Author Archives: Chef Don

Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving! Although I usually do a whole duck on Thanksgiving, Yesterday I tested this guy out and here is what I came up with. Ingredient: one 13 Pound turkey thawed 1/4 Cup dried basil 1/4 Cup kosher salt 1/4 Cup fresh black pepper 1 … Continue reading

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Prime Rib Roast

Good one for when you have a large group at the house. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years etc… It is a little pricey so take care to not over cook it! Invest in a thermo probe (meat thermometer). Ingredients: One 8 to … Continue reading

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Good Ole’ Pot Roast

Although this will not cook in 20 minutes. Its very quick to get ready the night before, and cook in a crock pot while your out doing whatever it is you do. Ingredients: 1 Three to five pound chuck roast … Continue reading

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Tilapia with warm Vegetable salad

You can use any fish you have access to for this recipe. If you are land locked frozen fish would work as well. I do prefer a white fish with a low oil content. Ingredients: 4 Tilapia fillets (or similar) 4 oz Fresh green … Continue reading

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Turkey Cranberry and Cashew Salad

This recipe is good on a bed of mixed greens or on toasted wheat bread. Healthy and light. Ingredients: 8 oz Diced turkey breast 1/4 Cup diced red onion 1/2 Cup mayonnaise 1/4 Cup dried cranberries 1/8 Cup cashews toasted 1 … Continue reading

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Seared Chicken Breast with Tomato Garlic Sauce

Quick chicken breast recipe. Great with sautéed spinach and pasta. Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless 5oz chicken breasts 2 Tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt and fresh pepper 2 Roma tomatoes 2 Cloves garlic 1/2 bunch of Cilantro 1 Cup chicken stock 1 … Continue reading

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One pot chili

Quick chili. You could of course go on this one for hours, adding this and that. But for a quick and easy chili this is a good recipe. Ingredients: 1.5 lbs  Ground beef 1 Yellow onion chopped 1 Green bell pepper … Continue reading

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One pot chicken “pot roast”

Quick and easy family meal. Good on a cold day. You can finish the dish with fresh chopped herbs if you would. Ingredients: 4 Chicken breasts skinless 4 Baby red potatoes cut into wedges 4 Peeled carrots chopped 2 Ears … Continue reading

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Grilled Portabella Goat Cheese and Vegetable stacks

These stack make a great side dish or as a vegetarian entrée. Yield: 4 stacks: Ingredients: 4 large portabella mushrooms 1 red onion 1 large tomato 8 oz goat cheese 2 oz chopped chives 2 cloves chopped garlic 2 zucchini … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon New Potatoes

Quick and easy appetizer for when your friends surprise you and just show up hungry. Ingredients: 12 baby red potatoes 3 oz smoked salmon 1/4 cup  Fennel 1/2 tablespoon lime juice 1/8 cup plain yogurt Preparation: Boil potatoes in salt … Continue reading

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