The Newest Dishes at the Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair LogoThe 2013 Wisconsin State Fair opens tomorrow and with it comes eleven days of animals, rides, carnival games and most importantly, tons and tons of amazing food.

Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to be one of the judges at the Sporkies — which is the Fair’s inaugural food competition — where myself and four other judges rated eight finalists — narrowed down from over 40 entries — and ultimately selected the “Most Creative,” “Best Tasting” and “Grand Champion” dishes … Continue Reading »

The Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco

The Bacon Weave Breakfast TacoEver since I made my Bacon Weave Taco I’ve been telling myself that I need to create a breakfast version of the same thing. I mean, clearly a taco shell made completely out of bacon just begs to be stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese and diced red and green peppers right!?

Luckily, I still had some bacon leftover from a recent shipment that Hormel sent me, so for the Bacon Weave Breakfast Taco I pulled a pound of their Black … Continue Reading »

Free Stuff Haiku Reviews: Part 2

It’s time for another round of Free Stuff Haiku Reviews! In case you missed the inaugural edition – which I posted last month – this is where I combine my love of Japanese poetry with some short reviews of free things that companies have sent me by writing a haiku about each product.

Really though it’s just my way of clearing my kitchen counter of all the stuff I’ve gotten in the mail while still allowing myself enough time to … Continue Reading »

The Bacon Maple Crong John

The Bacon Maple Crong JohnBy now I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Cronut — the half croissant, half doughnut created by Chef Dominique Ansel for his bakery in New York City.

Although its creator states that the Cronut is more complex than just fried croissant dough, without knowing his proprietary recipe the easiest way to make your own seems to be to use layered crescent roll dough.

While everyone else seems to be focused on re-creating the Cronut exactly as Dominique Ansel makes … Continue Reading »

Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs

Deep Fried Spaghetti and MeatballsI’ve had the idea for Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs ever since I made my Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Sliders over a year ago. Meatballs stuffed with cheese are great and all, but it’s pretty hard to beat deep fried meatballs that are stuffed with cheese AND spaghetti noodles!

To create my Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs I started off by cutting cubes of mozzarella cheese and then wrapping cooked spaghetti noodles around them. After that I packed some 90% lean … Continue Reading »

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