I cheated and make nearly instant peanut sauce (recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/chicken-satay-with-peanut-sauce-recipe/index.html) which was okay in a pinch but nothing like the real thing.

Also made the cucumber carrot slaw from this recipe: http://www.epicurean.com/featured/grilled-beef-kebabs-with-cucumber-carrot-slaw-recipe.html.

Paella

September 3, 2011

Need to find a recipe.  The secret is to add halved lemons to it while it cooks.

Mexican Rice

September 2, 2011

This is the best mexican/spanish rice recipe I’ve found, but I added extra salt and chili powder (actually, a spice blend because I was out of chili powder); at first taste, it was a bit bland. I was skeptical about adding cheese, but it brought the flavors together well. Makes about 4 large servings.

Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/mexican-rice-recipe/index.html (tinyurl.com/mexricerecipe).

Served it in tacos with a corn salsa I made by boiling and then cooling fresh corn and adding diced red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.