Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs (preferred, I fried the chicken for waffles so used 6 pieces of skinless and boneless) Buttermilk (2 cups) Dried Rosemary (1/2 teaspoon) Dried Thyeme (1/2 teaspoon) Garlic Powder (1/2 teaspoon) Chili Powder (2 teaspoons) Salt (1 teaspoon) Black Pepper (1 teaspoon) Vegetable Oil/Peanut Oil (2 litre or 1/2 gallon) Seasoned Flour: Flour…

Waffles

Ingredients: All-purpose flour (2 cups) Milk (1 3/4 cups) Eggs (2) Vegetable Oil (1/2 cup) Sugar (1 tablespoon) Baking Powder (5 teaspoons) Salt (1/4 teaspoon) Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon) Directions: Preheat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add in the milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract,…

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients: Milk (3 cups) Heavy Cream (1 cup) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1/3 cup) Sugar (3/4 cup) Nutmeg (grated; a pinch) Salt (a pinch) Whiskey/Bourbon/Rum (2 ounces) Peppermint Candy (optional; for garnish) Marshmallow (optional; for garnish) Directions: In a bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and nutmeg. In a saucepan, add the milk and bring it…

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Ingredients: For Pie Crust: All-purpose flour (2 1/4 cups) Salt (1 1/4 teaspoon) Sugar(1 tablespoon) Unsalted Chilled Butter (1 cup) Ice Water (1/2 cup) Pie Filling: Pecans (2 1/2 cups; roughly chopped) Eggs (3) Maple Syrup (1/4 cup) Light Corn Syrup (1 cup) Salt (3/4 teaspoon) Dark Brown Sugar (3/4 cup) Vanilla Extract (1 tablespoon)…

Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: Cranberries (12 oz/0.75 lb) Sugar (3/4 cup) Star Anise (2) Green Cardamom (4 pods) Orange Zest (1 orange) Orange Juice (1 orange) Nutmeg (a pinch; grated) Red Wine (1 ounce) Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Directions: In a saucepan, add the sugar and star anise and place it on low heat. Lightly bash…

Chicken in a crust

Ingredients: Whole chicken (3-5 pounds) Dried Porcini mushrooms (5-6) Garlic cloves (3-4 cloves) Variety of mushrooms (I used portobella, baby bella and shiitake) Thyme (a bunch; fresh preferred; I used dried) Butter (12 tablespoons) Parsley (1/2 bunch; finely chopped) Flour (4 cups) Olive oil Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Directions: In a small bowl,…

Pancakes

Ingredients: All purpose flour (2 cups) Baking powder (5 teaspoon) Egg (1) Vanilla Essence (1/2 teaspoon) Butter (4 tablespoons; melted) Milk (1 1/2 cup) Salt (1/2 teaspoon) Sugar (3 tablespoons) Directions: In a medium sized mixing bowl measure out the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Using a whisk or a wooden spoon combine the…

Alaskan Salmon with Baked Eggs

This post will mark the 100th post on the blog and it’s been quite a journey for me as a cook. Having started this blog last year, I have explored so many cuisines I have never tasted before and tried cooking techniques I never thought I would use. I even started making my own pasta…

Roasted Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Ingredients: Salmon (2-3 pounds; pin-boned and scaled) Chili Powder (2 tablespoons) Garlic Powder (1-2 tablespoons) Thyme (1 tablespoon) Rosemary (1 tablespoon) Onion (2; peeled and cut into wedges) Bell Peppers (3 different colors; cored and cut into chunks) Broccoli (cut into florets) Capers (2 teaspoons) Avocado (2 large; peeled, pitted and diced) Cilantro (a bunch;…

Baked eggs bacon and cheese

Ingredients: Bacon Eggs Onions (finely chopped) Cheddar Cheese Parmesan Cheese Salt & Pepper Directions: On a hot pan place the bacon and cook it for 2 minutes on each side. Make sure it doesn’t get too crispy; all you want to do is get it slightly cooked so that you can roll it up. In…