I think these Cider & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are going to be my new signature app. There’re scrumptious little bites that are going to be a hit as an hors-d’oeuvre at a cocktail party, a starter for a family feast (especially Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years) or snack on game day.
We’re finally getting some cool days and that means the tomatoes in our little garden will be slowing down. I snuck a few to make this very Easy Rustic Tomato & Caramelized Onion Galette.
Meatloaf is a huge fave of my folks (my fave octogenarians, I call them) and especially when fall rolls around. But it always seems like there are two issues with meatloaf. The first? Even though we have an absolute fave, this Cook’s Illustrated Meatloaf, there’s no doubt sometimes you need a change-up from the classic! This Mexican Meatloaf with Honey Chipotle Glaze is a def upgrade…still familiar, still meatloaf, but popping with fun flavor!
I’m sitting in what seems to be the red meat capital of the world, folks. Right smack dab in the Midwest. At my folk’s in a small town outside of Sioux Falls. (We even went to see bull riding last winter!) So it might be considered a bit of a stretch to serve my fave octogenarians a chicken burger. And Thai Chicken Burgers, no less!
There’s something that’s very gratifying about cooking for my folks – I teasingly call them my “victims” because they get the brunt of my new recipes and various concoctions. You’d think at their age (late 80s early 90s) they’d be a little jaded about food so I love it when their eyes light up and I get the little happy noises when they eat. That’s what happened when I served these Cheddar Bacon Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms.