Smoked Chicken Salad

Smoked Chicken Salad

Chicken can get a bad rap because it has become such a cheap ingredient with the prevalence of fast food restaurants.  Raised correctly and properly cared for through the cooking process it can be quite decadent. Roasted, fried, smoked, confit, however you like to...
Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

What do you do with your leftover chili?  I always make chili cheese fries.  They are definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. They are so easy and delicious too. Depending on how much time you have, chop your potatoes into sticks and soak in cold water for a couple...
Chili

Chili

Chili is one of my favorite meals to make in the winter.  I treat it as a melting pot for all my random parts of meat that I might have left over, which I believe makes it more fun to make, and ensures that you never have the same pot twice. Start by sauteing onions...
Pesto

Pesto

Pesto is traditionally a summer sauce used on pasta.  It was created in the norther region of Genoa in Italy.  Pesto blends multiple in-your-face powerful ingredients to form a delectable sauce for pasta, meats, vegetables, and crackers.  Ratio’s are important...
Toolbox : Stock

Toolbox : Stock

Who hates using grocery store stock, or especially bouillon?  Tasting all the extra sodium in it, or having to pay extra for organic, and/or gluten free. Who has thrown away fowl carcasses and beef or pork bones, and wondered if there was something more to do with...
A Chef’s Toolbox

A Chef’s Toolbox

Just as every artist has their tools and techniques they follow, and improve upon, a chef should have their toolbox and techniques.  Developing and utilizing this toolbox is done in order to enrich the soul of their craft.  Everything is a necessity, but nothing is...