Crispy Baked Wings 3 Ways

Crispy Baked Wings 3 Ways | Chicken Wings. Nothing is better on Super Bowl Sunday. Nothing. But what makes these such a game day hit, is that they are super easy to whip together. All they need is some science magic, a quick bake, and voila! You have crispy wings, with no frying fuss. Trust our home team on this one – put these on your football menu and you’ll have a winner. It won’t even be close…

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THE Tzatziki

THE Tzatziki | The Greeks may have had Achilles, but they didn’t have Bruin. This classic condiment was inspired by my main man, the greatest hero of all. It’s not your traditional take on this recipe, but we’re tellin’ ya, it’s pretty darn good. We’ve made a million sauces and condiments, so trust us on this…

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Midnight Plum Sauce

Midnight Plum Sauce | Looking for a killer plum sauce recipe? Well look no further. We’ve done the research. We’ve done the taste-tasting. And here is what came out of the Chocolate Lab – it’s sweet, tangy and slightly spicy. It’s simple yet sophisticated. It’s freakin’ awesome. Enjoy. 

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No-Nona’s Marinara Sauce

No-Nona’s Marinara Sauce | If you read this blog regularly, you know Bruin & I always get that one burning question – who is your Italian grandma that taught you how to cook?! Well, we don’t have one. We learned the hard way. In fact, if we did have one, we think she would be so proud of us she would let us win in double solitaire or make us a pasta quilt…

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New Year’s Tartar Sauce

Recipe name | There is a secret ingredient the lies beneath the smooth, white surface of our tartar sauce. It comes from the heart. The heart of a palm tree. Serve this sauce with your favorite fish or just lap it up the next time you pass by the fridge. It’s a summertime slam dunk. New…

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Lime BBQ Sauce

Lime BBQ Sauce | It’s summertime! Which means we break out the big guns and baste our grilling masterpieces in our…wait for it…supremely famous…insanely delicious…lip smacking…BBQ SAUCE. Fair warning here: if (and when) you make this, you better be ready to feed the entire neighborhood. You will be famous.

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Guajillo Peanut Sauce

Guajillo Peanut Sauce | One day Bruin was feeling REALLY creative. He wanted to make something special. After all, he wanted us to live up to our slogan – “Raw Creativity from the Chocolate Lab”. So he climbed up onto the shelves, pulled down some peanuts, dried peppers and spices, and made a masterpiece. The Mona Lisa of sauces that is smart, sapid and stupid good.

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Rutabaga Tarragon Puree

Rutabaga Tarragon Puree | If chefs were vigilante superheroes and dishes were our weapons, well then, I’d be slinging purees out of my sleeves to eliminate culinary crime. It is definitely my weapon of choice because it’s what we do! If you’re a reader of this blog then you already know that, but we keep pushing the limits, tweaking technique and ingredients, until our weapon is the sharpest it can possibly be. And let us just tell ya, this puree recipe could cut through diamonds…so watch out future Diamond villain. I’m coming for you.

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Moppin’ Sauce

Moppin’ Sauce | Just imagine for a second that each of the coolest Condiments on your fridge’s shelf, transformed into humans, started a musical group right there in your kitchen, walked out of your house, and went directly to perform the Super Bowl halftime show…and it was so good, they all simultaneously dropped the mike and then disappeared forever. Crazy right? That’s this sauce. They call themselves the “Moppins”.

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Tomatillo Ranch

Tomatillo Ranch | Do you know which salad dressing is in 47% of American refrigerators? It rhymes with blanch. You guessed it, Ranch dressing it is! Sadly, this liquid gold is actually symbolic of our American laziness since everyone eats it, yet no one has a clue how to make it. Well that stops today. It’s time we kick the tires and light the fires, and make our own killer dressing. Say goodbye to store-bought.

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Pub Sauce

Pub Sauce | We are all about concentrating flavor. We don’t mean flavor that tries really hard to pay attention. We mean flavor that is packed with layer upon layer of seasonings that come together to form something pungent and magical. We use sauces as our main vessel for flavor concentration, reducing them slowly to compact their flavor, then adding them in various recipe elements. If we won an Oscar for cooking, we would thank these sauces first in our acceptance speech – they are the secret to our success. And this sauce recipe just might be the biggest secret of all…

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Tarragon Cauliflower Puree

Tarragon Cauliflower Puree | When I worked my brief restaurant stint in Portugal, I was put in charge of purees. Or more accurately, I was put in charge of being the guy that got screamed at for making purees. Or even more accurately, the poor guy that was publicly admonished in 5 international languages, before laughing it off because I had absolutely no idea what the hell they were saying. Despite all the noisy distractions, I did manage to find a puree I loved the most (probably cause I messed it up the least), which was made with…wait for it…a cauliflower. What?

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