I have made many a Mac n Cheese (Gruyere Broccoli, Almost Fire Version, Jalapeno Bacon) and it is probably the cornerstone of my culinary career. For Easter, it was requested that I make mac n cheese and I wanted to use the basic foundation and switch it up a bit so I added jalapeno which is an old and common friend, and introduced a new ingredient in pancetta.
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Garlic Parmesan Wings are one of our most popular posts. Go figure. I tried to take that concept and apply it to the idea of a Buffalo Chicken Dip with roasted garlic and jalapenos, and a wing sauce base. Debuting at the Superbow – uh I mean big game this easy and deeply tasteful dip was a great success.
I had a pork loin and some rosemary which is a combo that I fancy and also wanted to grill it while the weather was still so mild. We also had some French breakfast radishes which I had never seen before to my knowing. I kept the pork on the upper shelf of the grill and it seared and charred well while not cooking to quickly and drying out. The radishes were sauteed and cheesed. Sticking with the fall theme, I cooked down an apple cider sauce that was used like a dipping au jus.
I had a hankering for Chinese street style chicken on a stick and decided to expand and make my own glaze. I have used Soy Vay brand teriyaki sauce before but wanted to make my own and make it spicier and alcoholier. These are boneless skinless chicken thighs with my improvised recipe of a bourbon teriyaki glaze.
If you know me or have been following, mac n cheese is one of my favorite dishes, one of the first things that I mastered, and comes up fairly often (Gruyere and Broccoli version, Fire version). I have experimented with some different combinations and this was another, bacon and fresh jalapenos. I also used Dreamfields low carb pasta (coupon and info here). Check another addition to the growing mac n cheese library!
Many different elements came together both in and on the burgers. There was garlic sauteed spinach, fresh feta, and jalapenos in the burgers and a roasted red pepper mayo spread on the fresh baked buns. We did not make the buns, but got them in the Strip District where we get most of our cooking supplies. These were made the same night as Roasted Red Pepper Bisque and I kept a bit of the peppers aside for the mayo spread.