Homemade Pizza is easier to make than you think!

Everybody loves Pizza and making your own is a lot easier than you think!  If you're not up to making your own dough, most supermarkets carry pizza dough so you can still have the fun of making your own pizza without most of the work. Once you've gone through the process of making your dough (or buying your dough) give your dough one  last … [Read more...]

NatureRaised Farms® – Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start®

There are a lot of buzz words being thrown around these days and its hard to know who or what to believe anymore.  So when a company like NatureRaised Farms® comes along I listen! They're Doing What's Right, Right from the Start® All their animals are raised with 100% Vegetarian diet (No Animal Bi-Products) No Added Hormones or Steroids 100% … [Read more...]

Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle

Thanks to my friends at Texas Natural Meats, I've got a freezer full of Wild Boar and Bison to work with as I come up with new recipes for my blog.   My latest culinary adventure is a Wild Boar Ragu! Whether you're lucky enough to find wild boar in your market or you simply use local pork, this sauce is easy to make and takes your pasta dishes … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Korean Inspired Street Tacos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love trying new things, especially when it’s a new easy slow cooker recipe, and it makes cooking dinner faster, and easier than before.   And while I don’t usually buy prepackaged sauces, I had a chance to try Sweet Korean … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks

Fire up the grill and give my Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks a try. I guarantee they'll put a smile on the faces of the carnivores in your family! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker company to try out their new Fruit and Honey products and see what kind of deliciousness I could come up with.  I love when companies ask me to … [Read more...]

Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether it's a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders with a Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce

Have you ever made something that was so delicious you even surprised yourself?  Well that was the case with my Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders and that oh so tasty Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker Company for a chef's perspective on their new product Jif Peanut Powder.  I immediately started thinking how I … [Read more...]

How to Make Skillet Jambalaya

If you want to excite your tastebuds and put some life into that tired old weeknight dinner routine everyone seems to fall into, try my Skillet Jambalaya.   A world of flavors awaits you and it's not that hard to make that journey, simply by taking that path a little bit outside of your flavor comfort zone. What awaits you is a whole new world … [Read more...]

Classic Chicken Salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine. Hi I'm chef Dennis and I'm a recovering chef.......sigh   Sometimes I feel like I need to start all of my conversations that way, but when I stop and think about it a recovering chef would not be a good description....there is no recovery for … [Read more...]

I Love my Spiralizer – Zoodles, Toodles and Boodles

I recently fell in love with one of my new kitchen tools, my Spiralizer.   I have to admit it wasn't love at first sight, it was a relationship that was six months in the making. I purchased my spiralizer via Amazon Prime over six months ago, unboxed it, took it apart and then put on a shelf in my pantry.   Over the last six months I'd catch the … [Read more...]