Fresh Basil Ice Cream

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6 AA Large Eggs 6 Cups of Heavy Cream 3 Cups of Whole Milk 2 1/4 Cups Sugar 2 Cups of Finely Chopped Fresh Basil. (I like Thai Basil Best but use whatever you like.) This recipe yields 1 gallon of ice cream.  I you don’t have  a gallon sized ice cream maker, use 2 eggs, 2 cups of cream, … Read More

Fancy Melon Basket

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Fancy Melon Basket

A few years ago I bought a set of carving razor blades at Hobby Lobby.  I use them to carve melons and pumpkins.  This image is a melon basket I did for my niece-in-law Kamie’s high school graduation. Ingredients Watermelon Cantaloupe Honey Dew Melon Grapes Thai Basil The hardest part is carving the designs into the melon.  I used a … Read More

Strawberry Cheese Cake Trifle

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Strawberry Creme Cheese Trifle

I made Vonda a Strawberry Cheese Cake Trifle for her birthday a few years back.  Trifles are relatively easy to make.  Usually you layer some fruit with whipped creme and chunks of Angel Food Cake.  However, I have fallen in love with using Philadelphia Cheese Cake filling that comes in a container like Cool Whip.  It turns a regular trifle … Read More

Poke Tuna

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Ingredients 1 Tuna Sushi Grade Steak chopped into 1/4 inch cubes 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 1 tsp. Chinese Chili Sauce 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper 1 Small Onion (Julienne cut) 3 Green Onions (chopped) 1 tsp. Fresh Ground Ginger 1 tsp. Sesame Oil 1 tsp. Kosher Salt 3 Cloves Garlic (finely diced) Mix everything except tuna and let it set for … Read More

Mango Lime Salsa

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Ingredients 2 bottles of Mangoes (about 4 mangoes if you are cutting and peeling your own. I prefer the bottles from the store because they are easier to work with and they are always sweet.) 2 small tomatoes (I like to use Roma’s for the color and lack of seeds. However, if you can find Mr. Stripey tomatoes they are … Read More

Joshy’s Jammin Dutch Oven Jambalya

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Ingredients 4 cans of chicken broth 4 hot dog sized links of Spicy Sausage chopped.  (I like Andoille or Adelles Jalepeno Mango) 1 lb of chopped boneless/skinnless chicken 1 bag of Frozen, Shell Off, Tail Off, Shrimp 24oz of White Basmati Rice 1 ½ tbl French Herb Rub 1 ½ tbl Chicken Soup base (Caldo Sabor a Pollo) 1 large … Read More

Bryan’s Black Truffle Chili

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Ingredients 2 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Large Sweet Onion Diced. 3 Tomatillo’s chopped ½ Yellow Bell Pepper Diced ½ Red Bell Pepper Diced ½ Green Bell Pepper Diced 1tsp Salt 1 lbs 85% Hamburger 1tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper 1tbls Ground Cumin 2 – 14.5oz Cans of Unseasoned Diced Tomatoes. 3 – 16oz Cans of Unseasoned Pinto Beans … Read More

Boyscout Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

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Ingredients 1 large can of Applesauce. 1 large can of Blueberry Pie filling. 1 small package of Jello in a complementary flavor 1 yellow cake mix. 1 can of soda pop in a complementary flavor. Pour the Applesauce into the oven.  Spread ½ the Jello on the sauce.  Now pour the pie filling on top. Next spread the yellow cake … Read More

Amazing Dutch Oven Flourless Chocolate Cake.

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Ingredients 1lb of Gourmet Dark Chocolate. (should be 65% or 70% cacao). 1cup Brown Sugar. 1/2 cup White Sugar 3/4 cup Boiling Water 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature) 2 tbs Unsweetened Cocoa 8 Large Eggs (Room Temperature, lightly beaten) 1 tbs Vanilla (Remember that high quality ingredients make high quality food. So choose a good chocolate and a … Read More

Almond Roca Recipe

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Ingredients 1 lb Butter (not marg) 2 Cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup water (or for more burnt taste, use Strong Pero or Postum) 2 tbsp corn syrup 1 1/3 cups toasted slivered almonds 4 oz Dark Chocolate 2/3 cup toasted slivered almonds (topping) 4oz Dark Chocolate (for the other side) Melt butter in heavy saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, … Read More

Gourmet Caramel Apples

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Gourmet Carmel Apples

I love making Caramel Apples this time of year.  I usually use the sheets of caramel that you can buy at the store with the sticks included. Ingredients Green Granny Smith Apples Caramel Sheets Dark Chocolate Chips White Chocolate Chips The caramel sheets come with instructions for getting the caramel on the apple.  Just follow those instructions.  I will note … Read More