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Pork Fried Rice

In this Recipe Video, I show you how to make one of my all time favorite left over dishes - Pork Fried Rice. Fried Rice (of just about any time) is a perfect way to use up left over rice, as well as, all the bits and pieces of vegetables you've got hanging around.Continue Reading...

Morel Mushroom Risotto

In this video recipe, I show you how to make a mushroom risotto. But not just any mushroom risotto, for this version, I'm using Morel Mushrooms, which are wild, and are among my absolute favorites!Continue Reading...

Rice and Beans

In this recipe video, I show you how to make Rice and Black Beans. It’s a very easy side dish to a make, although, with the beans, I think it can hold its own as a main course. Mine is flavored with just a few vegetables, some cumin and tomato paste.Continue Reading...

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Spanish Rice

In this recipe video, I show you how to make one of my favorite side dishes anytime I'm making Mexican or Southwest inspired food - Spanish Rice. Like most recipes, there are a ton of different ways to make Spanish Rice, the version I show you here is fairly simple.Continue Reading...

Fried Rice

In this recipe video, I show you how to make Fried Rice. To me, fried rice is one of the most perfect recipesfor leftovers. If you have some extra rice from Take-Out the night before, a few vegetables in the fridge you are good to go.Continue Reading...

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Pork Fried Rice

Just about every time I get take out Chinese food, the next day, I’m making fried rice.  I’ve always got some leftover rice from the night before, and fried rice (at least how I make it) is so easy to make with whatever ingredients you have on hand.  This version is a Pork Fried rice, that I made with some leftover pork chop’s, and the veggies that I had available in the fridge.

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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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Rice and Beans

Rice and Beans is one of my goto side dishes every time I’m serve Mexican or Latin dishes.  It’s really super easy to make, had a lot of flavor, and goes with so many dishes.  In addition to being a great side dish, rice and beans are a great for a burrito.

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Spanish Rice

This recipe for Spanish Rice is simple to make, easy to modify, and tastes wonderful.  I love to make it just about any time I’m doing fajitas or tacos, but it’s also a great side dish for simple chicken dishes, or even with fish.

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Cassoulet

If you are a lover (or maybe just a like-er) of beans, then I have the dish for you.  The recipe is cassoulet.  Some may not have heard that name before, so to put it in simple terms....“Insanely delicious bean stew, with incredibly good pieces of meat”…but I guess that doesn’t quite role off the tongue like Cassoulet.  The dish is classic French cooking a

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Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes and a goto the night after ordering Chinese food.  I invariably end up having leftover rice, and after a night in the fridge, the rice ends up drying out and is never really great on its own.  However, that dried-out, leftover rice makes the perfect platform for fried rice.  I also always have a few vegetables lying around that are easily cho

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Roast Chicken with Polenta and Mushroom Sauce

I love cooking a roast chicken.  Even the most straight forward preparations or they are tender and delicious.  In this recipe video, the chicken itself is simply prepared; as is some cheesy polenta; as is an easy mushroom sauce.  But the combination of the three, create a complete meal, with complex flavors and textures – perfect for Sunday supper any time of the year, but especially as summer

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Cheesy Polenta

One of the more under-utilized sides dishes (at least in the starch category) is polenta.  Polenta is simply ground corn…and generally the same as Grits – although some will point out the corn may be ground to different sizes, and/or be from yellow as opposed to white corn.  When simmered in water, the hard bits of corn soften up, just like pasta, to form a porridge, that is great on its own, b

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How to Make a Roux

Roux making is a fairly fundamental cooking technique that I hope to teach you in this cooking video.  At its most basic, a roux is a very simple thing – the combination of fat & flour.  For most rouxs the fat used is butter, but it doesn’t have to be…using the drippings/fat from cooked meat for example is very common.  The purpose of roux is also very simple – they allow us to thicken liquids into sauces.  In this video (and below), I show you how to make a roux.

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