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Tennessee is a great state with a great culinary tradition. I love BBQ and I'm paying tribute to the Titans with a Pulled Pork BBQ Burger.Continue Reading...

Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

If you love steak, and are looking for an "easy" cut to cook at home, look no further. Skirt steak has a ton of flavor and is one of the more forgiving cuts for the inexperienced cook - especially if you marinate it.Continue Reading...

32 NFL Team Inspired Burgers

Every team in the NFL comes from a great American city with great culinary traditions!  This football season, I embarked on a culinary quest to develop a unique burger inspired by each of those 32 NFL teams.

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Ten Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Perhaps the greatest food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving is the time we all give ourselves permission to over do it.

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World's 10 Most Expensive Steaks

You may recall the following campaign slogan promoting red meat: Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner.  If you’re anything like me, and I don’t mean intelligent and good-looking, it’s also what’s for lunch, and even for breakfast.

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How to Cook Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs might be my favorite cut of the chicken - other than perhaps the skins - if that counts as a cut! They are really very versatile, and work wonderfully with all kinds of cuisines and food styles.Continue Reading...

Marinated & Grilled Skirt Steak

In this recipe video, I'm going to show you how to marinate and grill off one of my favorite cuts of beef - Skirt Steak. Skirt has traditionally been a cheaper cut of meat, but the price is coming up as people figure out how good it really is.Continue Reading...

Five Perfect Summer Recipes

There's something special about Summer. The air smells cleaner, the wine tastes better, and grass (really is) greener. Why not make sure you've got some great food to celebrate the great weather. Here are five of my favorite summer time dishes!

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Turkey Chili

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, delicious Turkey Chili. Now, just like "regular" chili, there are about a thousand variations on turkey chili, and I'd urge you to experiment with the flavors and combo's that you find interesting.Continue Reading...

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Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread pizzas have become a stable in my house, and this version of Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza is one of my favorites.  I generally use pita bread, or nann, as the base (which saves a ton of time) and since the “sauce” is really just the toppings, it only takes about 15 minutes to make.

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Mini Meatballs

Meatballs are for more than just spaghetti or sub sandwiches.  These delicious little morels can and should stand on their own.  Frequently now, I’ll serve a few meatballs, dusted with parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil as an appetizer, or even a small main dish, maybe with a side salad.  This recipe for Mini-meatballs is perfect for parties, where you’ll looking for “tooth-pick” food.

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Penne Pasta with Mushrooms & Peas

Penne pasta is a favorite of mine for mixing with seasonal vegetables and ingredients.  For this recipe, along with the penne pasta, I use some mushrooms, peas, some chicken stock (and a couple other things) to make a very simple sauce.

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Tomato & Basil Flatbread Pizza

Pizza may top the list of all time greatest foods on Earth and I love making traditional pizzas at home.  Here I show you how to make a Tomato & Basil Flatbread pizza that is so easy to make you won’t believe it, and everyone else will think you’re a professional chef.  I make flatbread pizzas with pita bread, or sometimes naan, which is a ton easier than raw pizza dough.

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Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter

Filet Mignon is the premium of premium cuts of steak.  Here I show you how to make a Seared Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter.  It is one of my favorite recipes to make for special occasions, and never fails to wow my friends and family.

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Morel Mushroom Risotto

A good mushroom risotto is a thing of beauty.  It’s even better when you can get your hands on some Morel Mushrooms.  This morel mushroom risotto is fairly simple to make once you have the right techniques, and is sure to wow your friends and family.  Now, morel’s only grow in the wild, and can be a bit hard to find at times.

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Sun Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza

I love making pizzas at home.  With a few simple tricks, they are easy to make, and the choice of toppings are nearly endless, making it easy to catere to everyone’s tastes, and even the changing seasons.  Here, I show you how to make a sun dried tomato and goat cheese pizza.

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Cream of Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches bring back some great childhood memories.  Those days it was tomato soup from a can, rather than this homemade fresh version, which has become the new staple in my house.  I use a roasted chile pepper, as well as some fire roasted tomatoes, to add to the complexity of the flavors in this tomato soup, and I’m sure that you are g

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Chicken Breasts with Mustard Sauce

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are great for the simple reason that there are hundreds of great recipes for them.  This recipe for a Chicken Breast with a Mustard cream sauce is one of my favorites.  The chicken breasts are easy to sear off in a pan, until they are just cooked through, with a nice flavorful crust on the outside.

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New York Strip Steak

New York Strip Steaks, are one of my favorite cuts.  It has more flavor than a Filet Mignon thanks to the natural fat in the steak, and a great texture, that's maybe not quite as tender as the filet, but still very very nice.  One of my favorite ways to cook New Yorks, is on the grill, but today, I’m going to show you a technique using a cast iron pan.

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