Bry’s Basic Bruschetta

OK peeps – this one’s a keeper. All you need is one two bottles of wine and “Julie & Julia” on DVD.

2 Roma Tomatos – seeds removed
1/2 Red Onion
10 Leaves of Basil
2 gloves Garlic
salt and pepper to taste
tblsp EVOO
tsp fresh lemon juice

I just put it all in the food processor, but you can chop the tomato, onion and garlic into cubes if you want it to be more aesthetic.

Cut one baguette into long 1 inch pieces, coat a large sauce pan in EVOO and brown the baguette slices on each side. Place toasted baguette pieces on baking pan, spoon tomato, onion, basil, garlic mix onto each piece, top with grated parmesan, broil till cheese melts, place on serving tray and enjoy!

Goes Great with Lemon Drops

Nan’s Chicken Divan

Nan enjoying delicious fro-yo



  •  2 flat double chicken breasts
  • 1-2 large bunches broccoli – lightly steamed
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • scant curry powder to taste
  • 1/2 – 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 stick margarine (I use much less)
  • 1/2 bag Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing mix

Steam (boil) chicken until white, remove all bones and cut up into bite size pieces. Steam broccoli and layer with chicken in casserole dish or 2 qt. glass baking dish. Mix soup, lemon juice, mayo and curry powder. Pour over chicken and broccoli. Cover with grated cheese. Melt margarine in fry pan and mix stuffing mix until slightly greasy. Cover top of casserole with stuffing. Bake at 375 – 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Enjoy!

Bryan’s From Scratch Pizza

One of the greatest things about making pizza from scratch is that YOU control everything about it. You can pile on the veggies and go light on the cheese if you’re watching calories. Or you can pile on fun toppings. Living here in Jackson Hole we have some interesting options right at our fingertips, like ground bison… it makes an excellent pizza topping, believe me!

Bryan has been making pizza dough and sauce from scratch for some time now and has the process perfected. Now that his legendary pizza is blog-worthy we literally eat it ALL the time, maybe once or twice a week. Here it is, straight from Mr. Bryan Nash.

Bryan’s Basic Pizza Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tbls active yeast
  • 1 tbls sugar
  • 1 tbls EVOO
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water

 In a measuring cup add 1 cup of warm water, add yeast and sugar, stir till yeast is dissolved, let sit for about 10 minutes until the yeast starts to bubble. In a large mixing bowl add flour and salt, mix, make bowl in flour for water, yeast mixture. Add water, then EVOO, mix to smooth, doughy consistency. Then place in oiled bowl, cover with a clean towel and let sit until dough doubles in size.

Bryan’s (not so) Secret Pizza Sauce:

  • 4 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbls EVOO
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a sauce pan on low/medium heat add tomato paste. In a food processor, chop tomoto, onion, basil, and garlic until only slightly chunky, then add to sauce pan with EVOO and salt and pepper. Bring to low boil, then remove from heat and refrigerate for 2 hours to let flavors settle.

Turkey Burgers

turkey burger

Delicious turkey burger

Last night, Bryan constructed a turkey burger that can only be described as magnificent. When he bit into this masterpiece, it made the “Carl’s Jr.” noise from the commercials. It oozed delicious Tillamook cheese. His eyes rolled back in his head and he declared this “the best burger he has ever had”. BOLD statement right?! Here’s the recipe:

Bryan’s Famous Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (we used Jennie-O)
  • 1 tbls Lizano (if you can’t find Lizano, just sub Worcestershire)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 4 oz. can green chilis
  • 4 slices Tillamook medium cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 4 large onion buns
  • Ketchup, mustard as desired

In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, Lizano, salt pepper, onion and green chilis together. Do not overmix. Form 4 burger patties. Pre-heat grill pan to medium to medium high and spray with non-stick. Place burgers on grill pan. Meanwhile, toast onion buns lightly under the broiler (watch closely so they don’t burn). Flip burgers after 6-8 minutes and continue to cook another 5-7 minutes. During the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, top burger with additional onion (if desired), bacon strips and cheese. Cover grill pan with lid and allow cheese to melt. Remove buns from broiler and place burger patty on bun. Top with ketchup and/or mustard. Enjoy!