Paris in 36 Hours Part 1

chef alexis hernandez in Paris

I think that any person who works in a creative field struggles to find something to keep them moving on in new and innovative ways.  Since I am a personal chef in Atlanta, I need to make sure that I am always trying to design delicious and creative meals appealing to the eyes and the […]

New year, new attitude and a new more user-friendly website.

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I decided to start this year with a new attitude, a different direction and a fresh website.  I wanted to add new functionality to the website and change the character of it so that it reflects me as a chef and where I am now in my culinary life.  I am working with a wonderful […]

Mustard and Brown Sugar Bacon

Mustard and brown sugar bacon by chef alexis hernandez

8-12 ounces thick cut bacon 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard 1/4  cup of light brown sugar Preheat oven to 375F Place the bacon on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush each bacon slice with the Dijon mustard.  The using your fingers sprinkle each slice of bacon with a teaspoon of sugar.  Cook bacon for […]

Camp Creek Baking Soda Breakfast Biscuits

Camp Creek baking soda breakfast biscuits by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  2 cups of all-purpose flour plus 1 table spoon 1 tablespoon of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon of kosher salt 1 1/4  teaspoon of sugar 6 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter chopped 1 cup whole milk 1 teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar Preheat oven to 425 degrees F In a cup combine […]

Burgers Apple Cider BBQ Sauce and Onions

Burgers, apple cider BBQ sauce and onions by chef alexis hernandez

Cinnamon onions: 2 tsp of distilled vinegar 4 medium sized Yellow onions (remove the root and slice thinly with the grain) 1 Tbs of butter 2 teaspoons of sugar 2 Tablespoons of oil (canola, corn) 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional) In a large saute pan melt the butter and oil over […]

Pork loin with thyme and onions.

Tenderloin by chef alexis hernandez

      I always go to the grocery store to look for meat when it is on sale.  I buy one and freeze the other one.  Sometimes all that meat needs to be seasoned is olive oil salt and a herb.  If you don’t have anything to flavor your meat in your kitchen that […]

Shredded Egg and Garlic Soup

shredded egg and garlic soup by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  2 Tablespoons of butter 2 tablespoons of olive oil 4-5 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon of dried thyme 48 oz of chicken stock 1 star anise 3 medium eggs 1  tablespoon of white wine Kosher Salt Fresh black pepper Take the garlic and slice thinly.  In a large sauce pan over medium – low heat, […]

Sauteed Shrimp with Thyme

Sauteed shrimp with thyme by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon olive oil In a bowl add all the ingredients and allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  In a saute pan over medium heat, carefully place the shrimp on […]

Camp Creek Farm Chili

Camp Creek Farm Chili by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  2 pounds ground beef chuck 1 pound bulk Italian sausage 4 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 2 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large red onion chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped ½ a package of bacon chopped 1/2 cup beer […]

Ham Croquettes

Ham croquettes by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:    Serves 4 8 ounces of cooked ham steaks chopped 1 cup of minced carrot 1 cup of minced yellow onion 3 cloves garlic chopped 1 bay leaf 2-3 sprigs of thyme 1 stick unsalted butter 1-cup all-purpose flour 4 whole eggs 2 egg whites 2 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves 2 tablespoon chopped parsley […]

Salsa & Cheese Quesadilla

Salsa and cheese quesadilla by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 8 flour tortillas 8inches 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese 1 jar of store bought salsa 1/4 of olive oil Take 2-3  tablespoon of the salsa and spread it around 4 of the tortillas.  Place about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non stick pan.  Over medium heat place the tortilla with the […]

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Artichoke dip by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 1 6 oz can of artichoke hearts 1 1o oz package of spinach thawed and squeezed dried and chopped 1 3/4 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 cloves garlic minced 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt 3 Tablespoon chopped chives Preheat oven to 400 F (175 degrees C). Mix […]

Sauteed Sweet Pecans

Sauteed sweet pecans by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter 3 1/4 cups of pecans halved 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar packed 2 teaspoons of cumin 1/4 cup of white sugar 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon of paprika 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper Preheat the oven to 350F Over medium heat melt the butter then add […]

Quick Sliders

Quick sliders by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  1 1/2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef chuck 2 cups of shredded Gruyere 2 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 24 Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl,  combine the beef, mayonnaise, onion soup mix […]

Honeyed Deviled Eggs

Honeyed deviled eggs by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:   12 eggs hard cooked, cut in half and yolks separated into a bowl 2 1/2 teaspoons of lime juice 2 1/2  teaspoons of honey 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt 2 1/2 tablespoons of softened butter 1/4 cup of mayonnaise 1/4 of sour cream 2 tablespoons of chopped chives (optional) Set the egg whites on […]

Appetizer Meatballs

Appetizer meatballs by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  1 – 1 1/2 ground beef 80/20 2 french baguettes cut into 1/2 to 1 inch slices 1/4  cup of soy sauce 1 medium egg yolk 3  teaspoon of light brown sugar 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar 1 bunch of chives chopped Preheat the oven to 425F Place the bread pieces on a sheet pan. Mix […]

Pear and Cream Cheese Tortilla

Pear and Cream Cheese Tortilla by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 4  9 or 10 inch Flour Tortillas 2 Bosc Pears (or any Pear) cut in half, core removed and sliced thinly with mandolin or by hand 4 oz of Cream Cheese Olive Oil Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Spread 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese over only half of the tortilla.  Take the pears […]

Quick and Easy Tomato Soup Quick and easy tomato soup

Quick and easy tomato soup by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  Serves 4 2 medium Spanish onions chopped 1/2 stick of butter plus 4 tablespoons 6 garlic cloves chopped 5 cups tomato juice 4-6 heirloom tomatoes cut into quarters 4 cups of chopped basil including stems 1 star anise Kosher salt and Pepper In a stock pot over medium heat cook 1/2 stick of butter, […]

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Garden fresh tomato soup by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 4 10 lbs tomatoes sliced into quarters 3 lbs yellow onions chopped 2 tablespoons of white sugar 1 bunch of thyme tied with kitchen string 1 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 4 cups chopped basil stems and all 1 stick of butter 4 cloves of garlic chopped 1 star anise 1 bay leaf 2 […]

Beer Batter Deep Fried Pickles

Beer batter deep fried pickles by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  1 Quart bead and butter pickles 1 3/4 cups flour 1/8 tsp  cayenne pepper 2 tsp black pepper 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 cup beer vegetable oil Preheat vegetable oil to 375 degrees Remove pickles from brine and set aside.  Combine flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper, […]