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Jack o Lantern Soup

In this recipe video, I show you how to make Jack-o-Lantern soup...a favorite of every kid I've ever served it to. This soup is really just a simple pumpkin soup, that you can make in about 40 minutes.Continue Reading...

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    Asparagus and Potato Soup

    In Spring and Summer I’m looking to use asparagus in just about any way that I can…so soup just has to come into play.  And like all soups, there are a ton of different versions to put together.

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    How to Cook Asparagus

    One of my favorite vegetables is Asparagus.  In the Spring time, when it’s fresh, and local, I can’t get enough of it, and I cook it in some way, shape, or form at least twice a week.  Not only is the taste great, but it goes well with all kinds of dishes; from the heaviest red meat, to the most delicate fish.  And asparagus is also really good for you.  But How to Cook Asparagus?  There are a

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    Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts

    Asparagus is one of my favorite spring time vegetables.  And while it is available all year long, flown in from far away points, in the spring, when local and fresh, it’s crazy good.  I know that asparagus brings some challenges with wine pairings, but as a food pairing it’s near the top of the list.  It goes great with seafood, chicken, pork and beef, and it’s great prepared simply or with som

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    Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad

    While green salads are great, I’m frequently looking for something…a bit different.  And since salads can be composed of just about anything, you don’t have to look too far.  In this recipe video I make a simple salad from pear, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and endive.  The pear, walnut and blue cheese are a classic combination, and taste really great together.  I find the endive has the perfect

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    Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

    In my continuing quest to eat every spear of Asparagus grown in Northern California this Spring, I decided to make an Asparagus and Lemon Risotto.  As I’ve said before, I love a good risotto.  While they take a bit of time to make, it is a very simple process.  And when you have access to quality spring vegetables like asparagus, risotto is a great way to highlight them.  In this recipe video,

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    How to Pit an Olive

    Nobody (except maybe your dentist) wants to see you bite into an olive pit.  Those little guys, despite be very small and harmless looking, are hard and rocks, and it could really ruin someone’s day to bite unexpectedly into a pit; So, is this quick cooking video I show you my technique for removing an olive pit. Granted, you can find olives that are already pitted…and if you like them, and can find them…by all means use them.  But, if you come across some that need pitting, you can follow these simple steps.

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    Asparagus Soup

    One the nice things about Soup (like Asparagus soup), is you can make a great one in very little time, and with just a few ingredients.  Soups also provide a great demonstration of various techniques, which is what NoRecipeRequired is all about.  In this video, I show you how to make an Asparagus soup, but I can almost guaranteed you, that I’ve never made it exactly like this before.  Rather, I

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    Green Beans with Parmesan & Pine Nuts

    I have to admit that when dinner is served, the veggies usually get the least attention from me.  It’s not that they are not good…it’s that sometimes they lack a little something…a bit of pizzazz.  In this recipe video, I wanted to show you recipe for green beans, with parmesan & pine nuts that I think will knock your socks off.  For this version, I retain all the great health benefits of t

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    Gnocchi with Asparagus & Bacon

    When spring has sprung, I’m always looking for great asparagus dishes…and sense pasta is in season all year long, why not combine the two.  In this recipe video, I make a very fresh and light Gnocchi with Asparagus and Bacon dish.  These little pillows of pasta are soft and delicious, and worthy of frequent trips to the dinner table.  But often gnocchi recipes are supper heavy with thick rich s

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    How to Blanch Asparagus

    I blanch asparagus, just about anytime I’m cooking for a dinner party, and many times when it’s just my wife and I.  Blanching the asparagus, allows you to cook it most of the way well in advance, which is a huge time saver when I need it and n this cooking technique video, I show you how to do it..  You can get the asparagus 90% cooked in the afternoon, and then just finish it off right before

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