Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Fare & A Giveaway

Last night I made this scrumptious pizza - pizza dough, drizzled with olive oil, topped w/sliced fresh tomatoes (from our garden), scattered w/fresh chopped basil, seasoned w/salt & pepper, topped w/Italian blend shredded cheese, and finished w/leftover chopped grilled chicken. Yum. It was fresh and delicious. So there you have an idea for a sauceless pizza...had I grilled it, I have not doubt it would have been in my top favorite pizzas of all time. Anyway...

Homemade pork burgers are a delicous alternative to the classic hamburger. I created these one night with some ground pork from the farmer's market. We all enjoyed the sweetness added through the red pepper and the twist on a grilled burgers.


PORK BURGER
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1 lb. ground pork
1/2 red onion (or any onion will do), finely chopped
1/4 red pepper, finely diced
1 clove garlic
2 tsp. smoked paprika
Salt & pepper to taste
1 egg
lettuce, tomato, mayo, ketchup, mustard (opt.)

Combine all ingredients. Grease & pre-heat grill or grill pan. Divide meat mixture into 6 patties. Grill until thoroughly cooked. Serve on a bun or lettuce with desired toppings. Enjoy.


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A GIVEAWAY!


It's about time for another giveaway! I'm not sure I want to actually give this book away - it's so fun and has such great, do-able ideas for entertaining. Without further ado, here it is:



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