Recipes

Learn the Art of Assembly from Chef Susan Goss

Date: 
04/22/2013
AsperWrapped

As a professional chef, one of my skills is recipe writing. A restaurant needs standardized recipes in order to turn out consistent food day after day, but at home I am more of an assembler. 

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Eggsquisitely devilish possibility and other eggsact facts

Date: 
06/28/2012
eggmound

This recipe deserves the best eggs you can find. If you think farmers’ market eggs are too expensive, splurge on a dozen to make hard boiled eggs.

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Green shoots and Capricious weather

Date: 
03/30/2012
CrabAspar

Spring has sprung! Here in Chicago it is an amazing 75°F and sunny, the daffodils are up and the redbud tree in my yard is getting ready to burst. According to my garden diary, last year on this day it was 30°F, stormy and dreary. Such is the caprice of Midwest weather. You just never know. Tonight, I am smoking baby back ribs on the grill and eating dinner on the patio. Last year I was eating oxtail ragout in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace.

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A savory twist for the pumpkin

Date: 
10/18/2011
SavoryPie

Why do pumpkin pie and butternut squash soup both sound so delicious, but pumpkin soup and butternut squash pie both sound so odd?

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Up to your elbows in zucchini?

Date: 
08/25/2011
Zucchini

Walk through the farmers markets this week and you will see mountains of summer squash in all shapes and sizes.

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Host a farmers’ market pitch-in to welcome summer

Date: 
06/15/2011
PeaBruch

Here is a simple recipe: find one beautiful summer day and add a local farmers' market. Mix in 6-8 friends. Add a little wine and serve outside.

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Sausage and Tamale Eggs

Date: 
01/11/2011
SausageTamaleEggs

This is a Saturday morning brunch dish that is an homage to Claudio The Tamale Guy. In case you didn't know, Claudio delivers piping hot tamales to some of the North Sides drinking establishments.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Peppers

Date: 
10/21/2010
GrilledPorkChops

Savor your last days on the grill with this quick meal.

Ingredients:

4 thick cut pork chops (3/4 inch or thicker)
2 large peppers (red or green)

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Shrimp & Scallop Mini Kabobs on shredded Brussel Sprouts

Date: 
05/09/2010
ShrimpKabobs

Tis the season for grilling and this is a great summertime picnic food perfect for an outdoor party or concert.  You'll be a hit, especially when paired with a chilled Pinot Grigio.

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Ravioli and Asparagus

Date: 
04/13/2010
Ravioli & Asparagus

You can take my carbs, but you'll never take my freedom!!!

Asparagus & Ravioli

Ingredients:

1lb Asparagus (peeled & cut into 2 inch pieces)

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A St. Patrick's Day treat: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Dilled Red Potatoes

Date: 
03/11/2010
CornedBeef

With a little help from your slow cooker, this recipe proves Ireland has more to offer the world than green beer for St. Paddy's Day.  Remember you can "corn" your beef, but don't let your meat "loaf."

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The Joy of Eating, discovering your inner chef

Date: 
03/02/2010
ManhattanClamChowder

After developing first name relationships with local delivery folks throughout my 20's I discovered the space in my condo that stored my refrigerator (whose sole purpose was to keep my leftover takeout containers) also housed something called a stove, known to me then as a sock dryer.

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Experience Chicago's Chili Cookoff Month with Veggie Chili recipe

Date: 
02/18/2010
Chili

With numerous Chili Cook offs from Time Out to the Liar's Club February is unofficial chili month here in the Windy City.  So grab your knife and get chopping. This veggie chili recipe is super easy and has so much flavor you won't miss the meat. 

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