Author: Brian Child

World’s Easiest Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Did you pick up a few too many tomatoes at that farmer’s market last weekend? We have all heard about sun-dried tomatoes, but I don’t have that kind of time sweetheart! Roasting tomatoes for several hours will intensify the flavor. You can use these oven-dried tomatoes in a variety of ways; salads, saut├ęs; puree for a homemade tomato paste or just toss in your favorite pasta or risotto; use as a topping on a hamburger, hotdog; or toss a few in your pie hole and you can eat them like nature’s candy. These preserve remarkably well. You can bag these...

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Hatch Green Chile Potato Soup

Hatch Green Chile Potato Soup is magic. This soup is rich, creamy and yet it packs enough chile flavor to put a little spring in your step. The magical part about this is if you had to taste this without the benefit of sight you would swear it had a ton of cheese in the soup.  A creamy texture lays on the palate like velvet and you would swear you would be eating a very cheese based soup. The secret is that the potato does most of the heavy lifting, with just a little spot from cream to help...

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash

This amazing Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash recipe have me starting to rethink the role of traditional mashed potatoes. As we head into the fall I want to give my family a system reboot. While I do not encourage shocking your system into a fad diet, I am about moderation. I am for simple and hearty foods that are simple to prepare and are just as flavorful as the food that I am seeking to replace. Cue the Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash. I know, at first blush, a recipe with a vegetable and it being mashed doesn’t sound attractive. Let...

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My Favorite Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

In order to maximize the bacon flavor, I added ground bacon into the ground meat mix of the meatloaf. Next, a thin layer of my bacon jam recipe on the meat mixture before adding the bacon. Doctoring up some barbecue sauce to the meat mixture and really amps up the smoky flavor. You can use aluminum foil or a loaf pan for baking.  However my favorite is using the loaf pan to shingle the bacon. Turn the loaf out onto thick heavy-duty aluminum foil and set it on a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. This allowed the...

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Rocking Roasted Vegetables

Rocking Roasted Vegetables Rocking Roasted Vegetables, is just my way to describe this Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and herb coated, roasted vegetables for this colorful side dish. Totally in love with roasting vegetables that I get from my garden. Hopefully, you are as well. The more time I get to spend more time in the sunshine and not in the kitchen I am a happy man. The colorful mix doesn’t need a lot of fuss and it makes a bounty delicious crispy, yet tasty vegetables. Rocking Roasted Vegetables 2016-08-22 18:40:27 Serves 8 Write a review Save Recipe Print Total...

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