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Broccoli Gratin

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Broccoli Gratin. Now broccoli was a hard vegetable for me learn to love. Memories of the buffet line with old, over cooked, mushy piles of green...just made it completely unappetizing. But, broccoli shouldn't be that way.Continue Reading...

Chicken Lettuce Cups

In this recipe video, I show you how to make chicken lettuce cups. This dish and one of my favorites to make for parties, as it's great either hot or room temperature. And it's one of the inter-active dishes, which you can allow people to make their own little cups.Continue Reading...

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    Carrot Puree

    I love a well-made dish of mashed potatoes, filled with good fresh butter and cream.  Of course, my long term health, could do without a bit of that butter and cream, and so I love dishes, like this carrot puree, that can give as much (albeit slightly different) satisfaction with a bit healthier spin.  This recipe for carrot puree can easily be modified to just about any similar vegetable, and

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    Corn Salsa

    If you look, you’ll find quite a few salsas on this site.  I love them, and many goto salsa versions and am always looking for more.  Here I show you how to make a simple corn salsa – one of my favorites.  Obviously you can use a salsa like this on tacos, and other Mexican food (and I do use it that way), but it’s versatile enough to use with a perfectly cooked piece of chicken, po

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    Broccoli Gratin

    Broccoli was a hard vegetable for me to learn to love.  I hated it as a kid, and the lasting memories of over cafeteria trays of broccoli, overcooked, limp and watery, turned me off for years.  But then entered broccoli soup....mmm…not to bad.   Broccoli Mac and Cheese or Fettucini alfredo

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    Wild Mushroom Pizza

    Homemade pizza is actually quite easy to make.  And once you know the basic techniques (I cheat on the pizza dough), can you swap out toppings really easily.  I like matching my pizzas to the time of year, and to what’s fresh and available...that makes seasonal offerings really easy.  While great all year long, during the Fall and Winter, one of my favorite toppings is mushrooms.  In this recip

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    Chicken Lettuce Cups

    It was years and years ago that I had my first lettuce cup in a Thai restaurant.  My first thought was "cool, Asian Taco”.  My second thought was, "...damn this is good".  I started making a version of chicken lettuce cups about 10 years ago, and every time I make them for friends and family they are a smash hit.  It’s a dish that hits on so many different senses; the meat packs a ton of flavor

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    Shrimp and Chorizo

    Shrimp, aside for being absolutely great in and of themselves, are also a great vehicle to carry other flavors.  As such, they are common is just about every major cuisine around the world (at least those near water!), and they are also one of my favorite ingredients.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Shrimp and Chorizo dish, that I’d call Spanish is style – although I don’t reall

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    Potato Gratin with Blue Cheese and Spinach

    I love to throw new ingredients into my basic recipe for potato gratin.  While there are surely some things I’d probably avoid (candy bars, snow cones, grape juice…) really the range of ingredients you can use is extremely broad.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a potato gratin with spinach and blue cheese.  The blue cheese especially, adds a very nice tanginess to the

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    Mushroom Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce

    I have a number of simple, fast pasta dishes, in my bag of tricks, but it probably doesn’t get any simpler than store bought ravioli and a 4 ingredient sauce that takes about 8 minutes to make.  Impossible you say?  12 minutes to an elegant, tasty dinner on the table?  I say Yes You Can ;-)...and I'll show you how to do it in this recipe video.  The main key is to use store bought ravioli, and

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    Spaghetti with Shrimp

    Shrimp are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  The mild flavor works with a ton of different foods, and I also really love the firm, but tender texture of shrimp – provided they are cooked right.  In this video, I show you how you to make a pretty simple recipe that is quick to make, but don’t right, it tastes really great – Shrimp with Spaghetti.  Of course, there are all kinds of wa

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    Orzo Risotto

    Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  Traditionally made from aborio rice, it is one of those platform ingredients that you can make literally thousands of dishes from.  However, not one to hold closely to tradition, I’ve started making risotto out of ingredients other than rice.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make an Orzo risotto.  Orzo is a ric

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