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How to Bake Pork Chops

Live NO MORE with dry, flabby, tasteless baked pork chops. Both you, and the pork chop deserve better. The secret to a perfect baked pork chop, is high heat. Gone are the days of cooking at 350 degrees for an hour.Continue Reading...

Tarragon Butter Steak Sauce

A compound butter is one of the easiest steak sauces you'll ever find. Here we show you how to make a simple Tarragon Butter Steak Sauce,with fresh tarragon leaves. The flavor is similar to a bearnaise sauce, but it's much easier to make.Continue Reading...

How to Grill Steaks

In this video, I show you the techniques for grilling steaks. There are subtle variations depending on the specific cut of steak you're cooking, but the fundamentals remain the same. You want to make sure you season the steaks well, use very hight heat, and don't overcook the meat.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I take an ordinary chicken breast and make it extraordinary, with the use of......BACON! Chicken breast, can be a bit boring, but not this dish. I've stuffed the chicken with a combination of spinach and cheese, and then wrap the whole thing is bacon.Continue Reading...

How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

In this technique video, I show you how to cook a filet mignon in the oven. While grilling it's great, filet is actually a great cut of steak to cook in the oven - although truth be told, it's actually started on the stove top and then moved to the oven.Continue Reading...

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How to Roast Chicken Breasts

I see people (including myself) cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts all the time….they are so simple to do, and have a ton of great uses.  However, there’s always something special about cooking meat on the bone, and here, I’m going to show you how to roast off the perfect bone-in chicken breast.

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How to Brine

Learning how to brine will benefit you not just for the Thanksgiving Turkey, but throughout the year.  And fortunately, it is so simple, that with a quick read, and a view my “How to Brine” video, you’ll have it mastered in no time.  With a good brine your recipe (whether it be pork, chicken or seafood) will turn out more tender, more juicy and more flavorful.  So...why not start brining?

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How to Cook Boneless Chicken Breasts

Chicken may be the ubiquitous of meats, and the boneless, skinless breasts the most ubiquitous of chicken cuts.  They are pretty cheap, very versatile, and just about everyone likes them…if they are cooked well.  In this video, I’m going to show my favorite way to cook boneless chicken breasts.

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How to Cook Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to cook. It is tremendously versatile, works great with all kinds of other ingredients, and is one of the leaner healthier meats available. That said, to fully appreciate it, it needs to be cooked well, and there are some specific do’s and don’ts that will ensure insure a tasty, tender, and moist pork tenderloin. Below, and in the video, I explain how to cook a pork tenderloin, and I think you may be surprise with how simple and quick it is. Hope you find this cooking technique helpful, and enjoy you pork tenderloin!

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10 Steps for the Perfect Pork Chop

There are a lot of ways to cook pork chops, and unfortunately I can’t cover them in all here.  However, I can show one of my absolute favorites, and the one that I think every home cook needs to know – Pan Roasting.  A pan roasted pork chop (assuming you use the right techniques) has a great sear on the outside which creates little caramelized bit and pieces that have a ton of flavor.  At the s

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How to Poach an Egg

In this cooking video, I want to show you a technique for poaching an egg.  I most commonly see poached eggs on an Eggs Benedict, which is one of my favorites, and for years, had trouble making them come out well.  Now, I’m not going to say it’s super easy, as it does require a bit of practice, but there are a few tricks of the trade that will definitely help you be more successful.  I’ve liste

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Eight Tips to Cook the Perfect Burger

OK…before I catch too much grief about how wrong I am in my description of The Perfect Burger, allow me a few disclaimers.  I love grilling burgers.  If given the choice, I’d grill a burger over frying it.  However, a poorly made and cooked burger, even over a grill is still going to be a crap burger.

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How to Dice Celery

Chopping celery, and just about all prep work is pretty boring.  And the longer it takes, the worse it is.  So why not learn the right techniques that will enable to get through the job that much faster?  Here, I show you how to do just that.  It's actually a pretty simple technique and not really any different than chopping a lot of vegetables and other ingredients.  It's important to learn if

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Ten Tips for the Perfect Spaghetti

Now I’m not here to dismiss anyone’s favorite spaghetti.  I know we all like Mom’s or Grandma’s version, and know in our heart of hearts, theirs is the best.  I understand that that notion, and I’m fine if that’s your stance.  However, Grandma’s not always around to make you a plate of the perfect spaghetti.  Sometimes we’re on our own, and what’s a person to do?  Go Spaghetti-less?  That’s not

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How to Toast Pinenuts

I really like to incorporate nuts in my cooking, and pinenuts are among my favorites.  I first used them in making fresh pesto, but soon after, I started throwing them in all kinds of recipes.  Like most nuts, pinenuts really benefit from a quick toast, and in this cooking video, I’m going to show you how to do it.  Toasting pinenuts (and any nut really) b

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