Food Recipes

Grilled Brie Donut

  A grilled brie donut strays pretty far from your average grilled cheese sandwich. In fact, it’s more accurate to call it grilled cheese dessert, but regardless of name it’s well worth a taste. Gourmet Grilled Cheese My favorite grilled cheese is an exercise in simplicity, with only white bread, butter and velveeta. It’s comfort […]

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Sweet and Spicy Butter Pickles

I find sweet and spicy-hot flavor combinations irresistible. My obsession is always fulfilled by sweet and spicy butter pickles. The flavor comes from pickling with sugar and horseradish, not too sweet, not too hot and customizable to taste. Backstory Bread and butter pickles is the original name for these beauties, but neither bread nor butter […]

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Pork Belly Rigatoni

  Pork belly rigatoni is my homage to the all’amatriciana inspired by ristorante Armando Al Pantheon in Rome. You too can be inspired without traveling by watching Stanley Tucci, Searching For Italy, the Rome episode. The original recipe is a legacy of the city of Amatrice, made with guanciale and bucatini, but both are unavailable […]

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English Pea Soup

English pea soup finds its way onto our menu every spring while they are fresh and available. I love peas and my job is to bring you the best recipe possible. Despite my best efforts I could not create or find one better than Kansas City restaurateur and chef Colby Garrelts. My thanks to him […]

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