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Mashed Potatoes

Near the top of the any “comfort” food list should be the classic mashed potato.  Besides my Irish roots forcing my love of the simple potato, there are intrinsic properties that just about everyone is going to love.  You can have them chunky or smooth, whipped or mashed, or simple or flavored (like blue cheese mashed

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Sauteed Asparagus with Shallots

On its own, Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables.  There are a number of ways to cook it, and as long as you follow a few simple techniques, they are all great.  But it’s also easy to elevate the flavors even more with the addition of other ingredients and flavors.  In this recipe video, I show you how to sauté asparagus which shallots, which together add another flavor compo

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Roast Potatoes with Garlic and Parsley

I love to roast potatoes.  First, because they are potatoes, which are awesome.  But second, roasting potatoes give you the opportunity to get a great contrast in flavor and texture, which crispy, caramelized, and seasoned outsides, and soft, tender centers.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a roasted potato that I finish with a mixture of garlic and parsley, called persillade

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

I consider it a double win if I’m able to make a dish that increases the quantity of vegetables I eat, and those same vegetables elevate other ingredients to new flavor heights.  Such is the case in this recipe for cauliflower mashed potatoes.  I know mashed potatoes on their own are hard to beat, and I had low expectations when I first tried this dish, but man was I pleasantly surprised when t

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Green Beans Almondine

Green beans almondine is a classic; and in this recipe video, I show you how to make them.  Green beans make a great vegetable side dish for so many meals, and through the simple act of adding a few almonds, and a bit of butter, you elevate the dish in both flavor and “class”.  For this version, I blanch the

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Grilled Asparagus

Come Spring, two of my favorite culinary pleasures are grilling and asparagus.  so, in this recipe video, you probably know where I’m going…yes, grilled asparagus.  I love asparagus prepared just about any way, shape or form, but grilling is definitely one of my favorites.  The char and smokiness that you get from grilling, really adds to the flavor of the asparagus, and make it a lot more inte

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Asparagus Mushroom Mac 'n Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese is one of the my favorite comfort foods/side dishes (although it’s pretty good as a main course too…).  One of things I love is that you can add a ton of different ingredients to make different version….from the very exotic to the most simple.  In this recipe video, I make an Asparagus and Mushroom Mac ‘n Cheese with penne pasta, that I served with a roasted chicken. 

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Potatoes Lyonnaise

I think I was about 13 years old, watching the movie Midnight Run when I first heard Charles Grodin mention Potatoes Lyonnaise.  I remember thinking that they sounded pretty damn good…and for some reason that memory stuck with.  It was years before I actually had potatoes lyonnaise, but once I did, I understand the famished Grodin’s desire.  I

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Tarragon Butter

A compound butter, also called a Maitre’d butter,  is nothing more that butter, plus some other stuff.  That other stuff, is usually herbs, spices, or even cooked aromatics, like garlic or shallot, but frankly can be just about anything.  One commonality is that they pack a bunch of flavor, and are a great way to flavor meats like steak, chicken, and pork; as well as fish and other

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Smashed Potatoes

I love potatoes in just about any way, and in this recipe, I give you a “smashed” potato recipe that is just killer.  This is one of the best examples of "no recipe required" that I’ve got.  You can add tons of different items to this dish, and it will still be great...heck you can even use sweet potatoes.  Smashed potatoes are really just half way mashed potatoes.  Instead of mashing the potat

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