Homemade German Spaetzle

Ingredients:3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream2/3 cup all purpose flour1 egg1/3 cup 2% milk2 tablespoons butter1 clove garlic, minced1 tablespoon parsley1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper Instructions: In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, heavy cream, milk, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk together until it forms a very thick batter (should be slowly drippingContinue reading “Homemade German Spaetzle”

Curry Cauliflower Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients:1 medium sized yellow onion, diced8 large tomatoes1 head of cauliflower, chopped very finely1 tablespoon minced garlic1/3 cup diced carrots1/3 cup diced celery1/2 – 2/3 cup of water or vegetable stock3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons curry powderBlack pepper to tasteSalt to tasteA pinch of cilantro leaves to garnish Instructions: In a large saucepan, heat upContinue reading “Curry Cauliflower Stuffed Tomatoes”

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:1 pound tomatoes1 head of garlic (around 10-15 cloves)1 garlic clove, minced1/2 medium yellow onion2 medium sized carrots2 stalks celery1/3 cup heavy cream1/2 cup chicken stock1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped5 sprigs of fresh thyme3 tablespoons olive oil1/2 tablespoon salt1/2 tablespoon pepper2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried basil2 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese2 slicesContinue reading “Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Grilled Cheese”

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Ingredients:6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs2 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese2 ounces shredded Romano cheese1 tablespoon black pepper2 tablespoons Adobo seasoning1/2 medium yellow onion, diced1 cup chicken stock20 ounces cream of mushroom soup1 cup Jasmine rice12 cloves garlic cloves4 tablespoons butter Instructions: In medium mixing bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup, chicken stock,Continue reading “Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole”

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:12 ounces jumbo shells16 ounces shredded mozzarella24 ounces tomato sauce1/3 cup chopped fresh basil2 tablespoons parsley2/3 cup Romano cheese, shredded1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded16 ounces Ricotta cheese2 tablespoons minced garlicSalt to taste1/2 tablespoon pepper2 eggs Instructions: Boil your jumbo shells and drain/let cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your ricotta cheese, RomanoContinue reading “Cheesy Stuffed Shells”

The Perfect Pork Chop Meal

Ingredients:16 ounces fresh green beans1/2 cup almond slivers5 cloves garlic2-3 sprigs thyme4 bone-in pork chops2 pounds yellow potatoes1.5 stick plus 5 additional tablespoons salted butterSalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon olive oil1 cup 2% milk Instructions: Prepare your sides by first peeling your potatoes and setting them in a bowl of cold water. The helpsContinue reading “The Perfect Pork Chop Meal”

How to Make Basil Bread from Scratch

Ingredients:1.5 cups warm water2 teaspoons yeast3 cups all purpose flour1 teaspoon granulated sugar1 teaspoon olive oil2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon dried basil Instructions: Add water, yeast and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is activated (foamy). After 10 minutes, add salt, oil, and basil to the mixture andContinue reading “How to Make Basil Bread from Scratch”

How to Make Garlic Dill Pickles at Home!

Ingredients:4 medium sized salad cucumbers, cut into fourths (spears)1/2 cup fresh dill1 and 1/4 cups white vinegar2 cups water1 tablespoon minced garlic1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Kosher salt1 teaspoon turmeric1 tablespoon black whole peppercorns2 tablespoons mustard seeds1 mason jar (make sure your cucumber spears fit!) Instructions: Place cucumbers into a large strainer and place thatContinue reading “How to Make Garlic Dill Pickles at Home!”

Nashville Inspired Shrimp and Grits

Ingredients:3 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons Cajun seasoningSalt and pepper to taste2 teaspoons cayenne pepper6-10 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on)4 ounces shredded Mexican style blend cheese1 lemon1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons half and half1 cup chicken stock1/4 cup quick grits1 tablespoon brandy4 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 of a medium yellow onion, diced2 slices bacon1 teaspoonContinue reading “Nashville Inspired Shrimp and Grits”

Andouille Rigatoni

Ingredients:12-14 ounces andouille sausage4 ounces Parmesan cheese4-5 sprigs of thyme1/3 cup fresh basil leaves1 pound uncooked rigatoni5 cloves garlic, minced16 ounces canned whole tomatoes8 ounces canned diced tomatoes1 medium yellow onion2 tablespoons olive oil1 stick (half cup) salted butter1/3 cup heavy whipping cream1 and 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning1 tablespoon red chili flakesSalt and pepper toContinue reading “Andouille Rigatoni”