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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Orange Juice Poached Carrots

Orange juice poached carrots by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 4 1 lb of carrots peeled and sliced in 1/4 in rounds 1 clove of garlic minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 cup of orange juice 1 teaspoon of dried thyme In a pot small pot over medium heat […]

Camp Creek Farm Chicken Wings

Camp Creek Farm chicken wings by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: Serves 6 15-18 wings with tips cut off 3 teaspoons canola oil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon of salt 4 garlic cloves chopped 3/4 cup apricot preserves 1/2 cup fresh lime juice plus 3 more tablespoons 2 garlic clove minced 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 6 drops of hot […]

Garlic Confit

Garlic Confit by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  1 Jar of peeled garlic about 100 1 bottle of canola oil or Olive oil Cut the ends of the garlic and place them in a shallow pan.  Fill the pan with oil so that there is 1/2-inch of oil above the cloves.  Turn the stove to the lowest setting and cook for 40-60 […]

Quick and Easy Ranch Dressing

Quick and easy ranch dressing by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon dried chives 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes […]

Arugula, Toasted Walnut and Roasted Pear Salad

Arugula toasted walnut and roasted pear salad by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients:  Serves 4 3 Anjou pears 2 lemons juiced 4 oz of crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup of toasted walnuts chopped ½ cup of orange juice plus two tablespoons 1 clove of garlic minced 4 tablespoon of brown sugar ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard 6-8 oz of arugula Kosher salt Preheat […]