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Pierogi

Chef Bradley’s Potato and Cheese Pierogi

4.9 of 5 20 Minutes 30 each

Chef Bradley’s potato and cheese Pierogi recipe, or as I call them happiness in a pocket, is food that is brilliant at the basics, family traditions, and heritage. COVID 19 home...

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Lemon Chickpeas with Kale, Sumac and EVOO

Lemon Chickpeas with Kale, Sumac and EVOO

5 of 5 45 Minutes

Lemon chickpeas are classic Mediterranean comfort food. As a chef, I have the good fortune to be surrounded with awesome food and, as a bonus, what better food city to live in...

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Curried Red Dahl

Quite Possibly the Best Curried Coconut Lentils

5 of 5 20 Minutes

Curried lentils are bold with awesome flavors that speak comfort and well-being. I love to cook at home, it’s like therapy and provides relaxation for me.  The weekends are always busy,...

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Beef Stew

Blackford Farm Sous Vide Cooked Beef Barley Stew

5 of 5 120 Minutes 7 servings

Sous vide beef barley stew is cooked with beef from the Blackford Farm in Armstrong, Illinois. A two hour trip from Chicago; Armstrong is a rural village of about 400...

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Schupfnudeln

Schupfnudeln, Summer Ratatouille and Sauce Verte

0 of 5 30 Minutes 4

My Schupfnudel recipe was the second place winner of the Idaho Potato competition. Schupfnudeln or finger noodles are another way of serving potatoes from the master of potatoes, the Germans....

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Bone Broth

Building Flavors & the Power of Asian Inspired Bone Broth

0 of 5 2.5 Quarts

The Egyptians took spices to their graves as nourishment to sustain life and health. I think I will take a pint or two of bone broth with me when I...

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sweet corn

Sweet Corn Polenta, Bacon, Hot Sauce & Soft Boiled Egg

5 of 5 10 Minutes 4 servings

I noticed one thing in stores, sweet corn is never sold by a great name. It’s simply called sweet corn and if you drive the country roads of Illinois, farmers...

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Roasted banana chocolate bread

Roasted Banana, Chocolate Bread with Quark & Fresh Fruit

5 of 5 50 Minutes 16 slices

The magic with this roasted banana chocolate bread is the bananas. I roast them in the oven at 350 F for 40 minutes. By adding roasted bananas that have been...

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meatballs

Hummus, Spicy Quinoa Crusted Meatballs, Feta & Olives

0 of 5 20 Minutes 4 - 5 servings

Making great homemade meatballs are one reason not to eat out. First of all, eating out can be a real challenge in choosing what to order. Secondly, there are so...

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