Steak with Compound Butter

Steak with Compound Butter
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Banana Sole

Banana Sole

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Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

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Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

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Hungarian Chicken and Rice

Hungarian Chicken and Rice

I usually call it Chicken Paprikash but it has no sour cream in it. It’s an old family recipe and my grandmother told me in the part of Hungary her parents were from they didn’t use sour cream. She also served it on the bone so eating was a bit of work but worth the trouble.

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Chicken Saltimbocca

Delicious Chicken and prosciutto dish that means Jump-in-the-mouth.
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Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca

Summary: Delicious Chicken and prosciutto dish that means Jump-in-the-mouth

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Super Bowl Ideas

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Cioppino over linguini

Cioppino over linguine

Recipe: Cioppino

Summary: A great San Francisco seafood stew

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Mussels Marinara

Mussels Marinara

Mussels Marinara

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Serve Mushrooms
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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Tortilla Chips

Nothing beat homemade tortilla chips and they only take about 10 minutes to cook.

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Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce
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Cooking Pasta

I recently started watching the cooking shows and it seems most want you to salt your water to taste like the sea; stating if you water tastes like nothing, your pasta will taste like nothing. I’m sure you don’t have to be from Long Island to know that when you get a mouthful of sea water you spit it out. So, I don’t want my pasta to taste like something I will spit out.
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Long Island Cheese Steak

This is a variation of the classic Philly cheese steak. On Long Island, where one-quarter of the population is of Italian ancestry, this dish is sometimes known as the the Italian Stallion.

Steak Sandwich
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Taking suggestions

Here’s a list of things I’m already planning to blog about in no particular order.
You can reply with the items you want to see or add to the list.

Leek and Potato Soup
Artichoke Hearts Casino
Fire Shrooms
NYC Street Cart Chicken (Gyro Chicken?)
Chicken Paprikash
Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Carne Asada
Cuban Chicken
Banana Sole
Long Island Steak Sandwich
Shrimp w/ tomato basil saffron
Roasted Vegetable Salad
Caesar Salad
Leg of Lamb Stuffed with Fresh Mint and Walnuts
Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb with Tarragon Cream sauce
Salmon with Buerre Blanc or Simple Mustard Mayonnaise
Carrot Ginger Soup
Green Goddess

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Restaurant Style Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings with Celery and Blues Cheese Dressing
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Holiday Pot Roast Recipe

Here’s what you need to make a 4-6 pound beef brisket or pot roast:

Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables, String Beans and Potato Latkes

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Chili Cook-off: How to make crowd-pleasing chili


John I decided to enter the local Maryland chili competition, Mason-Dixon Chili Pod / CASI, which is part of the CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International). It was a worthy cause as well a challenge, as all proceeds were donated to charity.
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Chili Powder Recipe: Cumin along!

Chili powder is basically Roasted dried peppers, cumin, garlic and oregano. I also use it for Carne Asada and salsa.

Recipe:I use whole cumin seeds and toast them a little in a pan, then grind them. I used a dedicated burr or blade-type coffee grinder at home, but employ a mortar and pestle when in competition.

2tbsp Paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin seeds
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp oregano

Actually I start with that and adjust to taste. Stay tuned for more specifics on how much exactly to add. I am experimenting with using a lot less cumin in the base powder and adding fresh ground towards the last half hour to give it that magical taste and avoid the bitterness.

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