The beauty of having several food blogs in my Google Reader is that there’s always a recipe that piques my interest waiting to be made. I’m never without choices! However, this also presents a problem. The list of starred items I have grows faster and larger by the day! Because, as most busy bloggers know, there’s only so much time in the day that can be spent cooking and baking.
Despite this, I made two recipes tonight that I’ve been itching to try. The first was nutty hamburgers inspired by Chaya at Bizzy B. Bakes. The idea of finely chopped nuts in a burger sounded interesting. But, I tweaked the recipe just a bit to accommodate things I already had in stock. For instance, instead of just finely chopped walnuts, I used mixed nuts, including walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts and pecans. Instead of Worcestershire, I used Teriyaki sauce. I also used half a white onion and cherry tomatoes leftover from this weekend’s chicken cacciatore. And, because I’m Filipino, I had to add the random assortment of seasonings, including MSG.
These nutty hamburgers were so tasty! I love the taste and texture the chopped nuts added to the meat. It was quite delicious. My sister (Codename: Psychology Gamer) enjoyed these burgers and had one and a half for dinner! I ended up eating mine without a bun and a side of cherry tomatoes (before they became more wrinkly).
I also made Fruity Pebbles treats inspired by Lindsey at Gingerbread Bagels. I’ve been missing Chunklet and Chunklet’s sister lately, so I thought it would be fun to send them some colorful treats! They might be too young to eat these right now, but I know Chunklet’s mom has absolutely no problem helping because Fruity Pebbles is basically her favorite cereal!
These treats turned out a bit more marshmallow-y than normal because I’ve had the box of Fruity Pebbles for about a week, and Psychology Gamer has eaten a couple of bowlfuls for breakfast. Even though I had less than the full amount of cereal, I still used the full amount of marshmallows. That works, right?