Monday, July 25, 2011

Meditations on Deep Fry - Steak and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

I swear that I'm not as fat as this blog makes you think I am. Well, onto the deep frying.

This recipe was the result of a conflict between my stomach and my wallet. Old bargain steak that seemed like it wouldn't be appetizing coming off of a grill, canned flavorless green peppers, and a bag of shredded "Mexican" cheese came together in this recipe to prove that nearly anything can be battered, fried and made delicious.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fresh Berry Pie

Fresh berries are one of the best parts of summer.  During their peak season I wind up eating them practically every day, throwing a handful into my cereal, making smoothies, or simply eating them plain.  Last weekend I came home from the supermarket with a ton of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and decided to put them to very good use in a mixed berry pie!  Berry pies are great treats for this time of year.  Not only do they showcase the flavor of the berries when they are at their best, but they are remarkably simple to prepare, requiring only a few common ingredients.

For my pie I chose to mix blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in equal amounts, but you can easily change the recipe to suit your taste.  Just keep the volume of the berries the same, and you can mix and match them as you please!