Allan continues breaking down the pumpkin spices. Last week, the feature was cinnamon. This week the feature is ginger. Allan decided to highlight the slightly bitter and spicy flavor of a simple ginger chicken served over a simple turmeric rice with fresh diced tomato. Everyone was delighted and ready for some hot food and theContinue reading “The Food Dude: 9.12.2023: Ginger Chicken over Turmeric Rice”
Since it is pumpkin spice season, Allan decided to unravel the mess around the pumpkin spice frenzy. Today, he has chosen to highlight cinnamon. Using a semi-sweet apple cider muffin as his base, he elevated cinnamon to the strongest flavor and added a pinch of cinnamon sugar to the caps just for effect. The gatheredContinue reading “The Food Dude: 9.14.2023: Apple Cider Cinnamon Muffins”
Allan is sharing the bounty of his garden and right now he has several colors of bell peppers ripening. The gang gets treated to a yellow rice made with red, yellow, blonde, and purple bell peppers served in a tortilla boat just to make it finger friendly.
Allan takes in the challenge of how to make brownies that are less messy and portable for tail-gating and other events. The results are tidy and delicious.
Allan took up the challenge from last week’s conversation in which Tim asked about Bundt cakes. This week, the morning breakfast gang was treated to buttered angel food Bundt cakes and, just to satisfy Tim’s curiosity, Allan flipped his pans over and made a few Bundt holes just to prove it could be done.
Allan treats the crew to a Western-style red beans and rice. Allan replaced half of the cayenne pepper with chili powder and added about a cup of chopped fresh cherry tomatoes and a couple of green onions. The gang enjoyed the twist on the classic and somehow the conversation winds up on Bundt cakes.
In honor of a lot a TV shows about sharks this week, Allan brought in Caribbean boats for everyone. The boat starts out with a soft tortilla bowl. Layer number 1 was browned ground beef flavored with jerk seasoning (1 tblsp to 1 lb of ground beef). Layer two was a dash of salsa. LayerContinue reading “The Food Dude: 7.27.2023: A Caribbean Boat”
Allan feeds the crew with a sure-thing classic, cream cheese tarts with fresh blackberries. He stuffed a phyllo dough crust with cream cheese and added three fresh blackberries. You just can’t go wrong with this classic. Allan also snuck in a variation using key lime Greek yogurt for the yogurt fans.
Allan takes a chance and brings in steamed baby carrots. The crew is pleasantly surprized when they discover that the carrots are being served al dente, hot, and with a red wine glaze. Proof that the sauce can indeed make the meal shift from mundane to amazing. The glaze was a simple combination of 1/4Continue reading “The Food Dude: 7.13.2023: Baby Carrots w/ Red Wine Glaze”
Scott takes on the Summer with three dishes this time. He starts off with an Italian Summer Salad. He follows that up with a Italian Pasta Salad, but wraps it all with his own version of kitchen mischief with the pretzel and chip based Honey Crunch.