First Blog Post - Cheeseburger Pies
Nov. 10, 2013 9:50 pm
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 12:01 pm
Hello! My name is Kate, and I am very excited to be starting my first food blog. I have thought about doing this for at least the last couple of years, so I am really happy to be starting! I want to write a blog because I like to eat, cook, and write,
so this seems to make sense. I have been cooking for about four years or so, and really did not start cooking until after college. Back then, I would usually skip breakfast (bad idea!), drink A LOT of regular Mountain Dew, and eat in the student union.
My go-to's were always the bread sticks with marinara sauce and french fries with cheese sauce. Lovely, right? While I do miss those days, I am happy to be expanding my food knowledge and tastes. Plus, I really can't eat like that anymore!
I want to write a blog, first because I think it is just enjoyable and fun. Second, I like to share what I am doing and get other people excited about food, whether it's eating out or cooking yourself. I like how food typically brings people together, and
I like the project and feeling of accomplishment (or learning) that comes with preparing a meal. I like trying new things and think cooking can be relaxing and a way to de-stress. I am also excited to follow other people and be a part of a community that
loves food as much as me! Here come a couple of stories and a recipe for my first post:
Funny story: My husband and I were out to eat last night, and as I'm ordering, the waitress says "Soup or salad?" Honestly, I almost said back to her, "What is the 'super' salad?" Never thought about it this way before. Maybe you will notice this next time
you eat out.
While we were out yesterday, we also came across the coolest plates shaped like pizza slices at an antique shop near our house! I have all six and it actually forms a pizza! This was a great find, and I can't wait to use them!
Recently, I also attended the Taste of Home cooking school. At this event, they demo 10 recipes, give you a magazine with all of the recipes, and a bunch of free discounts. I even got a jar of JIF chocolate hazelnut peanut butter. I definitely recommend
the event and am hoping I can go again sometime. Anyway, I made one of the recipes from the demo tonight: Cheeseburger Pies. This dish makes a good appetizer or snack.
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.) or 8 oz if you really like cheese like me
1/2 cup milk
1/2 Bisquick mix (I used heart-healthy)
Garnishes optional: kosher dill pickles, tomatoes
1. Heat oven to 375 F. Spray 12 cup regular-size muffin tin with cooking spray. In a skillet, brown ground beef with onions, drain. Let cool 5 minutes and add Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and cheese. Stir to combine.
2. In a medium bowl, stir baking ingredients with a whisk until blended. Add burger mixture and stir together. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out mixture into each muffin cup.
3. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and muffin tops are golden brown. Cool for a couple minutes and loosen sides of muffins from the pan with a knife. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. Serve with garnishes and
I really liked these. I think they would make a really great appetizer, or you can freeze them for later.
That is everything for tonight. Thank you for reading, and I look forward to adding more recipes and fun food stories soon!