April 25, 2016

Cheesy spaghetti squash

Say what? I'm making and posting a winter squash recipe in April?! Well, yes, yes I am.... We still have a few lingering in basement storage that we are finishing up before it becomes summer squash season. So while it may be a little out-of-season right now, just save this spaghetti squash recipe for this coming fall/winter. It's one you will definitely want to give a try! It's cheesy, with hints of onion and garlic flavor. It's like a mac n' cheese, but with spaghetti squash instead of noodles.

We ate this as a side dish to a grilled ham steak with a honey-mustard sauce. Speaking of grilling, I am super excited that the warmer weather is coming and also that when we moved into our new house that the previous owners left us their grill! We've already been using it and loving it. I made this recipe with a smaller spaghetti squash and it would make a side dish for about 3-4 people. 

April 18, 2016

Buffalo chicken burgers {Secret Recipe Club}

It's time for April's Secret Recipe Club Reveal. This month I was assigned to make a recipe from The Avid Appetite. This blog is written by Rachel from New Jersey. Her blog started out as mostly a food and recipe blog but now has expanded to include all aspects of her life. There were a lot of recipes that caught my eye like her Gingerbread Coffee Syrup and Pineapple Chicken with Couscous. But, being a Buffalo girl, I decided that I wanted to give her Buffalo Chicken Burgers a try. At first I wasn't sure I'd be able to make them because I couldn't find any blue cheese made with pasteurized milk (raw cheese is currently on my can't eat list). But I finally found some at Aldi! What I especially liked about her burgers was that she used the correct hot sauce (gotta be Frank's) and blue cheese (I love ranch as much as the next person, but it doesn't belong on anything called "Buffalo") - so I knew these burgers would be winners! I was right. They were delicious and full of that Buffalo chicken wing flavor. 

I slightly modified April's recipe and my version is below. This recipe will make four burgers. I served them with celery sticks and oven fries.