Pan Fried Steak

We still haven’t found a BBQ we want so no backyard BBQ’S for us so far this year! But… I knew Chris was dying for a steak so I pan fried it to satisfy his craving lol!


I didn’t start with an ingredient picture for some reason so I will just do the step by step.

The first thing I did was to put a couple tablespoonfuls of olive oil in the pan and heated it up on high heat.

While it was heating up I sprinkled both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper.

I placed the steaks in the pan with the preheated oil and seared them for about a minute per side. I did this about 3 times to ensure they were cooked through.

Next I added 1 heaping tablespoon of butter/margarine, 3 tsp. minced garlic and about 1 1/2 cups of sliced mushrooms.

I continued cooking on medium high heat until the mushrooms were cooked and getting crispy, still turning the steaks every minute so they were evenly cooked.

I let the steaks sit for about 5 minutes and then served them with baked potatoes, veggies and caesar salad!


Bacon Mushroom Cheese Burgers

No, we still don’t have our BBQ set up or replaced but I had one of my thankfully rare hankerings for a burger… even knowing the consequences lol! I wanted something a little different so I made these burgers that I ended up cooking in the frying pan and topped them with flavoured fried mushrooms, bacon and cheese and finished it off with a mayonnaise sauce and everyone cleaned their plates lol… the boys managed to eat 2 each plus their fries I made in the air fryer!


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“Jerk” Burgers

Chris and Dillon LOVE the Jerk seasoning I make. Chris especially loves it on wings, even though I bake them in the oven and don’t deep fry them. While they are much healthier because of not deep frying them, for him it’s the flavour. I have made Jerk chicken wings, chicken thighs, drumsticks and now burgers.

With our BBQ still not being ready/replaced yet, I just threw these burgers in the frying pan, toasted the buns in the oven and they loved them! Lots of flavour and adding a slice of baked pineapple sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg on top was an added taste to the Jerk Burgers!

I find burgers hard to photograph…. and they probably would have looked better in the pictures if I had used smaller buns lol… but here they are!


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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Burgers

I don’t know about anyone else, but with the nicer weather starting, everyone here has had a mad hankering for burgers. While the grill isn’t cleaned and ready to go yet I still made some burgers the other night and just cooked them up in the frying pan.

They were so delicious…. the first burger of the season… even thought it wasn’t cooked on the grill lol!

I know that burgers don’t generally take very good pictures…. I still took one for this post.


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Homemade Hoisin Sauce

The other day I had thawed a couple of pork tenderloin and was trying to think of a different way to cook it.  I was busy with the craft room so I wanted something fairly quick to make.  That was when the Hoisin Sauce came to mind. I knew it was quick and easy to mix up and it would give the pork a delicious BBQ type sauce to cook in!


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BBQ Rub – Gift in a Jar

I cannot believe how quickly Christmas is sneaking up on us.  I thought I was so prepared but I am finding that I am not anywhere near as close as I thought I was! I spent pretty much the whole weekend in the kitchen getting some of my Christmas baking done and I am pooped!  I also made this BBQ rub to add to our Christmas Preserve baskets for this year! It is so easy to make and a great addition to any gift!



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Chicken Meatballs in Korean BBQ Sauce

I decided to try something different the other day when I was making dinner.  I have had clippings for Korean Meatballs and Korean BBQ sauce for ages and until that day didn’t think of combining the two. I know…. duh, right?  Well, I finally did it and it even passed Chris’ Chocolate milk test lol…. he totally cleaned his plate before even giving the chocolate milk a glance.  Dillon did an equally good job of cleaning his plate so I would have to say the combination was a hit!

These meatballs had just enough spiciness and sweetness to make them a new favourite!



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