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Fantastic Fried Chicken

I am not sure if I’ve ever met a person who didn’t like fried chicken. Not everyone loves fried chicken, but most will chow down if it’s at a cook-out or Sunday dinner. That being said, you need a go-to recipe. I am by no means saying this…

Blood Orange Margarita

Warm weather is here and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a delicious margarita. Make this Cinco de Mayo a little more memorable by serving this margarita, which is as delicious as it is fun and festive in color! 2…

Steak Savvy

Photos by L.G. Patterson Cote du Boeuf, ribeye, Scotch fillet, cowboy ribeye, Delmonico, tomahawk, or whatever you want to call a steak from the rib primal section of beef. There are nine primal sections of beef, only three are…

Get Crackin’

Eggs. They are my go-to in all situations, from a traditional morning breakfast to an “I-have-nothing-in-the-fridge-but-3-eggs-and-a-block-of-cheese dinner.” They are classic, delicious and easy to execute. One of my favorite versions of…

Bierocks

Bierocks are a traditional dish of Volga Germans, a community of Germans that lived in the southern part of Russia. This is where my mother’s family immigrated from in the early 20th century. Bierocks is a dish that I grew up with and is…

Hot Stuff

Ah, rum. That amber intoxicant historically prized by pirates. We tend to associate it with warm weather, exotic vacations and tropical drinks such as pina coladas. But rum can serve as the basis for some decidedly delicious cold weather…

A New Take On Chili

Take a break from the high acid of tomato chili with white chicken chili, which has many of the same flavor profiles and spice, but adds a whole new dimension to an old favorite. MEAT You can use ground chicken or turkey,…

Twist On Tradition

When I think of the holidays, certain classic centerpieces to the family meal come to mind. The holidays have always been a time when you go big or go home — indulging in food and drink best savored during special occasions. Leg of lamb…

Many Homes, Many Holidays

Though it may be cold and grey outside, many homes are drenched in warm colors this time of year: the golden brown of fresh baked rolls, earthy greens and oranges in hearty stews, the deep red of cranberry concoctions. ‘Tis the season when…

Light As Clouds

Gnocchi is one of my guilty pleasures. When done right, these soft dough dumplings are like silky little potato pillows that cradle your favorite sauce. The secret to achieving that pillow-like texture? • Use potatoes, like russets,…

Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream is amazing — even more amazing when it is hot and muggy outside. Try elevating your sweet treat game to the next level with salted caramel. This recipe is a great base to make just about any ice cream flavor you would like. The…

Blueberry Muffin Recipe

It's the height of blueberry season and to celebrate, we're sharing a recipe for some moist blueberry muffins from our upcoming issue. See the full story in our August Issue. These blueberry muffins are extremely moist, thanks to the use…

Bonjour, Monsieur!

Bread Thick and crusty bread works best. You want bread that can soak up the Mornay sauce, but still have some structure. Thin sandwich bread will work, but it won’t be as hardy. Toasting the bread before spreading the mustard on one side…

That’s Amore

What is a comfort food? We have all have heard the term, and we usually associate it with hearty foods cooked in the cold winter months to warm us up and keep us satiated. Merriam-Webster defines comfort food as “food prepared in a…