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Chef Notes: Cincinnati Chili

I love to make a big pot of chili on a cold weekend day where lying around the house in your flannel pajamas and cozy thick socks is the only

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Chef Notes: Oat Risotto with Minty Peas

Risotto is one of my favorite dishes. It makes a terrific side dish but can also make a delicious one pot meal. Yes, yes, yes…if prepared traditionally it does take

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Chef Notes: An Easy Holiday Entree of Duck Breast

Nothing says the holidays to me quite like duck.  There’s just something warm and comforting about it. I love duck confit, which is a bit heavy for summer fare, and

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Chef Notes: Calling All Meat Lovers….Braised Short Ribs

I guess this morning is the coldest we’ve had so far. It’s not exactly bitterly cold but it’s certainly below the “crisp” fall morning temperatures that I enjoy. As the

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Chef Notes: Puree of Garbanzo Soup with Kale Chips

During the colder months we live on soups and stews. It’s just so cozy to come home to piping hot soup and maybe some crusty bread or grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Chef Notes: Late Harvest Cavatappi

Pasta is always a winner in my house. No one ever complains, regardless of what’s in it, and it’s great for batch cooking. The leftovers can be sent with Al

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Chef Notes: Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

I have to admit I’m really not a dessert person. My taste runs strongly to the savory. Generally speaking, I’d rather have fried chicken than fried dough, gravy rather than

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Chef Notes: Olive Oil Poaching Seafood

I don’t know about you but seafood can be a pretty intimidating. How to cook it? When to flip it? How do you know when it’s done? And with the

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Chef Notes: Your Pesto Guide

I don’t know about you but I’ve had a bumper crop of herbs this year, in particular my basil, sage, and parsley. As the summer is winding down (yeah I’m

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Chef Notes: Sauerkraut Chicken

Ever wonder what to do with that big can of sauerkraut that always seems to be hanging around in the pantry. Yeah, yeah, you could have hot dogs or maybe