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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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Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe

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OMG, Get out of town, shut the front door, this Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe is INSANE! The only real reason I made this is because I made Weeknight Homemade Sloppy Joes for my good friends over at The Inspired Home and I had a ton of leftovers after every one was good and full.  So I started to think to myself, what should I do with all this leftover goodness?  Then it hit, Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe!!  BOOM!!  Talk about delicious, whoa!  It’s crazy because in less than 2 weeks I made sloppy joes 3 times.  The other time…

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Spicy Chicken Wontons with Guacamole

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Need a quick 1 bite appetizer?  These Spicy Chicken Wontons with Guacamole are absolutely delicious and easy to make. It all starts with slow cooking some chicken breasts in RO*TEL until the chicken easily pulls apart.  From there you chill it and stuff them up into wonton wrappers with some shredded cheddar cheese! Once they are baked to golden brown you are free to dip them in a tasty easy to make guacamole for the ultimate 1-2 punch. Be sure to make these Spicy Chicken Wontons with Guacamole for your next get together. Save Print Spicy Chicken Wontons with Guacamole Author: Chef Billy Parisi…

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BLT Dip Stuffed Bread Bowl Recipe

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Take everything that is delicious about a BLT sandwich and mix into a dip to make this BLT Dip Stuffed Bread Bowl Recipe.  It is seriously the most amazing thing ever, especially after it’s been cooked on the grill outside. I love serving this BLT Dip Stuffed Bread Bowl Recipe with an assortment of dippers including crackers and carrot and celery sticks. After you stuff up the bread with the dip you wrap it up in heavy duty foil and cook on the grill for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the cheese is nice and gooey! Give this BLT Dip Stuffed…

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Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso Recipe

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Are you looking to spice some things up at your next tailgate, then this Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso Recipe is exactly what needs to happen.  It’s easy to make and literally bursting with flavor. You simply start by making a 4 ingredient chorizo queso and chilling it so in congeals a bit.  The next thing you do is roll out individual crescent rolls and stuff’em up.  After you’ve molded each of them place them in a bundt pan that is sprayed with PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray.  From there bake them away! This Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso Recipe should be…

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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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