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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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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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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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Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe

At least once a week we indulge in an all-out vegetable fest and this Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe hit the nail on the head!  I make so many rich, delicious foods and desserts that a few times a week we just crave nutrients from vegetables so I try to get all vegetarian, or in this case pescatarian, and create something amazing.  I have always been a sucker for Nicoise Salad, in fact I did one some years back but roasted every single ingredient on the grill including the romaine lettuce.  This time around I wanted to use up the new…

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Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos Recipe

As I’ve gotten older and a lot more patient, mostly due in part to having a 3-year-old, I’ve been enjoying more and more the entire cooking process and the same goes with this Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos Recipe.  Whether that’s prepping everything beforehand or cleaning up.  Maybe it’s just pride in my cooking or my kitchen, but I’m enjoying the cycle in its entirety.  The crazy thing is that it can be any recipe too, even a grilled cheese for crying out loud.  I never thought I’d be at this point in my cooking career but I remember reading about…

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Hazelnut Crusted Snapper with Orange Butter

It’s a challenge to get the rest of my family to eat seafood so anytime I can mask a bit of the flavor, or in my case enhance it, I give it a try.  This Hazelnut Crusted Snapper with Orange Butter is not only incredibly easy to make but wow is it bursting with flavor, and the best part is the family loved it.  I haven’t decided whether or not to tell my wife and daughter that the skin was still on the fish because she may flip out on me….  Maybe next time :-). This method of crusting the…

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Salmon and Lentil Salad Recipe

I always say how I love summer produce the most and how the variety is so much more grand, but after this Salmon and Lentil Salad Recipe, I think my perception has changed a little bit.  Sometimes I need to make something that I haven’t in a while that helps bring me back to my roots on why I like certain things so much.  I mean I haven’t had an acorn squash in a while, or poached salmon or even a blood orange but the combination of flavors in this salad are to die for!  First let’s start with the…

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Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Grits Recipe

If you are from the south then you already know that shrimp and grits is a way of life, but for all of the folks in the Midwest and north who tailgate, let me blow your mind with this amazing combo of spicy Sriracha shrimp and delicious cheddary grits!        If you need to serve quite a few people at your tailgate, then this is your recipe.  It’s delicious, it’s got a touch of class and it brings out a great tradition in southern tailgating, with a little twist of course :-).        If you had…

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