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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 [...]

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 [...]

Lasagne

By | May 17th, 2017|WayneBites|

Extra Layered Lasagne This is a modification of a recipe I saw at Epicurious a while ago. But, I've modified it to create a huge family style size that can easily feed 10-12. The recipe uses two boxes of lasagne noodles in 8 total layers. With my lasagne pan, it takes four noodles per layer [...]

Cajun Chicken, Andouille Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo

By | February 26th, 2017|WayneBites|

Like a lot of folks, I enjoy celebrating Mardi Gras, primarily because of the food.  I love gumbo and thought I’d create a new recipe for this year’s Fat Tuesday celebration.  The key to this gumbo is the roux and you have to take your time to do it right.  If you burn the roux, [...]

Irish Coffee

By | February 12th, 2017|WayneBites|

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I fell in love with Irish Coffees.  The combination of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream is a perfect match for the cool breezy climate of the city.  The Buena Vista Cafe, in San Francisco's Marina District, is supposedly the birthplace of the Irish Coffee in the [...]

Italian Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup

By | December 11th, 2016|WayneBites|

I hadn't made this recipe in a long and time and a friend of mine asked for a great wintertime hearty soup.  I sent him a list of some of my favorites and he picked this one.  He reported back that he liked it and that suddenly gave me a taste for it too.  I made [...]

Apple Pear Cranberry Pie

By | November 20th, 2016|WayneBites|

I have a collection of favorite holiday desserts.  But I thought I'd experiment with a new one this year.  I've take Granny Smith Apples, Anjou Pears, Cranberries and the juice and zest of a Naval Orange and made a new holiday pie for this season.  The recipe uses my mom's cream cheese crust, which is [...]

Texas Bourbon Pecan Pie

By | October 18th, 2016|WayneBites|

My parents have two large pecan trees in their backyard, so pecan pie has always been an easy favorite of mine to make. But, recently, my friend and syrup maker extraordinaire, Tim Burton, of Burton's Maplewood Farm in southern Indiana, introduced me to his bourbon barrel aged maple syrup. It's really delicious and I've incorporated [...]

Jamaican Rum Maple Syrup Frozen Custard

By | October 17th, 2016|WayneBites|

A good friend of mine, Tim Burton, is a syrup maker. His pure maple syrup is really tasty. But, recently he has been creating infused versions that are flavored in distillery barrels. I tasted his Jamaican Rum version and had to make a frozen custard with it. This recipe is really versatile...you can certainly use [...]

Mom’s Apple Pie

By | September 19th, 2016|WayneBites|

This recipe is pretty basic. But, it uses my mom's special crust, which combines butter and cream cheese. Also, you can really go crazy with decorating the crust by taking leftover dough and cutting out patterns either with a knife of with decorative pastry cutters (available at most housewares stores). Mom's Pie Crust (makes two [...]