French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs

French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs

French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs




Some recipes are classic for a reason and don’t really need to be improved.  So this recipe for French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs is less of a new recipe and more of a rendition of a classic.  French Onion Soup is very simple, onions, wine and beef broth cooked into a rich soup.  This version doesn’t use beef broth, it uses the rich flavors of beef short ribs until the soup itself becomes a rich and flavorful broth. Continue reading “French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs”

Mexican Hot Chocolate Souffle

Mexican Hot Chocolate Souffle




Mexican Hot Chocolate Souffle

Mexican Hot Chocolate Souffle is the perfect dessert for a romantic dinner.  It is everything you want to end a romantic meal it is warm, rich, and just a little spicy.    This rich dark chocolate souffle is highlighted by the warmth of cinnamon and the spice of cayenne, which turns up the heat of this classic dessert. . . and hopefully your night. Continue reading “Mexican Hot Chocolate Souffle”

Championship Level Cheesesteak Recipe

Championship Level Cheesesteak Recipe




Championship Level Cheesesteak Recipe

On February 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl.  Before they were NFL champions, the city of Philadelphia were the NCS champions (National CheeseSteak).  This recipe takes all of the familiar flavors of the Philadelphia classic but everything from the cheese, to the sauteed onions and peppers, have been elevated to make this a Championship Level Cheesesteak Recipe. Continue reading “Championship Level Cheesesteak Recipe”

Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits

Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits




Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits

Everybody loves a light and fluffy biscuit.  With that said, this recipe has gone through a lot of adjustments in the last year or two.  There are two main things that make this recipe a little different than most biscuits recipes.  First, I use more buttermilk, which adds not just moisture but acid.  The acid reacts with the baking powder and baking soda, which gives the biscuits lift and helps separate the layers.  The second thing that separates my biscuits from other recipes is the honey butter, which adds a touch of sweetness and helps with browning.  I hope you enjoy this recipe for Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits.

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Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios

Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios

Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios





If you would have told me as a child that I would grow to love brussels sprouts, I would have called you crazy, but  I LOVE these Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios.  The sweet maple syrup combines with the smoky bacon and nutty crunch of the pistachios and compliments the slight bitterness of the brussels sprouts perfectly.  These are perfect for almost any occasion.  They would work on a random Wednesday just as well as they’d work on Thanksgiving or Christmas.   Continue reading “Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pistachios”

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne

Short Rib Chilli Con Carne





There are very few things better than a big bowl of Short Rib Chilli Con Carne on a winter day.  We got our first little bit of snow this weekend, and as soon as I heard the forecast I knew what I wanted to make.  This dish uses whole dried chilies instead of chili powder and the flavor is deeper and richer than anything you’ll get out of one of those little cans.   Continue reading “Short Rib Chilli Con Carne”

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries





Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s about time to start planning your menu.  When people think of Thanksgiving they think of turkey, but in my opinion, the most important Thanksgiving dish is the stuffing.  Seriously, is there another dish that tastes more like Thanksgiving than stuffing?  My family has shown that they are willing to go without turkey, (we do a standing rib roast) but no one has ever even thought about giving up stuffing.  This recipe for Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries is a variation of the stuffing I’ve eaten every Thanksgiving for my entire life. Continue reading “Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Dried Cranberries”

Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes

Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes

Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes





Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes is an easy, delicious recipe for any occasion.  The roasted cherry tomatoes add an extra pop of flavor to the classic lemon and garlic sauce.  The sweet, briny shrimp and is the perfect counterbalance for the garlicky, acidic sauce.  This is a quick, easy recipe that will quickly become a mainstay on your dinner table. Continue reading “Shrimp Scampi Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes”