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11 months ago
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This Instant Pot Chile Pork Stew was inspired by a restaurant that I love to visit any time I’m in Chicago. The Inspiration Chef Rick Bayless is an Icon in Mexican cooking.  I grew up watching him on TV…

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This Lemon Basil Tuna Pasta salad is an easy summer dish, when you don’t want to heat up the house and crave something light.  Protein packed tuna and butter beans in a light lemon dijon dressing change up any previously…

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Meat Crust Pie is a wild and wacky dish from my childhood.  Turns out this meat, cheese and rice concoction wasn’t unique to my upbringing, though.  My friend Susie has fond memories of Meat Crust Pie.  She shares memories…

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Corned beef and cabbage is one of my all-time favorite dishes.  The likelihood of leftovers is actually quite slim.  But, if you find yourself with leftover corned beef and cabbage, this recipe’s for you.  Flaky puff pastry, filled with…

12 months ago
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Mussels are one of the easiest fancy things to make.  Don’t let their shells fool you.  As long as you know a few simple things, you’ll be makin’ mussels like a gym rat. First step, clean your mussels.  If…

12 months ago 12 months ago

Ryan grew up with Tostadas as a weekly family tradition.  They were inexpensive, easy and reasonably nutritious.  In this video, Ryan shares his memories on this simple dish and why it’s so important to him. How to Make Tostadas…

2017
16 Feb

My Mom had Stuffed Shells on the weekly rotation when I was growing up. Seems Ryan’s Mom had the same idea because he had stuffed shells a lot as a kid.  Anyone else out there have the same experience…

18 Jan

*Update! Since publishing this recipe, I was informed that cooking with acidic foods is not recommended in standard cast iron.  This dish should be prepared in an enameled cast iron pan as the acid can potentially damage the surface of…

2016
23 Dec

Leftover ham from the holidays turns into a perfect pizza topper in this Leftover Ham Hawaiian Pizza. If you’re like me and have family in town after the big holiday, you need to feed a crowd.  If you can…

20 Dec

Mahi en Papillote?  Sounds fancy, right?  I promise, it’s a quick weeknight dinner that can be on the table in less than 20 minutes.  You’re going to want to “en papillote” everything after this! This recipe featuring blood oranges…

4 Dec

Mr. Simon LOOOOOOOVES ham.  When I told him I was working on a holiday slow cooker glazed ham recipe, he flipped.  But, bear in mind, that means the bar is set HIGH.  He has high expectations for a super…

17 Nov

Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail has a way to revolutionize Thanksgiving with the perfect turkey.  Super juicy, full of flavor and a cinch to carve.  Of course, it does require a bit of extra prep…

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