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Dirty Mary With Stoli Gluten Free and Steak Tartare

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Over the past 15 years of my culinary degree my taste muds have changed immensely. Even though it’s gone from sugary and fruity to the salty and savory I’ve always had a palette for quality, even in my younger years in the restaurant industry. Whether it be a cocktail or a certain course of a meal my taste buds are different and for the better. You may make fun of me but when I was 21 I was drinking daiquiri’s and fruity margaritas; Seriously can you imagine me with a big huge coconut drink in hand hah?! Fast forward 15…

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Poutine Recipe with Sausage and Pepper Jack Cheese

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It’s pretty much a given that every weekend I’m watching football and with this Poutine Recipe with Sausage and Pepper Jack Cheese it’s even better.  In fact, I even get sad after the opening weekend because that means I’m one week closer to the season being over, ridiculous, I know… But never-the-less the greatest weekend in all of sports is upon us which means it’s time to pull out the big guns in the food department.     I’m a huge fan of cooking with sausage and not just because I’m Italian.  There are so many delicious sausages out there,…

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Football Cheese Ball

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There are a ton of variations for cheeseballs, but this Football Cheese Ball is loaded with flavor! Simply combine together some softened cream cheese, 1 can of strained RO*TEL, sliced green onions, drained black beans and some shredded Colby Jack Cheese! Next form it into the shape of a football.  For more spicy flavor I coated the outside in some diced Chorizo salami, which is amazing by the way! Lastly use some string cheese to make the laces and serve it up with some crackers! Save Print Football Cheese Ball Author: Chef Billy Parisi Recipe type: appetizer   Change up your classic cheese ball…

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Football BBQ Chicken Dip

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Man am I a huge fan of dips and this Football BBQ Chicken Dip is soo cool and so dang delicious!    This has to be one of the easiest dip recipes ever.  Start by shredding a rotisserie chicken and add it to a slow cooker along with some cream cheese and this simple homemade BBQ Sauce.  Put it on high for 30 minutes and then simply mix everything together.  From there, cut a hole in the center of a football shaped bread loaf, there are plenty at your local grocery store, and stuff it up with the shredded chicken mixture,…

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Twice Baked Potato Footballs

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Think of all the goodness that goes into a twice baked potato and then topped off with bacon and queso dip!  This is what these Twice Baked Potato Footballs are all about!    Start by boiling the fingerling potatoes, cutting them in half and scooping out the inside.  Mash the potatoes with a little butter, salt and pepper.  Next, make the queso by heating up a can of strained RO*TEL, cheese and crispy bacon.    From there, stuff the fingerling potatoes shells back up with the mashed potatoes and then brush them with butter.  Place the pan under the broiler so…

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Football Pizza Pockets

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Get ready for the big game with these awesome homemade Football Pizza Pockets!    Start by making a homemade tomato sauce, which is incredibly easy and then roll out some pie dough, slice it with a knife in the shape of footballs and stuff away! Place in a small amount of the cooled tomato sauce, some shredded mozzarella cheese, and the toppings are up to you.  I used pepperoni and cooked Italian sausage.  Brush around the toppings with a simple egg wash, place down another sliced piece of pie dough and press down around the outside using a fork.  Lastly, brush…

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Mini Ramen Burger Sliders Recipe

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I’m sure you’ve seen the craze so I had to hop on it and whip up this Mini Ramen Burger Sliders Recipe.  They are actually pretty simple and super dang tasty. Start by cooking your ramen noodles, drain them, and then mix in some eggs.  This will help stabilize them.  Next, spray some ramekins with PAM Original No-Stick Spray and add in a bit of ramen and press them a bit.  Chill them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes so the shape will solidify. From there, fry’em up in a little vegetable oil and set them aside.  Here is where you…

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Queso Stuffed Homemade Pretzel Recipe

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So now you get the best of both worlds in this Queso Stuffed Homemade Pretzel Recipe!  I mean seriously this may be one of the most amazing things I’ve made! Simply start by making a queso dip with Original ROTEL and then with pasteurized prepared cheese product and for a kick I added in some chorizo sausage, you’re welcome :-). And then for the homemade pretzels.  believe it or not it’s incredibly easy to make.  Just a simple yeast dough really. After resting the dough, form little balls and then press them down, followed up by stuffing them up with some…

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