Make ahead quick & easy bread pudding

  I am having a couple of friends over dinner tonight.  My friend Debbie, David and Berna are going to enjoy one of my typical Sunday night dinners at my house.  It’s very casual and very easy. This recipe resulted from using excess sliced toasted french bread that I was using for dinner a week […]

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 […]

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 […]

What you can do with summer tomatoes?

  Each spring I head out to my fields at my farm and I plant lots of things I enjoy growing like tomatoes.  Heirloom varieties to hybrid tomatoes.  The fact is that when it is winter, it’s pretty groovy to go into the pantry and pull out a tomato bisque or roasted tomatoes that I […]

Easy tips to cook your salmon perfecly every time

  Salmon is a difficult fish to cook if you don’t know a couple of tricks.  I remember as a young cook reading recipes for salmon and the recipe never really came out the way it was intended.   I want to offer  you my tips that I have learned. When I get home from […]

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 […]

Keeping up with the Hernandez’s

    Everyone has a family, we fight, annoy each other, say things we don’t really mean but when it really counts, we all love each other.   The past two months I have had my mom and dad staying with us for over two months.  It was so much fun.  I love having them […]

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 […]

Sauteed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic

photo sauteed spinach with lemon and garlic by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (10 ounce) bag spinach leaves  2 cloves of garlic chopped Half of a lemon juiced to 1 tablespoon Preparation:  In a large saute pan over medium heat, place olive oil and spinach and cook for five minutes.  Add the garlic and continue to cook 5 additional minutes or until […]

Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Thyme

photo grilled salmon with lemon and thyme by chef alexis hernandez

  Ingredients:   4 (4-6 ounce) fillets salmon 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons capers 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons of  Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 1/2 lemon Preparation: In a bowl combine all the ingredients ensuring the fish are covered with the mustard sauce.  Allow to […]

Camp Creek Chili

photo camp creek chili recipe by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 1 pound Ground Beef 3 tbs of Olive Oil 1 cup White Onion, chopped 3 cloves of Garlic, chopped 2 14oz cans Diced Tomatoes 1 15oz can of Tomato Puree 2 14oz cans of Chicken Stock 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce 3 tbs of Worcestershire Sauce 1 14oz can of Black Beans 1 14oz […]