Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Serves 6-8 I made this for 2021 Christmas Lunch. The Balsamic Glaze was an afterthought because the dish needed more acidity. I think it could use even more. We didn’t have parmesan so we used a wine infused sharp cheese. We used a zester to grate the cheese. We tossed in some of the grated… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Compound Butter (Herb):

I am anxious to try this on steaks. INGREDIENTS: 1 stick softened butter (not melted) 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan (or other strong) cheese 2 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp black pepper (finely ground) 2 tsp sage (finely chopped) 2 tsp thyme (finely chopped) 2 tsp rosemary… Continue reading Compound Butter (Herb):

Chicken Soup – Homemade

Another great version: INGREDIENTS: Mirepoix Ingredients: 3/4 lb. carrots 3/4 lb. celery 1.5 lb. onion 64 oz. chicken broth 32 oz. beef broth 1.5 – 2 lbs cooked chicken breast (diced to 1/3″ cubes). 1 Tbsp Knorr chicken Bullion 1.5 tsp pepper 1 recipe noodles from Chicken and Noodles – Grandma Great’s INSTRUCTIONS: Simmer the… Continue reading Chicken Soup – Homemade

Copycat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is the equivalent of a single, small, 12 oz. box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. They make another version of the powdered cheese called Big Daddy Mac. It would probably work with about 4T instead of 6T. INGREDIENTS: 1.5 Cups Elbow Macaroni 6T Hoosier Hill Farm Gourmet Cheddar Cheese Powder (I bought 1… Continue reading Copycat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

Seasoned Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip – Maddy’s

NOTE: I stole this from Rick who stole it from Maddy. It is published without permission. Not sorry! PRETZEL INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup oil 1 packet ranch mix 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon lemon pepper PRETZEL INSTRUCTIONS: Mix and pour over pretzels and stir. CHEESE DIP INGREDIENTS: 2 blocks cream cheese… Continue reading Seasoned Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip – Maddy’s

Sausage – Spicy Italian – 2021

This is the same recipe as the 2021 breakfast sausage with some modifications. It is fairly spicy and would be good on pizza or in spaghetti sauce. INGREDIENTS – 2lb recipe: 2 lb ground pork butt 2.5 teaspoons salt 0.75 teaspoons black pepper 0.5 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 teaspoons rubbed sage 1.5 teaspoons sugar or… Continue reading Sausage – Spicy Italian – 2021

Chicken Thighs (Andrew’s Smoked)

INGREDIENTS: Bone-in, Skin-on chicken thighs. Honey Randy’s Chicken and Rib Rub (or your favorite) INSTRUCTIONS: Place the chicken thighs skin side down on a cutting board. Cut away any skin and fat that extends outside the meat. Use your fingers to carefully pull the skin away to form a pocket. Coat the pocket between the… Continue reading Chicken Thighs (Andrew’s Smoked)