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Chicken Picatta

Chicken picatta is one of the simpler ways to make a tasty chicken dish.  You only need a few ingredients, that are readily available, and the prep and cook time is pretty quick.  In this recipe video, I make my version the Italian classic.  The lemon juice and white wine give the sauce a nice tangy acidic taste, and the capers a good saltiness and a bit of texture.  Try serving thi

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Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is one of the great American comfort foods. I think every kid around loves it, and most adults do too. But I rarely see friends make it at home. That’s a shame, because it’s really pretty easy to make. In this recipe video, I make a classic mac n' cheese, or at least what I consider classic

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How to Make Beef Stock

One of the factors that separates good cooking from great cooking is stock.  Stocks bring far more to the table (no pun intended) than most people think.  While they are really just flavored water, when cooked and used properly stock contribute flavor and texture that water just doesn’t do; and leaves your guests asking “Why does your food always taste so great?”.

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How to Chop Jalapeno Peppers

In this cooking video, I show you how to chop a jalapeño pepper.  As I’ve said before, knife skills are a very important part of cooking, and working on those, will make you a better faster and safer cook.  As a cook, you can easily spend half (or more) of your time on prep work, so getting fast is important.  Wouldn’t we all rather be eating than chopping?

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How to Chop Lemongrass

As I've mentioned several times, developing great knife skills saves you a ton of time and effort in the kitchen.  Here’s a quick cooking video showing you how to chop lemongrass.  Lemongrass, as its name would suggest has a fragrant lemony sent to it, and can be a great addition to a lot of dishes.  I use it in a lot of my Asian cooking, as well as lot of soups.

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What is Arborio Rice

There are a whole lot of different kinds of rice in world, and for what is seemingly a pretty “standard” grain, there is a very wide variety of texture, tastes and uses for those different types.  In this short cooking video, and the description below, I talk about Arborio rice and what it can be used for.

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Ravioli with Chicken and Sundried Tomato

With the right cooking techniques you can take simple, store bought ingredients and quickly turn them into something special.  Using prepackaged food is easy and can save you a lot of time.  In this recipe video, I do just that with some cheese ravioli, a left-over chicken breast and a jar of sundried tomatoes. 

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Herb Crusted Halibut

Halibut is one of my favorite fish to cook.  I love the texture and the mild flavor, and it’s an easy fish to find. Best of all, Halibut in pretty “forgiving” when it comes to cooking.  Don’t get me wrong, you need to be careful not to over or under cook it, but I think you’ve got a bit more room to play with than some other fish.

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Creamed Spinach

There’s nothing quite like creamed spinach to recreate that steak house experience. Many people get intimidated by the thought of making their own creamed spinach, but really there’s only like 4 ingredients; So how hard could it be. In this recipe video, I show you how to make my version of a basic creamed spinach.

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How to Julienne an Onion

Need to julienne an onion?  Well fortunately I’ve got this cooking video that shows you just how to do it.  As I’ve said, before, prep can be the longest part of making any dish, and I want you to get the knife skills needed to get through it as quickly as possible.

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