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I've always thought that the main difference between the meals we serve at home and those we pay handsomely to enjoy in a fine restaurant comes down to good ingredients and the skill and imagination of the person cooking the meal. I've never thought that was

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Member Since: Aug 6, 2014


Last Posted Recipe: Mar 11, 2016

Kielbasa, Cabbage and Pierogis - The Full

Pierogies are stuffed dumplings boiled and traditionally served with butter and sour cream or browned in oil or butter.

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Corned Beef Brisket and Fried Cabbage with

Since we're all Irish today, Here's a slightly different take on braised corned beef, using fried cabbage and noodles.

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Poached Chicken Breasts

Poached chicken breasts are moist and flavorful, with very little added fat. With some creativity you can put a very classy dish on the table, too.

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Garlic Chicken Sauté

Garlic chicken is something I make when I want to get a meal on the table quickly and minimize the cleanup.

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Classic Beef Bourguignon

Calling beef bourguignon a beef stew is like calling Beethoven's Fifth a song. Technically accurate, but missing the subtle beauty of the dish.

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese makes a great side dish or a terrific lunch entree. It's easy to make, rich, creamy and full of flavor.

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Chicken Paillard

Chicken paillard is a easy dish of sautéed chicken "tenders" served over a fresh green salad drizzled with a vinaigrette made from olive oil and pan juices.

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Garlic Lamb Chops

Garlic Lamb Chops are as simple to make as they are delicious, although they do require some attention, while the dish is underway.

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Tilapia Crusted With Blue Cornmeal

Tilapia fillets topped with a blue cornmeal crust and a dollop of creamy avocado puree is one of our favorite ways to enjoy this light firm fish.

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Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash are the quintessential British pub food -- pork sausage links, mashed potatoes and pan gravy made with red wine, onions and beef stock.

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Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Filet Mignon

With Valentine's day not far away, parmesan crusted filet mignon is a great main course for a romantic dinner (assuming you want to impress a steak-lover).

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Roasted Salmon Steaks With Truffle Oil

A simple and flavorful way to prepare and enjoy a nice, healthy roasted salmon steak.

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My Take: General Tso's Chicken

This version of General Tso's Chicken bears no resemblance to the cloyingly sweet, overly hot glop you'll find at lunch buffets and cheap Chinese restaurants.

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Leek and Potato Soup

A hearty and delicious winter soup, with subtle layers of flavor, Leek and Potato Soup can be a meal in itself. Try it with a loaf of fresh warm bread.

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Lamb Chops with Mint Aioli

Lamb chops are a favorite at my household. When we recently had enough of a break in the weather to fire up the grill, I couldn't resist whipping these up.

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Orange Sesame Beef

This version of orange sesame beef is very simple, easy and uses rather inexpensive ingredients.

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Mussels Meuniere

Mussels meuniere is a classic that's easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish; the can't fail recipe everyone should know.

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Mint Marinated Rack of Lamb

I can't think of too many things that are as impressive as a perfectly roasted rack of lamb, surrounded by roasted potatoes and other vegetables.

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Biscuits and Bacon Eggs Benedict

A spin on the classic eggs Benedict, using homemade buttermilk biscuits, bacon smoked over cherry wood, a perfectly poached egg and a drizzle of hollandaise.

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Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce

A quick and easy way to make outstanding hollandaise sauce that's perfectly consistent time after time.

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Basic Lasagna

There are many variations of lasagna, but for a holiday potluck, I generally stick to the basic formula that everyone recognizes immediately.

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Comfort Food Alert: Gratin Potatoes

At this time of year, gratin potatoes come up on the culinary radar a lot, since they're a perfect contribution to a holiday potluck.

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New England Clam Chowder

A New England staple, here's a real clam chowder, the rich, creamy concoction that's full of unforgettable flavors that seem to come straight from the sea.

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Braised Pork Cheeks

They need a marinade, slow braising or both, but pork cheeks are one of my very favorite cuts now, because they have such a terrific flavor.

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Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

The basic recipe for any pound cake and a lemon blueberry example.

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Jambalaya from New Orleans

Jambalaya is a one-pot meal native to Cajun and Creole cuisine that has many variations, often based on what ingredients happen to be readily available.

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Orange Cranberry Muffins

This is a basic recipe that's pretty simple. What makes it great is that the same recipe, minus the flavoring and fruit, can be used to make any muffin, quick bread or pancake you care to dream up.

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Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Risotto and Ar

The duck breast has a South Asian flair to it, while the Risotto is very Mediterranean and the simple steamed vegetable side is a bit of both.

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Vietnamese Braised Fish (Ca Kho To)

Vietnamese braised fish is a wonderful caramelized, spicy concoction that is layered with flavors and melts in your mouth. What's not to like?

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Gougeres and Crudites with House Remoulade

Crisp veggies and a tasty dip, and these light gougeres are the perfect starters and they're especially welcoming when paired with a well-made sparkling wine.

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Beef and Barley Soup

This beef and barley soup is a simple straightforward recipe that produces a soup that's perfect for lunch or a dinner with some crusty bread and butter.

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Pulled Pork Pasta with Figs

Pulled pork pasta is a perfect make ahead dish, and you can freeze it to have on hand for a quick and hearty meal on the table in minutes.

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Chocolate Tart with Espresso Glaze

Velvety custard fills this chocolate tart and it's topped with a chocolate-espresso glaze that provides just a hint of coffee at the finish.

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Lamb Sliders with Homemade Tzatziki

Lamb sliders are as flavorful as their beef counterparts, maybe more -- especially with some grilled onions, feta and tzatziki, the creamy Greek condiment.

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Cincinnati Chili

If you're open minded and adventurous where chili is concerned, give this Cincinnati chili a try. It's different and delicious.

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Chef Gervais' Garlic and Sweet Chili Shrim

Loads of sweet and savory layers of flavor that perfectly complement the shrimp without overpowering them and just the right amount of heat.

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