January 31, 2013 § 2 Comments
When I lived in Chile, I lived in french fry heaven.
Consider the chorillana: Home-fried papas fritas topped with steak, scrambled eggs, and fried onions. So wrong, so right.
We were up in Huntsville visiting James’ parents not too long ago, and they nearly made me tear up when they said they’d be frying their own french fries that night.
It’s just one of those things. I know I love french fries, but when I pop a fry into my mouth that is hot and crispy on the outside, and fresh, tender and rich on the inside, I can hardly articulate how my fry affection is taken to an almost forgotten level.
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.
November 21, 2011 § 3 Comments
For lunch today, I want just one thing: for Matt Armendariz (photographer, stylist, and recipe developer of Matt Bites) to make me these potato tacos.
Potato tacos remind me of when I was in high school. On Fridays at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, we didn’t get a full lunch hour because we finished at 1, but the lunch truck (yes, we had a roach coach) still made its way up the steep hill as it did every day, and camped out on campus offering potato tacos as its end-of-the-week special. Every week I dug through my backpack for change, scraping together $1.50, and ordered my deep-fried snack. I topped it with hot sauce, sour cream, cheese, and then bit into the screaming hot crunchy tortilla stuffed with potato. Grease dripped down my chin, and I was in heaven. It was the best part of Fridays.
I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering right now.
October 31, 2011 § 1 Comment
Unlike most mid-morning hunger posts, this one will be short and sweet. It’s Halloween, and at Celebrate magazine, that means we’re busy busy busy. So here’s a quick idea for a Halloween-inspired lunch or dinner tonight.
Morbid Miniature French Onion Soups — Martha Stewart
Martha always does Halloween well, and I love this recipe. Instead of the traditional Gruyere that tops French onion soup, this has Morbier cheese, which has a stripe of vegetable ash down the center, making it very Halloween-y.
Have a fun, spooky day!
October 24, 2011 § 2 Comments
A fall chill set in late last week. It feels wonderful to bundle up in a sweater, scarf, and boots. And now I’m truly ready to indulge in all things autumn. This morning I’m craving anything pumpkin. But no pumpkin pie for me right now, thank you. Right now I’m all about using that sweet fall squash in a savory dish. So here’s some inspiration:
Pumpkin Ravioli — The Way the Cookie Crumbles
(Here’s a tip: Don’t have the energy for homemade pasta? Try using wonton wrappers!)
Pumpkin Potato Taquitos — Just the Food (Seriously?! This sounds amazing.)
Thai-Spiced Pumpkin Soup — 101 Cookbooks
Chicken and Pumpkin Stir-Fry — Donna Hay
And to wrap it up…
Pumpkin Pie Martini — Daydreamer Desserts
So go have fun with some pumpkin!
August 29, 2011 § Leave a Comment
As I am running behind in just about every way today, I don’t have a full mid-morning hunger post for you. Instead, here’s what’s in my lunch today:
Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables — My Recipes
Yeah, that’s cool. You can be a little jealous.
I’ve got a good post in the works for next week, though. At least I hope so. Happy Monday!