Archives for September 2013

Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam: Ball Canning and Food in Jars Giveaway

A sticky tomato jam recipe, equal parts honey-sweetened and pepper-spiced for a bit of kick. The word bustling doesn’t accurately describe the state of the farmers markets this time of year. As soon as the blushing apples and ginger-kissed pumpkins start appearing on the tables of the individual stalls the energy level in the already […]

Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam

5 pounds cored tomatoes, finely chopped 2 cups honey 1/2 cup turbinado sugar 8 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Combine the tomatoes, honey, sugar, lime juice, red chili flakes, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and the cloves […]

How to Build a Better Burger

What makes a better burger? Here are Ole’s tips for grilling and building a better burger at home. Use quality meat with some modicum of fat. The premise is simple: the lower the percentage of fat, the drier the burger. Sure, lean hamburger is wonderful for taco meat and tomato-based meat sauce. However, doing away […]

Homemade Hamburger Buns

A recipe for soft, pillowy milk buns just waiting for you to turn them into your hamburger and cheeseburger dreams, topped with patties and all the fixings. It was my youngest daughter’s birthday. I’m sure she wanted sushi. For her, the sun rises in the morning with the sole purpose of acquiring raw fish and […]

Hamburger Buns

2 tablespoons warm (110º F) water 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one package) 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled to room temperature 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups whole milk (at room temperature) 1 egg (at room temperature) 2 1/4 cups bread flour 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading 1 teaspoon […]

Summer Squash Pesto Cheese Rolls: School Lunch Ideas with Sargento

Thin summer squash slices are rolled with pepita basil pesto, provolone, and deli meat for a colorful school lunch treat your kids will love. This post brought to you by Sargento Foods, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Last night I rolled into the kitchen around 11:45 p.m. There to greet me were counters sprinkled […]

Summer Squash Pesto Cheese Rolls

1 yellow summer squash, cut lengthwise into 1/4″ strips 5 slices ultra thin sliced provolone, cut into thirds 1/4 cup pepita pesto 5 slices thin-sliced ham or prosciutto Toothpicks or appetizer forks Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Turn the burner off and add the summer squash slices. Let […]