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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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Southwest Bacon and Egg Cups Recipe

Are you an early tailgater?  Try this tempting Southwest Bacon and Egg Cups Recipe that is loaded with tomatoes, jalapeños, cheese and green onions! First you have to par-cook the bacon for a few minutes so that it molds to the inside of a muffin tin.  Be sure to spray with PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray to! They bake really quickly will definitely be the talk of your tailgate. I like serving this Southwest Bacon and Egg Cups Recipe in baskets so you can walk around and serve them up to guests. Save Print Southwest Bacon and Egg Cups Recipe Author: Chef Billy Parisi…

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BLT Dip Stuffed Bread Bowl Recipe

Take everything that is delicious about a BLT sandwich and mix into a dip to make this BLT Dip Stuffed Bread Bowl Recipe.  It is seriously the most amazing thing ever, especially after it’s been cooked on the grill outside. I love serving this BLT Dip Stuffed Bread Bowl Recipe with an assortment of dippers including crackers and carrot and celery sticks. After you stuff up the bread with the dip you wrap it up in heavy duty foil and cook on the grill for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the cheese is nice and gooey! Give this BLT Dip Stuffed…

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Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso Recipe

Are you looking to spice some things up at your next tailgate, then this Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso Recipe is exactly what needs to happen.  It’s easy to make and literally bursting with flavor. You simply start by making a 4 ingredient chorizo queso and chilling it so in congeals a bit.  The next thing you do is roll out individual crescent rolls and stuff’em up.  After you’ve molded each of them place them in a bundt pan that is sprayed with PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray.  From there bake them away! This Pull Apart Bread with Chorizo Queso Recipe should be…

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Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe with Toasted Hemp Hearts

One of my favorite things to do as a chef is to feel inspired and to create, and I felt it all in this Healthy Breakfast Bowl Recipe with Toasted Hemp Hearts.  If I owned a restaurant, and I still may one day, this will certainly be on the menu in some capacity.  Talk about delicious flavor combinations!!  From the hash browns to the turmeric mashed chickpeas to the whipped ricotta and poached eggs, DANG is this such a tasty treat.  I’d be happy as a clam if I woke up to this beaut every morning I can tell you…

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