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October 30, 2019

The cheese brain has been the centerpiece in my Halloween spread for years!  Its a delicious, flavorful, unexpected crowd-pleasing giant cheese ball that makes a spooky statement - Happy Halloween!

2 pints (3 oz shishito peppers)

8 scallions, ends trimmed

4, 8 oz. bl...

October 30, 2019

Matcha is the perfect shade of witchy green - perfect to spook your guests, while almond adds a sophisticated and sweet flavor - the secret ingredient to appease any witch. Happy Halloween!

3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp culinary...

October 28, 2019

Early Grey Lavender Shortbread Cookies


1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
2 bags earl grey tea, removed from bag, about 2 1/2 tsp
1 tsp orange zest
3/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp lavender extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose...

October 28, 2019

Butternut squash soup is a delicate balance of savory and sweet, herbs and spices... and that luscious, velvety texture that’s not too thick and not too brothy... using apple cider in the soup adds a ton of complex, flavors and spices. It's my favorite soup of the seas...

October 28, 2019

I developed this recipe at work for a shoot at Amazon, which means no wine in the Bolognese!! Balsamic vinegar was a great substitute for the slight tang and sweetness. It added so much depth of flavor that I added more the next time. I hope you enjoy this hearty, full...

October 28, 2019

It's almost Halloween; time to bust out the slow cookers and cauldrons for the hungry trick or treaters! I like to make the mac and cheese and keep it warm in my slow cooker to be enjoyed throughout the night. The pumpkin adds a little sweetness and goes really well wi...

October 14, 2018

8 large beef short ribs

1 large onion, finely diced

2 large carrots, peeled and grated

3 stalks celery, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 oz tomato paste

2 Tbsp Italian seasoning

1 cup red wine, such as cabernet sauvignon

3, 28 oz cans whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes, c...

March 16, 2018

Irish soda bread was one of those perfect recipes I learned in The Chew kitchen - I substituted the sour cream with Greek yogurt and the raisins with currants because it is what I had on hand! I also added walnuts for extra crunch and energy! Enjoy for breakfast or a s...

December 26, 2017

Christmas Biscotti with Pistachios, Cherries and Chocolate Chips

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs (plus 1 for egg wash)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup dried cherries (let soak in hot water for 5...

October 15, 2017

Sausage already has all the seasonings and flavor you want in sauce. If you come across some fresh sausage at your local pork store, you should try out this recipe. It's a simple and super flavorful version of bolognese. I'm sure this would be delicious with seasoned c...

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