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.

Pressure Cooker Meatballs In A Tomato Basil Sauce Over Creamy Cheddar Cheese Polenta

By | February 6th, 2018|WayneBites|

This recipe is a bit of a hybrid in that it uses the pressure cooker, the oven and the stovetop. But, the trio work well together to create a tasty dish. The pressure cooker also creates a nice sauce that can be used as a pasta sauce for a second meal. Nice bonus! Pressure Cooker [...]

Pressure Cooker Texas All Beef Chili

By | January 31st, 2018|WayneBites|

I might have mentioned a few times that I'm from Texas, land of longhorns, barbeque, and chili. I'm a big fan of all three. With Super Bowl fever in the air, this is the perfect time to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of Texas chili with a big wedge of jalapeño cornbread on the side. [...]

Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

By | January 19th, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients 2 tbl Olive Oil 1 lg Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced 3 lg Carrots, cleaned and sliced 2 tsp Dried Basil 2 tsp Salt, or to taste 1 tsp Black Pepper 2 Cans Italian Peeled Plum Tomatoes 2 tbl Tomato Paste 1 1/2 [...]

Pressure Cooker Apple Maple Cranberry Dessert

By | January 10th, 2018|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Maple Apple Cranberry Dessert served with Vanilla Ice Cream 3 lg firm Apples (I use Granny Smiths), peeled, cored and sliced in large weges 2 tbl cu Golden Raisins 1/4 cu Water 1 tbl Brown Sugar 2 tbl Maple Syrup (I use my friend Tim Burton's Bourbon Barrel Infused Pure Maple Syrup) 1 [...]

Pressure Cooker Black Beans and Andouille Sausage

By | January 9th, 2018|WayneBites|

Black Beans and Smoked Sausage pressure cooker method Ingredients 1 lb Andouille Sausage, sliced in 1/2” pieces (if Andouille is to spicy for you, use your favorite smoked sausage) 1 med Red Onion, diced 1 med Red Pepper, diced 1 med Green Pepper, diced 2 Celery Stalks, sliced 2 tsp Fresh Dill 1 1/2 tbl [...]

Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

By | January 7th, 2018|WayneBites|

The popular kitchen appliance this year was the Instant Pot...so many of my friends were excited to get one.  I actually have a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker which I've used for years.  And, recipes translate quite easily.  So, here's my Butternut Squash Soup recipe.  It takes only 6 minute at high pressure.  My YouTube video is [...]

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Mushrooms, Bacon And Corn

By | January 5th, 2018|WayneBites|

It seems like everyone I know got an Instant Pot this Christmas. I'm a little off the trend with my Cuisinart Pressure Cooker, but it definitely sill gets the job done. I decided to create this risotto recipe for the pressure cooker by modifying one of my favorites made the traditional way. After the prep [...]

My Dinner at El Ideas

By | September 7th, 2017|Videos, WayneBites|

Just had an amazing dinner at El Ideas, fine dining in a casual setting, with my friend Kelly Jones. Here's the whole menu and the space:

Pressure Cooker Red Beans And Rice

By | July 13th, 2017|WayneBites|

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 lb Smoked Sausage, sliced at an angle 1 lb Dried Red Beans, rinsed in cold water and drained 1 med Yellow Onion, chopped 2 tbl Cajun Seasoning 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 2 Celery Stalks, split and chopped 1 [...]

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Breakfast Empanadas with Chicken Andouille Sausage, Eggs and Cheese

By | May 28th, 2017|WayneBites|

I had some friends in from out of town and wanted to make easy "hand" food for the morning.  So, I made these breakfast empanadas.  There's a little work involved on my part, but they're very easy for my guests to enjoy.  Here are some pictures of the steps, and the recipe follows.   Once [...]