Posts for July 24th 2007
More tex-mex than authentic Mexican food, nachos are one of my all time favorite foods. What could be better than crunchy chips, melted cheese, and creamy toppings? Seriously just thinking about nachos gets me all excited! There are endless varieties and ways to make them, but whatever way you do it, every home cook must master nachos. If you are short on time and skill, pop open a few cans (refried beans, salsa, jalapenos, etc.), pour the contents over a bag of chips, zap it in the microwave and within minutes you have a heavenly, gooey treat. If you have tons of time and lots of culinary experience, fry up some tortilla chips, mix up some guac, salsa, and an oozing cheese sauce in order to create a gourmet version of this stadium standby. Check out both recipes to decide which one suits your needs, just read more
Last week we talked about the wild Japanese pizza with hot dogs, hamburgers, and everything else on top. Well the whole thing actually reminded me of a Saturday Night Live skit called Taco Town in which a taco is wrapped in a gordita shell, then a corn husk, then a crepe and a pizza and so on... I thought the skit would be a nice diversion for the afternoon, so if you've got 3 minutes to spare, be sure to check it out. - VideoVat
Grilled quesadillas are wonderful for an impromptu dinner party. I like to invite friends over on a weeknight, set out a whole bunch of toppings, and let guests assemble their own quesadillas. Next, I throw the personalized quesadillas on the grill and heat them up, slice into wedges and enjoy! To avoid having to rip the tops off of the quesadillas to see whose quesadillas is whose, have your friends carve their first initial into a tortilla (like the D in the above pic). When stacking the tortillas, be sure to inform guests to place the initial side down as the base tortilla. When you flip the quesadillas on the grill the initial will be on top. To take a look at my super fast, wonderfully delicious quesadilla recipe, read more
The KitchenAid Mixer contest began and ended and as much as I would have loved to present each one of you with a prize, there can only be one winner. We were overwhelmed with entries, and set the geeks off to magically compute a random winner. So who was it? Well folks, give a big round of applause to jerseyjen. She'll now be able to easily whip up meringues, cakes, breads and more. I hope she sends us pics of her creations too!
Thanks to everyone who entered and don't give up hope, it could be you next time!
If you're traveling to New York (or happen to live there already) then make sure you head to one of over 200 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. Through July 27th, participating restaurants will offer 3-course prix fixe meals at a discount - $24.07 for lunch and $35 for dinner. If you've ever wondered what a full meal at Nobu, or many other delicious restaurants, is like, you can book a table online or call the restaurants directly.
This week we found our favorite chefs of Hell's Kitchen narrowed down to the last five: Bonnie, Jen, Julia, Rock, and Josh. Before things get boiling, Ramsay tells the cheftestants they will no longer be working in separate teams, boys vs. girls. Instead, the five will cook, clean, and cooperate as one big happy family. Bickering and bitching abounds, Ramsay loses it (surprise, surprise), and Bonnie has her best night ever. For all this and more - including what happens when the chefs feed some of L.A's most prominent trendsetters - read more