With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I had to go with one of my wife’s favorite desserts.
This is a very creamy and spicy corn chowder with shrimp and poblano peppers. Chile de arbol might be hard to source, but it is a great addition if you can find it. It adds a punch of heat to this chowder that is sure to warm you up on the coldest day.
Cajun cooking is a combination of French and Southern cuisine. It is robust, country style cookery - and so is this dish!
In the depths of winter we need a little bit of summer flavor. This recipe will bring back memories of warm summer days. Yum!
This is a very easy bread to make without any kneading. Bake in a Dutch oven or heavy casserole dish. The bread comes out very crusty and with huge holes throughout, just like at the bakery.
2019 is here and it’s time for resolutions. Many, including myself, have resolved to be healthier in the new year. The key is to look at these types of resolutions not as a short-term goal, but as a permanent lifestyle change. Last year I resolved to lose weight, and I was somewhat successful, although I have slipped a bit during the holidays thanks to my wife cooking tons of delicious goodies for family gatherings. Now is the time to renew our efforts. Here are some health trends to look out for in 2019.
I’m not much of a baker. Cooking is easy, but with baking you need to be more exact with measurements. If you’re like me, this recipe is the perfect route to go.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
This Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect way to use those seasonal veggies and herbs. It's an easy recipe to throw together and it has the perfect flavors to make you feel warm and cozy on cold winter nights.
This basic granola bar recipe can easily be modified to fit your tastes. Add nuts, substitute the raisins with other dried fruit, add different grains, the sky is the limit with these granola bars.
5 cups chicken bone broth
1 cup coconut cream (optional.. sub more bone broth)
2 tbsp coconut oil
10-12 oz chicken, cooked and shredded
2 medium golden beets, peeled and chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped into half moons
2 cups cauliflower, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
1.5 cups kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
2-3 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
Sea salt to taste
1/4 cup fresh parsley (plus extra for garnish)
Using a large pot, melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil on on medium heat
Add the onion and saute for 4-5 minutes or until translucent
Add in the carrots, celery, cauliflower, and beets and saute for 4-5 minutes or until lightly softened
Pour in the broth and coconut cream and stir until creamy
Season with turmeric, ginger, salt and pepper and stir until the soup is a rich golden color
Add the chicken and parsley and stir
Simmer on medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are softened to liking
Stir in the kale and simmer for another 5 minutes
Remove from the heat and allow to slightly cool before serving
Serve topped with parsley
Miniaturized sandwiches don't usually float my boat, or submarine, as they're almost always not as good as the full-sized versions, but these mini Philly cheesesteaks really captured everything I love about the classic.
If you slice kale thin and toss it with other tasty treats like apple, persimmon, orange, and nuts, the kale mellows out and serves as a perfect foil for other vegetation.
You can try this moist loaf with an orange cream spread, butter, or leave plain. For a variation, try substituting dates for the raisins.
With fresh apple arriving at our markets, this is the perfect recipe to get you in the autumn spirit.
One of my mom’s signature dishes that was passed down through our family is homemade chicken noodles. She would fix a five gallon kettle of them for Thanksgiving! However, sometimes when it was just a few people over for dinner, she would fix a crock pot version using Reames brand frozen noodles. This was faster than going to the trouble of making noodles from scratch. In honor of mom, here’s the recipe. -John Morgan
These tasty breakfast pies can be made ahead of time, and microwaved as needed. Kids love them, and they are finger food for the little ones on their way to school. The big guys love them too. Fix hash browns and gravy as side dishes. It will be a huge hit!
If you're like most gardeners, you probably have zucchini coming out you ears this time of year. Here's a great way to use up some of them.
Jordan Smith from New Haven, WV shared this recipe that quickly went viral on Facebook. This dip is sure to wow at your next tailgate party, pot luck or holiday gathering.
If you're looking for a refreshing, summery dinner, I recommend making a salad with some grilled chicken. Then top it off with this amazing dressing.