Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts….again? Sure they are easy, inexpensive, and easily available, but.....they are so common they just start to get boring. Fortunately, with a few universal cooking techniques, you can easily find over 1001 recipes for them (sounds like a book title). For all the bland, "uninterestingness" of the boneless, skinless chicken breast, they are a perfe
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I grew up with, and for the first 20 years of my life, only cooked "Spaghetti Sauce". Specifically, my mom’s spaghetti sauce recipe.
Ravioli is one of my favorite pastas, and this recipe is for a Pumpkin Ravioli with a Brown Butter Sauce that is one of my all time favorites. It’s a great dish for the Fall, but frankly I’ll cook it just about any time of year. In this particular version, I don’t show you how to make the ravioli itself, as I’m using store bought (and there many great options out there), but I will show you t
Chicken and Pasta Recipes are pretty common fair. And while the combination is usually good, it can also be pretty boring if you are not mixing up the recipes and supporting ingredients. Fortunately, both chicken and pasta are the masters of mixing and matching and with a few core cooking techniques we can have a different and exciting Chicken and Pasta dish every night of the week. In this
A good Mushroom Cream Sauce will go with just about anything, but one of my favorites is Veal Scallopini. In this video, I show you a Recipe for Veal Scallopini with my favorite Mushroom Cream Sauce, that will knock your socks off. The veal is super tender, and very mild flavored and is the perfect vehicle for this wonderful sauce. I love the flavor and texture of w
Stuffed Mushrooms is one of the more ubiquitous hor devours out there. They are everywhere, from nicely catered parties to the frozen prepared foods aisle in the grocery store. Unfortunately I’ve found that the quality can really vary and so I generally stay away when the tray comes on by to avoid an unpleasant surprise. Well, in this video, I’m going to show you a recipe for s
Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, and over the years, the versions I make have evolved quite a bit. As a kid, it started with the boxed versions, with a bit of extra cheese added.
Too often my friends think of pasta dishes as having to be heavy and rich. And while I love them that way…heavy and rich certainly they do not have to be. There are a ton of pasta recipes that are light, have subtle flavors, and are absolutely delicious. Here’s just such a recipe for Tortellini.
While the saying goes the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, I’ve found it no less true for the fairer sex; and Valentines day is the perfect time to test the rule. This is my Valentine’s day recipe for Heart Shaped Scallops, and while seemingly a bit cheesy, I guarantee success. The first time I made these, they were for a girlfriend and it was early in our relationship. And they, a
While I would certainly not claim to be a restaurant quality cook, let alone a fine dining chef, I do get a ton of menu ideas from restaurants, and believe with some core cooking techniques, I can make some pretty good versions of their specialities. This is a recipe for Cavatelli with Duck and Mushrooms that is based on a dish I had at One Market in San Francisco. I