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Bao Bun Tacos with Gochujang Chicken Recipe and Banh Mi Slaw

Man I don’t even know where to begin with this Bao Bun Tacos with Gochujang Chicken Recipe and Banh Mi Slaw…  All I can say is wow for each thing, especially the bao buns, where this is the first time I’ve ever made them.  Yes, they are a labor of love, yes they are worth every minute of work, but what I’m wondering is how on earth so many restaurants can serve bao buns so cheap.  I mean with the amount of time it takes to make these things they should be $10 a piece, not $2 or $3 like…

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Homemade Pappardelle Pasta with Puttanesca Sauce Recipe

For all the singles searching for love or long time couples out there, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means it’s time to put in some work.  Even though it’s just another hallmark holiday filled with cards, roses and chocolates there is nothing more important than the food you will eat, for me anyways.  Nothing says I love you like a homemade meal that requires some work, and nothing is more romantic then spending time eating over a delicious meal with some wine.  Sure, you can go out and buy diamonds and necklaces, but when I see people…

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Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe with Horseradish Cream

I’m so guilty of always saying that the simpler food is the better, and for the most part I totally agree with my statement… However, when it comes to the art of the sandwich, the more ingredients the merrier, to me anyways.  I’m talking I want an entire garden in between two delicious slices of artisanal bread with some meat.  Turkey sandwiches on some wonder bread with mayo is only cool when you’re in college or the day after Thanksgiving, but when you get to play grown-up you’re going to want a big ol’ fat sammich like this Roasted Beef…

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Homemade Pasta Recipe with Lemon Ricotta and Smoked Salmon

Now this is my type of cooking.  Simple, elegant, and dang delicious.  In fact, if I had it my way I would make recipes like this Homemade Pasta Recipe with Lemon Ricotta and Smoked Salmon every dang day.  Unfortunately, I’m busy as heck and can’t devote a few hours every day to feeding the family.  So, when I get to do recipes like this one I really enjoy myself.  It took me quite a while in my culinary career to appreciate all aspects of the cooking process.  From the grocery shopping to the clean-up, it’s become therapeutic for me.  Truth…

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Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Yeah, say the title of this recipe 5 times fast :-)!  This Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe is a mouthful to say and eat but one thing is for sure, it’s loaded with flavor!  As you may have read in my Kale Salad with Apples and Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe, I’m looking to incorporate more vegetables into my daily diet, so that’s why I came up with this incredibly easy to make Stir-Fry Chicken and Vegetables Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe.  It’s loaded with flavor, literally takes under an hour to make and the whole family will eat…

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Thai Curry Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Man I have to admit, I try to avoid making things that revolve around the whole Thai Curry food world.  I’m just not that well versed in it and truth be told I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to spicy food.  I can certainly build of tolerance to eating spicy food on the regular but I need to be in training and right now I haven’t even attempted it.  However, I always believe in making things “comfortably spicy.”  Nothing more strange to me than watching someone literally dab their head with paper towels as they sweat profusely while…

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Braised Pork and Fontina Stuffed Ravioli with Sauce Pomodoro

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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Flattened Chicken with Pumpkin Butter and Braised Red Cabbage

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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