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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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Marinated Chicken Recipe with Soy and Red Wine


I know how it is so easy to get into a cooking rut and continue to keep making the same food week over week, which is why I whipped up this Marinated Chicken Recipe with Soy and Red Wine.  It is so simple and literally consists of 9 total ingredients, which includes salt and pepper and a tasty sauce to finish off with.  The marinade for this recipe was actually a simple sauce we used to make at one of the restaurants I chef’d at for a few years.  The name of the sauce is beurre rougere pronounces bear-ro-jer and was…

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Turkey Bacon Grilled Cheese with Provolone

While I was creating this Grilled Cheese with Turkey Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam I was definitely making a fresh tomato soup behind the scene to dip this thing in, and it was glorious! I’ll have to redo the soup so I can give you the recipe, however the grilled cheese is beyond ridiculous to eat by itself. It has the perfect balance of sweet, tart, salty and savory all wrapped up in one amazing bite! The best part about this Grilled Cheese with Turkey Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Fig Jam is that it’s super easy to make, you…

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Tomato Farro Salad with Salmon and Lemon Yogurt Sauce


When I make a dish that has multiple components to it, i.e. veg, starch, protein and sauce, I am always in search of the perfect balance, like in this Tomato Farro Salad with Salmon and Lemon Yogurt Sauce.  Nothing in the dish should over take the flavor of something else, it should however look to compliment There are some great chefs out there who can fit every flavor profile, sweet, savory, salty, bitter, and spicy into a single food item.  I however take a different approach and try to incorporate all of those flavors into separate items on the dish…

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Mediterranean Turkey Burger with Zucchini Fritter and French Remoulade

Every summer that comes along I always get pressured to buy turkey burgers by the pound at least once a week from my wife, so I whipped up this Mediterranean Turkey Burger with Zucchini Fritter and French Remoulade.  She is literally obsessed with turkey burgers, as are my in-laws, so every time I make them they seem to make arrangements to come over J; Needless-to-say, I live with Turketarains!  If you aren’t sure what that is, it’s someone who has taken the concept of eating turkey as much as possible to another level.  Now I’m not saying that it’s all…

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Grilled Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles


I love simple foods, both to make and eat, and this Chicken Satay with Sweetened Soy Noodles is that to the T.  Big flavor, easy to prepare, and something a little different is what I am always on the lookout for.  If my daughter isn’t digging the peanut buttery taste from the chicken I know she’ll at least dig the sweetened soy noodles, which has veggies in it! To begin this recipe, I boiled the noodles first and then chilled them.  You can use a rice noodle, udon, soba, you name it, it can be used.  One of the coolest…

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Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle


By the time summer finally hits I am so over all of the root vegetables and ready to indulge in some delicious fresh ripe sweet tomatoes, just like in this Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love root vegetables and all of the fresh produce available over the winter months, but summer just brings to light my most favorite veggies and fruits.  I’m Italian so liking tomatoes was a gene inherited at birth, and because of it I eat them and cook with them as much as possible when in season.     My biggest regret…

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Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise


Compensation for this post was provided by Cobblestone Bread Co.™ and Big Green Egg® via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cobblestone Bread Co.™, Big Green Egg®, or AOL. Warm weather is finally here which means we are outside all day long and are entertaining like crazy.  In our Chicago home room is always tight and going outside helps us expand to having more people over while being comfortable.   When I made this Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise we practically called the neighborhood over…

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