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Simple Peppered Seared Ahi Recipe

Peppered seared ahi recipe with pasta on a plate

I am sure you’ve heard before that tuna is the “chicken of the sea.” Well there are many kinds of tuna out there, and one of my favorites is ahi. You can really think of ahi as the “beef of the sea,” specifically seared ahi which lends itself perfectly to rare seared style cooking. This …

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Simple Sous Vide Bone-in Ribeye Recipe

Sous vide bone-in ribeye with vegetables and bread on a plate

Steak and sous vide cooking were seemingly made for each other. All the benefits that the sous vide brings to the table work so perfectly with a bone-in ribeye steak. If you like your steaks juicy, there is no better way than sous vide cooking.  Don’t have a sous vide? Get one, but in the …

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Simple Oven Roasted Kalua Pork Recipe

Kalua pork served with rice in a bowl

Many of you will not know this, but my entire family is from Hawaii. My sister and I were the first ones in our family born here in California. As you might imagine, we grew up with quite a bit of Hawaiian culture and traditions. One of my culinary favorites has always been kalua pork …

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Simple Butternut Squash Gnocchi Recipe

Butternut squash gnocchi served on a clear plate on top of a colorful place mat

Two years ago, we were invited to a potluck for Thanksgiving up in San Francisco. At the time, I was really on a gnocchi kick, and I really wanted to make a dish that included this. I ended up going a bit overboard and made around 200 butternut squash gnocchi dumplings! Luckily, they were a …

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Easy Oven Roasted Brined Turkey Breast Recipe

A plate of oven roasted turkey breast paired with cranberry sauce

I always thought it was very strange that we eat turkey sandwiches all year long, but when it comes to oven roasting a turkey, we reserve this for once a year on Thanksgiving. That said, I am a pretty firm believer in roast turkey year round.  Ask a group of people what the best part …

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How Long to Cook Bratwurst on the Grill

Bratwurst sausages on a grill

Grilling your bratwurst is not as simple as people may think. You have to be very careful not to burn them or leave them undercooked. Knowing how long to cook bratwurst on the grill will help you achieve the perfect texture and taste.  How Long to Cook Bratwurst on the Grill Bratwurst is typically minced …

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How Long Does it Take to Cook Chorizo?

A tray of chorizo sausage

Chorizo is a heavily spiced sausage link that you can cook in many different ways. Because of the strong flavor of the sausage, it goes best with cooked vegetables, eggs and bread. Due to the several ways you can cook chorizo, the length of time for each method will vary. How Long Does it Take …

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Easy and Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

A plate of cooked spaghetti squash

During fall and winter spaghetti squash is easily found in your local market. While this might seem a bit intimidating to the beginner foodie, spaghetti squash is actually one of the easiest things you can cook! Maybe even easier than the pasta it replaces.  What is a Spaghetti Squash? Spaghetti squash is a yellow oval …

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Easy Yorkshire Popovers Recipe in a Muffin Tin

Top view of Yorkshire popovers

One of my absolute favorite foods is popovers. Popovers are simple, fast, and so versatile. In my opinion, here are few joys in cooking more than tearing into a fresh popover and dunking it into sauce or gravy.  What is a Popover? A popover is a bread roll made from an egg based batter. They …

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Easy Stove Top Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Top down view of beef bourguignon

It is no surprise that as the weather cools down we start favoring heartier dishes. Fall and winter is the time for soups, chilis, and stews. When it comes to stews specifically, Beef Bourguignon is perhaps the most famous stew (or infamous, depending on who you ask). While the name may sound fancy, the dish …

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Simple Spicy White Bean Chicken Chili

Close up of white bean chicken chili

There are a few cold weather foods better than chili. It is hard to beat a cold night and a hot bowl of chili topped with some melted cheese. While the archetypal chili for me is a nice big pot of Texas red, today we’ll be looking at its lighter, much faster to cook cousin. …

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Easy French Cheese Souffle Recipe for Two

Top down view of French Cheese souffle

Souffle is a fancy-sounding word, but that doesn’t mean making one needs to be difficult. With a little know-how and direction, anyone can make a delicious souffle at home.  What is a Souffle? Souffles have been around in French cuisine since the 18th century. A souffle is an egg-based dish that utilizes the chemistry of …

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