« May 2008 | Main | July 2008 »

June 2008

June 24, 2008

Cucumber Salad with Feta and Tomato

Cucumber Feta Salad

Make your own. That's my motto, usually. The deli counter is full of prepared salads and while it's certainly easier to just buy some side salads to go with your summer meal, it's much more satisfying (and cost effective) to prepare it at home.I don't use feta cheese much, but its saltiness goes nicely with the mild cucumbers and tomatoes.

Continue reading "Cucumber Salad with Feta and Tomato" »

June 23, 2008

Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

Flank Steak

The best flank steak I ever had was prepared by a co-worker some years ago and featured a Korean-style marinade for which he refused to divulge the full list of ingredients. I've never fully tried to replicate it for fear of complete failure, but I still love marinated flank steak. This one is done in an Asian style soy-based marinade, seared over direct heat, then finished off the heat.

Continue reading "Marinated Flank Steak Recipe" »

June 19, 2008

Baby Back Ribs Recipe

I'm an idiot.

It's that simple. I fully intended to post this baby back ribs recipe and take some nice pictures to go along with it but in the rush of my father's day gathering, I simply forgot. And by the time I remembered those two lonely stalks you see above were all that remained of four gorgeous racks of ribs. I'll update the photo next time I make them... Of course, now I have an excuse.

Continue reading "Baby Back Ribs Recipe" »

June 18, 2008

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

There are some quality prepared barbecue sauce products on the market these days (Stubbs is a brand I recommend) but, nonetheless, I prefer to make my own. This recipe was modified from the Kansas City Ribs recipe in Weber's Big Book of Grilling. I cut back on the ketchup and added some roasted peppers and a bit more onion.

Continue reading "Barbecue Sauce Recipe" »

June 17, 2008

Burger Suggestions

I've been thinking about creative burger recipes for a while now and have some ideas on how to move beyond the traditional patty. That said, I'd love to hear about some of your favorite burger recipes and any that I try I promise to post here and give full credit. They can be simple, or adventurous (like this one), I'm up for anything new.

So don't be shy - post something in the comments below or send me an email (admin AT humblerecipes DOT com). Quick, I'm getting hungry.

Roasted Peppers Recipe

I use roasted peppers in a lot of my recipes. Many times I'll replace tomatoes in a recipe with roasted peppers, or use them to add sweetness to a dish. Normally I stick with Red, Yellow, and Orange Bell Peppers, but the method described below works well for any type of pepper. If you're roasting peppers with thinner flesh, be sure to watch them carefully or they'll roast away to nothingness.

My Texas Style Chili, Salsa, and Barbecue Sauce all make heavy use of roasted peppers so instead of describing the method in each of those recipes I figured I'd make a separate post. They're also great on an antipasto plate with a little roasted garlic mixed in.

Continue reading "Roasted Peppers Recipe" »

June 16, 2008

Salsa Recipe


I really dislike canned / jarred salsa. The texture is often too pasty and there's zero freshness when all that really matters in good salsa is fresh ingredients. I like to balance mine with a bit of sweetness. Sometimes I'll use fruit (mango, for example) and sometimes I'll use roasted peppers. Roasting your own peppers takes a little more time, but it makes the dish.

Continue reading "Salsa Recipe" »

June 15, 2008

Brownies Recipe


My youngest son said he wanted brownies for his birthday.

The only problem was that we'd already booked a party with loads of dinosaurs and, well, ice cream. Admittedly, we went a little over-board on this one. His actual birthday is in the middle of July - after school has let out for the summer and smack in the middle of our summer beach rental. So while his brother has been having parties with all his school friends in the middle of winter, he's had to make do with a couple beach friends and a cup cake. We knew he'd catch on eventually, and this year he did.

So we threw him his first "real" birthday party and despite the fact that we had vanilla ice cream on order, he wanted brownies.

Continue reading "Brownies Recipe" »

June 10, 2008

Father's Day Menu, 2008

Part of my Father's Day gift is I get to stay home and cook for my extended family. It seems like an odd gift, I know, but if you understand why I cook then you'll get it. Anyway, I've been considering the menu for about a week now and, barring any last-minute grocery store mishaps, here's what I have planned so far:

Continue reading "Father's Day Menu, 2008" »

KitchenAid Sale

This Just In - Save 20% on KitchenAid Pro Line at Cooking.com!