Sloppy Joes

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Cafeteria Food”. As soon as I read this theme, I immediately thought of those really terrible sloppy joes from primary school which I am sure was just some sort of meat and ketchup. Well I decided to make it better and was very successful. Maybe it had a slight nostalgic effect but either way my SO and I devoured this.

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Spicy BBQ Sauce

This dish was one part of a dish I prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Bottled Sauces from Scratch” and my second theme was “Comfort Food”. This is the part of the theme of bottled sauces from scratch obviously. Continue reading “Spicy BBQ Sauce”

Double-Double Animal Style

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “signature dishes”. While I do have a few go to signature dishes, I wanted to make something that I have not made before. Plus, Inn-N-Out is pretty much the only thing I miss about California. That being said, this is amazingly similar. This tasted a bit higher quality but the sauce was spot on.

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Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Rep Your Region”, and since I live in Portland, Salmon and Hazelnuts fit in quite well. I was fairly hesitant for this dish due to the use of mayo on the Salmon but damn I was surprised. The flavour was really good and the fish stayed nice and juicy. Went great with an Oregon white wine :). Also went well with some Garlic Parmesan Rice.

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Shrimp Wrap with Melon-Cucumber Relish

This dish is the first part of a dish created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “picnic food”. My significant other and I found out that we had different ideas of what was considered “picnic food”. My thought process was anything that could be easily carried outside, required minimal preparation, and easier to clean up. Her idea was something else that was wrong. That being said, this fit my idea perfectly because I was able to make it, wrap it up, put it in a bag or basket, and then walked to the cemetery across the street. Now about the wrap… I am going to start to say that anything with shrimp, I am willing to try, and I love wraps. Now that I have exposed my obvious bias, this actually was delicious. The curry Dijon made a very nice kick at the end.

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Roasted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Red Potatoes

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Easter”. I am just going to start by saying that I have never made rack of lamb before. I was incredibly surprised on how easy it was and how amazingly good it came out. Honestly, my mouth is water writing this.

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Rosemary Beef Stew

I looked outside and the weather screamed chili…. or stew. I am really glad I made this decision because while I was sitting at home pretending to work, this made my house smell amazing and tasted just as good. This could benefit with some heat, I used a little too much Ass Blood for my final few bites… 🙂

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