Soup of the Century

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The thing I like most about this soup is that it is comfort food.  I don’t like to brag I don’t like to boast but when people ask me what I like most, I say toast.  Well, in this case, baked potato soup.  I don’t really have a recipe for this so here is how to do it.

Cook 1lb of bacon.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Dump some of the grease.  Add 1 diced onion and 3 minced garlic cloves.  After a few minutes of cooking them on medium heat you have to make a roux.  That is fancy for something that will make our soup THICK.  To make it you whisk in 2-3 tablespoons of flour or gluten free flour until it is like paste.  Then thin it out with 2 containers of chicken broth (about 64oz.).  Then add diced potatoes (6-8 of them).  When the potatoes are almost done cooking, add 1c heavy cream, 2 bags of frozen corn and 16-20oz of shredded cheddar cheese.  Cover it and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are done.  Serve with crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and scallions.

A Polish Christmas Pierogi

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Part of my family is Polish.  My great grandparents were from Poland.  So what we have on Christmas Eve is like a dumpling filled with potato and onion.  It’s not a dumpling though it’s called Pierogi.  This year my mom got diagnosed with Celiac’s.  It’s a big word that means she can’t have gluten.  So I had to make her a gluten free pierogi.  The dough was a lot grittier to work with but we put it together eventually.  My favorite family chef Melly Fanny helped me.  Here is a tip.  Make sure that everything that you use does not cause cross contamination.  For example, I had to use a different cutting board, counter space, rolling pin and towel than everyone making regular pierogi.  My mom thought they were good.

 

Smoking out 2017

 

Hey what’s going on guys? I know I haven’t blogged in a long time but middle school has been pretty hard.  I am still cooking and I hope to eventually make a youtube channel of “how to” cooking videos and challenges so stay tuned.  I hope you enjoy the New Years dinner I made.  It absolutely “smoked” the competition.  I saw this recipe on Guys Big Bite and thought it would be the perfect thing to try and then blog about.  For Christmas I got a charcoal grill and this was the first thing I made on it.  Before I tell you what it is…I am about to blow your mind, so you might want to sit down.  This is so epic it might be better than the cotton candy grapes.

I made smoked prime rib with a garlic brown butter sauce.  What would go better than lobster hush puppies and horseradish cream?  (For legal reasons I must say this. No actual puppies were harmed in the making of this dish).  I can’t say the same for the lobster.  Here is the recipe, check it out.

Lobster Hush Puppies

Smoked Prime Rib