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 [...]


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, [...]