Kickin Avocado Burger

I love eating hamburgers. There is something about them that I can’t get enough of, and there are so many ways to make them. Here is a great tasting burger that I made the other day, and the sun was finally out. It has a great amount of avocado and the horseradish gives it a nice bite.


Kickin Avocado Burger




1/2 lb. 95% lean ground sirloin, six thick slices Roma tomato, 2 tbsp Best Food Low Fat Mayo, 8 slices applewood thick cut bacon very crispy, 1/2 cup shredded green leaf lettuce, 2 tsp. extra Hot Beaver brand Horseradish, 4 thick slices of Kerrygold reserved sharp cheddar cheese, 1 large avocado, 2 Oroweat Specialty Crustini Rolls



1. Cut bacon in half and fry bacon till very crispy

2. Slice cheese, tomato, and lettuce, mash avocado in a bowl.

3. Take ground sirloin and divide it into fourths. pat down in to 4 1/2 in. patties.

4. Toast buns on grill for about a minute or 2.

5. Spread half the avocado on each of the top buns, spread half the horseradish on each bottom bun then spread half the mayo on bottom bun , add the lettuce, tomato, and bacon

6. Toss the burgers on the grill when almost done the way you like it (I did mine pink) add the cheese on top so it can melt stack the patties two by two and add to bun



Doubleishly Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sorry it has been a while since I added anything to my blog. It has been a crazy month or so.  I have been working on my first cookbook and I have been working on many new dishes. I have come up with almost 20 new things since my last post.  I have been working on lots of different things lately, and I have to say I have been lazy about writing posts. Today I want to share a cookie dish I came up with while my wife was out of state. After I made these cookies I decided to make a cookie sandwich treat. I thought about those cookie sandwiches that you find in the store and I thought I would really like one. With this, I made my own Monster Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cookie sandwich.


IMG_6558Monster Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice Cream Cookies


¾ cup butter, softened

½ cup Crisco

3/4 tsp. salt

3 large eggs

3 cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

½ cup butterscotch

1  cups milk chocolate chips

3/4 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place everything except the chips and flour in mixer and mix till well blended.

Add flour and blend well.

Mix in chips with spoon.

Spoon about 1  and 1/2 in balls of cookie dough on to cookie an ungreased cookie sheet about 2in apart.

Bake for 13 min. Remove from oven  and remove from cookie sheet immediately placing cookies onto wax paper to cool


For cookie Sandwiches


two cookies per sandwich

Brand of ice cream: Lovin Scoopful  Strawberry Cheesecake



Make sure the ice cream is soft enough to press down on cookie. Pile the ice cream on 1 in. thick all the way around.

Place cookie on top and fill in any gaps and set in freezer

Maynardize It

The reason why I call it Maynardize It is because it is just that. I take a lot of normal things that people see and give a whole new look and flavor to it that is not normally found. I love creating new things and making them my own style. I also love taking everyday things and adding my own flare to it that makes it stand out from the rest and from the norm. One of our frequent dinner guests said that I Maynardize food. Then we thought that would be a pretty good name for my book.