Quick easy Union Hill Kitchen pudding scented with anise

  As the Executive chef of Union Hill Restaurant Group in Atlanta, I enjoy experimenting with classic recipes and adding a bit of what I have learned from home cooks or from my travels and of course from my kitchen journals, where I meticulously keep all my cooking notes. This is a do ahead recipe […]

Bologna cake or beef pate with herbed cheese

  This was inspired from watching Sweet Home Alabama.  It’s a fun conversation piece at a picnic or tailgating party.  It’s a fun recipe that should be accepted for what it is… Here is my basic recipe.     1 lb of Oscar Myer beef bologna 16 oz of cream cheese softened 4 tablespoons of […]

Grilled corn with spicy lime butter

  During the hot summer months when corn is at its peak in flavor, I like to make this lazy side dish.  Everyone at gatherings enjoys this dish and even the most inexperienced cook make this and look like a rock star.  I make the Spicy lime butter the day before and who doesn’t like […]

Quick easy make ahead lasagna

  This is a make ahead recipe that you can have in the freezer for 2 months.  Make sure the lasagna is tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and when you are ready to enjoy it…pull it out of the freezer and throw it into the oven. You can use smaller container like I did which […]

Roasted tomatoes and blue cheese crostini

  This is an easy crostini or Bruschetta, I’m using the terms loosely of course, this is a great dish for the summer if you have lots of cherry tomatoes in your garden. You can also buy a pint at the store to make this dish.  What is great about this recipe is that you can […]

Easy moist pan seared salmon

I enjoy eating salmon so much that I prepare it when I am at home 3-4 times a week.  This is an easy way to make salmon that will come out moist every time.  You can add flavors of your favorite dried herbs like dill, basil, oregano etc.  The picture on the left is inspiration […]

Life Saver Gummy Pops

    Ingredients: 8-10 oz of Kettle One Vodka 7 oz bag of Life Savers Gummy   Put all the Life Saver Gummy in a 8 x 8 glass baking dish or a glass bowl, pour the Kettle One vodka and make sure that the vodka is covering all the Life Savers.  Cover tightly with […]

Cuimin scented black beans

    Sometimes when I come home from cooking all day for clients, I am not thrilled about cooking lot’s of complicated things.  Some people are horrified when the find out that for dinner, I warmed up beans out of a can.  I think people can get over the fact that chefs also should be […]

Oven roasted tomatoes

  Some times its easier than it seems to find things in your kitchen and do something with them that enhances other dishes you are making.  This simple oven roasted tomatoes can be made 3-4 days ahead, covered with plastic and placed in the refrigerator.  The acidity in the tomatoes actually are a nice addition […]

Braised cabbage,bacon and Granny Smith apples

  This dish is a staple in my kitchen.  One year at our farm, we had a pretty large harvest of cabbage.  I made a lot of recipes our of cabbage that year, some that were good and some that were not that good.  This one is a favorite with my entire family.  It is […]

Corn on the cobb with Vanilla butter

Quick and easy pizza dough

Strawberries, Honey and Cream

 Ingredients:  1 pint fresh ripe strawberries cut in half and stems removed. 1/4 cup of honey 3/4 butter milk 1/4 heavy cream Preparation:  Evenly divide the strawberries in four bowls. Take the honey and pour over each of the bowls and then pour the milks evenly into the bowls.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:  2 large eggs 1 15 oz can pureed pumpkin 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice pinch of salt 3/4 cup of evaporated milk 3/4  cup of heavy cream 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 store […]

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 […]