Firecracker Chicken Wings
4/23/2013 1:22:00 PM
I’ve had them in restaraurants, at friends houses and even in the grocery store. I’ve had them out of plastic bags, at ball parks, in bars and out of tin foil…but these were the BEST I’ve ever had.
Guy Fieri’s Firecracker Chicken Wings are the BEST chicken wings I’ve ever had. Hands down. The best. If this is the last chicken wing recipe you make…make this one.
BUT the experience started off with a whole bunch of drama. You see, I have this propane bbq (HOA rules do not allow for charcoal – you have to have propane or electric) and it scares me. Everyone reassures me it won’t blow up…but it freaks me out.
This was the first time this season I have used the grill. I uncovered it from it’s slumber under the $10.00 black cover it lives under for the winter (no, I am not yet ...
Confetti Mashed Potato Flautas with Hot Tomatillo Sauce
4/14/2013 2:42:00 PM
Funny how I’ve been on the quest to cook all the recipes from Guy Fieri’s cookbook for almost two years and I finally got around to cooking the first recipe in the book !
It was “Confetti Mashed Potato Flautas with Hot Tomatillo Sauce!”
First, lemme talk about the tomatillos sauce. This is fun to make cuz you can cut up the tomatillos and they way they pop and squirt their insides all over is kinda fun. If you’ve never bought tomatillos before and you are wondering if they are hard to find etc…they aren’t. I actually got a big ol’ can at Foodmaxx in Santa Rosa. I was REALLY hungry when I made this recipe and the tomatillo sauce turned out SO GOOD, I could have made this on it’s own and then eaten it with a spoon.
Actually, this was one recipe that I grazed so much on ...
Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp
2/28/2013 12:49:00 PM
I don’t believe it! I just wrote this whole blog and then the computer froze and then I LOST all of it! So…now I am just gonna write bullet points…cuz it’s not quite the adventure the calamari was. It was Louisiana Grilled Shrimp and it turned out good. So here’s the gist of the situation:
1) I made this dish cuz my dad loves shrimp. He was visiting, so I made it for him.
2) This dish calls for lots of butter. I normally never sacrifice the integrity of a recipe or change the ingredients, but in this case I did because my dad had a quintuple bypass in December 2011. So, I used “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter” – I think this caused the dish to turn out runnier than intended – but it was still pretty good.
3) You want to use Jumbo Shrimp for this – ...
Rhode Island Calamari
2/21/2013 12:12:00 PM
Really. I have no problem with calamari. My parents raised me to be an adventurous eater – so I have been for my whole life.
My father gave me spicy egg rolls at 6 months old…this was hardly fare for babies.
Our friend Richard gave me a bowl of fish lips when I was 6 years old. I don’t remember much about the taste…just the way they looked. They must have been awfully expensive cuz the place to get that many lips off of that many fish.
I’ve had a fish eyeball, jellyfish and I’ll eat sushi for days. So squid is no big deal.
I’ve had Guy Fieri’s “Rhode Island Calamari” at his restaurants. It’s excellent…some of the best you’ll ever have. It’s crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and the pepperoncinis (sp?) MAKE the dish. So I figured it would be no thing at all to ...
Queen Korina's Salad and Tom Kai Guy Soup!
2/5/2013 6:15:00 PM
Queen Korina’s Salad
So, I decided to kill two flank steaks with two recipes…wait that analogy doesn’t work. I wanted to kill one flank steak with two stones…no that doesn’t work either.
What I am trying to say is that I bought one big flank steak and I cut it in half to make two recipes. You might remember my last blog post was the Guy’s Thai Beef Salad – and that was GOOD!
So, what did I use the OTHER half of the flank steak for? I used it for Queen Korina’s Salad. This was the one where I had to simmer the beef in broth for an hour and a half so that I could shred it with forks. I LOVED this because I loved my whole house filling up with the smell of the beef and the broth. Reminded me of childhood where my mother would have ...