Organic Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Salad 2 cups raw, peeled butternut squash cut into 1/2" cubes. 2 cups prepared quinoa, cooled (optional) 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup shaved Pecorino 6 cups washed, dried mixed greens or baby kale pinch of sea salt Dressing 1/2 cup +2 tablespoons UP EVOO  or any infused olive

Conchigliette with Pork and Wild Mushroom Sugo with Black Truffle

Ingredients 1 pound ground pork, beef or even turkey, but preferably freshly-ground pork 2 cups finely diced wild mushrooms 1/2 cup grated Pecorino cheese 2 large shallots, sliced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 medium carrots finely diced 1 stalk celery, finely diced 2 cups good quality red wine 1 cup

Roasted Beet with Fresh Goat Cheese & Toasted Pecans

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds fresh beets 8 oz. Chevre (fresh goat cheese) 6 cups baby arugula or mixed greens 1 cup whole pecans, toasted 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Cranberry-Pear Whole Fruit Balsamic Vinegar 1 tablespoon good quality grainy mustard fresh ground pepper to taste 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons Arbosana Directions

Chipolte-Serrano Rib-Eye

1/2 Cup Honey-Serrano Vinegar 1/2 Cup Chipotle Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sea salt 2 cloves Garlic, Minced fresh ground pepper to taste 4 - 8 to 10 oz. rib-eye steaks Combine the salt, vinegar, garlic, and pepper.  Slowly whisk in the the chipotle olive oil.  Place the steaks in a

Chicken Saltimbocca

This is actually a mash-up of Chicken Saltimbocca and Chicken Piccata. 4 - boneless skinless,  butterflied and pounded to 1/4" thick 4 pieces of thinly sliced provolone cheese 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves minced 1 tablespoon drained capers 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup white

Decadent Chocolate & Espresso Fudge

10 oz. Heavy Cream 4 oz.  Espresso Balsamic 1 pound (about 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips 3 Tbs. unsalted butter cut in to small pieces 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Butter a 9x13" baking pan and line with parchment that overhangs the sides.  In a metal bowl

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Cranberry & Balsamic Onion Marmalade

2 tablespoons Fused Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup sliced onion loosely packed about one half an onion 1 teaspoon kosher salt fresh cracked pepper 2 cups fresh cranberries 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup  Pomegranate Balsamic 1/4 Freshly squeezed orange juice Heat the olive oil in a

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Asiago & White Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients 6 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled 1 stick (8oz.) unsalted butter 2 medium cloves garlic 1 cup half & half 1 tablespoon  White Truffle Oil 1 cup grated Asiago Cheese Sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste Optional:  Finely minced, fresh chopped flat leaf parsley for garnish

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1 Turkey about 12 pounds For The Brine 1 1/2 cups kosher salt 2 1/2 gallons cold water Roasting 3 tablespoons  Mushroom Sage Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper 1/2-3/4 cups chicken stock, as needed Place Turkey and enough brine to cover in a large pot. Refrigerate

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Aged Espresso Balsamic Tiramisu

5 large egg yolks 2/3 cup + 2 Tbs. granulated sugar 16 oz. mascarpone - softened 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup sweet Marsala wine 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso 24 lady fingers 3 tablespoons rum 3 tablespoons Espresso Balsamic 1/3 cup ground chocolate Whisk 1/3 cup

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