Summer: roll out the ice box, set up the grill, kick back and let the fire do the cookin'. Fall: visit the local apple orchard and pick your favorite variety of apples for apple pie. Winter: ham, duh! Spring: juice oranges and strawberries are coming back into season!! Next summer: roll out the ice box and start it all over again!Mushroom & Swiss Burger by Billy Parisi
1. Sweet Onion, Mushroom & Swiss Cheese Burger
There is absolutely nothing better than a juicy, tender, delicious burger. It is all about the lean to fat ratio. In this Grokker Premium video, Chef Billy Parisi grills up a burger with portobello mushrooms marinated in balsamic vinegar, topped with Swiss cheese, and served along with rosemary potato wedges. After watching this video, you will definitely want to check out all of Billy's videos in his Prime Cut series.
2. Braised Beef Short Ribs with Savory Polenta
Incredibly tasty, golden brown, and fork-tender, when browned and then braised gently, the short rib is the perfect cut of marbled meat. These short ribs, slow cooked with onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and red wine served along with polenta, are a must-try. Chef Billy Parisi teaches you how to braise this prime cut of meat from 4505 Meats in this Grokker Premium video. For more pro tips, watch all of Billy's videos in his Prime Cut series.
3. Peanut Blossom Cookies
Peanut Blossom Cookies are a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss sitting happily on top. Some say these cookies resemble little hats and, in fact, Maida Heatter tells us in her book "Maida Heatter's Cookies" that this recipe is an "old American recipe that is sometimes called Sombreros".
4. Country Sausage Gravy recipe
Good eatin' don't get any better than this with this easy to make thick and creamy gravy on Chicken Fried Steak or Milk and Butter Biscuits!
5. Fancy Mac & Cheese Recipe
Great comfort food recipe done just a little bit fancier!
Turn leftover roast chicken into Stacie Stewart family favorite lasagne dish.
8. Lighter Mac & Cheese Recipe
The base is pasta mixed with broccoli florets (there's your hidden veggie) and the sauce is made from olive oil, onion, ground mustard, flour, and a lighter cheese trifecta: Neufchatel, which is naturally low in fat, plus extra-sharp cheddar and grated Parmesan, which are so flavorful you don't need to use that much. Some low-fat milk makes it creamy, while toasted panko breadcrumbs give the casserole a nice crunchy topping. Watch the video and I'll show you why making a fancy-sounding bechamel sauce is actually super easy!
9. Crab Mac and Cheese Recipe - Nick's Cove
In search of the best mac and cheese recipe, Chef Jason Hill heads to Nick's Cove Restaurant in Marshall, CA. Here, executive chef Austin Perkins crafts a decadent Dungeness crab mac and cheese with locally-caught Dungeness crab, Point Reyes Toma cheese and Spring Hill cheddar. (This recipe can easily be made into a lobster mac and cheese by subbing the crab meat for lobster meat). This gourmet mac and cheese recipe serves 6-8 people. Enjoy!! It really is the best macaroni and cheese we've ever tasted!!!
10. Old Fashioned Beef Stew
This hearty beef and vegetable stew recipe makes a great hot main dish for cold winter nights. Use the slow cooker directions when time is short.