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The Fall is a great time for foodies…and in my opinion the season with the strongest “food profile”.  Sage & brown butter, caramelized apples, sage, cinnamon…and of course, Thanksgiving, the mother of all food holidays, make the season a great time to be cooking…and eating.

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Easy and Spooky Halloween Soup Recipes

Halloween is a gift to the creative chef.  There are a billion options for themed recipes…ghosts, ghouls, witches, pumpkins and the like, it’s amazing how creative people can get. 

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32 NFL Team Inspired Burgers

Every team in the NFL comes from a great American city with great culinary traditions!  This football season, I embarked on a culinary quest to develop a unique burger inspired by each of those 32 NFL teams.

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Ten Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Perhaps the greatest food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving is the time we all give ourselves permission to over do it.

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World's 10 Most Expensive Steaks

You may recall the following campaign slogan promoting red meat: Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner.  If you’re anything like me, and I don’t mean intelligent and good-looking, it’s also what’s for lunch, and even for breakfast.

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Five Perfect Summer Recipes

There's something special about Summer. The air smells cleaner, the wine tastes better, and grass (really is) greener. Why not make sure you've got some great food to celebrate the great weather. Here are five of my favorite summer time dishes!

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How to Cook a New Years Eve Dinner

Are you sick of over priced and over crowded restaurants on New Years Eve? Pre Fixe menus that are designed to keep the kitchen flowing...but consistently leave the diners wanting.Continue Reading...
Bread may be the staff of life, but will it keep you healthy? As every year goes by, we learn more about how food can effect our health, but positively and negatively.Continue Reading...

5 Valentines Day Recipes for Your Girl

As I learned to cook, I learned that I had a secret weapon come every Valentines day. Cooking for your loved one, is one of the most impressive, thoughtful, and sexy...things that you can do, especially cooking for you lady.Continue Reading...

Ten Gifts for a Home Cook

8 Simple, Delicious Must-Make Fall Recipes

The Fall is a great time for foodies…and in my opinion the season with the strongest “food profile”.  Sage & brown butter, caramelized apples, sage, cinnamon…and of course, Thanksgiving, the mother of all food holidays, make the season a great time to be cooking…and eating.

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Easy and Spooky Halloween Soup Recipes

Halloween is a gift to the creative chef.  There are a billion options for themed recipes…ghosts, ghouls, witches, pumpkins and the like, it’s amazing how creative people can get. 

Many of the options I’ve see are candy, cookies and other sweets…but I’ve got a couple very simple Halloween...

32 NFL Team Inspired Burgers

Every team in the NFL comes from a great American city with great culinary traditions!  This football season, I embarked on a culinary quest to develop a unique burger inspired by each of those 32 NFL teams.  For every team I've tried to draw from the regional specialties and the vibe of the...

Ten Twists on Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Perhaps the greatest food holiday of the year, Thanksgiving is the time we all give ourselves permission to over do it. Every year, as the football game sounds in the background, and my belt is loosened a notch or two, a wonderful feeling of comfort, warmth, and satisfaction washes over me, as...

World's 10 Most Expensive Steaks

You may recall the following campaign slogan promoting red meat: Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner.  If you’re anything like me, and I don’t mean intelligent and good-looking, it’s also what’s for lunch, and even for breakfast.

Most beef lovers around the world may have trouble justifying the...

Five Perfect Summer Recipes

There's something special about Summer. The air smells cleaner, the wine tastes better, and grass (really is) greener. Why not make sure you've got some great food to celebrate the great weather. Here are five of my favorite summer time dishes!

How to Peel a Shallot: A One Minute Cooking Class

How to Peel a Shallot

Shallots are an under used cousin of the onion; and I love them.  First, they are smaller than onions, and so there tends to be less waste if your cooking for one or two people.  They also have a flavor that is bit more mild and sweet than the average onion…with just a hint of garlic.  They are especially great with sauces.  But very much like the onion, they can be a bit of a pain to peel.  Here’s a couple tips to help you out.

How to Peel a Shallot

Soup - The Key to Winter Survival

In the deep depth of Winter, when the snow is deep, and the winds chilly, I find myself taking solace all too frequently in a warm bowl of soup. There are literally thousands of soup recipes, some complex, but many more, so simple they can made is just 30 or so minutes. And of course, so...
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My Walk Home - Week 6: Fallon, NV

So…things have been a bit busy, and I haven’t gotten to posting my progress recently…it’s been a three week gap for those counting…but rest assured, I continue to walk. In fact, the walking itself has gotten quite a bit easier and I’m now regularly doing days with more than 20K steps. I was...
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How to Cook Chicken Breast: A One Minute Cooking Class

How to Cook Chicken Breast: A One Minute Cooking Class

Just about everyone I know eats chicken breasts…a lot.  They are easy to find, relatively cheap, and they go so well with all kinds of other ingredients, making them the suitable for all kinds of cuisines.   Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to cook them well….and they turn out dry and tasteless.  That’s going to change, because in this one minute cooking class, I’m going to show you the simple techniques you need to cook a moist, flavorful chicken breast all the time.  And once you get these techniques down, it’s easy to apply them to every chicken breast recipe you make.

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