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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spicy Pumpkin Soup topped with Toasted Pine Nuts

By | October 27th, 2015|WayneBites|

Years ago, my friend Andy Avalos, meteorologist for NBC Chicago, shared his wife's pumpkin soup recipe with me.  It's been a favorite ever since.  There are simple ingredients in this soup but they come together beautifully, especially with the toasted pine nuts and croutons on top.  As with all of my spicy recipes, you can [...]