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Open Faced Texas Toast Chicken n Blue Cheese


Recipe and Photo by Carolyn Davidson Hicks

Recipe and Photo by Carolyn Davidson Hicks

4 Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

4 Slices of Buttered Texas Toast

1/4 cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles (it melts faster)

1/2 cup Caramelized Onions (about 2 med onions)

2 Large Green Onions



Grill 4 chicken breast set aside. Toast 4 pieces of Texas toast in the broiler, both sides. Caramelize the onions. Layer the chicken on the toast, pile onions and smother in blue cheese. Warm in the oven for a couple of minutes until cheese melts!

Serve with grilled green onions and Silver Sweet Corn for an awesome dinner!

Guy Fieri’s Sriracha-Mayo Burger

Mix 1 cup mayo

1/2 cup sour cream

4 grilled green onions, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha

1 teaspoon each honey and lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper.


Make the sauce and divide among burgers.

Guy Fieri’s Pepper & Onion Burger

1/2 lb hamburger or 2 patties

Cook 1 red onion

1 yellow and/or red pepper


2 tablespoons oil on high saute until tender; stir in 1/4 teaspoon each paprika, salt and pepper. Top burgers with Jack cheese and mixture.

Guy Fieri’s Donkey Sauce Burger

Mix 1 cup mayo

1/4 cup roasted garlic

1 teaspoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire

1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Mix well and use as a spread among burgers with toppings.

French Onion Burger for Two

Photo and Recipe by Carolyn Davidson Hicks

Photo and Recipe by Carolyn Davidson Hicks


1/2 lb 80/20 hamburger divided

2 large sweet onions caramelized

1/4 pound grated Gruyere

3 heaping tbsp of flour

Red wine

1 crushed garlic clove

1/4 stick butter

1 sprig of Thyme

1 Bay leaf

Salt and pepper to taste


Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes. Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Dust the onions with the flour and give them a stir. Turn the heat down to medium low so the flour doesn’t burn, and cook for 10 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste. Grill your hamburger and toast buns. Pile onions and sauce on hamburger patty, top with cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Easy Roasted Garlic Gnocchi


Italian Gnocchi Board!

Italian Gnocchi Board!

1 cup potato flakes

1 1/2 cups Bisquick or flour

1 cup of boiling water

1 large egg beaten

1 or 2 roasted garlic cloves mashed


Salt and pepper


  1. Place potato flakes in a medium-size bowl. Pour in boiling water; stir until blended. Let cool.
  2. Stir in egg, roasted garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend in enough flour to make a fairly stiff dough. Turn dough out on a well floured board. Knead lightly.
  3. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a long thin roll, the thickness of a thin bread stick. With a knife dipped in flour, cut into bite-size pieces about 1 inch in size. I use an Italian Gnocchi Board (optional). Just pinch each and  roll on the board until lines are created a little over half way round. Set each aside until done.
  4. Place a few gnocchi in boiling water. As the gnocchi rise to the top of the pot, remove them with a slotted spoon. Repeat until all are cooked.

note: just skip the garlic and you’ll have regular Gnocchi!


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