Small Batch Corn and Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

3 thick strips meaty Applewood smoked bacon, cut to 1 inch lengths, trim off some of the larger sections of fat
1 t olive oil
1 1/2 cups medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 (15 oz) cans creamed corn
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained
2 1/2 cups red potatoes, skin on, chopped to fit on the spoon size chunks
1 cup whole or 2% milk
1 cup chicken stock, unsalted is always good, add salt later if you need to
1 T fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped
1/4 t thyme
6 drops Tabasco sauce
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 T butter
2 scant T flour
3 T heavy cream
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Italian-American Carbonara with Peas

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Ingredients:

2 cups peas, thawed if from frozen
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, shredded
4 eggs, gently whisked with a fork
1/2 cup cream
1 T dried garlic
1/2 t  dried Mediterranean oregano
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 lb spaghetti
1/2 lb thick cut applewood smoked bacon
1/2 onion, chopped
2 T olive oil
2 T fresh flat Italian parsley, chopped Read More



Rocket Burgers

Ingredients:

1 lb 80% lean organic grass fed ground beef or bison meat
2 T or so of your favorite steak sauce
1 T or so of your favorite southwest seasoning – I love Prudhomme’s Meat Magic
1-3 jalapenos – depends upon the size, how hot they happen to be, and if you like jalapenos, slice and remove the seeds and membranes if you want to cut the heat. Read More




Creamy Spinach and Fettuccine

Ingredients:

2 T unsalted butter
1 small onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 lb spinach, washed and torn
2 T unsalted butter
2 T olive oil
6 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
4 T flour
2 cups milk, reserve 1/2 cup to use as needed
1 t garlic powder
1/4 t ground black pepper
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch hot red pepper flakes, more if everyone likes it hot
5 oz (approximately 1 cup) Romano cheese, fresh grated
1 pound fettuccine Read More