Egg Nog Crème Brulee Recipe with Kahlua and Whipped Cream

Believe it or not, one of my favorite things during the Christmas season is egg nog.  It was something I couldn’t stand as a kid, but man do I love it now! It’s not like I’m chugging gallons at a time, but I do love a nice cold glass of egg nog.  With all that in mind, I figured mixing some into some crème brulee – along with some Kahlua – would be a pretty good idea. Man was I right! It’s delicious and not ridiculously easy to make, believe it or not. Traditionally, you want to put everything in…

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Bone In Standing Ribeye Roast Recipe with Red Wine Pan Sauce

The holiday season is in full effect, which means I’m dissing the turkey and saying yes to beef, just like in this Bone In Standing Ribeye Roast Recipe with Red Wine Pan Sauce!  I say it in so many of my posts around this time of year, but I just can’t stand to eat another bite of turkey for the rest of the year following Thanksgiving.  It’s not that I don’t like turkey it’s just that I ate it for Thanksgiving and Christmas for 25 years, so lately it’s been all about the bone in standing ribeye roast recpie and…

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Chocolate and Orange Panettone Recipe

I remember growing up in Detroit and always going to these huge extravagant Christmas Eve parties at my dad’s side of the family.  They were absolutely loaded with food, music, games and fun.  If you know an Italian just ask them about how much food is rolled out on any holiday throughout the year, you’ll be floored.  Honestly, you’d think we were getting ready to feed the entire neighborhood with the amount of food that is made.  There were literally several different tables set up by courses for you to go through and pick what you’d like to eat.  Obviously…

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Lemon Herb Flattened Chicken with Root Vegetable Panzanella Salad

Let me first start by saying how much I’ve enjoyed creating these videos for you guys and this Lemon Herb Flattened Chicken with Root Vegetable Panzanella Salad may be one of my favorites.  I’ve only done a few of these long form videos, i.e. 10 mintues +, but still I like being able to share in more detail what and why I’m doing it instead of cramming so much cooking information into a 1 minute video.  No offense but I don’t carry any more about those and I’m not going to cook recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes,…

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Red Wine Poached Pear Tart with Ganache Frangipane Recipe

So I’m thinking about coming up with a series of recipes based on what’s leftover in my refrigerator and cabinets, and I just happen to have some pears, almond meal and ganache leftover so it was easy to come up with this recipe.  I did do a thing quite a few years ago called “eating through the kitchen cabinets,” because I just had so much stuff leftover after cooking all day.  I do realize that I most likely have more bizarre and just more of leftovers in general than most regular folks, but regardless it’s good to get inspiration on…

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Vegetable Quesadillas Recipe with Chipotle Ranch Sauce

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. The opinion and text are all mine. I have a family that loves a variety of flavors and options so when we make quesadillas they get exactly what they are looking for.  Quesadillas are so versatile as you can literally put anything you want in them, so when I made this Vegetable Quesadillas Recipe with Chipotle Ranch Sauce, it was almost like making a quesadilla buffet and letting my family choose whatever they want to put in them.  After all, it’s always more fun to have an…

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Leftover Turkey Gumbo Recipe with Shrimp and Brown Rice

Every year after thanksgiving I have a ton of leftover food.  Whether it be mashed potatoes, vegetables or turkey, it’s a mess of food that could feed the entire neighborhood.  I usually eat a few turkey sandwiches or make turkey pot pies, but man this year I’m totally going to change things up!  I’m going to make a turkey gumbo with shrimp, andouille, ham, and brown rice!  I’m sick of eating the same old thing, in fact if our family wasn’t so married to turkey I’d be eating a big ol’ prime rib roast!  What I need to do is…

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Pumpkin Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

I’ve made icebox cakes a few times and every single time I do it’s seriously gone in like 2 days.  We actually don’t eat all of it ourselves, we usually have people over to enjoy it with us but dang is it just so good!  Since we are right around the corner from thanksgiving I decided to make this icebox cake seasonally appropriate by making the cookie portion, pumpkin and it did not disappoint.  Pumpkin just goes so well with cream, honestly just as good as peaches do, and since the cookies aren’t overly sweet, it’s just a fantastic combination…

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