Sunday, June 22, 2014

Homemade Pizza

Store bought crust.

Anchovy, banana peppers, black olives & garlic. 15 minutes start to finish!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Zucchini Cakes & SPICY Mashed potatos

Zucchini Cakes
To that recipe, I add minced onion, garlic, Serrano & red bell peppers. I prefer using Panko to Italian bread crumbs. Dipping sauce is a simple cocktail, with lots of Thai Chili Sauce & Srirachi. (I loves the spicy)

Cowboy Mashed Potatos
Off course, I used fresh veggies, more garlic & onion. And way, way way more peppers!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stock from scratch

This is so amazingly easy, I couldn't believe it. Factor in the amount of soup I make & the amount of veggies I eat, it takes me no time at all to fill my veggie scrap bag.

One big pot, lots of water, veggie scraps. Boil for 1 hour & strain the ever loving shit out of it.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spicy Italian Sausage Soup

Usual soup start.

Add: minced Serrano, Scotch Bonnet (if you can stand the heat), peeled, seeded and diced tomato. After it comes to a boil, lower heat to low, cover & cook for 1 hour.  Turn off stove, add arugula, spinach & cooked elbows. Stir in a little bit of half & half or milk and some sharp cheddar.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chicken Noodle from scratch

2 large white onions
clove of garlic
baby carrots
4 ribs of celery
8 cups chicken stock
1 lb of chicken thighs
2 cups cooked egg noodles
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon thyme
salt & pepper to taste

Brown chopped onion, garlic & carrot in a teaspoon of butter & a little EVOO for 5 minutes.

Add chicken stock, celery, chicken, bay leaf & spices to pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add cooked noodles at the end.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Red Velvet Hash

Red velvet hash & ham.

50/50 mixture of red potato & beet, baked until soft. Shred in food processor.

I think I threw a couple of baby carrots, garlic & onion in this mix.

Form into a patty, add s&p to taste & fry until brown on the bottom. Flip, fry other side. Serve w/lots of red wine vinegar. YUMMY!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Buffalo Shepperds Pie w/Mashed Turnip & Bacon

1 lb ground buffalo (you can sub out: venison, lamb, beef, turkey)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp ketchup
1 bag frozen veggies (or fresh, if you are ambitious!)
2 white onions
2 cloves of garlic
5 strips of cooked bacon (reserve grease)
1/2 & 1/2
2 or 3 medium/large turnips, peeled & cut into 2" cubes

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add turnips, cook about 30 mins or until soft. Drain & let cool. Preheat oven to 375. 

Dice & saute onions & garlic in a little butter until translucent (3 mins or so). Add meat to pan, brown until no longer pink. Mix cream of mushroom soup into meat & onion mixture. Add 1 tsp ketchup, mix well. Add s&p to your liking, along w/veggies.(This batch had corn, carrots, sauteed mushrooms & some arugula that I needed to use up.) Pour meat mixture into a 9 x 12 greased casserole dish. 

Mash turnips in pot until fluffy (this doesn't take long). Add a few tbsp of butter, some 1/2 & 1/2, along w/a little bacon grease and s&p. Turnips are being subbed for mashed potatoes. Spread the turnips on top of the meat mixture. Crumble bacon on top of that.

Bake for about 35 - 45 minutes, until done.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


This picture makes this look like nothing, but wow! So delish, I couldn't believe it. :)  I made my salsa verde from scratch, so it is super spicy (I'm having a love affair w/Serranos)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. 

In medium bowl, mix salsa verde and sour cream.

Break up chips into bite-size pieces. Place half of chips in casserole. Top with shredded chicken, followed by half of salsa mixture. Top with half of the cheese. 

Repeat with remaining chips, salsa mixture and cheese.

Bake about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tomato Pie

Fresh tomato pie, with bacon, garlic, serrano & cheese. Nom, nom, nom!