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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corn on the cobb with Vanilla butter

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 […]

Tomato Bruschetta

photo chef alexis hernandez making tomato bruschetta

Ingredients: French Bread, sliced into 1/2-inch slices 2 tbs of Olive Oil 1 Shallot, minced 1 clove of Garlic 1 14oz can of Chopped Tomatoes, drained 2 tbs of Soy Sauce 3/4 pound Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thinly Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a sauté pan over […]

Country Ham and Mozzarella Toasted Rounds

Ingredients: French Bread, sliced into 1/2-inch slices 10 slices of Country Ham, thinly sliced and chopped 3/4-pound Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thinly 4 tablespoons Butter 9 Sage Leaves Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place an equal amount of country ham on the entire cut French bread.  Place a […]