Rice tortillas coming soon   Leave a comment

I’m really excited about these.  They’re a take off on the rice bowls but are easier to make.  Video coming soon.  RB

Posted October 18, 2010 by cookingfordads in Uncategorized

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Pesto Pasta, super easy and good.   Leave a comment

Posted October 15, 2010 by cookingfordads in Uncategorized

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The New Target Shopping Cart, a review   2 comments

​There’s a new sherif in town, at least where shopping carts are concerned. The wobbly wheels, cold metal, clanky appearance and the terrible steering and handling are gone. Enter the new Target Shopping Cart.

Sleek lines = faster shopping

Uber-baker and frequent Jay Leno guest Marjorie Johnson says.”These carts go faster than I can talk.”

With its sleek lines and tight suspension, the Target Shopping Cart (TSC) takes shopping to a whole new level. It drives straight, corners on rails and has the curves of a woman. Target calls it,”an infusion of style and functionality” but we call it pure shopping aisle fun.​


Jason DeRusha from WCCO says,”If anything can get me to up my Target spending from $100 a visit to $150, it’s these art deco carts.” Certainly that is music to the ears of the big iconic Bullseye on Nicollet Ave.

Conservative estimates calculate the the average shopper will need 12% less shopping time per visit or be able to do up to 15% more shopping in the same allotted time. Peter Borne, local car designer and finisher of a recent Back to the Future remake says,”The TSC is like a time machine, you move so fast, your mass actually starts to increase.” Yes, apparently Einstein would be proud.

Art in motion

“I like an experience and the new Target carts deliver that up in style.” says Andrew Zimmern of the Bizarre Foods, “And the drag co-efficient
reduction has been radically improved, so my zero to 90 sprint down the housewares aisle just got a lot more interesting.”

 

The stats don’t lie. The TSC can navigate the entire produce section of a Super Target in under 10 seconds, it has a turning radius of 1.134 meters, and hold up to 4 cases of soda in the roomy underneath section. There is a curvaceous hand rail that orbits the entire cart, making a safe and comfortable riding position for up to 6 kids on the outer perimeter, perfect for the homeschooling family.

Room for 6

A young father (who asked to have his identity hidden) said,”I used to hate my life, but now everything seems better, the colors are brighter. This cart has changed my life.” Who says you can’t change the world?

We don’t know how the TSC will perform in our extended test but we definitely look forward to even more Big Red Store shopping excursions.

​The TSC also comes with a matching hand shopping basket for those quick pop-in-just-need-some-milk trips.
(The TSC is not available at all Target locations, check local listings for participating dealers.)

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Matching hand shopper

Indian, French, Asian and Breakfast Nachos   Leave a comment

Breakfast Nachos

Layer tortilla chips on large oven safe dish, cover with shredded cheese.
Place in oven at 400 until cheese melts.
Remove and sprinkle with scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, and salsa.
Place under the broiler until cheese just starts to bubble.

Asian Nachos

Layer rice chips on large oven safe dish and cover with shredded cheese or fresh mozzarella chunks.
Place in oven until cheese melts.
Remove and sprinkle with sprouts, green onions, chicken, and drizzle with peanut sauce and teriyaki sauce.
Place under the broiler until cheese just starts to bubble.

French nachos

Layer Kettle potato chips on large oven safe dish and cover with strips of swiss cheese, leaving some holes between cheese pieces.
Place in oven at 400 until cheese starts to melt.
Remove and sprinkle with shrimp, bay scallops, bacon pieces, caramelized onions
and drizzle with blue cheese dressing.
Place under broiler until cheese just starts to melt.
For more flavor, sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese.

Indian Nachos

1 package of papadums
1 box Tandor Chef Chicken Curry

Microwave papadums one at a time until they fluff up, around 40 seconds. Break several papadums into pieces and layer on oven safe dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place in oven until cheese starts to melt.
Microwave Tandor chef Chicken Curry according to package directions.
Remove and sprinkle with green onions, chicken curry and chopped pecans.  Place under broiler until cheese just starts to melt.

Optional – add crumbled paneer to cheese mixture.

Posted September 30, 2010 by cookingfordads in Uncategorized

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How to Make Pesto   Leave a comment

With pine nuts being so extravagantly expensive, I decided to experiment with some different nuts and taste test them against each other. So here’s how to use pecans, almonds, and walnuts instead.

Posted September 24, 2010 by cookingfordads in Uncategorized

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Thanksgiving on a Stick   Leave a comment

How to cook a jellyfish and other fun ideas for a family vacation   Leave a comment

Here are some fun ideas from our latest East Coast vacation.

Special thanks to Food Lion for letting us shoot there, great people.

cook well,

Rob Barrett

Posted September 4, 2010 by cookingfordads in Uncategorized

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