Category: Recipes

Recipe – Grinch Cookies (Chocolate Mint Toll House)

I present the Grinch!  My family always makes the classic Toll House chocolate chip cookies around the holidays.  I love them!  They’re delicious.  They’re great.

However, I was looking to turn up the creativity a few notches.  One of my favorite flavor combinations for sweets is chocolate and mint, so I figured I’d combine the two.

I didn’t want to call them Mint Chocolate Toll House Chocolate Chip & Andes Mints Cookies so I posted a challenge to Facebook to come up with a creative name that hopefully wasn’t too many syllables.  The winner went to Mr. Rob Walker who suggested simply calling them “Grinches”.  It’s fitting, one syllable, and adds to the holiday theme.  Slam dunk!


Recipe – Potako’s Chicken Paprikas

Chicken Paprikas

Chicken Paprikas

Summary:

What is this? Another sloppy chicken dish right after you posted a recipe for Red Pepper Balsamic Chicken? Yes, indeed! This is the Potako spin on the Hungarian classic: Chicken Paprikas (or paprikash to some, or puzzlingly “bop-ra-gosh” to my father)! This is a dish that seems to have no formal recipe other than it needs to have chicken and paprika. I’ve had this dish prepared in many different ways over the years. This is my personal favorite!

It’s pretty easy. It’s pretty cheap. It’s super delicious. Dig in!


Recipe – Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Summary:

This is a simple, fresh, and delicious way to prepare chicken breasts.  You slap these bad-larrys on top of some rice, couscous, lentils, or whatever else makes you happy, serve it with a simple salad, and you’ve got yourself a meal!


Recipe – Ground Chicken Tacos

Ground Chicken Taco

Ground Chicken Taco

Summary:

I devised and revised this recipe in order to come up with a taco that sits somewhere in between the Americanized ground beef, cheese, and lettuce version, and the Mexican street-taco of meat, raw onion, and cilantro.  I think this is a success!  Read on!


Recipe – Roasted Garlic Soup

Roasted Garlic Soup

Roasted Garlic Soup

Summary:

Do you like garlic?  I put garlic in everything.  I’ll saute garlic and put it into Chef Boyardee.  I’ll fry it up and stick it in mac & cheese.  I shove it in burgers, pot roasts, chicken breasts, etc.  Seriously!  Anyway…

Even if you don’t share my admittedly ridiculous obsession with garlic, this is a damn good soup!  Depending on how you prepare it, you can make it a garlic uppercut, or a smooth roasted flavor.  Oh, and hopefully you don’t mind a little butter and heavy cream.