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I've always thought that the main difference between the meals we serve at home and those we pay handsomely to enjoy in a fine restaurant comes down to good ingredients and the skill and imagination of the person cooking the meal. I've never thought that was

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Member Since: Aug 6, 2014


Last Posted Recipe: Mar 11, 2016

Sausage and Gnocchi Soup

Sausage and gnocchi soup a richly flavored tomato-vegetable broth with contrasting textures of crisped sausage and soft potato gnocchi.

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Persian Khoresh Gheymeh

Khoresh gheymeh is an aromatic combination of yellow split peas and meat that is close to a stew with an amazing flavor profile unique to Persian culture.

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Balsamic Braised Chicken with Roasted Vege

Balsamic braised chicken with roasted vegetables isn't a quick dish, but its aromas and flavors make a wonderful Mediterranean Sunday dinner.

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Romanian Sour Meatball Soup

Sour meatball soup is simple and classy, too. Best of all, it's easy and inexpensive to make, but produces the most amazing flavors.

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Lemongrass Chili Chicken

Lemongrass chili chicken is a simple stir fry that can be assembled (after marinating) in the 20 minutes it takes to steam the jasmine rice.

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Carbonade Flamande (Belgian Beef Stew)

Carbonade flamande is beef braised in dark ale that has a sweet and sour kind of flavor and just a hint of the yeasty bitterness of the ale.

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Sous Vide Fried Chicken

Sous Vide Fried Chicken is simply the best fried chicken I've ever made or tasted.

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Bourbon Chicken - Quick Easy and Tasty

Bourbon chicken is inspired by the dish that's said to have been invented by a Chinese chef in New Orleans, who named it after the whiskey and/or the street.

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Shrimp With Guanciale And Rosemary

Shrimp with guanciale and rosemary is a great example of a quick and simple Italian dinner. Serve over your favorite pasta or vegetable side.

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Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice is Creole cooking, melding together the influences of France, Spain, the Caribbean, Africa and who knows where else. It's a classic New Orleans dish.

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Improvising A Porchetta

Porchetta is one of my favorite things, which means that I've always wanted to give it a try. I improvised this one, but the result was quite good.

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Miso Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Kabobs are a quick and easy way to get a dinner together. Miso glazed chicken kabobs are one of my favorite ways to do that.

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Pan-Fried Walleye

Walleye fillets with a Mediterranean treatment, rather than the traditional deep fry. Turned out very tasty. I may never go back to deep frying walleye.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

This jerk chicken marinade has strong flavors, an aroma that seems to float in the air above the plate and just enough heat to be enjoyable.

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The Art of the Tartine

Tartine is the French name for an open-faced sandwich on toasted rustic bread, ubiquitous throughout the country. There's no set recipe, so you can be creative.

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Flank Steak With Mole Sauce

Flank steak is a relatively affordable cut of beef that -- properly prepared -- is tender and delicious. The mole sauce sets it off beautifully.

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Vegetables a la Grecque

Vegetables a la Grecque is a versatile appetizer or side dish that consists of any fresh veggies are at hand, poached in a stock similar to pickling liquid.

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Exploring Sous Vide, Part 2- Garlic-Herb P

A great pork dish can be a challenge, especially when dealing with lean cuts like pork loin. The sous vide approach has changed that for me, forever.

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Sous Vide Strip Steak

Strip steaks are where sous vide cooking shines. The steaks are tender edge to edge, and after a minute per side on a hot grill, I still got a nice char.

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Lemon Basil Ice Cream

A hint of basil turns this rich, smooth lemon ice cream into something extraordinary.

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Grilled Arctic Char with Creamy Cucumber A

This arctic char is prepared simply and the mild, delicate flavor is complemented with a light aioli and/or a lightly dressed green salad.

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City Chicken with Beet Tartare

City chicken is a tasty depression-era dish made from small pieces of meat (none of which is actually chicken) on a wooden skewer, breaded and fried.

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Deconstructed Blackberry Cobbler

An unconventional blackberry cobbler with the main components, crust and filling, made separately and combined on the plate.

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Chicken Supremes Poached in Butter

Poaching keeps the chicken moist and tender. What really makes the dish is the creamy sauce of aromatic vegetables, set off with just a bit of lemon juice.

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Steak Tartare

Lightly seasoned chopped tenderloin topped with a sous vide egg yolk.

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Orange Blossom Panna Cotta

If you've ever been around an orchard when orange blossoms are on the trees, you'll have a idea of the flavor of this orange blossom panna cotta.

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Chorizo Stuffed Mini Peppers

When I spotted some bite-size sweet peppers at the grocery, my first thought was "How can I jazz these up?" Chorizo stuffed mini peppers were the solution.

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Croque Frere

Croque frere is a take on the French sandwiches (like croque madame or croque monsieur) that feature various combinations of bread, ham, cheese and are topped with a fried egg.

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Pan Fried Fish with Grilled Pineapple

The sweet-sour tropical flavor of grilled pineapple, enhanced with a pineapple gastrique makes this dish, which can be prepared with any firm white fish you can find.

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Amy Riolo's Sizzling Rosemary Shrimp

Sizzling rosemary shrimp is just shrimp sauteed quickly in olive oil with some garlic and rosemary, served over a bed of cooked polenta. And it's delicious.

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Southwest Chicken Burger

A southwest chicken burger topped with jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado and a bit of sour cream.

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Milanese Asparagus with Scallop Crostini

A lunch or brunch plate, in which the asparagus plays the starring role, with some support from simple, delicious scallop crostini.

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The Secret to a Perfect Pan Sauce

Making a very good pan sauce -- the kind you get at a good restaurant -- is a challenge in a typical home kitchen, but it can be done, as this recipe shows.

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Sous Vide Eye of Round Roast

Eye of round roast is a difficult cut of meat to prepare well, but using the sous vide cooking method makes is almost fool-proof.

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Chicken Meatballs Alfredo

Chicken Meatballs Alfredo is an example of a satisfying weeknight dinner dish that can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or less, made entirely from scratch.

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Simple Homemade Shortcake

A quick and simple shortcake recipe is the perfect way to take advantage of whatever fresh fruit comes your way this spring and summer.

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