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Author: Christopher Hudgens

Red Velvet Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, very soft 8 ounces cream cheese, brick-style (must use full-fat cream cheese; not lite, whipped, spreadable, etc.) 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract one 18.25-ounce box red velvet cake mix, sifted (don’t skip sifting or you’ll have lumps that won’t incorporate; if the brand of cake mix you use is slightly larger, that’s fine, but smaller is not okay or the dough will be too wet) 12-ounces (1 bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips Combine the butter, cream cheese, egg, vanilla until creamed and well combined, about 10 minutes. Stop, scrape down the sides of the...

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Candy Coated Popcorn

2 cups popcorn kernels, popped (about 30 cups popped popcorn) 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup water 2 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon food coloring 1 teaspoon flavoring ¼ teaspoon salt Place popcorn in a large bowl (you’ll need room to stir the candy mixture in!) In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring sugar, water, and butter to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Stir in food coloring and salt and pour over popcorn, stirring to coat (make sure you work quickly!). Spread on baking sheets lined with...

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Taco Bake

9×13 Casserole Dish, greased 1 Bag of Tortilla Chips 1.5 lbs of Ground Beef 1 can of Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Green Chilies 1 cup of sour cream 1/2 cup of water 1 can of black beans 8oz of mexican cheese   Cook the 1.5 lbs of ground beef, mix in the can of ro-tel tomatoes, 1 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of water, 1.5 tbsp of taco seasoning. Once mixed together simmer for 7 minutes over medium heat. Mix in 1 can of black beans. Grease the 9×13 casserole dish, and place two layers of tortilla chips in...

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces (1 large) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut crosswise into ½-inch strips Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 garlic cloves, grated Pinch red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish 1 pound dried fettuccine pasta 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons butter Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish 1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Season the chicken with celtic salt and pepper, then cook, stirring as needed until golden brown, 4 minutes. Add the heavy cream, lemon...

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Welsh Beer Batter Fish & Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp parsley minced 2 tbsp cornichons minced 2 tbsp capers minced 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp malt vinegar 1 tsp lemon zest pinch of salt pinch of pepper Fish Batter 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 1tsp kosher salt 1tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups of dark beer 6 to 10 Cod fillet strips Dredge the Cod fillets in the fish batter mix, fry for 6 minutes or until golden brown in a oil fryer. Squeeze a lemon wedge over the fried cods and serve with the tartar sauce blend.  ...

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