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Butternut Squash Puree Recipe

Prepared butternut squash puree recipe with braised meat on a plate

One of my favorite potato alternatives is butternut squash. It is lighter than a potato and less sweet than a sweet potato or yam. Luckily, even though they are a fall vegetable, it is pretty easy to find butternut squash all year round.  What is a Butternut Squash Puree? Butternut squash puree is made from … Read more

Instant Pot Copycat Eggslut Recipe

Prepared instant pot copycat eggslut recipe in a plate

One of the hottest food spots to hit the Las Vegas strip in recent years, Eggslut is pretty much the epitome of great ingredients, simple presentation, and just delicious results. Their flagship product “The Slut” is a coddled egg, on top a bed of pureed potatoes, and served with toast.  Sounds simple right? Well yes … Read more

Creamy Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

Prepared butternut squash soup recipe in a plate

Creamy, luxurious, seasonal, and yet so guilt free – butternut squash soup  is the perfect treat for a cold winter night.  What Is Butternut Squash Soup? Butternut squash is a soup made from pureed butternut squash. It’s very popular in the wintertime, and butternut squash soup can be made with vegetarian and vegan preparations. A … Read more

Simple Creamy Garlic Mashed Parsnips Recipe

Prepared garlic mashed parsnips recipe with entrée on a plate

It’s hard to think there was once a time where the humble potato was not ubiquitous around the world. Before the Colombian Exchange, there was not a single potato in Europe. What did people eat, you might ask? Rutabagas, turnips, and parsnips. If you are looking for a high flavor potato alternative, look no further … Read more

How Long to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Grill

Trying to test how long to cook a T-bone steak on the grill

T-Bone steaks are a classic cut and perfect for those of us who want a little variety in their meat experience. The T-Bone steak is a best of both worlds steak, containing a piece of the tender Filet and meaty flavorful New York Strip all in one.  While giving diners an amazing variety of flavors … Read more

How to Pick a Papaya

Opened ripe papaya with the seeds out

My parents grew up in Hawaii, so even when they moved to California, tropical fruits were still fairly common around the house. One that I always underappreciated was the papaya. I remember we’d always do simple preparations like papaya cut with lime juice or with cottage cheese or yogurt.  When I got older, I learned … Read more

Simple Oven Roasted Whole Pheasant Recipe

Plate of oven roasted whole Pheasant recipe

Do you love Thanksgiving and Christmas food? Has your family always been the turkey type for the holidays? Are you now on your own or with your significant other and can’t justify a 20 pound turkey for two? Most of all, does chicken just not sound all that special? Well have I got the perfect … Read more

Easy Eggnog French Toast Recipe

Plate of eggnog french toast recipe

We love eggnog and always pick up a quarter or half gallon of it for the holiday season. But it can be pretty hard for just me and my fiancé to drink that much eggnog before it goes bad or the holiday season ends. One of my favorite ways to use up all that eggnog … Read more

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Glass of peppermint hot chocolate recipe with candy canes on the table

When was the last time you enjoyed a glass of hot chocolate? For many of us, hot chocolate is associated with holiday memories, but not something we partake in very often. Well that’s about to change.  Today we’ll be making some delicious peppermint hot chocolate from ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. … Read more