Crispy Sriracha Chicken Wings

Do you find yourself drizzling Sriracha on anything from your eggs in the morning to your bowl of ice cream in evening? By the way, ew. If so, you are a true Sriracha addict and you’re going to have no choice but to love these crispy Sriracha chicken wings. Ever since I brought the first bottle of Sriracha home, it seemed to disappear faster than you can say, “Carolina Panthers are going to the Super Bowl baby!” Are you hearing that a lot these days too? And this got me thinking, not football, but fooooood…SUPER BOWL PARTY FOOOOOD. It’s just another one of those excuses we make for ourselves to get together, drink beer and gorge ourselves with the most … Read more…

Grilled Artichokes with Mint, Lemon and Garlic Compound Butter

If you’ve read my post on how to steam artichokes, then you’re definitely ready to throw them on the grill. The grilling part, after steaming them, seemed so simple. But I needed something to serve with them. It appears that most people pair artichokes with aioli or some type of mayo based dip. Meh, not very exciting to me. I figured since I’ve been obsessing over compound butters for grilled meat lately, maybe a good compound butter would be just as good just dripping over the sides of an wonderfully grilled artichoke…yes? Well, I tried it anyway! GRILLED ARTICHOKES WITH MINT, LEMON AND GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER INGREDIENTS 2 steamed artichokes quartered 6 tbsp. (¾ stick) softened unsalted butter 2 large cloves … Read more…

Roasted Beet Hummus

I love, love, LOVE hummus. Don’t you? So I’ve been eyeballing all the beet hummus recipes that are floating around everywhere lately. Now that I have some extra roasted beets lying around, it was time to give it a try. Some of the recipes I’ve seen just use beets. Others use a mix of beets and chickpeas. Other than that small ingredient change, it’s your basic hummus recipe. I decided to use both beets and beans to keep the texture similar to regular hummus. And yes, this would be my first try at creating my own recipe…living on nothing but fear and hope! I also know my limitations, so I knew I needed to start small and with a fairly … Read more…

Steamed Artichokes

I have never had the opportunity to prepare or eat whole artichokes. So now that I have some, I’m ready for this new experience. In researching how to cook and eat these otherworldly looking vegetables. I learned many things I did not know about them. Did you know that an artichoke is actually the closed bud of a flower? Or, that you don’t actually eat the whole artichoke, just the heart, and scrape off the white flesh of the petal with your teeth? I love learning about these things! So apparently you can either boil or steam artichokes. Some people like to grill them after steaming, which I plan to try later. Here I’m going to show you how to … Read more…

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