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Navigate your way around the kitchen with ease with cooking techniques and kitchen tips from Billy Parisi. Discover the art of simple gourmet today!

Recycling Tailgate Leftovers

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More often than not there is going to be some leftover food, so here are 3 easy recipes that will help you use up your leftover grilled bratwursts, chicken breasts and hamburgers. Leftover brats?  No worries. They go amazing when heated in a skillet the next day, and served with eggs for breakfast – after all, it is a sausage. 🙂   Chicken and tortilla chips leftover?  Cut up the chicken and throw it in a slow cooker long with onions, jalapenos, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, corn, garlic, cumin and chicken broth, and cook on low heat for 6 hours. …

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Tailgating Party Math Serving Portions

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Tailgating is always a good time, but if you’re cooking it can be a bit stressful.  Here’s my guide to making sure all mouths are being fed! For Main Dishes: If it’s an all-day tailgate, plan to have at least one of each protein for adults.  So, for example, if you’re serving hot dogs, hamburgers and brats, count on people eating one of each. If it’s not an all-day tailgate, ensure there’s at least two proteins per adult and one protein per kid.  For adults, it doesn’t matter what it is, just give them the option to have at least…

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Tailgate Condiment Serving Tip

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Make clean-up a breeze by filling empty Hunt’s tomato cans with all of your favorite condiments. Name them with masking tape and a black marker! Lastly, serve with them with a plastic spoon – you can also put utensils in empty cans.  The best part is, after your tailgate simply throw away everything.  If you want you can also decorate the cans ahead of time for your tailgate theme. Tailgate Condiment Serving Tip was last modified: September 17th, 2015 by Chef Billy Parisi

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Color Coated Football Team Cups

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Make sure your kids are safe and your drinks are protected so blue cups for the kids and red cups for the adults! Make your game day and drinking even more fun by bringing a ton of cool markers to name your cup and enhance with your team’s logo! Color Coated Football Team Cups was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by Chef Billy Parisi

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Make it a Bar

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Make a loaded baked potato bar, and prep everything the day before so you can enjoy the game!  Bake your potatoes and then individually wrap them in foil the night before. When you get outside to tailgate the day of the game, simply place the potatoes on an elevated rack to heat back up. Then serve it up with your favorite sides…. Wolf Chili, Cheese, Broccoli, Bacon, Green onions, the possibilities are endless and so will the smiles :-). Make it a Bar was last modified: September 18th, 2015 by Chef Billy Parisi

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Grill Too Hot

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Ever had an insanely hot grill, like 550° hot? I sometimes get there by accidently turning on the grill, closing the door on it and forgetting to go back for like an hour. Whoops! Unfortunately by then I can’t wait for it to cool off because I’ve got a family to feed. Time to get creative on this one! All you need is 2 left over Van Camp’s bean or Hunt’s tomato cans and a cheap grill grate. From there simply put the cans under both ends of the extra grill grate and… Grill away my friends! This also works…

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A Clean Grill Makes Cooking Easier

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Let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the patience to let food properly sit on the heat and cook because we’re running around like crazy with starving children begging us for a morsel of food. Now I can’t stop all food from sticking but I can help. Not only is spraying Pam Grilling Spray on your grill essential to your food not sticking (it’s specifically formulated for cooking at higher temperatures), you have to brush your grill. If you don’t have a brush, simply crumple up some heavy duty aluminum foil into a ball and use tongs to hold…

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Throw Away Grilling Sauce Pots

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Have a killer sauce or glaze that needs to stay hot but don’t want to char your nice stainless steel pot on the grill? Try double wrapping that pot you wish you could use with heavy duty aluminum foil to essentially form a new one. From there pour sauce right in and set it off to a less hot spot on the grill.  When you’re done, simply toss away the foil without having to wash any dishes!   Throw Away Grilling Sauce Pots was last modified: May 13th, 2015 by Chef Billy Parisi

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