August 8, 2012 § Leave a Comment
But really, this is so easy—so worth the minimal effort to add an extra layer of flavor that will go well with any sandwich. Do you want to know another way Molly at Orangette uses it? She adds it to deviled eggs. Ah! Imagine crostini with a layer of this topped with egg salad. Yes, I do believe I shall.
We followed suit with The Kitchn and added this to a BALT. Or a BLAT. Or a BLT with Avocado.
There aren’t many finer things in this life than the simplicity of a BLT + A. And then add this mayo? Really, over the top.
Go forth and make this tonight. Here’s the recipe one more time: California BLT with Avocado and Basil Mayonnaise.
July 18, 2012 § 1 Comment
I think I’ll make this over the weekend.
This Greek dish consists of shrimp, garlic, and tomatoes topped with feta and broiled. It would go well with perhaps a chopped salad and some crusty bread. Oh, and a nice bottle of wine. What a perfect Friday or Saturday night dinner, huh? And a perfect way to break in our new cast iron skillet! If I make it, I’ll post pictures.
January 24, 2012 § 4 Comments
Y’all I am seriously hungry right now. And all I want is a big, juicy, thick burger. Oh, and some fries, too please. Here’s some web deliciousness for you to salivate over, mk?
Western BBQ Burgers — Patio Daddio BBQ
Balsamic Reduction Burger with Warm Goat Cheese Spread — food 52
German Pork Burger — Simply Recipes
Blue Cheese Burger — Pioneer Woman
Old-Fashioned Juicy Burger — The Kitchn
Ultimate Umami Burger — White on Rice Couple
Asian Turkey Burgers with Spicy Lime Mayo — How Sweet It Is
And the grand finale …
In-N-Out’s Double Double, Animal Style — Serious Eats (y’all this is a recipe for this! I want to try!)
Ok, enjoy your hunger pangs.
Oh, and Food Blog South is this weekend! I am so excited to meet and mingle with fellow food bloggers (both newbies—like me—and legends) and learn how to be a better food writer/photographer/appreciator.
August 22, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I’m back from sunny, breezy, not-humid-at-all California. My trip was wonderful. I spent time with my family, and even got to see my high school friends at my friend Katie’s wedding! But it was much too short, and it was rough getting up for work this morning.
Anyways, I’ve been craving pizza lately. Specifically an absolutely fabulous pizza from Bettola. So here are some yummy recipes to tantalize your taste buds:
Pizza Margherita — Saveur
Grilled Potato, Gorgonzola, and Prosciutto Pizza — The Kitchn
Spinach and Pepper-Jack Pizza — Food & Wine
CPK’s BBQ Chicken Pizza — The Pioneer Woman
And now for something a little bit different….
Breakfast Pizza — The Kitchn
August 18, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Ah! I love being at home. I love spending time with my family, taking family trips to the beach, and I love stopping at In-N-Out before we lay out by the waves and get some sun(burns). Oh, to have an In-N-Out in Birmingham. I would probably just eat there way too much.
What I ordered: Cheeseburger (Animal Style) with Fries
Where I ordered it: In-N-Out Burger
What’s in it: A regular cheeseburger at In-N-Out includes a beef patty, cheese, raw onion, tomato, lettuce, and a Thousand Island-type spread. An animal style cheeseburger includes a beef patty (grilled in mustard), cheese, grilled onions, extra spread, tomato, lettuce, and pickles.
What it tastes like: Incredible. My childhood. Being home.
This photo makes me just want another one! Maybe I’ll make another stop before I fly away.
August 15, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Today, what I really want for lunch is City Cafe in Downtown Northport. Unfortunately, that is about an hour away from where I live/work. So I guess that won’t be happening.
(Image credit: Dusty Compton, The Tuscaloosa News)
A meat-and-three joint (that’s one meat + three “veggie” sides) was a novelty to me when I moved to Tuscaloosa six years ago, but now I can’t imagine my life without a charming hole-in-the-wall that serves up classic Southern comfort food the way City Cafe does. Only open on weekdays from the early morning to 3 pm, it always has a line of hungry customers that winds throughout the restaurant and out the door.
Every once in awhile, I meet someone in Tuscaloosa who has lived there for quite a few years, but has never ever been to City Cafe. “Well, shame on you,” I say to those people.
Here’s a roundup of recipes inspired by what I would order were I sitting in a booth at City Cafe right now. The reality is that I would probably order macaroni and cheese in place of one of the following (probably the fried okra), but if you’ve been keeping up, you know I’ve covered that topic recently, so I’ll take a break from that, ha. Enjoy!
Fried Chicken – Paula Deen
Mashed Potatoes – Southern Living
Collard Greens – Simply Recipes
Fried Okra – All You
(OK– since I’m not actually eating at City Cafe, I am going to pretend that I would order two deep-fried items. Besides, fried okra is a Southern staple, and I have to mention it. I would also ask for some ranch on the side. I like to dip my fried okra in ranch. I think some Southerners might find that to be blasphemous.)
Sweet Tea – Saveur
Oh, my tummy is rumbling. Life isn’t fair. Why can’t I eat there today???