Braised Short Ribs with Caramelized Horseradish Potato Puree

Food is so much more than the actual food itself. It brings people together and creates memories that go beyond what we taste. One of my favorite childhood memories that I can picture as if it was yesterday involves a cold, winter night and a pot of short ribs.

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Duck Breast with Spiced Grape Reduction & Roasted Spaghetti Squash

New years are for trying new things. While I love eating duck, I realized I don’t cook it very often. It might be because it’s always so difficult to find in local stores, or that it just seems like a special occasion kind of meal. Nonetheless, I’ve decided to add it into my regular cooking routine, because no chicken breast for a weeknight dinner can ever compare to the crispy skin, melt-in-your-mouth meat, and leftover fat drippings that is duck.

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Macadamia Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Habanero-Ginger Red Wine Sauce

Nothing can compare to a perfectly cooked piece of meat. Tender and juicy…bursting with flavor… It is simply the best. Especially around the holidays, I love making dinner a little bit special with a nice rib-eye, maybe a veal chop, or even a duck breast. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, my dad and I made prime rib with a thick salt crust for a family gathering. Everyone was raving about the flavor and tenderness of the meat, so I was inspired to try something different and make a crusted beef tenderloin, but this time with NUTS.

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Turkey BLT

What’s better than Thanksgiving dinner? Leftovers! I’ve turned stuffing into meatballs, mashed potatoes into potato cakes, and cranberry sauce into dessert. But sometimes all you need is a good sandwich. A turkey sandwich is probably the easiest post-Thanksgiving meal to quickly whip up. And after putting in all of the effort to cook the bird the day before, you want to extend its eating life as far as possible. Piling it high on a sandwich is just the way to do it!

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