Wednesday, September 8, 2010

yes, I know what this looks like.

I promise you, fried bananas are a delicacy you MUST try next time you visit an Asian restaurant.  Once again harkoning back to the great state of Oregon, where I consumed myself into a state resembling a coma, this lovely treat looks sort of like a fried dick. On the other hand, it's absolutely delicious (the banana, that is).

What? I'm not gay.

2-6 Bananas
Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake & Waffle mix
frying oil
sprinkle of ground cinnamon
sprinkle of sugar
This is simple as making pancakes.First, slice up the bananas into quarter pieces. Combine pancake mix with water or milk, whichever you prefer.
Dip bananas in batter and fry in oil until golden brown.
Lastly, while still hot, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over cooked bananas.
Submitted by: Tiffany L. Brown

Also, particularly good with coconut ice cream, if you can find it.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm back!

I took a short hiatus last week, as I spent most of the week in Portland, Oregon, enjoying the city. Now, I'm back, and I've come to share my delicious discoveries with you.

The first of these is the world-famous Voodoo doughnuts... linked here. This den of sugar and salt has everything a healthy, growing boy needs to be come obese while enjoying every minute of it. Among their fantastical creations are such oddities as the Voodoo doll, the Bacon Maple bar, and the Dirty Old Bastard... which is a lot better than it sounds, trust me.

Bacon maple bars

Look at that bacony goodness. I had three of these while I was visiting, and regretted not a single bite of it. There's only so much deliciousness in the world, and about 40% of it is allocated towards these little beauties. The salty-sweet flavor might take some getting used to, but for a practicing gourmand such as myself, it was heavenly.

Most fun you can have with your pants on.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I has a snack

Here's a delightful response to vegetarian cooking.

It's a little wider than I'm comfortable with. Live with it, I guess.

Monday, August 30, 2010

in her defense, I probably would have too.

so, a women stole bacon from her workplace, hmm? Well, I can't say I wouldn't have done the same, if I worked in a restaurant. I wouldn't have stolen just 11 dollars worth of it, though. It would be the bacon heist of the century.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yes, you would

Don't even try to deny it. This is the essence of delicious, the true face of god himself.

Actually, it's just modeling clay on top of a normal plate and saucer, but imagine if it were real!

fried ice cream

If you love fried stuff or sweet stuff, you'll love this idea. It originated in mexico, and it's moved all across the world since then.

It is best to prepare these the day before in the freezer or multiply the recipe and keep plenty on hand for anytime you need a gourmet dessert fast!

First, combine 1 cup of finely crushed cornflakes with 1/2 cupof sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Scoop an average sized ball of vanilla ice cream from a container, a quart of ice cream will be plenty for 6 servings. Roll the scoop of ice cream in the coating mixture and firmly press the ingredients into the ball. Wrap the coated ice cream in wax paper and return it to the freezer. Repeat this until you have the desired number of scoops and let them harden for 4 to 5 hours.

When you're ready to serve, heat oil in a deep pan or fryer to 450° and fry the ice cream ball for about half a minute. Place the scoop in a bowl, drizzle a teaspoon of honey over the top, add whipped cream, a cherry, and enjoy!

If you're looking for quick and easy authentic Mexican dessert recipes, give fried ice cream a try! You can give it your own touch by using different flavors of ice cream, substituting crushed cookies for cornflakes, or by using chocolate, caramel, or even strawberries rather than honey.


This is a bacon-doughnut burger. Yes, really.

Check out this awesome, awesome link. And then take something for heartburn.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bacon Turtles!

These both terrify and intrigue me.

how to cook a real comfort food

Are you bored with the same old plain grilled cheese? Grilled cheeses are a great snack for adults or children! To make the perfect grilled cheese all you need are a few key ingredients and a little patience!

1. First, take out the amount of bread necessary for the sandwiches you are making. This is best done with a soft white bread, I prefer Nature's Own Whitewheat. If a wheat bread is more to your liking that work just as well.

2. Now, spread a generous amount of butter on the outsides of your bread. I try and use a relatively healthy butter alternative made from yogurt but again this depends on your taste buds. Any type of butter will taste just fine! Spread enough so that it covers every piece of the outer slice bread.

3. Go ahead and turn on your stove and find a smaller non-stick skillet that will fit your grilled cheese. It is best to only do one sandwich at a time so that you can see how each is progressing to prevent burning. If your skillet is not non-stick, you may want to spray a thin coat of Organic Pam across the skillet.

4. Now you are ready for my favorite ingredient: Garlic Salt! Sprinkle a little garlic salt over the bread where the butter is located.

5. Now it's time to cook! Make sure that your stove has had a couple of minutes to heat up but when you are ready place one piece of bread (butter face down) on the skillet.

6. Now place 1-2 pieces of cheese depending on your taste on top of the bread. I prefer American cheese but it is also really delicious to use two pieces of different flavored sliced cheese. Get creative as long as you know what you like!

7. Now place the last piece of bread on top of the cheese (butter side up this time).

8. With your stove on med-low, allow the grilled cheese to cook. Do not move the grilled cheese unless you fear it could be burning! You will be able to tell the grilled cheese is ready to be flipped because the side facing up will begin to change colors.

9. Now flip and repeat on the opposite side.

10. The key to this is only flipping the grilled cheese once!

11. Cut in half and EAT! Yum!