It’s  been  two weeks since I’ve posted anything. Not one recipe,  not one picture, not one thought.  “A Mini Vacay” from posting on this site, but the reality is,  I have been teaching a cooking camp for students from my school 🙂  Let’s say it’s been rewarding and challenging all in on breath. I’m thrilled to have a co-teacher Ms. Liz who helps monitor the crowd. They can get a little rambunctious.

Cooking Camp……I really dress up.


For their culminating activity, the are going to do a live cooking demonstration at our local farmers market in August. 🙂

 I haven’t been missing out on my sports though.  July has been an exceptionally eventful month in the sporting world. Most of my fans know,  I was following the World Cup with a close eye. Last Sunday  I sulked for a minute as it all ended.  Fabulous series. World Cup wasn’t the only thing that had my attention. LeBron James was forced into my life. When the news broke about LeBron’s decision to return to Cleveland, there was not one sports media outlet that didn’t become “The LeBron James Show” for about 48-72 hours. Yes..I’m a LeBron fan and like this decision, but it was  reminiscent of the movie Groundhog Day and we were all forced to replay the same footage for 3 days. None of it changed. Wimbledon has gone down as well. Frankly,  going back and forth between World Cup and Wimbledon, was tough. I wanted to see aggressive behavior. Some body checking. No biting, but body checking. The hits kept coming over the last two weeks with the MLB All-Star game and Home run Derby. Minneapolis was the location this year. My take away from the coverage of the Home Run Derby;  the “Juicy Lucy”.  Apparently, this is a game day staple for Twins fan’s. And guess what, it’s the one of the easiest burgers ever!!! Because I never had one first hand, I did my research. The Juicy Lucy is two burgers stuffed with American cheese. Nice.  What I did to recreate the burger;  I took a burger I’ve had in the mid- west, Toledo, Ohio and merge it with the Juciy Lucy. The name of that burger; A Butter Burger found at a 24  hour restaurant named The White Tower. Take a stab why I know it’s a 24 hour establishment. Awwwww… inhale and exhale. I’m joining a burger stuffed with cheese, grill it in butter, and topped with butter after cooking. Just pat me on the back right now and hit the treadmill tomorrow. It’s ok to splurge. Just know I’m back and ready to rock and roll. More great recipes and other amazing stuff for Cooking With The Pros….

The Juicy Lucy Butter Burger….fabulous 🙂



– 1 1/2 ground beef 80/20

– 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt

– 2 tsp Worchester sauce

– ground black pepper

– American Cheese slices

– butter

– hamburger rolls


1. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine ground beef, garlic salt, Worchester Sauce, and black pepper.

2. Take slices of American cheese and break into equal 1/4 squares. Take the four together.

3. This recipe yields 6 burgers. Take about 1/6 of the mixture and slit it in half. Flatten into a burgers. Put the cheese

between the two burgers and pinch the burgers together. Make sure they are sealed or the cheese will ooze out while they are cooking.

Repeat the process to complete all burgers.

4. In a cast iron skillet, put several pats of butter. Over a medium heat, fry up the burger. About 3-4 minutes per side.

5. When burgers are done, place on a plate and top each with butter. Put hamburger rolls in cast iron skillet to toast.

6. Put burgers together with desired condiments.

So the Juicy Lucy Meets The Butter Burger……

Remember……Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day!!!