Let’s call a spade a spade: it’s baked fudge with heat.
•2 squares unsweetened chocolate
•6 Tbs. of butter
•2 eggs (beaten)
•1 1/2 cups of sugar
•Tbs. almond extract
•tsp. vanilla extract
•1/2 cup of flour (for gluten free sub with Cup 4 Cup flour)
•garnish with sliced jalapeños and smoked chipotle powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With extra butter, line your brownie pan.
Melt chocolate squares and butter in microwave (~ 40 seconds). Combine melted ingredients with 2 beaten eggs and almond & vanilla extracts. Fold in sugar and flour. Combine until smooth.
Transfer to your brownie pan. Garnish with dashes of chipotle powder, sprinkles of sugar, & line up your jalapeño soldiers.
Bake for 28-30 minutes.
Lemon Drop Martini
•≫≫↠ Deep Eddy 3 oz.
•≫≫↠ Triple Sec 1.5 oz.
•≫≫↠ 6 cubes of ice
Shake ingredients in your Rabbit (no, not that Rabbit).
Pour into sugar rimmed glass & garnish with a wedge.
Hands down THE BEST Cocktail Shaker, the Rabbit Insulated Cocktail Shaker
Gluten-Free & Keto Fettuccine Alfredo
•1.5 lbs. pasture centric chicken breasts
•2.5 cups of organic chicken broth
•1/2 block of organic cream cheese
•1/4 – 1/2 cup of organic ricotta cheese (depends on consistency you like)
•2 bags of Miracle Noodles
•2 Tbs. Italian seasoning
•1.5 Tbs. Simply Organics Pepercorn Ranch seasoning
Tools: Pressure Cooker
Place thawed chicken breast into Pressure Cooker. Add chicken broth, Peppercorn Ranch & Italian seasonings. Secure lid & operate according to your Pressure Cooker’s instructions. Rinse Miracle Noodles thoroughly in strainer and set aside.
Once Pressure Cooker’s cook cycle is complete AND pressure has been released ~ 13 min. (varies model to model | please ensure you follow instruction in your respective user guide), fold in your counter softened cream cheese, ricotta cheese, & rinsed noodles. After combining, allow ~ 10 min. for all ingredients to thoroughly combine & heat.
Jim Keffer’s Bloody Mary Recipe
*32 oz. tomato juice
*20 dashes Worcestershire
*1T. prepared horseradish
*1t. celery salt
*10 shakes tabasco
*juice of 3-4 limes
*ground black pepper
Add ingredients to pitcher.
Stir lightly. Add vodka to taste.
Rim glasses with jalapeño salt.
Garnish with your favorites.
Options include: olives, limes, shrimp, pearl onions, bacon, jalapeños and/or a stalk of celery.
pictured: Forge.’s Family, Becky Keffer Dunn and her Dad, Jim Keffer
September 16th, 2018 marked National Filet Day. This is our go to, never-fail Filet recipe .
Pick out your Filets with care ever mindful that you are eating what your food ate. Say NO to corn fed meat. Corn has an abundance of Lectins = Inflammation. GRASS FED IS KING.
Say NO to corn.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Marinate your Filets in a coating of dry rub consisting of sea salt, pepper, and Trader Joes Everyday Seasoning. Allow meat to come to room temperature ~ 30 minutes upon removing them from refrigerator. Coat cast iron skillet with Avocado Oil. Avocado Oil has the highest flash point so as to not go rancid. Turn burner on medium high heat. Test skillet with sprinkles of water. If they dance, it is ready. Place your marinated room temperature Filets on the skillet and sear each side for 2 minutes.
Place Filets and your cast iron skillet directly into oven. Cook in oven anywhere from 3-6 minutes depending upon the cut of meat you selected. For example: small, lean pieces cook to pink center in about 3 minutes.
Remove Filets from oven once desired center color is achieved. Plate up with the following options: Roquefort, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon or simply a generous pat of Grass Fed Butter. Take care to cover with foil and allow Filets to set for ~ 5 minutes. Serve immediately or keep it under wraps until pregame | kick off.
Jayme’s Blueberry Acai Smoothie Bowl is gluten free and diary free goodness.
•1 cup frozen blueberries
•2 teaspoons vegan Pea protein powder
•2 teaspoons Acai powder
•1 cup almond milk
•1 teaspoon local honey
Blend ingredients but don’t over process. You want it a little thick.
Garnish with chia seeds, pistachios, gluten free granola, strawberry, kiwi and banana slices. Makes 1 large bowl or 2 smaller bowls.
Whether you’re catching a plane, train, or traveling via foot, bike, or automobile this snack mix is a fantastic option on the go!
Serving size is critical: don’t go long on nuts. For your excursions, pack 1 ounce serving sizes. For information on daily servings according to nut size, please click here.
You can use any combo of nuts.
2/3 c. Pecans
2/3 c Walnuts
1/3 c. Sunflower seeds
1/3 c. Sliced almonds
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 seasoned salt or regular salt
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil melted
Place nuts in skillet on medium high heat. Toast until brown. Mix spices In separate bowl. Coat nuts with oil. Turn off heat. Sprinkle seasoning on nuts.
Almonds sub well for the pistachio if preferred. Pairs well with a Pinot Noir or a Pinot Grigio.
Turkey Chili by Forge.’s own, Kristi Bush. A perfect one pot dish for cold winter days. Loaded with protein, veggies and long on flavor.
•1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
•1 pound ground turkey
•1 onion chopped
•1 red pepper diced
•2 carrots sliced
•2 cups water
•1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
•1 16 oz can black beans
•1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
•2 tablespoons chili powder
•½ teaspoon paprika (I use smoked paprika)
•1 teaspoon dried oregano
•2 teaspoons ground cumin
•½ teaspoon of salt or to taste
•½ teaspoon pepper (I used a bit more)
•Pinch of cayenne
•Pinch of cinnamon (unusual ingredient but adds a depth of flavor)
Heat oil in pot. Cook turkey until evenly brown. Take it out and put in bowl. Add onion, pepper, carrots and cook until tender.
Add water, tomatoes, beans and garlic. Add turkey. Add all spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
sliced avocado, cheddar cheese
Enjoy by a fire.
Pictured: Forge.’s own, Kristi Bush.
Linzer Heart Recipe:
Recipe credit The Silver Palate. Walnuts subbed for almonds in this batch.
For a gluten free version of this cookie please utilize the Gluten Free Conversion Chart: