When my 3 yr old announced “I love chili”, it quickly became a staple on our dinner table; as the options that she “loves” are pretty limited. While, I’d say that homemade chili is actually pretty good for you, I started making turkey chili, which is a bit lighter and healthily than traditional beef or pork. And best of all, because chili is such a rich recipe, with so many different op
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- 2 Read moreGood cooks, have good prep skills. In this video, I show you how to dice a pepper. Knowing the right techniques will help move quicker and save time when cooking meals. And in addition to moving a bit faster, with the right knife skills, you’ll actually be a lot safer as well.
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While vegetables can be great very simply prepared - especially when fresh and in season. However, I also love through a few vegetables together to combine flavors and textures that really make something special. This recipe for Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomato is simple to prepare, and makes a great side dish for chicken, pork and fish. Give it a try, and hope you enjoy it!
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An Italian Meatball is a great and wonderful thing. Traditionally, I make my meatballs with a mixture of beef and pork, but when I’m trying to make them a bit lighter, a bit healthier, I go for ground turkey. Turkey has less calories and fat, so you can feel better about chowing down. And handled right, they are still really tasty. Hope you enjoy these turkey meatballs.
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Vegetable soup is one of those recipes, like chili, where isn’t really a recipe. There are so many different versions and styles, you can try a 1,000 versions without any repeats. In fact, frequently “clean out the fridge” day at my house frequently results in a pot of vegetable soup on the stove, because I’ll make it with just about anything I find. In this recipe, I show you a pretty basic
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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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For me Superbowl Sunday is as much about the party as the game itself. We all want to game to come down to a final two minute drive by our favorite team to win the game…but just as much (at least for me) I want to hang out with cool people…drink several beers and eat some tremendous game day food. Weather you're hosting a party this year, or just keeping it small, I’ve compiled f
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Butter, despite the bad press and ill will from some, is a very good thing to cook with. In addition to great flavor, butter does add fat, which can enhance the texture, and the way food feels in the mouth. In addition to using butter in it’s natural form, you can also add in more flavor though the use of compound butters. In this recipe video, I show you how to make a citrus compound butter
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There are several ways to thicken a sauce, each with its own characteristics. On method, which I have to admit, I under-utilize is to use cornstarch and a little water. Using cornstarch is nice, because unlike say a roux, or other flour based thickeners, you don’t really need to cook out the raw taste of the flour for several minutes – with cornstarch you’re ready to go right away. I'll some
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Thyme is one of my favorite herbs. Its very distinctive taste goes really well with fish, chicken, pork, beef, and even a ton of vegetables and side dishes. Dried thyme has its uses, and I’ve always got a jar in the cabinet, but I’ll go to fresh thyme just as often. If you’re looking for a more subtle taste and/or you’re going to cook the thyme for just a few seconds (not giving the time the