Chef Elliott normally doesn’t cater weddings, but he made an exception for Mr. and Mrs. Reid Shaver this weekend.  Here’s a sneak peak of the outdoor reception.



Hey everybody.  In celebration of Chef Elliott’s birthday coming up…you can get an eCOPY of his last cookbook “Chef Elliott’s Soulstice Recipes” for only $5.  Send your request to info@chefelliott.com.  This special ends June 30, 2015.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag!

Here’s a GREAT summer camp recipe that I like…

Crowded Earth Kitchen

WIN_20150622_150658 Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Making homemade ice cream is a lovely summer pastime. Just pull out that antique wooden, hand cranked ice cream maker and… Oh Wait… you don’t happen to have one of those? Well, never fear! A pair of zip lock plastic bags will work just fine.

Plastic bags?


Don’t believe me? Give it a try! Just make sure to post a comment about your fabulous ice cream, OK?  🙂

WIN_20150622_145042Ingredients and Supplies (Makes 2 servings)

2/3 cup whole milk

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon flavor extract (vanilla, peppermint, etc.)

WIN_20150622_1503134 cups ice

1 cup coarse salt

2 “zip lock” sandwich bags

2 “zip lock” gallon size freezer bags


WIN_20150622_150328Step 1) Add 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup cream, and 1/2 teaspoon flavor extract to each sandwich bag. Gently squeeze out the air and carefully seal each bag.

Step 2) Add 2 cups ice and 1/2…

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Shrimp, Sausage, Mushroom, and Saffron Rice Casserole

Here’s a recipe that I like…

Redbird Recipes

Shrimp, Sausage, Mushroom, and Saffron Casserole

I’ve got an easy family dinner for you today!  This dish is one that my mom always made when I was growing up.  Well, I guess I’m still growing up, right?  😀   The leftovers get better and better as the flavors meld together.  Besides the taste, I love this recipe because I can throw it together and eat on it for a few days.

Shrimp and Sausage just belong together.  Celebrate their union with this dish! 😀

Shrimp, Sausage, Mushroom, and Saffron Rice Casserole

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