Spicy Basil Chicken

When you’ve had plenty of awesome grilled chicken, baked chicken, fried chicken and even breaded chicken, you might start looking for new culinary adventures to try. What else is out there? How would these flavor combinations taste? Have I tried everything yet? Nope! Not even close. There is no limit to culinary creativity, and even if there was, it certainly wouldn’t start with […]

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French Dip Sandwich

  Everybody knows this classic. While there are a million ways to tweak this sandwich, the commonalities are always the same. The trick here is to get those really good hoagie rolls, the ones that absorb all of the dipping sauce without getting overly mushy. Also, prepare to get a little messy. There’s no tidy way to dig into a sandwich creation like this if you […]

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Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew

  This dish is awesome. It really is. It mixes some of the best flavors ever to create a the perfect stew. If you’re a shrimp lover, this is for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s 30 degrees outside and there’s a blizzard, after a couple bites of this you’ll feel like you’re sitting on the front porch of an old southern […]

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Bacon for Dessert? Yes, Please!

Yes, that’s right. There are apples somewhere in that pie, right underneath that show-stopping, jaw- dropping interwoven bacon goodness. This pie features a standard pie crust on the bottom, of course, because we haven’t completely lost our minds. But for those of you willing to brave the bacon, you’ll be asking for seconds in no time. Candied bacon has been making a […]

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The Egg Salad BLT

  Is there anything you can’t do with eggs? They’re perfect on their own, scrambled, poached, in a sandwich, deviled, mashed up, and even pickled. Well, okay, I’ve personally never tried a pickled egg, so I wouldn’t know how those taste. However, what I do know is that an egg salad sandwich like the one above is the perfect cure […]

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The Brunch of Champions

  What comes to mind when you think of the perfect brunch? Coffee, mimosas, eggs benedict… There’s a reason why these items are always featured on brunch menus. There’s nothing like a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning where your first meal starts around 11 am. Brunch is pure genius. Brunch culture has exploded in popularity across the country, and many […]

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Pressure Cooker Risotto

  The pressure cooker is having a moment. Yes, I’m talking about that hefty device your grandma uses to cook beans. Turns out it’s kind of a speed demon in the kitchen, helping you to prepare rice, roasts, and ramen in a fraction of the time. The secret to the pressure cooker is its airtight lid, which seals everything in […]

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Speedy White Chicken Chili

  Growing up, chili night was one of my favorites. My mom would serve it hot off the stove, ladled into bowls or atop baked potatoes. We’d return to the table with our steaming bowls and choose from a bevy of our favorite fixings. Tacos and chili are not all that different when it comes to loading on the toppings. […]

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How to Make a Meal with Marinara

  A good Dutch oven or stockpot can be a lifesaver during the long winter months, allowing sauces, stews, and one-pot meals to simmer away for hours and develop amazing layers of flavor. Just like a basic chicken stock, marinara is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket. It’s the perfect base recipe to build several meals around, […]

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How to Sauté Kale

  Kale escalated in popularity in 2014, and even has a national day in it’s honor. What’s so great about kale anyway? Well, if you’ve ever tried it crisped in the oven or blended into a smoothie, you’ll see what all of the hubbub is about. I personally enjoy kale in my green smoothie every morning. This green leaf is versatile, mild flavored, and […]

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