Squash boats with Alabama Chef and cookbook author Stacy Lyn Harris: Harris is a mother of seven children and lawyer with a passion for cooking and healthy living. Her new book is titled Harvest.
For more information on Stacy Lyn Harris click here.
4 yellow squash
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano, chopped
1 teaspoon basil, chopped
cup bread crumbs, divided
1 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons parsley, for garnish
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Half squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and soft flesh with a spoon and discard. Place squash into a baking dish.
• Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and sauté onions and garlic for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove from heat. Add tomatoes and cook 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 3/4 cup cheese, salt, pepper, and the eggs into the skillet and mix well.
• Mound the stuffing into the cavity of the squash. Top the mounds with remaining bread crumbs and dot each with butter. Bake for 20 minutes then remove the pan and sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese over the top of the squash and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until mounds are golden brown and squash can be punctured easily with a fork.
• Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining olive oil and garnish with basil and parsley.
Corn chowder always reminds me of one my husband’s best friends. He raves about my recipe and I think the secret to its success is the use of fresh corn. Although frozen corn is certainly acceptable, the fresh corn pops in your mouth and adds a special sweetness that is exceptional. I personally think the white cheddar cheese in the recipe gives this dish it’s wow-factor, but this friend, whose name I can’t disclose, is “allergic” to cheese. That’s code for “I hate cheese”; therefore I make that optional in the recipe.
8 strips bacon, diced
2 large onions, chopped
1/3 cup flour
8 cups chicken stock
8 cups chopped potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
8 ears fresh or 4 cups frozen corn
2 cups light cream (half and half)
1 tomato, diced
8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, optional
• Sauté bacon and onion in heavy bottom stock pot. Drain excess fat.
• Sprinkle flour on top of onion bacon mixture. Pour chicken stock, potatoes, salt, and pepper into pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
• Meanwhile, boil corn for 3-5 minutes. Drain and cut corn off the cob.
• Add corn and cream into pot and heat through. Ladle into bowl and serve with tomatoes and, if desired, cheese.
Real-Life “Captain America” Spices Up Movie Tours: A superhero is a superhero, in or out of costume. And Metro Atlanta’s own “Captain America” is proving that, whether he’s planning a military mission or surprising guests on a movie tour.
Jonathan Sellars was dressed as Captain America at last year's Dragon Con when he was approached by the Atlanta Movie Tours team, which was looking for character impersonators to appear on special tours and events in costume. Little did those team members realize that Sellars really is a Captain, serving with the Georgia National Guard as an aviation operations officer, planning and coordinating training and scheduling resources for deploying units. Capt. Sellars now takes part in custom tours and special events for Atlanta Movie Tours, often appearing at locations around town that were used in the filming of the 2016 box office hit Captain America: Civil War. When asked about wearing his Captain America costume, he says, "It brings out the kid, I think, in everybody...It's nice to see then adults kind of revert back and love it, but then the kids also, with this new era of Marvel, are also in it just as much as I was when I was a kid."
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent some time with this real-life Captain America, learning more about why he didn't hesitate to take on this new "role" as a comic book icon.
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Burger's With Buck: It's not a burger joint. In fact, there's not even a burger on the menu. So why in the world would #BurgersWithBuck pay a visit to a high end Buckhead steakhouse like American Cut? That is the question.
And here is the answer...the 'Off the Menu Burger'. For starters, as the name implies, it is not on the menu. Secondly, for the informed among us, it is only served on the main level in the bar area. Thirdly, it is delicious.
Take an eight ounce, dry aged pattie, add carmelized onions with a little Jack Daniels, and beer cheese made with Miller High Life...yes, the champagne of beers, and you get the 'Off the Menu Burger'.
At a restaurant known for great steaks, you would expect nothing less than a great burger, and this one doesn't disappoint.
For more information on American Cut, including the menu and hours of operation, go to their website https://www.americancutsteakhouse.com/buckheadatl.
And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hash tag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.