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Tarragon Butter Recipe

Tarragon Butter

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple tarragon butter. The technique is called a compound butter, or sometimes a maitre 'd butter. I think they used to be more common than they are now, but there's really no good reason that they should have faded from use. Yes butter...
Smashed Potato Recipe

Smashed Potatoes

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, yet delicious "smashed" potato dish. I love potatoes in all shapes and sizes, and this dish, which is really a "half mashed with a bunch of other great tasting bits thrown in" is no exception. Start off with just about any...
Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts Recipe

Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, yet "fancy", asparagus dish with the addition of a little bacon and some toasted pine nuts. Pork and asparagus are a natural combination - think about those prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears; and it lends this grassy, fresh tasty...
Blue Cheese Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

Blue Cheese Mac 'n Cheese

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Blue Cheese Mac 'n Cheese; garnished with freshly diced apple. While I've been pairing blue cheese and apples together for years, I got this dish from a restaurant called Solstice in San Francisco. They paired those two great flavors in one...
Mashed Potatoes with Blue Cheese Recipe

Mashed Potatoes with Blue Cheese

In this recipe video, I make mashed potatoes with blue cheese. While mashed potatoes is very simple side dish, a good version, is also very awesome. The texture and flavor, enhanced with butter, milk, salt and pepper are the definition of “yummy”. Potatoes are also a great canvas for many other...
Green Beans

Green Beans with Parmesan & Pine Nuts

In this recipe video, I show you a jazzed up green bean recipe. Probably one of the more common vegetables I make, I do like a good green bean, and fresh from the garden, they don't need any extra flavor at all. However, I'm always looking for ways to make vegetables more interesting,...
Potato Gratin With Cauliflower Recipe

Potato Gratin With Cauliflower

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a potato gratin with cauliflower. Potato gratin is a fairly classic side dish, which I love to make with fish, chicken and red meat. The cheesy, crispy top, tastes great and provides a great counter point to the creamy center. In this recipe, I add...
Polenta Recipe

Polenta

Polenta is one of my favorite side dishes, and far more simple than a lot of people think. In this recipe video, I make a simple and tasty polenta that would go great as a side dish for roast chicken, braised dishes like oso bucco, or simple classic dishes like chicken piccata .
Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a classic Mac ‘n Cheese. We all know the box versions, and I’ve been guilty (in a former life) of loving those. But now, I prefer the rich, creamy, cheesy version that I can make at home. The basic technique is to make a béchamel sauce, then a cheese...
Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed Spinach

In this recipe video, I show you a tasty and easy creamed spinach recipe. Creamed spinach is a “steak house” classic that many people seem to be intimidated by; but it’s so simple, I make it just about every time I cook steaks. There’s only 3 – 4 ingredients and everything’s in one pot. In the...
Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

In this recipe video, I show you how to make pan roasted brussel sprouts…and man are they good. Now, I was the guy that hated brussel sprouts growing up and for a long time as an adult too. Primarily because the ones I had, were over cooked, flabby and acrid tasting. But they don’t have to be...
Sauteed Chanterelles

Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms Garlic and Thyme

In this recipe video, I show you how to sauté chanterelle mushrooms flavored with garlic and thyme. I’ve really learned to love mushrooms in general and chanterelles in particular. They have a great flavor and texture, and are extremely versatile. They go with a ton of different foods, make...

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