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Good recipes and great variations on those recipes are your calling card in the PC industry. Iīll share, interview and report on those mouthwatering recipes thatīll keep you in business here.

Braised Baby Artichokes Recipe star
I'm a big fan of artichokes, but not a big fan of them steamed. When I eat artichokes I want them to be packed full of flavor in each bite, where I want to chew on each leaf, extracting all of the goodness out of them, until there's nothing but fibres left. Here's how to make them that good.

Brussels Sprouts in a Garlic Lemon Marinara Sauce star
My wife requested one of her favorites tonight, Brussels sprouts. She asked me to surprise her with something innovative and here's what I did to knock her socks off.

Cabbage Apple Salad star
I love cruciferous vegetables. They're great nourishers of the body and are loaded with organic compounds to help keep your system clean and disease-free. One of my favorites when I'm going for festive, fun, and fast is my cabbage apple salad. Here's how I put it all together.

Cranberry Cranberry Sauce Recipe star
I'm a sucker for cranberries and the sauces that include them. It's been my tradition for a few years that every time cranberry season comes around, I would create a sauce that spotlights them and pushes the envelope on the traditional. This year's no different. Here's what I did and how I did

Frying Sauce to Boost your Dishes Flavor Profile star
There's nothing like a great sauce to bring out the flavors in your foods. When cooking for your clients, it's important to not only be on target, in budget and memorable... you want your dishes to be irresistible too. One way to accomplish this is by using great, flavorful sauces in your cooking.

Garlic Cream Cremini & Greens Sauce Recipe star
I'm always looking for new ways to get the most flavor and nutrients in my food and the food I serve to others. Recently, I had an onslaught of mushrooms to work with and was compelled to create dishes that showcased them. Here's one of my applications for creminis.

Gourmet Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe star
Oil and vinegar is the mainstay of many a salad dressing. It's really not a hard thing to make for your clientele. You've got your basic 1 part vinegar to 2 parts oil, salt, pepper and there you go, but there's got to be a better way, right? Here's how I tweak the old standard.

Herbed Veggie Cheese Spread star
There's nothing better than to have on hand ready made items of culinary convenience. It'll shrink a major project down to minor size in no time. Here's a recipe I like for a convenient spread that's great on crackers, bread, mixed in with pasta or as a tasty addition to a rich, creamy soup.

How To Make Dill Oil - An Herbed Oil star
You can never have too many options when you're wanting to make your best culinary impression. One of the ways to do this is by having the right set of condiments on hand to finish off your dishes and get folks talking for years to come. Let's talk herbs and oil! Today the topic is dill oil.

How To Make Fresh Coconut Milk star
Coconut milk is a wonderfully rich addition to meals sweet and savory, but when you get it out of a can, it can give you a lot more than you bargain for. Discover a simple method of making your own, for you and the dishes you make for your clients. In this article, you will learn a quick 'how to'.

Orzo Pasta Salad star
Pasta can be a welcome guest to a meal to feed the masses. One of my favorites is orzo. It's fun, versatile and can easily be eaten hot or cold, savory or sweet. Here's a recipe I prepared to tantalize the taste buds of a few friends in town for a wedding.

Pineapple Cranberry Tamarind Glaze Recipe star
A glaze, sauce, marinade, wash, spritz or a rub can be the very thing that takes your ordinary dish and transforms it into an extraordinary one. Here's one of my glaze recipes that's sure to please and tantalize your taste buds.

Simple Sauteed Cremini Mushrooms Recipe star
I'm a mushroom lover and every time I have an opportunity to work with them I jump all over it. Today I wanted to highlight the flavors of the cremini without much fuss. Just the earthy flavors of the mushroom. Here's what I did.

Stuffed Eggplant Recipe star
Growing up I have fond memories of eggplant coming out of my grandparents backyard being readied for the evening's meal. Eggplant is versatile, packed full of flavor and an easy dish to master. Here is one of the many ways in which you can prepare it.

Thanksgiving Recipes star
A new twist on some traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

Tofu Shepherd's Pie star
Shepherd's pie has always had a special place in my heart, even after I went vegetarian. I didn't see a reason to give it up, so I modified the recipe to make it work for my new way of eating. In this article I'm going to explain to you how I put together my tried and true vegetarian alternativ

Tomato Olive Oil Sauce Recipe star
Tomatoes are awesome additions to sweet and savory sauces; however when you couple them a nice olive oil, you take the plain and traditional and transform it into the extraordinary that will have your clients raving about your grasp of flavor mastery. Here's how i work with the two.

Top 10 Foodie Things You Can Do with Garlic star
I am a true garlic lover! From the Mild hints of garlic to the bold and pungent, tongue tingling, friend repelling chunks you come across in a robust marinara sauce. Here is my top 10 list especially for the garlic lover in you. Try them out and tell me what you think.

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