Wayne Johnson

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About Wayne Johnson

I’m a bit of a Jack-Of-All-Trades. I love to cook. I love to entertain. I love to build things in my wood shop and at my crafts table. I love architecture. I love exploring new places and new things. And, I love turning all that passion into fun ideas that I can share with folks.

Ham Spread with Cream Cheese, Dill, Thyme & Dijon

By | April 5th, 2018|WayneBites|

My recipe series, “A Man, A Ham, & A Plan”, continues. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This fourth dish is a creamy ham spread with [...]

Farfalle in a Cream Sauce with a Ham, Mushroom, and Peas

By | April 4th, 2018|WayneBites|

My recipe series, “A Man, A Ham, & A Plan”, continues. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This third dish is a creamy farfalle pasta with [...]

Ham Salad with Honey Dew and Baby Arugula

By | April 3rd, 2018|WayneBites|

I’m working on a recipe series that I call, A Man, A Ham, & A Plan. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This second dish ham [...]

Pressure Cooker White Bean And Ham Soup

By | April 2nd, 2018|WayneBites|

I’ve started a recipe series that I call, A Man, A Ham, & A Plan. I bought a 5 1/2lb thin cut carver ham and I wanted to see how many dishes I could create with it. I was able to make 6 different dishes, each serving at least four. This first dish is a [...]

Pisco Sour Cocktail

By | March 23rd, 2018|WayneBites|

Last year I went to Peru to visit Machu Picchu. It was a great trip that was accented by pisco sours at just about every place we stopped for a snack or bite to eat. It’s quite popular all over Peru. There are only 4 ingredients, plus ice, and the more you shake it, the [...]

Pressure Cooker Avgolemono

By | March 8th, 2018|WayneBites|

I was in New York recently and had a wonderful Avgolemono soup at Snack Taverna in The Village. I loved it so much I wanted to bring the taste back home with me. So, I've created this pressure cooker version of it. It's pretty tasty. Pressure Cooker Avgolemono Ingredients 1 1/2 lb Chicken Breast, with [...]

The Double Margarita For National Margarita Day!

By | February 22nd, 2018|WayneBites|

Happy Margarita Day! February 22 is National Margarita Day. I don't know who decides these things, but who am I to argue. The basic recipe for a margarita a simple and I'm happy to make mine a double. So, here's a double version of the classic: Classic Double Margarita Ingredients 3 oz Tequila 2 oz [...]

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup

By | February 22nd, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup makes 4-6 servings Ingredients 1 lg Yellow onion 3 lg tomatillos 2 med jalapenos 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 lb Chicken Thighs and Breast Meat 4 cloves Garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano [...]

Pressure Cooker Salsa

By | February 17th, 2018|WayneBites|

There's nothing better than a cold margarita and some chips and salsa at the start of meal at a Mexican restaurant.  And, salsas are different at every single restaurant you go to because they are usually made in house and come from someone's one special recipe.  Making salsa at home is just the same.  No [...]

Pressure Cooker Chicken, Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo

By | February 13th, 2018|WayneBites|

One of the big challenges of creating a pressure cooker gumbo recipe is the roux. A roux is meant to add flavor and thicken this wonderfully rich cajun dish. Traditionally, when making a gumbo in a pot on a stovetop, you’d make the roux first and then add all the ingredients into it. But, with [...]