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Blackened Chicken

Boneless skinless chicken breastBacon grease Marinade:Worcestershire sauceTamari sauceLemmon juiceWater Blackening seasonings:SugarOnion powderPepperPaprikaCayenneFile (sassafras powder, optional)Salt Before you cook:Pound chicken to about ½ inch thickness. Marinade can be made in proportions to your liking. Marinate chicken (completely submerged in marinade) in the refrigerator for as long as possible, up to overnight. Blackening seasonings can also be […]

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Cheesy Garlic Sour Cream Cornbread

If you subscribed to my newsletter years ago, you may recognize this recipe. This batter can be used to make muffins, too! 1 ¼ cup cornmeal2 tablespoons baking powder8 oz grated cheddar1 can cream style corn6 oz sourcream2 eggs½ cup butter3 tablespoons minced garlic Preheat oven to 400. Sauté garlic in butter about 3 minutes, […]

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Homemade Beef Stew with a Hint of Barbeque

I made this with homemade beef stock made from rib bones. The ribs were cooked in barbeque sauce. 2 to 4 cups beef stock1 pound ground beefBroccoliCauliflowerBaby carrotsRadishes1 can petite diced tomatoes2 cans water1 Vidalia onion1 bulb garlic Roast onion and garlic at 400 for 30 minutes.Place stock broccoli, cauliflower, and radishes (cut u to […]

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Bone Broth Benefits

If you aren’t making your own bone broth (stock) you should start. Not only are the health benefits unbelievable, it is also very cheap. If you have bones as leftovers you can use them. If not you can buy bones cheap. Making stock is easy! Throw the bones in a pot add water, a splash […]

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Alfredo Blue Cheese Chicken

Boneless skinless chicken breastAlfredo sauceBlue cheese crumblesPine nuts (optional)Butter Pound chicken to about ½ inch. Chop up pine nuts. Pre-heat oven to 350. Heat Alfredo sauce and stir in blue cheese. Melt butter in an iron skillet. Cook chicken in the skillet until just done. Pour sauce over chicken and top with pine nuts. Bake […]

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Basic Alfredo Sauce

Butter, 1 stickGarlic, as much as you can stand to peel and sliceHalf and half, 1 pintParmesan, 6-8 ozSalt and pepper to taste Melt butter on medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add half and half and bring up to hot but DO NOT BOIL, whisking constantly. When half and half […]

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Sorghum and Garlic Roast with Sweet Potatoes

I have discovered a wonderful way to make roast juicy and tasty. Here’s what you’ll need: RoastBacon greaseSorghum (molasses)Garlic Set the bacon grease out to soften. Slice garlic very thin. Mix together equal parts bacon grease and sorghum. Mix in garlic. Smear mixture thickly on the top and sides of the roast before cooking. I […]

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Cooking Steak

I love steak, but over the years I have had a terrible time getting the right doneness consistently. Honestly, I still struggle with it, but I am getting a better feel for it. If you are confused and feel like you’re getting mixed messages on temperatures and doneness of beef, it’s because the rules have […]

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Pasta Salad with Tortellini

Tortellini (1 package)Roast beef (sliced for sandwich meat, about 1/3 or ½ cup)Carrots (2)Peas (3/4 cup)Broccoli (3 florets)Feta (2 tablespoons)Sharp cheddar (2 oz)Italian dressing This turned out really yummy. I used fresh carrots and broccoli and frozen peas. Steam all three on high heat for 10 minutes, then turned off the heat and left the […]

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Starting Seeds

The hardest part of cooking ribs is the waiting. We started seeds for the container garden we are planning, while we waited. This took about the amount of time it took for the ribs to cook. We started two types of corn, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, lavender, and chamomile. We planted the seeds in water […]