Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shrimp Maque Choux

This recipe is a great side dish with any cajun meal.  The assortment of vegetables add color to any meal, and if you're feeling really southern then you can always toss in some okra.

Yield: 4 servings

Monday, May 20, 2013

Peanut Butter Macadamia Nut Banana Bread

Banana bread is a staple food for me to make, and as such I'm always on the lookout for a new variation to try.  This recipe was made with some leftovers in my cabinet and I dare say it turned out pretty well.

Yield: 3 loaves

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beef & Tomato Skillet

When you need a quick & easy hot meal, this is the recipe to grab.  It tastes great and doesn't require a lot of attention, allowing you to make a home-cooked meal in very little time.

Yield: 5 servings

Monday, May 13, 2013

Puffy Chocolate Chip Pancake w/ Fresh Fruit

This is a cool variation on traditional pancakes and looks totally awesome.  And it tastes pretty damned good, too, which is always a plus.

Yield: 1 large pancake (2 servings)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cheesey Chicken Pasta

This is the type of recipe that you can toss together on a weeknight to have a home-cooked meal without too much fuss.  Just pay attention to the sauce to make sure it doesn't burn.

Yield: 6 servings

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake

Normal cheesecake not elaborate enough for you?  Trying to find a way to cram two desserts together into some sort of super dessert?  Well, search no further.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, April 29, 2013

Shrimp Scampi

Instead of the traditional wine sauce, this is made with a garlic and cajun cocktail sauce, making for an unusually & delicious flavor.

Yield: 4 servings
Gwen returns as a guest chef to share a family recipe for shrimp scampi.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Homemade Twix

Caramel, cookies, chocolate.  What's not to love?

The homemade version tastes slightly different and is pretty damned good.  Give it a try and find out for yourself.

Yield: 18 cookies
Sous-chef Jonathan strikes back!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Roast Venison Steak & Mushroom Sauce

Vension, mushrooms, a thick flavorful sauce. And with only one dish to wash, it's easy to enjoy knowing that the cleanup will be quick.

Yield: 2 servings

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crackly Banana Bread

This bread smells like normal banana bread but tastes so much different.  The spices combine for a unusual flavor, and the millet gives a truly unique texture that will no one will be expecting

Yield: 2 loaves
The return of Sous-Chef Gwen.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Taco Tater Tot Bake

I was a little skeptical of this recipe when I first read it, but it turns out to be pretty damned good.  It takes a few minutes, but not too long.

Yield: 8 servings

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Heath Bar Brownies

Easy to make and very tasty: proof that even a boxed dessert can taste great when done right.

Yield: 9 servings
Today's recipe brought to you by sous-chef Jonathan. Good riddance to your diet.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Guiness Cupcakes

The full flavor of irish cream combines with chocolate ganache and cream cheese to make a rich dessert.

Yield: 24 cupcakes
This recipe brought to you by sous-chef Gwen.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Skillet Pork Chops & Sauce

These pork chops turn out moist and juicy because they spend so much time simmering in the sauce.  You can easily tinker with the spices in the sauce to give it a little more kick if you prefer spicy food.

Yield: 4 servings

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cajun Garlic Bread

Everyone loves garlic bread.  This cajun style recipe packs in some extra flavor from cheese and spices, making a perfect match with any meal of comfort food.

Yield: 30 pieces