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Hey everybody it's Draven, I am a huge fan of cooking. My blog will be about cooking tips and techniques as well as my favorite recipes and dishes to serve. I hope that anyone who reads my page will find that it's useful in their cooking adventures. To learn about my new ideas and personal favorites check back every few days or so. I will be posting new recipes I have tried as well as tips to help your cooking "career" be a successful and enjoyable one. Feel free to leave comments about what could be changed to help benefit my blog. Thank you so much, Draven.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Salsa Burgers

These burgers are so good! I had a them with my soccer team the other week and they were a big hit! Enjoy!

You'll need:
1 1/2lbs lean ground beef
1/2cup chunky salsa, your choice
1/4cup bread crumbs
3/4cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

How to:
Heat up your grill. In a medium bowl mix up your beef salsa and bread crumbs. Shape mixture into 12 patties each 1/4 inch thick. Put a bit of your cheese onto 6 of your burgers in the center. Then put the other 6 burgers on top of the first 6 with cheese and press the edges together. Next put the patties on a medium heated grill. Cook for 12 minutes, your meat thermometer should be at least 160 degrees. Put them on the buns and serve. Toppings vary to preference but a little extra salsa is what I prefer : )

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fried Mushrooms

Mushroom seasons getting to be here and I can't wait! I love to look for em as well as fry em up : ) i love to use Chuck wagon mushroom batter. Delish! haha good luck huntin!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

HELP haha

I need help. I've been reading about how to spread my love of cooking around the web, through more than blogspot, don't get me wrong blogspot is letting me meet new people and sharing my ideas and stuff but i hear web hosting can help? Can anyone explain how that will help me? Or make any other suggestions on how to "expand"... COMMENT : )

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Best Chicken Ever

This is Captain Crunch Chicken. It sounds crazy but I'm telling you... ITS DELICIOUS. Trust me!

You'll need:
3 cups Cap'n Crunch Cereal
1 cup cornflake cereal
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces

How to:
Heat up your deep fryer to 325 degrees. Put both of the cereals in a Ziploc bag and crush up with a rolling pin, or a cup works too. Combine the the crushed cereal with the other dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. In another medium bowl, beat the egg with a fork and stir in the milk. Dredge the chicken in the milk and egg mixture. Retrieve your chicken pieces with a slotted spoon then put it in the dry mixture in the bag and toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Let the chicken fry until its a light golden brown. Each deep fryer has different instructions on how long to cook chicken so you may wanna check that out as well. It should be about 3-5 minutes.

Enjoy, I know you will.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Things are looking good!

Today my grandpa is in recovery after he had cancer removed from his lungs. Did you know that they like crack open your ribs to get in there? No way I'd let that happen to me! haha ouch! ANYWAYS he's in recovery for a few more days before he's aloud to come home, which is sad because I don't think he's going to be able to come hunting with me this weekend! What a shame. Also this weekend... EASTER! Easter is a great time to get together with my aunts uncles and grandparents and have some amazing food! Can't wait. I'll have to post the recipe to the dish I enjoy the most this Sunday. Until then... Stay hungry my friends! haha


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

6 cups quick oats
2 cups brown sugar
4t baking powder
2t salt                  
3T cinnamon
1 cup melted butter
4 eggs
2 cups milk
4t vanilla
Optional- add some of your favorite fruit to the mixture. I love blackberries or strawberries.

How to:
Combine all of the ingredients and mix WELL. Pour your "batter" into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

I prefer to serve with milk over the top and freshly warmed in the microwave.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Followers Please!

I currently have one follower. If you like my blog please follow it! I would love to have the chance to interact with fellow food admirers and share recipes and such so... Please follow : )