Friday, August 31, 2012

"Vice City" - Cuban Sandwhich

I don't know how many hours I have spent playing Vice City and wreaking havoc on the town. The thing I love about the game is the "Miami" themed setting. Super bright neon signs, girls in skimpy outfits rollerblading along the beach, night clubs, and of course mindless massacres. LOL So I thought I would put together an easy Miami - Vice City inspired recipe. The Cuban Sandwich. So bomb. I hope you enjoy. 
BTW can you get my money back from that hooker over there? 

Level: Noob
Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 

The Goods:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons Italian dressing
  • 4 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli turkey meat
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup dill pickle slices
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Plate covered in aluminum foil (this is not a weapon ;-P)


In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and Italian dressing.
 Spread mixture on hoagie rolls.
 Spread each roll with mustard. 
On each roll, arrange layers of turkey, ham, and cheese.
 Top each with dill pickle slices. 
Close sandwiches, and brush tops and bottoms with olive oil.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. 
Place sandwiches in skillet. 
Cook sandwiches for 2 minutes, pressing down with the plate covered with aluminum foil. 
Flip, and cook for 2 more minutes, or until cheese is melted. 
Remove from heat, place on plates, and cut in half diagonally.


*I do not own the rights to any Rockstar Games photos - photos are shown for inspiration*

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mass Effect: Commander Shepards Pie

2 Words.. Mass Effect. One of the best Games in History. Whether it be the first, second, or third. Its no wonder Commander Shepards Pie is one of my FAVORITE creations. SOOOO FREAKING DELICIOUS! Just eat it okay?

Level: Noob
Time: 40 Minutes
Serves: 6

The Goods

1lb Ground Beef 
2 pounds potatoes, such as russet, peeled and cubed
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup cream, (Milk, half and half, or heavy whipping)
4oz (half of the 8oz package) Cream Cheese 
1 cup of cheddar cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 white or yellow onion chopped
2 cloves or garlic, minced (if pre minced 2 teaspoons)
1 cup of chopped carrots
1 cup peas
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup corn (canned and drained or fresh)
1 cup beef gravy


Preheat oven at 375 degrees fahrenheit 

Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. 

Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. 
Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, egg yolk, cream, and minced garlic. 
Mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. 
Add oil to hot pan with beef.
Season meat with salt and pepper.
Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes.
Add chopped carrot, and onion to the meat cook for 5 minutes.
 In a Medium saucepan over medium heat cook butter and other veggies. 
Mix in beef gravy.
Fill a small rectangular casserole dish or baking dish with meat and vegetable mixture. 
Spoon potatoes ON TOP of meat evenly.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar on top of potatoes. 
Bake 20 minutes until heated through, nicely browned on top.
Spoon into a bowl.
Enjoy and save the galaxy from the Reapers!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tauren Turkey Burgers

  • Tauren Turkey Burgers... because of course they don't eat beef. But these babies are delicious too! Not to mention pretty darn good for you.

Level: Noob
Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 6

The Goods:

    • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
    • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
    • egg whites, lightly beaten
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled and minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    Burger Buns

    Your favorite burger toppings:



    • In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties
    • Cook the patties in a medium skillet over medium heat, turning once, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C)

Chun-Li Chicken Chow Mein

A kick ass recipe! I am ALWAYS down for some delicious Chinese food. In fact, Asian cuisine is what I  crave most of the time! So enjoy Chun-Li's sexy moves and this meal!

"What's wrong? You've stopped moving...finished already?" - Chun Li

Level: Noob
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

The Goods:
1 package fresh celery (sliced) 
1 tablespoon olive oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 cup bean sprouts
1 (4 ounce) can mushroom pieces, drained
1 (7 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained 
2 cups cut up cooked chicken (Pre cooked chicken strip packages from the store = perfect)
3 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water 
1 (10 ounce) can condensed chicken broth 
1/4 cup soy sauce 
1 package rice chow mein noodles (Found in your international food isle at the store) 

Boil chow mein noodles in a pot until cooked (package instructions)
In a separate large pot, saute celery in oil for apx 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. 
Add bean sprouts (if using), mushrooms, water chestnuts, and chicken. 
In a large bowl, blend cornstarch with water. 
When smooth, add chicken broth and soy sauce to bowl.
Mix well and pour over meat and vegetables. 
Bring to a boil, stirring until sauce thickens. 
Reduce heat to low. 
Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve over hot, cooked rice and chow mein noodles.


"My tastebuds just got pwned" - Megs

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Angry Birds Pork Chops

This is no laughing matter for the piggies, but your taste buds will be thankful. 

Level: Noob
Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Serves: 6 

-The Goods-

6 pork loin chops

Egg Wash:
2 eggs
4 tablespoons water

Coating for the chops:
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt
2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

2 tablespoon olive oil
3 – 4 cloves minced garlic (4 teaspoons if  pre minced)
1 cup honey

¼ cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, thyme, sage, paprika, and cayenne pepper

In a separate bowl, whisk together the two eggs and 4 tablespoons water. 

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then dip the chops in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the chop into the eggwash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the chop to get good contact.

Heat a skillet on the stove with about a half inch of canola oil or vegetable oil  covering the bottom. 

You will want to carefully regulate the temperature here so that the chops do not brown too quickly on the outside before they are fully cooked on the inside. I find just below medium heat works well.

 I use a burner setting of about 4 1/2 out of 10 on the dial and fry them gently for about 4 or 5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

Drain on a wire rack or plate with paper towels for a couple of minutes.

  dip the cooked chops into the Honey Garlic Sauce.


In a medium saucepan, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 to 4 cloves minced garlic ( 4 teaspoons of  pre-minced garlic at the store.)

Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but do not let it brown. 

Add the soy sauce, honey and pepper.

Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.