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Bone In Pork Chops with Onion and Apple Butter Recipe

Welcome back to another weekly episode of Soigne!  What I am dying to know is how on earth is it October already?  I mean what the crap happened to September, or the summer for that matter?  Time is just ticking along and before you know it, I’m going to be buried in snow up to my behind trying to shovel my way out one smoked pork butt at a time!  Well enough of the jibber jabber and let’s get right into these Bone In Pork Chops with Onion and Apple Butter Recipe.  Talk about SIMPLE, I mean this recipe could…

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Homemade Italian Wedding Soup Recipe with Moroccan Cous Cous

I say it all the time, but soup is hands down my favorite thing to make across any cuisine, cooking technique, or course.  This Homemade Italian Wedding Soup Recipe with Moroccan Cous Cous is as classic as it comes with a small twist using some baby spinach and the smaller cous cous.  One of my favorite things about soups is how incredibly versatile they are with the opportunity to swap out or enhance a few ingredients without skipping a beat in the flavor category.  Often times changing out ingredients in soup can make things better and more customizable for someone’s…

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Carnitas Al Pastor Nachos Recipe with Pico de Gallo

As much as I love summer, I always look forward to Labor Day weekend the most.  Not only does most of America get an extra day off, it’s also the official start of football, meaning the BBQ’s and get togethers will still be in full effect.  As much as I like main dishes and proteins at BBQ’s and parties, I really like to graze on a bunch of different delicious dishes.  One of my favorite things to do is make up a loaded nachos recipe, so this Carnitas Al Pastor Nachos Recipe with Pico de Gallo was at the top…

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Pork Milanese with Spring Kale Salad Recipe

To start off, again it’s good to be back and making Soigne [swan-yay] recipe videos again for you all and I hope you are enjoying them, as well as this one for Pork Milanese with Spring Kale Salad Recipe.  If you missed last week be sure to check out Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce, it’s a hit!  In these Soigne videos I’m trying to take super classic dishes, or even classic dishes with my own Chef Billy Parisi twist, and then putting them into super sexy (soigne) videos to show just how easy they are to make.  So many…

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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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Three Different Homemade Pizza Recipes with No Knead Pizza Crust

People often ask me what my favorite food is and much to their surprise I always say, “pizza.”  I think because they know I’m a chef that I would be saying things like foie gras, or duck, or something a typical foodie would like.  I’m actually pretty simple and easy to please when it comes to eating food rather than cooking it.  I mean I touch, smell and look at food all day, and often times at the end of the day I don’t want what I just cooked.  I had this same issue while I was in the restaurant…

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Ultimate Eggs Benedict Recipe with Whole Wheat English Muffin

I’m not going to lie, this Ultimate Eggs Benedict Recipe with Whole Wheat English Muffin has been 6 years in the making.  Once upon a time not too long ago I was potentially pursuing opening up a restaurant in Chicago that served breakfast and lunch with a full spread of fresh baked breads and pastries every morning.  Well that quickly came to a halt when I staged at my friend’s restaurant for 1 day reminding me just how grueling the restaurant industry is.  Even though my breakfast/lunch spot never came to life I still had created a menu of what…

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Braised Pork and Fontina Stuffed Ravioli with Sauce Pomodoro

Hands down the very first thing I miss as we enter the colder Fall and Winter months is fresh tomatoes.  Whether I grow them in my backyard or pick them up at the local produce market they seem to be on my every dish in the summer time.  Now that it’s cold that’s changed a bit, but possibly for the better? Let me introduce you to Mutti tomatoes, which are straight out of Parma Italy.  They use a unique combination of Rotondo Di Parma, Plum, Cherry, Baby Roma and San Marzano tomatoes to literally bring the freshest tasting tomatoes I’ve…

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