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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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Mulligatawny Soup Recipe


I Remember the first time I had a Mulligatawny Soup Recipe.  My mind and more importantly my taste buds were absolutely blown away.  I was playing sous chef at a really nice restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri called Cardwells.  Our chef loved to make soup and dang was he good at it.  After about 2 months of working there he made Mulligatawny and I lost it…  I would try a small cup of his soup everyday and everything was always delicious, but when this came along I didn’t know what to do with myself. These were flavors I had never tasted…

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Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe with Mozzarella and Pickles

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had making these Homemade Sloppy Joe Sandwiches with Ground Turkey. I knew as the recipe was coming together that it was going to be a bomb flavor combo! It also brought back some great memories growing up in St. Louis. We’d eat sloppy joes on the regular and every time it was so flippin delicious, but this was the first time I had ever made them homemade. Now because I didn’t want just the sloppy joes on a bun, you know I had to take it up a few…

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Spicy Chicken Wontons with Guacamole


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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Black Bean Soup Recipe with Chicken and Masa Dumplings


I have absolutely no clue what the heck happened to June and July, but it appears it’s August which to me means back to school and thank the Lord FOOTBALL!!!  I love all things soups, stews, slow cooked goodness that I can graze on all day and this Black Bean Soup Recipe with Chicken and Masa Dumplings resembles that to the T.  It is incredibly simple to make with a total of 11 ingredients, not including all the topping accessorizing you can do.  Don’t worry I give you the option for easy and a bit more :-). This soup needs…

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Turkey Sausage Hash with Fried Eggs and Milk Gravy

You can even ask my wife, every time we go for breakfast I almost always get hash and eggs. There is just something so succulent and delicious with the combo of hash, meat and eggs, it’s like a man’s dream come true! This Turkey Sausage Hash with Fried Eggs and Milk Gravy is loaded with potatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and Butterball Dinner Sausage. This is the perfect weekend breakfast recipe that brings everything you love about diners into your very own kitchen! The traditional flavored dinner sausage by Butterball is the perfect meat for this hash. It’s big…

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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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Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken


My wife came down stairs after a nap and spotted this Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken just as soon as I was done photographing at and just starred at it haha.  She was like, “what is that and can I eat it?!”  After a few bites she said with her mouth completely full, “this is what I want to eat every day of my life.”  I just laughed, but she’s right this Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken is dang delicious!! If you’ve been following me for a bit you know I am all about…

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