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Black-Eyed Pea Salad


Total Time: 1 hrYield:4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil, approximately, as needed to brush on peppers 1 red bell pepper, halved, stemmed and seeds removed 1 yellow bell pepper, halved, stemmed and seeds removed 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 large clove garlic, lightly crushed with the side of a knife blade and quartered 1 cup olive oil, ... Read More »

Bourbon Turkey Brine


Looking to spice up your Thanksgiving bird? Try this twist on your typical Turkey brine. It might just become your new Thanksgiving tradition! Ingredients 2 gallons Water 1/2 cup Salt 1 750ml bottle good-quality Bourbon (if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it) 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar 2 gallons roughly-chopped Mirepoix (Carrots, Celery, and Onions) 12 Garlic cloves, smashed ... Read More »

Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Herb Jus and Potato-Vegetable Hash


Time: 30 minYield: 2 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil2 skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts, cut airline-style, tenderloins removedSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 cup dry white wine1 clove garlic, minced1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves2 tablespoons butter, unsalted1 tablespoon minced fresh chives Potato-Vegetable Hash, recipe follows Potato Vegetable Hash: 1 Idaho ... Read More »

Smoked Espresso-Rubbed Brisket Sandwich


This sandwich recently won the “Best Sandwich” award at the New York City Wine and Food Fest! Give it a shot and let me know what you think in the comment section below.  Time:  A long time… but it’s worth it! Yield: 6 servings Ingredients For the Espresso Rubbed Brisket: 5 lbs Whole Raw Brisket 2 oz Ground Espresso 6 oz Dark ... Read More »

Beef and Ground Pork Sliders


Time: 27 minYield: 12 sliders Ingredients 2 ounces butter1 cup yellow onions, thinly sliced1 teaspoon white pepper2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided12 ounces (80/20) ground beef12 ounces ground pork1 teaspoon black pepper1/4 cup equal parts mayonnaise and mustard1 teaspoon lemon juice1 cup thinly shredded romaine hearts12 slices cheese of choice (Gruyere, baby Swiss, or Gloucester)12 petit buns (2 to 2 1/2 inches), ... Read More »

Crab Cakes with Grilled Corn Relish


Time: 1 hr 10 minYield: about 35 to 40 cakes Ingredients Crab Cakes: 2 eggs, whisked2 teaspoons seafood seasoning1 1/2 cups mayonnaise1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs2 teaspoons hot sauceSalt and freshly ground black pepper3 pounds lump crab Corn Relish: 2 ears fresh corn, husked (peeled, and silky threads removed)2 Roma tomatoes1/2 sweet onion2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley2 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 ... Read More »

Chicken Parmesan


Time: 35 minYield: 6 portions Ingredients 4 cups vegetable oilSix 6-ounce chicken breasts1 cup all-purpose flour2 cups egg wash (equal parts egg and cream)2 cups Italian breadcrumbs1 cup shredded mozzarella1 1/2 pounds cooked spaghetti1/4 cup grated Parmesan3 cups prepared marinara, warmed Directions To prepare, preheat the oil to 350 degrees F in a large pan. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees ... Read More »

Duck Breast with Berry Sauce


Time: 1 hr 5 minYield: 6 servings Ingredients 6 large boneless duck breast fillets, skin onSalt and freshly ground black pepper2 tablespoons oil1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1 cup red wine1 cup chicken or duck stock1/3 cup brown sugar3 sprigs fresh rosemary2 cups berries: blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries2 tablespoons butter Directions Season the duck breast with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in ... Read More »

Turkey Two Ways


Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Orange Marmalade Ingredients For Turkey 5-6lbs Whole Bone-in Turkey Breast 1 tbsp Chopped Garlic 2 tsp Dijon Mustard 1 tbsp Chopped Rosemary 1 tbsp Chopped Thyme 1 tbsp Chopped Sage Salt and Pepper to taste 2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil 2 tbsp Orange Juice 1 cup White Wine For Marmalade 3 tbsp Orange Marmalade 1/2 cup ... Read More »

The Perfect Healthy Summer Meal


Make the perfect dish that is easy, yummy, and healthy. Here’s an idea for a summer picnic meal including fun drinks to stay cool, an easy entrée, and healthy dessert. Pomegranate Iced Tea Time: 15 minYield:1 gallonIngredients Juice of 2 lemonsJuice of 2 limes2 tablespoons brown sugarSprigs of fresh mint, for muddle and garnish8 cups sweet tea4 cups pomegranate juice1 cup ... Read More »