Jalapeño Bacon Chicken (and it’s crispy AF)

Ingredients 5-ish pound (2kg) chicken (don’t forget to take the giblet sack out of the cavity…) 1 jalapeño, sliced (into rounds or strips), seeds removed 3 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed ½ bunch fresh cilantro 1… Continue reading

Blackberry Jalapeño Whisky Sour

Blackberry Jalapeño Whisky Sour     Makes: one drink Time until it’s in your mouth: 1 hour Ingredients 4 oz. (113g) blackberries 1/16 cup to 1/8 cup (12.5g-25g) sugar*  1/4-1/2 jalapeño, sliced, leave… Continue reading

Västerbottensostpaj (Cheese Pie)

Makes: Not sure. I split this with one other person.  Maybe 8 normal servings? Start to finish: An hour and a half Ingredients (100g) unsalted COLD butter 1-2/3 cup (100g) all-purpose flour pinch… Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup       Makes: 4 large servings Start to finish: 1 hour Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil (15mL) of choice (I generally use coconut, but olive oil works.) 1 onion, peeled… Continue reading

Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese Makes: 6 servings How long until it’s in your mouth?  About 30 minutes. Ingredients 4 cups milk (I recommend whole) 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon… Continue reading

Latin Quinoa Soup

Latin Quinoa Soup Makes: 4 servings Start to finish: 45 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup dry quinoa, put in a fine-mesh sieve and rinsed 1 quart low-sodium chicken (or vegetable) broth 1/2 teaspoon salt… Continue reading

Toasted Kale

Toasted Kale     Makes: 1 large serving Start to finish: 20 minutes   Ingredients   5 oz. (142g) baby kale 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper red chili flakes (optional) olive oil… Continue reading

Crown-ed Up Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bites

Crown-ed Up Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bites   Makes: 12 squares Start to finish: about 45 minutes Ingredients   2/3 cup (160g) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 3/4 cups (315g) dark brown sugar 1/4… Continue reading

Post-Party Elixir

Post-Party Elixir Makes: a hefty serving Start to finish: 10 minutes   Ingredients   juice of one lemon one orange, peeled and quartered 6 mint leaves 8 oz. (.23L) water pinch of salt… Continue reading

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (with Whiskeyyy)

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (with Whiskeyyy)   Makes: 3 dozen cookies Start to finish: about an hour and a half Ingredients 12 strips bacon drippings from the bacon, chilled (slightly less than 1/4… Continue reading