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Author: Christopher Hudgens

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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Hudgens Irish Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich

2 cans (6 oz each) tuna in water 3/4 cup minced stalk celery 1/4th cup minced small onion 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice 1/6 oz fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt 1 teaspoon thyme, salt & lemon zest mix 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 teaspoon can ground pepper 1/4 ounce of Paddy’s Devil’s Apple Whiskey (or your preferred smooth oily whiskey) 8 dashes of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (there is no substitute) 8 slices of bread toasted (white or if you are really game for something great, whole grain bread)   Chop the celery...

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30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced thin (about 1 1/2 large carrots) 1 cup celery, sliced thin (about 2 stalks) 1 cup sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 medium onion) 2 garlic cloves, minced 64 ounces (8 cups) low-sodium turkey or chicken broth (see Tip below) 2 teaspoons fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped to taste 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme) 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 12 ounces wide egg noodles (or your favorite noodles or...

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Upside-Down Banana Bread Cake

Topping 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar, packed about 2 to 3 medium/large ripe bananas, sliced into thick rounds (about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick) Cake 1 large egg 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted) 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 to 3 medium/large bananas) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2  teaspoon baking powder 1/2  teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preheat...

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