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Author: Christopher Hudgens

School Square Pizza

Crust: 2 ⅔ flour ¾ cup powdered milk 2 T sugar 1 packet of quick rise yeast 1 tsp salt 1 ⅔ cup warm water (105-110 degrees) 2 T vegetable oil Filling: ½ pound ground chuck ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 1 8oz block mozzarella cheese – grated yourself  (substitute imitation mozzarella shreds for authentic school pizza.) Sauce (I make sauce the day before): 6oz can tomato paste 1 cup water ⅓ olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper ½ tbsp dried oregano ½ tbsp dried basil ½ tsp dried rosemary crushed Crust: Preheat...

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Lemon Curd

1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/3 cup lemon juice 4 Tbsp butter Whisk the sugar, egg, and lemon juice together in a small sauce pot until smooth (remember to avoid aluminum materials as they will react with the acid in the lemon juice). Continue whisking while placing the pot over medium heat until it starts to thicken to the point it would cover a spoon. Remove the pot from the heat. Whisk in one tablespoon of butter at a time whisking until fully integrated before adding the next. Transfer the curd to an air-tight container and refrigerate until...

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Iced Tea Margaritas

granulated white sugar for coating rim of glass 59oz Raspberry iced tea 10 oz tequila 8 oz triple sec 4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice frozen fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, peaches Mix tea, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, lemon juice and fresh fruit into a pitcher to chill and mix. Moisten rim of glass with lime wedge, dip in sugar until rim is...

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Hell’s Roasted Turkey

1 free-range turkey (any size but above 15 lbs double onions, lemons & bay leaves)sea salt & freshly ground black pepper2 onions pealed and halved1 lemon halved1 head of garlic chopped6 bay leavesolive oil8 strips of duck bacon (can substitute pork bacon) Lemon, parsley garlic butter: 452g of unsalted high fat butter (or 4 sticks), at room temperature1 tbsp olive oilfinely grated zest and juice of 2 small lemons3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushedsmall bunch of flat leaf Italian parsley, leaves only, chopped Preheat the oven to 430°F. Prep the herb butter. Place the room temp sticks of butter...

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Preheat Oven 475 F 2 cups All-Purpose Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Bakers sugar 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 cup Buttermilk 1/2 cup salted butter melted 1 cup Heavy Cream Topping 2 tbsp salted butter melted 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp fresh parsley minced 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning   Mix the dry goods together in one bowl, then in a second bowl mix the buttermilk and butter together and carefully fold it into the mixed dry...

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