We’ve all heard the old joke that skinny cooks can’t be trusted. As you can tell by some of the rich, decadent recipes in this collection, I’ve tried to gain weight. I just can’t, no matter what I eat. Go ahead, hate me for it. Most people do.
In my kitchen I often prepare some of the most evil, decadent foods, trying to put a little avoirdupois on myself, to little or no avail. My Beef Stroganoff and homemade Alfredo Sauce are particularly nefarious, though every time my doctor checks my cholesterol (which is often) he says my values are “enviable.” My philosophy is that it’s perfectly okay for any healthy person to eat things like this in moderation. I’ve also included healthier “mock” versions of some of my more calorie-dense creations.
Not all of my recipes are loaded with fat and cholesterol, and some of them are almost healthy. I’m a carnivore, but I’ve provided suggestions for vegetarian/vegan alternatives in a couple of recipes, and suggestions for making my Death By Chili a little less incendiary.
Many of my original creations are actually the products of kitchen experiments that happened to result in something tasty. You’d be amazed what you can do with a can of Cream of Mushroom Soup, or Cream of Chicken, or Beef Broth or Chicken Broth. Campbell’s Soups are their own food group.
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- Beef Entrées
- Poultry Entrées
- Seafood Entrées
- Vegetarian / Miscellaneous Entrées
- Side Dishes
- Desserts and Treats
Matt’s First Rule of Cooking
There is no such thing as too much garlic.