Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce

I can’t even tell you how happy I am to be doing this Soigne [swan-yay] videos again.  I loved doing them back a few years ago but dang did I get busy in between then, and honestly just didn’t have the time.  Well, things have chilled out a bit and I’ve re-introduced the series with my bone-in ribeye steak recipe with whisky cream sauce a few weeks ago and am following up with this Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce.  I know that these recipes may sound a bit on the elegant side but honestly they are some…

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Strawberry Tart Recipe with lemon Meringue and Almond Crust

Oh my gosh did I have so much fun making this Strawberry Tart Recipe with lemon Meringue and Almond Crust!  It’s not that I did anything out of the ordinary, but it’s because my family from Detroit was in town for a few days and I got to cook with my Aunt Pam who is probably more obsessed with food than I am.  Every time I see her we are always talking about food, recipes, cooking shows, you name it, but I’ve only had the opportunity to cook with her 1 other time than this.  My Aunt is a phenomenal…

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Mini Lemon Tart Recipe with Phyllo Dough and Fresh Berries

This post is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, all opinions are my own. Once berries come in season, you’ll most likely find me in the kitchen baking up delicious treats for my family.  Whenever I make any baked desserts I always start in the frozen and dairy aisles.  I know for certain that I will need things like eggs, butter, and when making quick treats, frozen crusts, just like in this Mini Lemon Tart Recipe with Phyllo Dough and Fresh Berries.  When desserts are mini they pack a powerful punch in the flavor department and makes…

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Smoked Country Style Ribs with Mustard BBQ Sauce and Texas Toast

First off, drop a comment below in the comments section and tell me your favorite bbq dish to eat for a chance to win a $50 gift card!! I’ve been having a ball the past 2 years whipping up delicious smoked goodies out on my smoker.  From smoked salmon, to chicken to pulled pork, I’ve been loving experimenting and of course eating all of it.  Something about being outside smoking food and then lighting up the grill to finish it off is just so therapeutic. The grill to me means spring, summer and fall, which in Chicago, means nice weather…

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Oven Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Vegetables

Not sure if you caught my Facebook live post the other day, but I actually prepped up this Oven Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Vegetables while live.  The intent of the post was more around doing a Facebook Live since it had been so long and I figured I’d cook while on camera and chat all things food while doing it.  The sheet pan chicken craze online seems to be just about everywhere these days and the best way I can define it is it’s the new pot roast meal, only it’s quicker… Oh yeah, it’s chicken instead of…

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Bone In Ribeye Steak Recipe with Whisky Cream Sauce

You’d most likely assume that I prefer grilling over searing when it comes to cooking protein.  Well you’d assume wrong believe it or not and it’s no different when making this Bone In Ribeye Steak Recipe with Whisky Cream Sauce.  Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love the flavors from the open flame but I feel that protein has the most opportunity to lose its juiciness and moisture on the grill.  Let me break it down for you.  When you season up a steak, or a bone in ribeye like this recipe, you then place it on the grill right? …

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Smoked Chicken Greens Salad with Zucchini and Cilantro Lime Dressing

There are two things that I’ve really enjoyed preparing over the last year, making homemade bread and smoking food, see this smoked chicken recipe.  Making bread is therapeutic and delicious, smoking is time consuming and delicious :-).  I’ve only been smoking food for the last few years and up onto that point I didn’t have a ton of experience with it.  A lot of people just assume because I’m classically trained and logged a decade and a half in the restaurant industry that I know everything there I to know about all cuisines.  Sorry to pop that bubble but most…

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Easy Falafel Sandwich Recipe with Lentils and Cucumber Salsa

I remember the first time I had falafel and thinking what odd flavors of ingredients am I eating?  I was in my teens so my palette hadn’t quite developed yet even thought I was already in the restaurant industry.  I never attempted to make falafel for some years later and when I did it I was blown away at how easy it was to make and how simple the ingredients were.  While making it I immediately remembered when I ate it for the first time several years prior and thinking why on earth did I think it was something crazy. …

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