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 ½ 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 Cup-Fresh Okra-cut …

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 …

Apple Andouille Rice Grits with Brown Butter Shrimp

1 Stick-Unsalted Butter 3 Cups-Water 1 Cup-Whole Milk 1 Cup-Rice Grits-or long grain rice pulsed in food processor to break into grit size pieces To Taste-Kosher Salt/ Black Pepper 1 Link-Andouille Sausage-casing removed, chopped fine if smoked, cooked and crumbled if raw 1 Each-Granny Smith Apple-fine dice Optional-Pickled Hot Pepper-extra fine dice 1 Pound-Shrimp-peeled/deveined Directions Melt butter in a small …

Buttermilk Cornbread

8 Strips-Thick Sliced Bacon-cut into strips, cooked, drained, reserved drippings 2 Cups-Fine Yellow Corn Meal 2 Teaspoons-Kosher Salt 1 Teaspoon-Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon-Baking Soda 1 ½ Cups-Buttermilk-room temperature 1 Each-Egg-room temperature Directions Set measured buttermilk and whole egg out at room temperature at least 20 minutes before starting recipe. Pre-heat oven and an 8 ½ iron skillet to 450 degrees, …

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Grilled Scallion Peanut Pesto

1 Each-Pork Tenderloin-silver skin removed To Coat-Canola Oil To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper To Brush-Korean BBQ Sauce-see recipe below (also for mayo) ¾ Cup-Mayo ¼ Cup-Korean BBQ Sauce 1 Each-Avocado-halved, seed removed, flesh removed from skin, thin sliced 1 Head-Watercress-or arugula, green leaf lettuce, romaine 4 Each-Soft Hoagie Roll Pesto 1 Bunch-Scallions/Green Onions-lightly oiled, seasoned, grilled 2 Cloves-Garlic ¼ Cup-Peanuts-Raw or …