Baked Pene

1 pound chorizo sausage casing removed (I use Happy Family Ranch) 1 24 oz favorite marinara sauce 2 teaspoons Italian herbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 12 oz dry pene pasta 1 cup Italian cheese blend In a large skillet brown chorizo on medium heat Add marinara sauce Add Italian herbs In a large kettle…

Avocado Potato Salad

2 pounds potatoes boiled and cubed (I prefer redskin) 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled (I use Happy Family Ranch) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 avocados skin removed, seeded and mashed 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves…

Amaretto brown butter blondies

I was talked out of using bourbon and went with amaretto instead.  Everyone was  right amaretto was the better choice. Dries 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4  teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Wets 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 3/4 cups brown sugar 2 eggs plus one egg yolks 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons bourbon…

Chicken Fried Lobster

This is one of my crazy ideas some people would serve it over grits but I hate grits.  I have never have had grits I have liked.  I have had it at Emeril’s in New Orleans and other great places.  So I served it over hash browns which I like. 2 1/4 lobsters 1/2 cup…

Simple Rainbow Trout

Preheat oven to 400 2 whole rainbow trout fresh (if the eyes are cloudy don’t buy them) Take the head off and everyone will be happy 1 small red onion cut into ribbons 2 oz capers 1 tablespoon fresh parsley 2 oz white wine 1 large lemon cut into thin slices 1/2 teaspoon old bay…