Chef Thompson

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Pickled Carrots

Love the summer, the heat, the sky, swimming, picnics, it’s truly a wonderful thing. The best part for me is growing a garden! I love making food in my house then going to the garden to grab some extra basil, or coriander, it’s great. Speaking of great, have you had pickled carrots.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Happy summer everyone! The weather is beautiful, nature is beautiful, kids are out of school which is and isn’t beautiful at the same time, but their days are numbered. In a couple of months they’ll be back in school and out of the street! My favorite part of summer is managing my garden!

Chicken Pot Pie

Good afternoon food lovers! I just got through making some crepes for dinner tonight and remembered that I have to post my recipe that I came up with this week. People often tell me that they want recipes that are easier, and quicker to execute, so like the simple recipe I came up with last week I have another one…

Lumaca Rigate with Meat Sauce

My wife always tells me to make simple recipes for people to try on my site. I’ll admit the Arancini recipe I did last time isn’t that easy and quick to make but it is delicious and fun to make especially with the kids! This one is easier and very delicious. The pasta I used is called “Lumaca”

Penne Pesto Pork

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope this post finds you well, and I hope you’re in the mood for goodness! I had no idea what to make my family for dinner then I remembered I had some leftover pesto in the freezer that I made from the basil in my garden. I then saw some Italian sausage next to it and…

Chicken Fajitas

Good morning world, I hope I find you all in good health I also hope you all are eating good wholesome food! Food that will give you energy, nourishment and an overall appreciation for the vastness of ingredients we’ve been given on this planet. Like fajitas, they come from the earth, well not directly but in a way even though…

Chicken and Rice Soup

Good day everyone, it’s is still nice and cold here in Utah. I’m sitting here with a blanket eating pumpkin seeds enjoying my day. Unfortunately my wife isn’t feeling to well. She asked me to make some soup for her, so I thought to myself ” why not make soup for her and all of you?!” So I came up…

Layered Apple Crisp

Hello again everyone! I hope your thanksgiving was a good one, filled with many delicious recipes. I hope that the recipe you brought to the thanksgiving table was better than that other persons! C’mon we all have a family member or friend who always brings something that we wish they didn’t but no one ever tells them, I know I…

Chicken Zucchini Soup

Happy Sunday world! I had a great week cooking at work  and at home cooking for my family. One thing I made them that they really liked was this soup. I like to experiment with food in an attempt to make something original and unique. But since food has been around as long as we have, it’s really hard to…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Good morning friends, I hope your week was good. Mine was filled with cooking adventures at home and at work. I’m a sous chef at my job, but at home I’m an executive chef because no one can tell me otherwise! Haha! Okay, now that my power trip is done I would like you all to try this dip recipe.

Lasagna with Spinach

Hello again food lovers. Not that everyone isn’t a food lover, we all are in love with some type of food. If you don’t eat, you die, so make nice! Back to the topic, this is my version of lasagna and believe me there are thousands of them! So to be unique, I added spinach! Ha ha ha…nope there are…

Chicken Empanadas with Cilantro Cream Sauce

I love empanadas! You have a small tortilla filled with goodness, and fried in a little oil until it’s nice and crispy. Nothing about that last sentence sounded bad, right? Empanadas  loosely translated means pies. So therefore you can also make dessert empanadas…quick write this down! { 2 cups frozen mixed berries (slice the strawberries), 1/4 cream cheese, 1 tablespoon white sugar…

Watermelon Basil Salad

Hey summertime is here. It’s hot, humid, sweaty and time for watermelon! This is one of my favorite fruits, because it’s juicy, refreshing, and not too sweet. If you like watermelon, then you will like this recipe. If you like fresh basil then you will like this recipe. If you like watermelon and basil together then wipe that drool and…