Butternut Squash & Carrot Risotto

I was so excited when I found out that this week’s side dish in class was risotto. It’s hands down my favorite rice dish and it’s surprisingly easy to make! My chef instructor gave us a lot of rein to customize the dishes and I ran with it! I was shocked at how well itContinue reading “Butternut Squash & Carrot Risotto”

Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs

Is it really a cookout if there aren’t deviled eggs? They’re one of my favorite things to bring to potlucks and they don’t stick around long. I used the base for my Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs and just topped it with homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning instead of French fried onions. They were so tangy andContinue reading “Everything Bagel Deviled Eggs”

Baked Bean Burgers

Day 13 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I had to run errands on my lunch/dinner so I couldn’t get home to eat. Finally home and whipped up a few quick burgers. As a kid I used my burger to scoop up the beans, but now I just pile it right on top. Served with taterContinue reading “Baked Bean Burgers”

“Whoa, Nelly!” Burger

Smoked Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Bacon Burgers with homemade French fries and fry sauce. The burgers were stuffed with cheddar and topped with Swiss and the brioche bun was dipped in bacon drippings and broiled until crispy. Oh boy! (And that’s homemade Macaroni Salad in the background). Beef Patty: 2 lbs Angus Beef ½ mediumContinue reading ““Whoa, Nelly!” Burger”

Brown Sugar Bourbon Baked Beans

I know that baked beans don’t normally include black beans, but I like their texture and think they make an amazing addition to your typical Baked Beans! It’s a little time consuming, but you’ll save tons of money over the canned variety. It makes an excellent pot luck or cookout side dish. ½ lb driedContinue reading “Brown Sugar Bourbon Baked Beans”