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Rick’s Recipes: Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Dressing

Posted by Rick Gary on August 16, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions

In a large bowl, mix the vinegar, sugar, salt, dill, pepper, and oil. Add cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes. Toss, and let stand at least 15 minutes before serving.

Rick’s Recipes: Spicy Corn & Tomato Salsa

Posted by Rick Gary on August 09, 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 3 tbsps lime juice (1)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tomato (seeded and diced)
  • 15 ozs black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup corn (frozen, thawed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsps jalapenos (finely minced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla Chips

Directions

  1. Combine garlic, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper and whisk together in a large bowl
  2. Add the remaining ingredients
  3. Chill for at least 2 hours

Rick’s Recipes: California Grilled Veggie Sandwich

August 06, 2012

Ingredients: 

-1/4 cup mayo

-3 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- 1/8 cup olive oil

-1 small zucchini, sliced

-1 red onion, sliced

-1 small yellow squash, sliced

- 2 (4×6 inch) focaccia bread pieces, split horizontally

- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Set aside in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the grill for high heat.

3. Brush vegetables with olive oil on each side. Brush grate with oil. Place bell peppers and zucchini closest to the middle of the grill, and set onion and squash pieces around them. Cook for about 3 minutes, turn, and cook for another 3 minutes. The peppers may take a bit longer. Remove from grill, and set aside.

4. Spread some of the mayo mixture on the cut sides of the bread, and sprinkle each one with feta cheese. Place on the grill, cheese side up, and cover with lid for 2-3 minutes. This will warm the bread, and melt the cheese slightly. Watch carefully so the bottoms don’t burn. Remove from grill, and layer with the veggies. Enjoy as open faced grilled sandwiches.

Rick’s Recipe: Turkey Burgers

Posted by Rick Gary on July 25, 2012

Turkey Burgers

Ingredients: 3 pounds ground turkey

1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup finely diced onion

2 egg whites, lightly beaten

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties.

2. Cook the patties in a medium skillet over medium heat, turning once, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F

Mike Ellis Had A Weird Dream and Was Late To Work!

Posted by Big Mike on July 18, 2012

  Mike Ellis has been my weather guy for almost 11 years and does an outstanding job.  He’s smart, his forecasts are accurate, he works hard every day, and is one of the nicest men on the planet (as you can tell by listening to him every morning).  In all the years I’ve been working with him he is most consistent, wakes up every day by 2AM, grabs coffee and a donut and gets in to his weather office by 3AM.  He has never been late, except for just one time. And that one time happened yesterday morning when he arrived at 6:15, frazzled.  He couldn’t believe what happened to him.  He told me that during the night he had a vivid dream where he told himself it was actually Saturday and he better turn off his alarm so it wouldn’t wake him and he could sleep.  So that’s what he did.  He was sound asleep thinking it was the weekend until he got up to answer “nature’s call” at 5:20, and while he was in the bathroom he started to think more clearly and realized it was actually TUESDAY AND WHAT WAS HE DOING HOME!!! Hard to believe that he still managed to get in by 6:15 … Well, Mike loves talking about the weather and yesterday EVERYONE was doing just that as our temperature hit 101 degrees.  It’s funny to think on that one big weather day Mike Ellis was a little late joining the conversation!