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. …

Classic Potato Gratin

1 ½ Pounds-Russet Potatoes-peeled and sliced into thin rounds 3 Cups-Heavy Whipping Cream To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 5 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter-4 tablespoons cut into small pieces 2 Cups-Cheddar Cheese-shredded ¼ Cup-Parmesan Cheese-grated To Garnish-Chives-thin sliced Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice potatoes thin on a mandolin or a food processor fitted with attachment or by hand. Butter an 8×8 inch …

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 …

Spicy Lobster & Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese

4 Slice-Prosciutto Ham-sliced thin 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 1 1/2 Cups-Heavy Cream 1/2 Pound-Shell Pasta 2 Each-Lobster Tails-shell removed and diced ½ Cup-Sun-dried Tomatoes-packed in oil, chopped To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 16 ounces-Havarti-shredded 2 Tablespoons-Chili Garlic Sauce To Garnish-Parmesan-grated Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place prosciutto on sheet tray and put in oven. Set timer for 6 minutes, when timer …

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 …

Classic Loaf White Bread

1 ½ Cups-Whole Milk 1 Tablespoon-Active Dry Yeast ¼ Cup-Granulated Sugar 1 ½ Tablespoons-Kosher Salt 6 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter-melted, cooled, plus extra whole butter for pan 2 Each-Eggs-beaten 5-6 Cups-Flour Directions Warm milk, in a small pot to about 105 degrees. Remove from heat, pour into bowl of a stand-up mixer (or a large mixing bowl). Whisk in yeast/sugar/salt/4 tablespoons butter/eggs …

Eastern NC Style Catfish Stew

½ Pound- Smoked Bacon-sliced thin ¼ Cup-Tomato Paste 1 Cup-White Wine 2 Pounds-Red Potato-sliced into ½” rounds 1 Large-Sweet Yellow Onion-peeled, halved and thin sliced 4 Each-Garlic Cloves-chopped fine 2 Pounds-Catfish-boneless skinless To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 6 Each-Eggs To Garnish-Parsley-leaves only, chopped To Serve-Crusty Bread Directions Heat a heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook …

Mushroom Swiss Grilled Cheese

2 Tablespoons-Olive Oil 8 Ounces-Cremini Mushrooms-quartered 2 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine 2 Tablespoons-Soy Sauce To Taste-Black Pepper 2 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine 8 Slices-Sourdough Bread-sandwich slice Room Temperature Butter 8 Slices-Swiss Cheese Directions Heat a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add oil, swirl in pan and add mushrooms, tossing quickly to coat. Cook until softened and starts to caramelize, about 3-5 minutes. Add …

Shrimp & Potato Chowder

1/2 Pound-Smoked Bacon-sliced into thin strips 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 1 Cup-Carrots-peeled and small diced 1 Each-Poblano Pepper-small dice 1/4 Cup-Red Onions-small diced 3 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine 2 Tablespoons-All Purpose Flour 2 Pound-Russet Potatoes-peeled and diced small 2 Ears-Corn on the Cob-cut of the cob (or 1 ½ cups frozen corn) To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon-Smoked Paprika 1 Quart-Chicken Stock 1 …