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Irish Apple Cake Recipe with Vanilla Custard Sauce

While some are having the time of their life, I’ll always remember St. Patrick’s Day as the day I moved to Chicago.  I was so excited as I began to approach the beautiful skyline of the city and then skuuuurt.  Dead. Stop. Traffic.  I didn’t realize it was St. Paddy’s Day weekend because I was too focused on moving up to Chicago, but dang did I get a rude awakening when I realized everyone was gathered down town drinking Guinness and taking in all of the local green river festivities.  Now that I’ve been settled in for 9 years I…

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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Strawberries

My wife comes from a long line of sweet tooth fanatics so when I whipped up this Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Strawberries I knew she’d be obsessed.  Making cheese cake in general is actually very easy, it’s suffering through the cooling down process that can be so agonizing.  Of course, there are those super cool down tricks one can do like popping it into the freezer so that one can consume it quicker, but hey this is a chef’s kitchen and I want to show you how to properly make a chocolate cheese cake, so no cheating.  However, I…

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Moscow Lemonade Mule Recipe

  Save Print Moscow Lemonade Mule Author: Chef Billy Parisi   Looking for a tasty drink recipe? Try this twist on a classic for Moscow Lemonade Mule that is sure to satisfy. Ingredients ice 5 ounces of mike’s hard lemonade 1 ounce of vodka 1 ounce of simple syrup juice of ½ lime 4 ounces of ginger beer lime wedges and fresh thyme sprigs for garnish Instructions Add all ingredients except garnishes to a Moscow mule mug and stir. Garnish with lime wedge and thyme sprig 3.5.3226   Moscow Lemonade Mule Recipe was last modified: January 24th, 2017 by Chef Billy…

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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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Pineapple Cherry Tequila Slushy

This Pineapple Cherry Tequila Slushy encompasses everything I love about summer. When I was young we used to wait forever in line to get a huge juice loaded slushy from our favorite spot in town, Do Yourself a Flavor. It was this little shack in the middle of a parking lot, but dang was it good! What can I say I love slushy’s! To me this drink is perfect at the backyard bbq or while entertaining some guests on a warm summer evening. It’s fun, tasty and extremely versatile. I mean you could make a margarita slushy, a Texas Two-Step…

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The Wolf Cocktail Recipe

If you want a little spice in your life, then The Wolf is where its at. This drink is the perfect cocktail to sip on no matter what the occasion is as it’s got a perfect balance of sweet, sour and spiciness. Any great drink starts with a premium spirit, which would categorize Lunazul Tequila to the T. In fact since making this drink I have noticed some of the trendiest restaurants in all of Chicagoland that have been pouring out this tasty Agave Blanco Tequila. As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate food and beverages in it’s natural…

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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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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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