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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.

Braised Pork and Fontina Stuffed Ravioli with Sauce Pomodoro

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Hands down the very first thing I miss as we enter the colder Fall and Winter months is fresh tomatoes.  Whether I grow them in my backyard or pick them up at the local produce market they seem to be on my every dish in the summer time.  Now that it’s cold that’s changed a bit, but possibly for the better? Let me introduce you to Mutti tomatoes, which are straight out of Parma Italy.  They use a unique combination of Rotondo Di Parma, Plum, Cherry, Baby Roma and San Marzano tomatoes to literally bring the freshest tasting tomatoes I’ve…

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Avocado Toast Recipe and Different Gourmet Toast Recipes

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For the last few years there has been an explosion of different gourmet toast recipes.  However, it seems like at least 50% of them revolve around an Avocado Toast Recipe and from there is expanded into a multitude of different types of toasts.  The latest craze has been sweet potato toasts where the toast is actually a slice of fresh sweet potato, not a dough made with mashed sweet potatoes.  Crazy I know, but we now live in a world of mash-ups where anything goes.  While I think this has drawn a lot of attention to the creative food world,…

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Baked Brie En Croute Recipe and Baked Brie with Cranberries

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I have to admit, when I was growing up I couldn’t stand the thought of baked brie.  I thought the brie cheese in the center that was oozing out was delicious, but what on earth is this weird fuzzy layer on the outside protecting all that goodness in the middle?  I know now that the rind of the brie is intended to be eaten, but even to this day it’s a little weird.  It kind of has an earthy mushroomy flavor to it that is just plain odd.  However, when you bake brie with all the goodness that I did…

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How to Make a Pecan Pie Recipe with Bourbon and Chocolate

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One of the things I love about pecan pie is listening to how people pronounce it.  I know, weird, but it’s so interesting to see how people say it just by where they are from.  The northeast says PEE-can pie while a majority of the US says pee-KAHN pie, fascinating I know.  Well regardless of how you say it one things for sure, it’s dang delicious!  Of course, simply because of how my mind works, I’m trying to take this pecan pie to another level by adding in some bourbon and chocolate.  Of course, not-too-mention making my own crust, with…

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How to make potato rolls with goat cheese and honey butter

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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays I often take for granted.  We have so much here in the US, and so many things are readily accessible that we often don’t think about being thankful for the little things.  The past year has been incredibly challenging for me, mostly from a health standpoint.  I’m only 35, but man has 2016 beat me up, chewed me up and spit me out a couple of times.  I’ve had horrible back pain, surgery, been super sick, been deaf in 1 ear for a month, I mean I’m one whipped puppy.  Not-too-mention all the political…

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Flax Seed and Walnuts

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I know I always say it but man does the month of October just make me want to make pumpkin everything, and the same goes with this Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Flax Seed and Walnuts.  I’ve already made Chicken with Pumpkin Butter, and I plan on racking it up this month with as much pumpkin as I can incorporate into food J.  Whether it be canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin, we are using it in a big way at our house.  My wife is a super huge fan of making homemade pumpkin seeds as well, which I plan on doing…

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Apple Cake Recipe with Oatmeal Streusel

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Man I love cooking desserts in skillets!  Whether it’s cobblers or brownies, I’m all in on skillet cooking so I whipped up this Apple Cake Recipe with Oatmeal Streusel that is so gooey and delicious there is no way you won’t attempt another piece.  I feel like the iron skillet does such a great job of browning the outside and bottom of cakes and cobbler because it holds heat so well, that it is far and away superior to a regular old casserole style pan.  Also, not-too-mention it looks way cooler than a plain old glass dish, no offense to…

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Flattened Chicken with Pumpkin Butter and Braised Red Cabbage

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I absolutely love this time of year, simply because it gives me an excuse to cook something with pumpkin in it.  When I was making this Flattened Chicken with Pumpkin Butter and Braised Red Cabbage, I can’t lie I found myself constantly eating the butter and spreading it on the chicken with every bite.  Along with cooking pumpkin in October, comes the pumpkin patch, hay rides and lots of scary costumes.  My daughter the other day told us she wanted to be a graham cracker for Halloween… Not quite sure how that one will work out, but nonetheless we had…

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