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When I started this blog 10 days ago, my idea of “never putting off until tomorrow” included training our dog so that he would stop acting like a fool all the time.  He is a good, sweet dog who can sit and lay down, wait and stay (for the most part).  He sleeps peacefully in his dog bed every night and doesn’t destroy anything in the house while we are at work anymore.  But he does bark and growl obnoxiously at our neighbors anytime they come outside, he has bolted out the door and sprinted around the neighborhood 3 times, and most notably, he lunged at a little boy on a bike the other day and managed to rip the pocket on the boy’s shorts.  This last incident is not acceptable under any circumstances.  The situation could have gone a lot worse.  We don’t really know how to correct or control these behaviors and I really think a professional trainer providing private in-home instruction could be really beneficial.  So Goal #1 for training the dog = find a trainer for the dog.  So far I have spoken to one and need to call another back.  I will keep you posted!

In the meantime, you should make this potato dish.  It’s pretty tasty and very easy to throw together.  I made it the same night as the chicken burgers.  I added some rosemary to the potatoes and omitted an ingredient.  They came out really nicely.

Summer Potatoes

List #: 156 (You can see the full list on the About  page).

Saved Since: August 2009

Husband’s Rating: Pretty Good

My thoughts: Another yummy way to eat potatoes 🙂

Recipe Count: 4 down, 201 to go


Serves 2


  • 14 oz. baby red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine
  • 1/8 c. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • pinch of black pepper
  • salt, to taste 


  1. Leaving the skin on, cut the potatoes in half.
  2. Put a large pot with a couple inches of water on to boil.  Place a steaming basket on top and steam the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove potatoes to a bowl and add wine, oil, and lemon juice.
  4. Let potatoes sit for about 15 minutes, allowing the potatoes to absorb some of the liquid.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and toss together before serving.

 Source: adapted from Good Things Catered



I have had a chicken burger only once before that I remember (yes that’s an old blog of mine) and it was pretty good. So I felt another chicken burger was in order.  Let me tell you something about a chicken burger with some garlic-rosemary mayonnaise.  It’s delicious.  I never would have thought I would really enjoy this recipe.  I saw Giada make them on TV and the burgers looked tasty so I added them to my list.  But I didn’t expect to really, really like them.

I liked this recipe because it has 4 main ingredients and I am of the school of thought that burgers should ultimately be simple.  Hello chicken, mayo, rosemary, and garlic.  It doesn’t get much simpler than that.  And prep was a snap too.  Hello mixing the four ingredients and forming patties to grill.Our only issue was the amount of rosemary.  I mean yes, it’s a garlic-rosemary burger, but holy rosemary batman!  Next time, I’ll cut that back a bit but we’ll definitely have thesea gain sometimes.  And per the husband’s request we will have lettuce and tomato toppings. (If you read a bit in my blog entry from the first chicken burger I ate, you’ll learn I am a burger minimalist.)

PS the original recipe left us with quite a bit of mayo leftover so the recipe below reflects a reduction in the amounts for the mayonnaise.


Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise

List #: 73 (You can see the full list on the About  page).

Saved Since: April 2010

Husband’s Rating: Delicious; “Less rosemary, more toppings”.

My thoughts: A surprising success; my kind of burger: simple and minimal.

Recipe Count: 3 down, 202 to go


(ingredients listed are for 2 servings; originial recipe written for 4)


   For mayonnaise:

  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced

   For burgers:

  • 1/2 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 burger buns
  • olive oil


  1. Mix mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and rosemary.  Set aside.
  2. For the burgers: Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.  In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, salt, pepper, and most of the mayonnaise mixture (leave aside about 2 tsp. for later).
  3. Form the mixture into 2 patties and place the burgers on the grill.
  4. Cook for about 7 minutes on each side.  Transfer to paper towels and let rest for a few minutes.
  5. Brush the cut side of each bun with the olive oil and a small amount of the mayonnaise.  Grill buns for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.
  6. Assemble burgers: spread some of the remaining mayonnaise on the buns and build your burger.

 Source: adapted from Giada De Laurentiis.