Month: June 2013

Wisconsin Bratwurst Pizza

Wisconsin Bratwurst Pizza

Wisconsin is known for a lot of great things. If you are not familiar with the state of Wisconsin, well, let me just say that it is beautiful. Great state parks, the great lakes, awesome summer festivals, the “Fonz“, Laverne and Shirley, cheese, beer, and…

Cuban Frita

Cuban Frita

After reviewing some of the photos that many of you pin from my website, I noticed that the Cuban burger gets tagged quiet a bit, and there is no wonder why. After all, it is everything you want in a great Cuban sandwich but done in a…

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It’s ice cream making season in my house, well, at least for me that is. I noticed the ice cream freezer bowl the other day and instantly began thinking of new recipes that I thought my kids would love. I’ve made about a dozen different ice cream creations over the past couple of years, and it has always been a pleasure watching my kids partake in their evening desert ritual. God forbid if there is not some sort of desert near the end of the night. In all honesty it might ruin one of my kids days if there is not a desert, or some sort of sweet treat. No lie. It kills me.

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

So as I began thinking about this new recipe, I thought how much I love the peanut butter that is found in some ice creams. I decided that I would go that route and mix in some peanut butter, oh yeah, and lots of chocolate chips.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole milk, cold
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of heavy cream, cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • ice cream maker

Begin by freezing your ice cream bowl, as it is very important that it is completely frozen. Otherwise follow your directions that belong to your ice cream maker. If you do not have an ice cream maker, get one, seriously, get one.

Once the ice cream bowl is frozen, begin adding the milk and sugar to a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix with a whisk until all of the sugar dissolves. Add in the vanilla extract, and the heavy cream. Assemble your ice cream maker, and turn it on, adding in your mixture.

Let the mixer spin for at least 30 minutes.  You will begin to see the ice cream coming together.

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Next, add the peanut butter and chocolate chips to a bowl. Place in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just to lightly soften and melt the chips. Use a spoon and begin drizzling the mixture into the ice cream, using about half of the mixture.

Remove the ice cream spinner, and take the bowl out.

Fold in the remaining chocolate and peanut butter. Take a bite, then back away quickly as you will be tempted to eat the whole bowl!

Next, spoon the mixture into a seal tight container and place in the freezer until you are ready to serve. I bought some pint size ice cream containers in the past, just to add a bit more excitement when the kids open the freezer looking for a treat.

The flavor is great. You get the classic vanilla flavor, and hardened chunks of chocolate and peanut butter, just perfect for chewing on, or sucking on, much like sucking on a spoon of peanut butter, and what kid does not like that!

 

 

Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbread

Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbread

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Gyro Pizza

Gyro Pizza

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

I love my wife, like big time. Recently I have been investigating her eating habits during the week. She’s extremely disciplined when it comes to lunch and snacks during the work week. Me on the other hand, well, I typically rock out an egg with a Thai chili, then I make a mixed berry smoothie for breakfast. My lunch is a gamble where I typically bring in a small bowl of leftovers, or get easily persuaded to head out to lunch with my colleagues. Dinner, well, it’s whatever I can play rock and roll cook before everyone gets out of control hungry. But my wife, man, she is pretty good. She will pack a few almonds, some carrots, an avocado, a small salad, and some fruit. That’s great stuff, so with that said, I wanted to make her something I knew, or at least I thought should would like, for a nice afternoon snack. One that would fill her up and keep her moving with some good energy throughout the day. This is where the avocado deviled egg comes into action.

Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe

Let’s get started.

  • 2 whole eggs
  • cold water, enough to cover the eggs by at least 1 inch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • pico de gallo, optional

Begin by adding the eggs to a large pot of cool water. Bring to boil. Once boiling, cover and removed from the heat. Keep covered for 13 minutes. During this time, fill a large bowl with water and add about a cup of ice.

Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into the ice water to quickly cool.

Take an egg out, and gently tap the egg on the counter, just lightly cracking the shell. Carefully remove the shell from the egg. It should peel right off. Repeat with the other egg.

Next, with a long and sharp knife, slice the egg in half, lengthwise. To another bowl, add in the diced avocado, and season with salt. Add the cooked egg yolks from each of the eggs, and place the cooked egg whites onto a plate.

How to make avocado deviled eggs

Mash the avocado and egg yolks until you have a smooth mixture.

Spoon the avocado mixture into each egg. Shower the eggs with the pico de gallo, and serve.

I knew right away she would fall in love with these. She loves a good hard boiled egg in the morning, and heck, the avocado puree, are you kidding me? The pico de gallo added a nice texture to the smoothness of the egg and avocado, and well, let’s just say she loved them. If you are looking for something different to serve for deviled eggs, these avocado deviled eggs were awesome. Give this one a try! Hope you enjoy.

Avocado Deviled Eggs
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Serves: 2
 
A simple deviled egg recipe that is perfect for lunch or snack.
Ingredients
  • 2 whole eggs
  • cold water, enough to cover the eggs by at least 1 inch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • pico de gallo, optional
Instructions
  1. Begin by adding the eggs to a large pot of cool water. Bring to boil. Once boiling, cover and removed from the heat. Keep covered for 13 minutes. During this time, fill a large bowl with water and add about a cup of ice.
  2. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into the ice water to quickly cool.
  3. Take an egg out, and gently tap the egg on the counter, just lightly cracking the shell. Carefully remove the shell from the egg. It should peel right off. Repeat with the other egg.
  4. Next, with a long and sharp knife, slice the egg in half, lengthwise. To another bowl, add in the diced avocado, and season with salt. Add the cooked egg yolks from each of the eggs, and place the cooked egg whites onto a plate.
  5. Mash the avocado and egg yolks until you have a smooth mixture.
  6. Spoon the avocado mixture into each egg. Shower the eggs with the pico de gallo, and serve.