Monday, January 28, 2013

Granny Smith’s Pork Roast


  • Boneless Pork Roast
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • lemon pepper(optional)
  • Parmesan risotto
I’d been wanting to try this recipe for quite a while now, and since it was just going to be Brian and I eating, I thought there was room for experimentation. Boy did experimenting turn out to provide great results for this uniquely flavored meal. Start by pre-heating the oven to 350 and getting the risotto started in a medium sized saucepan. While the rice is browning peel two of the apples and cut them into thin slices. Mix in a bowl with both sugars until the apples are completely soaked with the sugary syrup. Cut a pocket in the center of the pork and stuff it generously. Place pork, slit side facing up, in a greased baking pan. Coat the roast with the remaining sugar mixture along with the salt and pepper. Place in the oven and resume cooking the risotto. At some point before it is done, cut up the remaining apple into small pieces. Once the risotto is done leave it on a very low simmer and take out the roast. Switch the oven temp. to broil hi and cover the roast with the blue cheese and the apple slices. Place back in the oven until the apples blacken(don’t worry they don’t taste burnt) and the cheese browns. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cut yourself a slice, or as we did cut in half and enjoy over a bed of risotto. This recipe does have a bold and different flavor to it, so for those of you who don’t like to confuse your taste buds, do it anyways cause it’s awesome.

3-Cheese Spaghetti Alfredo Pesto... with some other stuff

So I was going to be filmed for a short cooking clip and couldn't decide what I wanted to cook. I had a lot of ideas at once and everything sounded good so I ended up mixing everything together, including sautéed sweet potatoes with onions. Don't be scared, it's delicious; this bowl below was full and I finished it clean


  • 1 1/2 lb. Ground beef or turkey
  • 1 pack Spaghetti
  • Red pasta sauce of choice
  • 2  Red Peppers
  • 1 1/2 Onions
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 2 other cheeses, I used Mediterranean Herb Gouda and a Romano Parmesan
  • 8 oz. Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter, Margarine, or oil
First start by taking out everything your going to need, makes it a LOT easier. so you'll need a large frying pan for the meat, a large pot for the water, and 2 medium pots for the sauce and veggies, one of which you can turn on low to medium heat. I know a lot of pots and pans, but it's worth it trust me. Ok now get a large cutting board, wash and dry the sweet potato and chop into thinnish, whatever you can do size (I had some trouble cutting). Throw those on the medium pot with some butter. Chop up the onion and throw that in after. Continue stirring every couple minutes. Next fill the large pot with water and let boil. Get the meat in the large pan on low to medium heat and add seasonings as you please. Continue stirring that as well. Now add brown sugar to the potatoes and onions. Your not in the circus yet, wash and dry the peppers and chop up. Get that in the last pot with some butter. Chop up the garlic and add that along with the basil. Go ahead and add the pasta into the water about now. If meat is about done, pour the heavy whipping cream in and add the parmesan and flour. Pour the red sauce over the red peppers and garlic and add the rest of the cheese. Strain pasta and mix everything together. Use salt and pepper to season and Enjoy!

Thanks for reading, comment if you attempt to make.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Homemade Chicken Fingers and Fries

This Fast and Delicious meal will satisfy everyone!

  • Thinly sliced chicken breast
  • Bread crumbs
  • Pancake mix (Bisquick)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Eggs
  • Cheez Its
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Whipping cream
  • Potatoes
  • Seasoning (Famous Dave’s Rib Rub)
 Pre-heat the oven to 350. Prepare the cream and eggs in a bowl and the dry ingredients on a plate. There should be about 1/4 bread crumbs, 1/4 Cheez Its, 1/4 parmesan cheese and 1/4 pancake mix. Estimate the proportions based on how large a serving. Mix seasonings in until it is consistent. Grease a baking pan to have prepared once the chicken is ready. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg/cream mixture, then coat in the dry mix, repeat. Place each chicken on the pan and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes. Now that you've got some time why not be useful and make the fries. I cut the potato into circles and fry them on a pan on the stove, but preference of shape is up to you, get creative!  Use whatever seasonings to flavor the fries you can find: seasoned salt, garlic powder, italian seasoning, lemon pepper, rosemary, red pepper flakes, even chili powder or cajon seasoning. Cut potatoes, sauté in large skillet with butter or oil on medium heat. Check and flip the fries frequently, they burn fast! Once everything is complete, serve with condiments of your choice and devour!