With BBQ season just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about burgers, hot dogs, buns…and healthier alternatives for all of them.
Today at my product review blog, I’m posting a review of Sol Cuisine Mushroom Rice Burgers.
This was a product I liked until I received an email from their company yesterday, with some “details” about their production process that I am NOT impressed or happy with.
Stop by My Real Life Reviews to read the full review. Suffice to say, sometimes even reading labels and checking information online is NOT enough. 😦 This company has lost a long-time customer, that’s for sure.
On a more positive note, it’s definitely doable to make a lot of the “basics” like veggie and (yes…) meat burgers and buns to go with them, from scratch.
These are my all-time fav burger buns:
Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns
and not just because they are my own recipe. 😉
If you’ve never made your own burger and hot dog buns, this is definitely an easy way to get started. And if you aren’t a fan of rosemary, you can definitely leave it out.
A burger is JUST a burger, without a great bun to go with it!
I’m amazed at how many people who seem to be so particular about the burgers they buy or make , spend lots of $$$ on all sorts of toppings, but don’t pay any attention to the quality of buns they use; usually ending up with the cheapo, white-bread, soggy kind that are absolutely tasteless!
It’s not right and it’s not necessary. 😉
Here’s the link to the complete recipe for these delicious and oh so easy to make buns
If you give these buns a try, do let me know how you like them!
And on the topic of all things burger, what is your fav, absolutely MUST have topping ?
Mine is: dill pickles, sliced very thin and lots of them. Yummm….
Happy Baking and BBQ! 🙂
PS: On a completely unrelated topic, I am testing the waters with another blog idea (just what I need, another blog) 😉
This would be a weekly creative prompt blog.
Stop by: Woven Dreams Prompts if you’d like to know more. 🙂
Is there ever such a thing as TOO MUCH chocolate?
IMO, no, there isn’t. 😉
With ♥ DAY just around the corner (and nothin’ does say lovin’ like something from the oven!!) I thought it was a good time to share another chocolatey good recipe from my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians.
This is actually a cake recipe as it was originally written, but I like to make cupcakes for (ahhemm) portion control LOL, yeah right. 😉
No, I actually just prefer cupcakes. Little personal, mini cakes to enjoy and great to add to lunches too. 🙂
***I’m including the complete recipe on page 2.***
If you do make these as cupcakes instead of a cake, reduce baking time to 20-25 minutes.
These are extra chocolatey good, with dark cocoa and mint or regular chocolate chips.
And if you’ve never made a cake with mayonnaise before, you’re in for a treat. So moist and rich.
I made 10 large cupcakes when I made these recently. And I do mean large!
Add a dusting of icing sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side if you like. No icing required.
Here’s another recently posted chocolate recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins you might want to try too.
Happy Baking !