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Create delicious and easy gourmet recipes at home with Chef Billy Parisi. From classic side dishes to holiday entrées, discover a gourmet recipe today.

Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe with Toasted Hemp Hearts


One of my favorite things to do as a chef is to feel inspired and to create, and I felt it all in this Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe with Toasted Hemp Hearts.  If I owned a restaurant, and I still may one day, this will certainly be on the menu in some capacity.  Talk about delicious flavor combinations!!  From the hash browns to the turmeric mashed chickpeas to the whipped ricotta and poached eggs, DANG is this such a tasty treat.  I’d be happy as a clam if I woke up to this beaut every morning I can tell you…

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Pineapple Cherry Tequila Slushy

This Pineapple Cherry Tequila Slushy encompasses everything I love about summer. When I was young we used to wait forever in line to get a huge juice loaded slushy from our favorite spot in town, Do Yourself a Flavor. It was this little shack in the middle of a parking lot, but dang was it good! What can I say I love slushy’s! To me this drink is perfect at the backyard bbq or while entertaining some guests on a warm summer evening. It’s fun, tasty and extremely versatile. I mean you could make a margarita slushy, a Texas Two-Step…

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Summer Pasta Salad Recipe

I am one of those people who like to graze all day long on backyard BBQ get together type food, like this Summer Pasta Salad Recipe.  Whether it’s bone suckin’ ribs, potato salad or just watermelon, this is comfort food at its finest!  Another huge benefit is the ease of making these delicious dishes!  Outside of smoking BBQ ribs, pork, brisket or chicken these foods should be ready in no time. Pasta salads are incredibly given the seasonality of the fresh produce you want to throw in there.  For example, pasta salads can change a bit during those cooler months…

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Black Bean Soup Recipe with Chicken and Masa Dumplings


I have absolutely no clue what the heck happened to June and July, but it appears it’s August which to me means back to school and thank the Lord FOOTBALL!!!  I love all things soups, stews, slow cooked goodness that I can graze on all day and this Black Bean Soup Recipe with Chicken and Masa Dumplings resembles that to the T.  It is incredibly simple to make with a total of 11 ingredients, not including all the topping accessorizing you can do.  Don’t worry I give you the option for easy and a bit more :-). This soup needs…

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The Wolf Cocktail Recipe

If you want a little spice in your life, then The Wolf is where its at. This drink is the perfect cocktail to sip on no matter what the occasion is as it’s got a perfect balance of sweet, sour and spiciness. Any great drink starts with a premium spirit, which would categorize Lunazul Tequila to the T. In fact since making this drink I have noticed some of the trendiest restaurants in all of Chicagoland that have been pouring out this tasty Agave Blanco Tequila. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate food and beverages in it’s natural…

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Turkey Sausage Hash with Fried Eggs and Milk Gravy

You can even ask my wife, every time we go for breakfast I almost always get hash and eggs. There is just something so succulent and delicious with the combo of hash, meat and eggs, it’s like a man’s dream come true! This Turkey Sausage Hash with Fried Eggs and Milk Gravy is loaded with potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and Butterball Dinner Sausage. This is the perfect weekend breakfast recipe that brings everything you love about diners into your very own kitchen! The traditional flavored dinner sausage by Butterball is the perfect meat for this hash. It’s big…

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe in Stout Beer


This Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe in Stout Beer is a bit of a twist on your grandma’s old roast recipe.  Yes there are still a lot of the same components, but I decided to make it a bit more savory by adding in a tasty milk stout beer!  Of course you could do all milk stout as the liquid, but to break it up I added in a bit of beef stock to help cut into the stout a bit so it wouldn’t leave any bitter taste whatsoever.  I always enjoy pulling out the slow cooker because for me it…

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Creamy Polenta Recipe with Parmesan Cheese


No joke, I’ve been making this Creamy Polenta Recipe with Parmesan Cheese for the longest time but for some reason I’m just getting it up on for the first time.  Talk about a ridiculously easy to make but tasty side dish to serve up at any meal.  Most people always go with the traditional rice or potato as a starch but they’ve been missing out big time.  Polenta is not only delicious as a side dish but it also works great as a main component of a main meal.  For example, you can fold in roasted vegetables and chicken into…

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