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Create delicious and easy gourmet recipes at home with Chef Billy Parisi. From classic side dishes to holiday entrées, discover a gourmet recipe today.

Sushi Burrito Recipe with Chicken and Vegetables

I’m always looking for new and creative ways to get a great tasting meal on the table for my family.  When prepping my weekly menus it often starts with a stroll through the frozen food aisle.  Whether it be chicken tenders, French fries, veggies, or full meals, I lean on the frozen food aisle big time for meals.  While I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface with all of the amazing food in the frozen food aisle, I have found some gems that I continue to go back to, like InnovAsian.  My daughter is obsessed with Chinese food, so…

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Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe

Check out this delicious easy to make Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe using Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade! Save Print Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe Author: Chef Billy Parisi Recipe type: drinks   Check out this delicious easy to make Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe using Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade! Ingredients ½ small watermelon, peeled 12 ounce bottle of Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade 4 ounces of tequila 2 ounces of Cointreau juice of 1 lime 2 cups of ice lime juice watermelon or pink sugar watermelon and lime wedges for garnish Instructions Place the watermelon, Mike’s Hard Watermelon Lemonade, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and ice into…

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Savory Tart with Sweet Potatoes and Goat Cheese in Honey Wheat Crust

I’ve developed a huge passion for baking the past few years.  Whether it’s making homemade bread, a cake, a pie, or even simple cookies, I’ve fallen in love with baking.  Believe it or not I actually went to culinary school some 17 years ago (dang I’m getting old) to be a pastry chef.  I quickly discovered at the tender age of 18 that I definitely did not have the patience it took to be a pastry chef.  I’m not about to wait all day for a cake to cook and completely cool before icing it. HECK NO!!  So I knew…

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Lobster Roll Recipe with Mayonnaise on Brioche Buns

Since I’ve been married, I’ve definitely adapted how and what I eat.  In the past, I would just eat these huge meals and graze on them all day, but my wife has taught me to really enjoy eating multiple dishes in 1 sitting.  You would never catch me in a tapas bar pre-marriage because I wanted to eat what I like and that’s it.  Now, however, I love trying 2 to 3 appetizers and 2 to 3 small dinner entrees so I can try as many things as possible.  I can’t even tell you how much of a breakthrough this…

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No Knead Bread Recipe with Baked Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

I’ve been having so much fun lately baking bread.  It’s literally one of the oldest culinary art forms and has really remained the same for centuries.  However, I’ve been doing quite a bit of research around no knead bread and have mostly written it off until now.  I was absolutely blown away by the ease, rising times, crustiness and over all tenderness of this no knead bread recipe that I made.  Now I’m not saying that kneading bread is bad by any stretch, but maybe we’re over thinking it a bit, especially when it comes to simple artisan Italian loaves…

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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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BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe with Coleslaw and Pickles

One of my absolute favorite times of the year is the first weekend of the men’s college basketball March Madness tournament.  Usually a few of my friends take off that Thursday and Friday and we watch every basketball game of the first round while we slowly go into food comas and slip in and out of naps all day long…  Honestly there is nothing more glorious.  The food situation usually consists of everyone bringing a few things so we can graze from the morning all the way to the night.  While my alma mater won’t make the tourney this year,…

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The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich and Chicken Melt Recipe

I partnered with Cobblestone Bread Co. to create this post! Enjoy! Call me an overachiever but it when it comes to eating anything I always want choices, so that’s the reason for this The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich and Chicken Melt Recipe.  I thought I’d take the time to use almost the same ingredients to make a beefed up chicken club and then totally change things up and make a chicken melt recipe.  Not only do I like being able to have options, my wife and daughter really appreciate it because often times they don’t like all the things that I do,…

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