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Kentucky Mule

By | September 28th, 2018|WayneBites|

A friend gave me a bottle of Knob Creek recently and being as it's after Labor Day and time for dark liquor drinks, I had to make a Kentucky Mule. The ingredients are pretty basic, Knob Creek, lime juice, fresh mint, ice and ginger beer. But, you have to have a copper cup...I love the [...]

Pressure Cooker Apple Pumpkin Soup

By | September 26th, 2018|WayneBites|

I wanted to add a little more depth to my traditional pumpkin soup, so I’ve created a new version that includes apples, leeks, jalapeños, and a combination of spices, including cumin, cinnamon and nutmeg.  The pressure cooker helps subtly bring out all of those flavors harmoniously.  Add a little toasted pine nuts and sour cream [...]

Refrigerator Pickles 2018

By | August 25th, 2018|WayneBites|

Refrigerator Pickles Giving exact measure with ingredients is difficult because of how you cut and pack the pickles in a jar. If you cut the cucumbers into spears, then you can get more in than if you cut them in slices. And, if you cut them in slices, you can get more in the jar [...]

Simon’s Salmon Pasta With Arugula, Tomatoes, Capers And Pine Nuts

By | April 29th, 2018|WayneBites|

My friend Saran and I have known each other for over 10 years since our NBC Chicago days. She's awesome. Recently, she posted this dish that her husband Simon made.  It was this salmon dish with pasta, arugula, capers, grape tomatoes, and pine nuts in a lemony vinaigrette. It looked so good, I asked her [...]

The Fallen Halo Cocktail

By | April 18th, 2018|WayneBites|

Halos Mandarins are sweet, juicy, and seedless little tastes of goodness. I recently purchased a bag of them on sale and decided to have a little fun creating a cocktail centered around their mandarin orange flavor. I first tried juicing them the traditional way by slicing them and squeezing. But, then I realized if I [...]

Low Carb Cauliflower Cloud Bread

By | April 14th, 2018|WayneBites|

I’ve been experimenting with low carb recipes for a long time. I made my version of cauliflower pizza crust over a year ago and still enjoy making it. Recently, I took a look at the many recipes for “Cloud Bread” or “Oopsie Bread”. These recipes use a combination of whipped egg whites folded into an [...]

Ham Stir Fry With Broccoli, Carrots, Snap Peas, And Red Peppers

By | April 6th, 2018|WayneBites|

I’m continuing my 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 fifth dish is a [...]

Croque-Monsieur

By | April 6th, 2018|WayneBites|

I’m continuing my 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 sixth and last dish [...]

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 [...]