Hello Summer Salad

Hello Summer Salad | This is how we welcome summer back! It’s been a long, long winter, so it’s time to celebrate with a powerhouse dish. Let’s see…how about we throw in some salty bacon, a creamy egg, and fancy it up with two decadent purées? I think that’s a good start (and so did…

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Langoustine Rucula Risotto

Langoustine Rucula Risotto | We had a special guest chef over, Blair, who requested we go all out with a lobster risotto (including all the trimmings!). So naturally I couldn’t resist to grab my favorite wooden spoon and get to work. She taught me a thing or two about making the best risotto (mostly patience)…

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Lonesome Dove Jambalaya

Lonesome Dove Jambalaya | When I moved to Texas at the ripe age of 11, I realized that Texans love them some western movies – particularly ‘Lonesome Dove’. I’ve had to sit through showing after showing after showing, just to make friends as a northeastern kid with a funny accent. These days you couldn’t pay…

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Baked Risotto Bisque with Shrimp

Baked Risotto Bisque with Shrimp | This warm bisque is killer at winter dinner parties…or if you just feel like spoiling the crap out of yourself. It has just the right amount of heat from the peppers & ginger and is balanced out with the sweetness from the wine & sugar. And that Chinese toast,…

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Breakfast Risotto

Breakfast Risotto | It is my pleasure to be the first to introduce you to Breakfast Risotto. What?! Yup it’s exactly what it sounds like! We love the most important meal of the day so much that we fused it with a classic. Gently simmered saffron rice, with salty pancetta and cheese folded in. You…

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Jalapeno Popper Flatbread

Jalapeno Popper Flatbread | This is one of our super bowl MVPs. It’s a twist on jalapeno poppers or more like bite-size jalapeno pizzas. Perfect for game day and fancy enough for any cocktail party. And the kids love them too!

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Blackbeard Salad

Blackbeard Salad | This is our spicy spin on a caesar salad. We name it “Blackbeard” after our favorite pirate – I don’t really have a favorite pirate, it’s just the only one I could think of – because it has hot sauce roasted shrimp on a crispy bacon plank and a rich egg dressing…and…

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Stuffed Belly Peppers

Stuffed Belly Peppers | This is a quick meal that will make you happy. It’s on the healthier side so you won’t feel guilty going to bed. We do sneak a little pancetta in there, but you deserve to cheat a little after a long day. Stuffed Belly Peppers   Print Prep Time 10 mins…

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Game Day Wings

Game Day Wings | I can’t say football without thinking wings. We always use these guys as the foundation for our game day menus. They set the tone and are always a reliable crowd pleaser. So go ahead and use this recipe as a starting point, then put your own twist on it. Game Day Wings…

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Mini Garlic Grilled Cheeses

Mini Garlic Grilled Cheeses | Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? We know we do! But of course we couldn’t resist the chance to spice it up and make it even better. Here we round out the flavor wheel by layering on some spiced pickled peppers and extra melted cheddar, then pair it with…

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Martha’s Vineyard Crab Cakes

Martha’s Vineyard Crab Cakes | I grew up in Boston so I love me some crab cakes. This recipe is truly special with some unique ingredients that give it added texture and a light, crisp flavor. Put these babies high on your list to make – once you do, they’ll fly off the table! Martha’s…

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Double Stuffed Mushrooms

Double Stuffed Mushrooms | Two things about stuffed mushrooms always make me laugh: they are soggy and stuffed with their own stems. The latter makes me laugh out loud. People trash the stems in every other dish for a reason, so it’s always entertaining when someone feels the need to follow some ancient, peasant recipe…

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