Chicken Wild Rice Soup

1lb chicken breasts 1 cup (uncooked) wild rice or wild rice combo 1 stick butter 3 cups mirepoix (roughly equal parts carrot, celery and yellow onion: I like to substitute leeks or shallots for some of the onion) 1 clove garlic 5 cups chicken stock ~1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, sage, and … More Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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Candied Pecans

1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) 1 T cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp cayenne 1 whisked egg white ~1lb raw (untoasted) pecan halves  Preheat the oven to 275°. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the nuts and the egg white so … More Candied Pecans

Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes 8-10 biscuits 2 cups flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt  1/2 stick frozen unsalted butter 1 cup buttermilk Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Use a large-holed cheese grater to grate the frozen butter into the bowl, mixing a couple times as you go so … More Buttermilk Biscuits

Banana Bread

One stick of butter, room temp 3/4 cup sugar 1 large/2 small eggs  1 1/3 cup flour  1 tsp baking soda  1 tsp salt 3 large (or equivalent) overripe bananas, mashed  1 tsp vanilla 1 cup sour cream Optional: nuts, chocolate chips; cinnamon or other spices as desired  Heat the oven to 350°. Butter a … More Banana Bread