Best Recipes of 2017

    Dec. 25, 2017 | Labels: Starving Chef Favorites

    At the end of every year, I like to look back on all the recipes I've made - not only to reminiscence on all the delicious meals I've eaten, but also to see how I grow as a chef, writer and photographer. This year, these ten recipes rose above the rest - garnering thousands of views, shares and pins. My blog traffic tripled in the past year and I have readers like you to thank for all the success!

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    Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew

    Oct. 08, 2017 | Labels: Sweet Potato , Beef , Stew , Soup , Slow Cooker , Crock Pot

    Even though the weather would have you think it is still summer, we are already weeks into fall and on our merry way to winter. Despite the heat, I'm in full blown "soup mode" and am looking for any excuse to whip some up. To convince myself it is really fall, I made a sweet potato stew packed full of autumn flavor.

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    Sous Vide Bison Ribeye with Southwest Aioli

    Sep. 25, 2017 | Labels: Sous Vide , Bison , Ribeye , Southwest , Aioli , Lone Peak Brand Bison , Great Range Brand Bison

    Some things are just better sous vide. With the ability to produce perfectly cooked steak, 'sous vide-ing' your dinner is a fun and unique way to impress your guests. Bison is one of those meats that can be tricky to cook, especially because people treat it the same way as beef steak, and therefore end up with overcooked and chewy meat. To compare, bison ribeye is closer to a nice filet mignon than a strip steak, and you certainly wouldn't cook those two cuts the same way! The key to a tender, flavorful bison steak is to cook it rare - with a nice warm pink center.

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    Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake

    Sep. 24, 2017 | Labels: Apples , Cheesecake , Caramel

    Even though it has been in the high 80s in Northeastern Ohio the last few days, I'm prepping myself for the brisk fall that I'm sure is just around the corner. With sweet apples at their peak season, I was really craving an apple crisp and decided what better way to eat it than on a delicious cheesecake? 

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    Jalapeño Pretzel Poppers

    Aug. 27, 2017 | Labels: Pretzels , Jalapenos , Cheese

    If you're looking for your next party dish - these pretzel poppers have you covered. In the past, I've made pretzel poppers with homemade dough but sometimes I just don't have the time or patience to go through all the steps to make it, especially when I'm in party prep mode! This recipe is very similar except I use biscuit dough instead for delicious results.

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    Sunshine Blogger Award

    Aug. 24, 2017 | Labels: Sunshine Blogger Award

    What's up everyone! Today's post is going to be a little different - not only did I recently reach the mile marker of FOUR HUNDRED recipes written and posted on my site (this post technically being the 426th post), but today I was nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by one of my fellow blogger buddies!

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