Country Cleaver http://www.countrycleaver.com Cookin' My Way Back to the Country Fri, 27 May 2016 12:52:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.8 Prosciutto Pesto Hot Dog http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/prosciutto-pesto-hot-dog.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/prosciutto-pesto-hot-dog.html#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 12:52:50 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18588 Get a little Italian in your life with this twist – a prosciutto pesto hot dog with blistered fresh mozzarella, fresh pesto and crispy fried prosciutto! Dish Count :: 1 Grill, 1 Oven Proof Frying Pan Now don’t get me wrong, picking your favorite hot dog and toppings is a lot like picking your favorite […]

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Get a little Italian in your life with this twist – a prosciutto pesto hot dog with blistered fresh mozzarella, fresh pesto and crispy fried prosciutto!

Dish Count :: 1 Grill, 1 Oven Proof Frying Pan

Prosciutto Pesto Hot Dog - with blistered fresh mozzarealla, and crispy fried prosciutto!!

Now don’t get me wrong, picking your favorite hot dog and toppings is a lot like picking your favorite kid. Well, I guess I wouldn’t totally know that, I do just have a dog. So, like picking your favorite binge worthy TV show? Favorite teased haired and acid washed jeans 80’s pop song?

Okay, this comparison fell off the wagon. But every year a favorite hot dog rises to the top of the pack and we saved the best for last with this prosciutto pesto hot dog. Actually, as it turns out, after I got done photographing this one – I didn’t even get one, because the wolves (Ben, my best friend and her husband) descended and devoured them all. So I picked up the crumbs left behind on the baking sheet and yeah – it was good. Actually having a hot dog I can only imagine would be that much better.

They all agreed – this was the winner of the week.¬

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Jalapeno Popper Hot Dog http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/jalapeno-popper-hot-dog.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/jalapeno-popper-hot-dog.html#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 12:41:15 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18583 Top your favorite hot dog with your favorite bar snack! It’s the best of both worlds! ¬†Loaded with jalapeno and cream cheese, all topped with crunchy jalapeno chips, too. Dish Count :: 1 Grill, 1 Oven/Fryer When I was a kid, I was terrified of all things spicy, and jalapeno poppers were last on my […]

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Top your favorite hot dog with your favorite bar snack! It’s the best of both worlds! ¬†Loaded with jalapeno and cream cheese, all topped with crunchy jalapeno chips, too.

Dish Count :: 1 Grill, 1 Oven/Fryer

Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs - Spicy and Creamy and Crunchy with Jalapeno Kettle Chips on top! Happy holiday grilling!

When I was a kid, I was terrified of all things spicy, and jalapeno poppers were last on my list of must have foods. The accidental popping of a quarter habanero my 8th grade year didn’t endear me to spicy foods either, and basically put me off of lemonade after I tried to stiffle the heat with a bottle of the fake stuff. I sauntered back into the world of spicy foods again around college, realizing that jalapeno poppers and beer was like, the most magical of combinations. And then a fairytale was born.

It seemed only fitting that one of my favorites – hot dogs – should be combined with another favorite – jalapeno poppers. They met, laid eyes on each other, and it was happily ever after.¬

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Cuban Hot Dog http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/cuban-hot-dog.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/cuban-hot-dog.html#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 12:53:38 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18578 Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a Cuban American favorite – the Cuban Hot Dog! With all beef hot dogs, and traditional filling, this will make you samba! Dish Count :: 1 panini press (or 2 heavy skillets), 1 cutting board, 1 knife Hot Dog Week is here friends, and we have another THREE […]

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Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a Cuban American favorite – the Cuban Hot Dog! With all beef hot dogs, and traditional filling, this will make you samba!

Dish Count :: 1 panini press (or 2 heavy skillets), 1 cutting board, 1 knife

Cuban Hot Dog with all beef hot dogs, crispy bread, mustard, pickles and black forest ham - this is a new grilling tradition!

Hot Dog Week is here friends, and we have another THREE recipes this year to get you ready for Memorial Day Weekend! Is it the end of May already? We’re trying to celebrate what we can together this year – because this weekend is a twofer for us. It’s Ben’s birthday along with it being Memorial Weekend. But since he is working this weekend – Boo – we are going to make the most of it on the days he does have off. I’m 110% behind the idea of grilling and cracking a beer, hanging out on the deck and tending my apartment garden.

We might be able to fit a mini-roadtrip in there somewhere, too. And I can’t forget, that I need to bake his birthday cake… like I did last year. Whoops.¬

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12 Fun Twists on Hot Dogs http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/12-fun-twists-on-hot-dogs.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/12-fun-twists-on-hot-dogs.html#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 12:51:14 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18571 Next week is the FOURTH annual Hot Dog Week. You guys, four years later and Hot Dog week is still going strong. I time it every year for right around Memorial Day Weekend just so you are prepared to start summer off on the right food. We have Twelve of the past favorites, for these […]

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Next week is the FOURTH annual Hot Dog Week. You guys, four years later and Hot Dog week is still going strong. I time it every year for right around Memorial Day Weekend just so you are prepared to start summer off on the right food. We have Twelve of the past favorites, for these 12 fun twists on hot dogs. I hope you get inspired and have some fun this summer!

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Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/easy-raspberry-cream-cheese-turnovers.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/easy-raspberry-cream-cheese-turnovers.html#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 13:08:05 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18563 30 minutes is all you need for these¬†easy raspberry cream cheese turnovers. Perfect for breakfast, or dessert with some ice cream on top! Dish Count :: 1 Baking Sheet, 1 Rolling Pin, 1 Mixer Well, I’m pretty convinced Ben isn’t going to let Beka and I out into the wild together again. Not after this […]

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30 minutes is all you need for these easy raspberry cream cheese turnovers. Perfect for breakfast, or dessert with some ice cream on top!

Dish Count :: 1 Baking Sheet, 1 Rolling Pin, 1 Mixer

Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers - Done in 30 minutes!

Well, I’m pretty convinced Ben isn’t going to let Beka and I out into the wild together again. Not after this weekend’s shenanigans. It all started innocently enough, a breakfast date with our friend who we hadn’t seen in a few months. We needed a cinnamon roll the size of a dinner plate, and a baby fix. So we ate, way too much, cooed over babies, and they talked pregnancy related things – while I sat there with my coffee, and envisioned the future my life will take someday, where I become obsolete in comparison to whatever tiny human I am toting around.

But it was after breakfast that things went down.¬

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Caramelized Onion and Hummus Potato Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/caramelized-onion-and-hummus-potato-salad-with-soft-boiled-eggs.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/caramelized-onion-and-hummus-potato-salad-with-soft-boiled-eggs.html#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 12:33:17 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18556 Your traditional potato salad gets gussied up in this dish! This caramelized onion and hummus potato salad with soft boiled eggs will be a hit at your next family get together or picnic! Dish Count :: 1 Pot, 1 Steamer Basket, 1 Saute Pan, 1 Mixing Bowl We Czechs are pretty much a “potato at […]

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Your traditional potato salad gets gussied up in this dish! This caramelized onion and hummus potato salad with soft boiled eggs will be a hit at your next family get together or picnic!

Dish Count :: 1 Pot, 1 Steamer Basket, 1 Saute Pan, 1 Mixing Bowl

Caramelized Onion and Hummus Potato Salad with 7 Minute Soft Boiled Egg

We Czechs are pretty much a “potato at every meal” crowd. And it goes with every part of the meal as well from appetizers, to sides, to mains – and I’m sure if there was a way to do a dessert from a potato we would have thought of that, too. We are just that crafty.

I’m also convinced, myself, that I can make hummus a part of just about every meal in my day, too. My snack every day is hummus and carrots, and I only eat the carrots because the general populous would probably look at my strange for eating it straight out of the container. Veggies are just another vehicle for more hummus.

And now, so is potato salad

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Tuna and Orzo Pasta Salad http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/tuna-and-orzo-pasta-salad.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/05/tuna-and-orzo-pasta-salad.html#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 12:54:12 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18551 Pack this protein filled tuna and orzo pasta salad for your lunch or summer picnic! It’s easy to transport, and makes a TON! Dish Count :: 1 Mixing Bowl, 1 Pot, 1 Cutting Board I’m finally getting around to sharing this recipe with you. It’s a special recipe, by an even more special person who […]

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Pack this protein filled tuna and orzo pasta salad for your lunch or summer picnic! It’s easy to transport, and makes a TON!

Dish Count :: 1 Mixing Bowl, 1 Pot, 1 Cutting Board

Tuna and Orzo Pasta Salad - One bowl is all you need for this beauty!! And it's HEALTHY!

I’m finally getting around to sharing this recipe with you. It’s a special recipe, by an even more special person who has been an inspiration to me, and so many others. And how lucky am I that I get to share it with you!

I am the first to admit that I ate this pasta salad for five days straight – it made way more than it said it would in the recipe (PRAISE!). Because even if it didn’t make way more than the 6 servings, I would have happily made it again just to get more! It’s that good. And, even better, it’s easy!¬

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