Arugula sMashed Potatoes with Bacon Bread Crumbs

½ Pound Bacon-sliced into thin strips, cooked, drained (reserve drippings) 1 ½ Cups-Panko Breadcrumbs 2 1/2 Pounds-Russet Potatoes-peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 4 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter-soften at room temperature ½ Cup-Heavy Whipping Cream-room temperature ¼ Cup-Sour Cream 2 Teaspoons-Kosher Salt-plus extra to season breadcrumbs ½ Teaspoon-Black Pepper- plus extra to season breadcrumbs 2 Cups-Arugula-rough chopped Directions Chop bacon into …

Sage Apple Walnut Butter Stuffed Pork Chops

4 Each-Pork Chops-preferably bone-in 8 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter-cold, chopped fine 2 Slices-Prosciutto-thin sliced, chopped ½ Cup-Granny Smith Apple-cut off core and diced ¼ Cup-Walnuts-drizzle with oil, season with salt, roasted at 300 degrees until fragrant. 8 Leaves-Fresh Sage 1 Tablespoon-Corn Starch, plus extra To Drizzle-Olive Oil To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 1 ½ Cups-Stock-Turkey/Chicken/Vegetable Directions Lay pork chops flat on a cutting …

Bocatini Bolognese (Pasta with Meat Sauce)

¼ Pound-Pancetta-or bacon, cubed ¼ Cup-Onion-fine dice ¼ Cup-Carrot-fine dice 2 Cloves-Garlic-smashed into a paste 1 Cup-Red Wine/Chicken Stock 15 Ounce Can-Diced Tomato-with juices 2 Teaspoons-Dry Oregano 1 Pound-Ground Round 1 Pound Ground Pork To Taste Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 2-28 Ounce Cans-Tomato Sauce 1 Pound-Dry Bocatini Pasta To Taste-Parmesan Cheese Directions Warm a large pan over medium heat. …

Countdown Baby Back Ribs {wet/dry/combo}

2 Racks-Baby Back Ribs To Coat-Bacon Dripping-cold, or lard, oil To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper To Spray-Apple Cider Vinegar-add to a clean spray bottle {Wet}To Brush-BBQ Sauce-your favorite {Dry}To Shake-BBQ Rub-your favorite Directions Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Lay the ribs on work surface meat side down, bones curving upwards. Starting with narrow end of ribs on left; insert tip of …

Collard Green Mac and Cheese

½ Cup-Panko Bread Crumbs 3 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 3 Tablespoons-All Purpose Flour 1 3/4 Cups-Heavy Cream 1/2 Pound-Rigatoni Pasta 2 Cups-Southern Style Collard Greens-drained {see recipe below} To Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix 3 Cups-Extra Sharp Cheddar-shredded (about 16 ounces) ½ Cup-Parmesan Cheese-grated Directions Warm sauté pan over medium heat and add bread crumbs. Toss until toasted and set aside. Cook pasta …

Turkey Bone Gumbo with Rice & Crispy Chorizo

1 Each-Leftover Turkey Bones To Drizzle-Olive Oil To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper ½ Pound-Mexican Chorizo Sausage-removed from casing 3/4 Cup Cup-Shortening-or canola oil 1 Cup-All Purpose Flour ¼ Cup-Celery-fine dice ¼ Cup-Poblano Pepper- fine dice ½ Cup-Onion- fine dice 3 Cloves- Garlic –fine chop 1/4 Teaspoon-Chipotle Pepper 2 Teaspoons-Gumbo File 6 Cups-Homemade Turkey Stock-recipe in directions, or store bought 1 1/2 …

Crispy Red Potatoes with Cheddar and Bacon

2 Pounds-Red Potatoes-medium size To Drizzle-Olive Oil To Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix 1 ½ Cups-Cheddar Cheese-grated 8 Strips-Smoked Bacon-sliced into thin strips, cooked and drained To Taste-Crème Fraiche-{homemade recipe below}, or sour cream To Garnish-Green Onions-sliced thin Directions Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and turn burner on high. As soon as water begins to boil set …

Spaghetti Carbonara

1/2 Pound-Pasta 3 Strips-Bacon-cut into thin strips 2 Cloves-Garlic-chopped 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 3 Each-Eggs-lightly beaten 4 Tablespoons-Parmesan-grated To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 1/4 Cup-Frozen Sweet Peas–thawed in refrigerator Preparing the Dish Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a large pinch of salt. Cook spaghetti for 8 minutes or until al dente, stirring frequently. While …

Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy

2 Each-Sliced Country Ham To Taste-Black Pepper 1 ½ Cups-Cold Coffee 2 Tablespoons Butter Directions Warm an iron skillet over medium heat, add ham and season with fresh cracked pepper. Cook to warm through and render some at from ham, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove ham and place on a plate to keep warm. Add coffee and whisk together with …

Cheesy Sausage Grit Bake

2 Cups-Whole Milk 2 Cups Water-plus more as needed 1 Cup-Quick Grits or Stone Ground-these require a little more cooking time 6 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter-plus extra To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 1/2 Pound-Breakfast Sausage-crumbled, cooked and drained 1 Each-Jalapeno Pepper-stem/seeds removed, fine dice 8 Ounces-Sharp Cheddar Cheese-shredded 3 Each-Eggs-beaten until mixed well Directions In a non-stick pot, bring milk/water to a low …