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Author: Christopher Hudgens

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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Spiced Apple and Banana Bundt Cake with Vanilla Caramel Glaze

Cake 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 5 to 6 ounces vanilla or plain yogurt (one standard-sized small container; Greek yogurt is preferred, sour cream may be substituted) 2 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 large bananas) 1 cup finely diced apples (1 medium apple; I used one unpeeled Gala apple) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2...

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Curry Coconut Oil Sweet Potato Fries with Cucumber Dill Dip

Sweet Potatoes 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch wide strips 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons coconut oil, in the liquid state (melt if necessary) 2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 1 teaspoon cilantro or Italian flat-leaf parsely, finely minced; optional for garnishing Dip 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Greek yogurt (I used 0% fat) 1/2 cup grated seedless English cucumber, grated on the coarsest blade of a box grater and wrung out 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon dried...

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