Author Archives: Chef Don

Blackberry Coulis

Coulis? Whats that? Nothing more then a puree of fruit or vegetables used to enhance a dishes flavor or appearance. So in a nut shell a Coulis is a sauce. To have a proper Coulis one must strain it after it is made through a chinois. Chinois … Continue reading

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Can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer for 30 days if in a air tight container. After baking cut in half and fill with your favorite type of ice cream and put tops back on. Serve with … Continue reading

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Red onion marmalade

Awesome on pork or a nice white fish! Very easy to quick to make. Preparation: 1 Pound red onion chopped or how ever you like 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Cloves garlic chopped 1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt 2 Tablespoons raspberry vinegar 1 Cup … Continue reading

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Souffles are really pretty easy to make, but they will make a huge impression on your family and friends. The trick to a nice souffle is the egg whites and starting with a hot oven. This recipe will yield 8 to 12 Souffles depending on the size … Continue reading

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Menu

Coming up on November 12th. Very excited about this one! Dinner party for the people that won the meal at auction. All the food is donated, and the proceeds go to the foundation. Should be a blast to work! First course Vichyssoise ala “Ritz“Chive … Continue reading

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Chef Don’s Cooking Lesson #1

Here is the right way to dice an onion: Look out for more lessons to come soon…

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Turkey Dumpling Soup

A no Brainier if you’ve got leftover turkey! I did make turkey stock out of the leftover turkey bones. But if you dont want to venture down that street use store bought chicken broth. Ingredients: 4 oz unsalted butter 4 Tablespoons flour 6 … Continue reading

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Turkey Avocado Club

I love sandwiches! This one is pretty straight forward, plus you get to use up your leftover holiday turkey. Ingredients: One Baguette ( I used a wheat baguette) 4 Tablespoons Herbed  mayonnaise (you can either make your own or add the herbs … Continue reading

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Turkey in Spicy Chili Broth

Just a little leftover turkey recipe. We had all of the vegetables leftover so they were already cooked and ready to use. Ingredients: 1 Small onion medium dice 2 Cups chopped turkey meat (cooked) 1 Bunch mustard greens (cooked) 3 carrots peeled and … Continue reading

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Beef Bourguignonne

Ohhh my gosh finely here it is! Ingredients: 2 Pounds top sirloin steak cut into 1 inch squares 1 to 1.5 Cups  Seasoned flour (salt & pepper) 1/4 Pound Bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil 2 Large … Continue reading

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