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Roasted Sweet and Savory Acorn Squash

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When it comes to cooking for the holidays I know how stressing it can get.  You’ve got “those” family members coming over that you only see like 3 times a year, kids are running around, your house is trashed and your kitchen has crusty foil lids laying around and food is everywhere.  Yeah, I’ve been down that road a few times.  But, it’s all good because eventually that delicious meal you’ve been working up to will get served, people and kids will eat, and your favorite relatives will eventually go home :-).    One of the biggest questions I get…

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Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing

Save precious stove top and oven space by making this amazingly Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing. Save Print Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing Author: Chef Billy Parisi Recipe type: Side Dish   Save precious stove top and oven space by making this amazingly Easy Thanksgiving Day Slow Cooker Stuffing. Ingredients 1 small diced yellow onion 3 small diced stalks of celery 8 cups of cubed crusty bread 1 tablespoon of dry sage 1 tablespoon of dry thyme 1 cup of melted butter 1 cup of chicken stock salt and pepper to taste Instructions Place all ingredients into a slow cooker,…

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Pumpkin and Chocolate Pake Recipe

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Man do I have something cool and crazy for you!  A Pumpkin and Chocolate Pake Recipe that literally combines a pie and cake.  Check it out! Super easy to make actually, just follow along below! Start by baking a Marie Callender’s Pumpkin pie and cooling it to room temperature. Next make a simple chocolate sheet cake, don’t worry instructions are below! And maybe I am going to put a little chocolate sauce over the top Using a circle cutter, start making your rounds.. Literally! Stack the pie onto the cake, drizzle with chocolate sauce and top off with whipped cream and…

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Garlic and Herb Standing Rib Roast Recipe

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There really isn’t much I like more than Prime Rib and this Garlic and Herb Standing Rib Roast Recipe is so dang tasty it should be made in my household more often.  I usually make a standing rib roast a few times a year and it’s almost always over the holidays.  I just get so sick of eating turkey all the dang time that there is no reason to not change up the menu and make something different.  My dad snapped about 10 years ago and literally said screw it, I don’t care what everyone else wants to eat, I want…

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Easy Leftover Turkey Potpie

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Preparing an entire Thanksgiving meal by yourself can be ridiculously stressful, especially if you have kids and the family is in town staying at your house. Brutal! I realized when doing one myself why wine was inventedJ. There are tons of stress-saving cooking tips that are out there, you just need to know where to look. Start by hitting the frozen food aisle! Forget trying to pick green beans, cut carrots or trim Brussels sprouts; all that work is done for you, it’s just in a different part of the grocery store. Along with veggies, the frozen food aisles are…

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July 4th Recipes With a Twist

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You know I am all about getting out of the norm and changing things up, especially in the kitchen.  I can’t tell you how many folks come forward and tell me that they are stuck in the same rut over and over every night.  Well I am here to help with that, and it all starts with these July 4th Recipes With a Twist.  All of these recipes have you outside in front of the grill hangin with the family and shootin off some fire works.  However if you are looking for some more traditional BBQ then check out my post…

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Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Beer

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As it gets close to St. Patricks Day I was trying to figure out what it is I should make.  Bangers and Mash, Fish ‘n’ Chips, a twisted variation of Corned Beef, I really had no idea until I woke up and it was sub 30 degrees.  If you’ve been hanging around me for a while you know I love soup and when it’s cold out, I want soup.  Decision was made easy to make Irish Beef Stew with Guinness Beer, because I knew it wold be comforting when the weather is terrible outside.  I actually kind of like the weather…

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Potatoes Au Gratin and Grilled Leg of Lamb

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5 from 1 reviews Save Print Potatoes Au Gratin and Grilled Leg of Lamb   This Potatoes Au Gratin and Grilled Leg of Lamb recipe is perfect for an elegant Passover or Easter Dinner! Ingredients For the Lamb: 4 finely minced cloves of fresh garlic 3 tablespoons of finely minced fresh thyme zest of 1 lemon juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 small leg of lamb Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste For the Potatoes: 5 Russet potatoes peeled and thinly sliced 2 ounces of unsalted butter cut into small chunks 1½ cups of…

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