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In this recipe video, I show you how to do a Heart Shaped Scallop dish that is great anytime you want to impress a loved one, but especially so on Valentines day.Continue Reading...

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    Stuffed Mushrooms

    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

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    Adult Mac 'n Cheese

    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.

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    Tortellini with Mushrooms & Peas

    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.

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    Valentines Day Heart Shaped Scallops

    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

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    Cavatelli with Duck and Mushroom

    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

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    Wild Mushroom Pizza

    Homemade pizza is actually quite easy to make.  And once you know the basic techniques (I cheat on the pizza dough), can you swap out toppings really easily.  I like matching my pizzas to the time of year, and to what’s fresh and available...that makes seasonal offerings really easy.  While great all year long, during the Fall and Winter, one of my favorite toppings is mushrooms.  In this recip

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    Mushroom Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce

    I have a number of simple, fast pasta dishes, in my bag of tricks, but it probably doesn’t get any simpler than store bought ravioli and a 4 ingredient sauce that takes about 8 minutes to make.  Impossible you say?  12 minutes to an elegant, tasty dinner on the table?  I say Yes You Can ;-)...and I'll show you how to do it in this recipe video.  The main key is to use store bought ravioli, and

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    Spaghetti with Shrimp

    Shrimp are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with.  The mild flavor works with a ton of different foods, and I also really love the firm, but tender texture of shrimp – provided they are cooked right.  In this video, I show you how you to make a pretty simple recipe that is quick to make, but don’t right, it tastes really great – Shrimp with Spaghetti.  Of course, there are all kinds of wa

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    Orzo Risotto

    Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  Traditionally made from aborio rice, it is one of those platform ingredients that you can make literally thousands of dishes from.  However, not one to hold closely to tradition, I’ve started making risotto out of ingredients other than rice.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make an Orzo risotto.  Orzo is a ric

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    Orzo with Summer Vegetables

    While pasta makes for great main courses, there are a ton of different and great soup, salad, and side dish applications.  In this recipe video, I’m going to show you how to make an Orzo Pasta with Summer Vegetables that certainly could be a main, but that I generally use for either a hot side dish, or a cold pasta salad.  Orzo is a small, rice shaped pasta, that is pe

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