Shephard’s Pie

Tracing its roots back to Ireland, Shepard’s Pie is a humble dish of meat and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. When making something simple as this you can run the risk of being boring and forgettable if not properly executed, and not properly seasoned. Follow our steps below to Get Cheffy and dress up standardContinue reading “Shephard’s Pie”

Chili Con Carne

Chili is warm, comforting, and a perfect dish to serve when cold weather is here. However for being such a humble dish of vegetables, meat, and spices, chili has a surprising groups of followers, and aficionados, who take it seriously. Purists hotly debate whether or not the dish should contain beans (our Get Cheffy ChiliContinue reading “Chili Con Carne”

Osso Buco

The Italian cousin to beef bourguignon, Osso Buco is a staple of Northern Italy. Traditionally made with slow braised veal shanks (veal leg), our Get Cheffy version swaps out the veal for more readily available beef shoulder/chuck. Think of Osso Buco as a fancy way of saying “beef pot roast”, with some unique flavors (lemon,Continue reading “Osso Buco”

Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing

One of our favorite salads/slaws made from pantry staple ingredients. Thinly shaved vegetables are tossed in a peanut/satay dressing that combines the spice of ginger, and the richness, and naturally high fat content, of peanuts. Rich, complex, and satisfying, this is an excellent salad for those who “don’t like salad“, and pairs beautifully with barbecuedContinue reading “Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing”

Breakfast Pizza

A large, one-tray dish, like this pizza, is an excellent way to feed a crowd who’ve gathered for a breakfast or brunch. We replace pizza’s traditional pepperoni, marinara, and mozzarella, with eggs, scallions, bacon, and a cream based sauce that would please anyone. Enjoy with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. FOR THE DOUGH: 3 cupsContinue reading “Breakfast Pizza”

Hummus (with variations)

Hummus has seen an enormous increase in popularity over the past 10 years. This popularity has given rise to inventive new flavor combinations but, in its purest form, hummus is a combination of Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans, Tahini (ground Sesame Seed paste), Lemon Juice, Garlic, and Olive Oil. Our Get Cheffy Hummus recipe below provides step byContinue reading “Hummus (with variations)”

DIY Pumpkin Liqueur

The warmer, cozier, red-headed cousin to the White Claws you enjoyed this summer. Pumpkin Liqueur, or Pumkincello, can easily be made at home with a few simple ingredients. Your friends will roll their eyes when you bring a bottle of your homemade, Pumpkincello to the next bonfire, but their opinions will change when they tasteContinue reading “DIY Pumpkin Liqueur”

Shrimp, Chicken, & Sausage, Gumbo

Throughout the history of the United States, the ports of New Orleans were second only to New York’s Ellis Island in volume, and variety, of immigrants who were coming to the new world. Due to this unique blend, New Orleans food, much like its culture, stands apart, as it combines French, Spanish, Caribbean, and AfricanContinue reading “Shrimp, Chicken, & Sausage, Gumbo”

Summer Vegetable Gratin

Gratin (gra-TAN) is a fancy word for any dish cooked in a shallow pan. Usually topped with breadcrumbs, cheese, and butter, the potato gratin is a common variation that you’re probably most familiar with (and, to be fair, that box-top recipe for “potatoes au gratin” is actually pretty good). With high summer winding down, Eggplant,Continue reading “Summer Vegetable Gratin”

DIY Pickles (with Bread & Butter and Sour Dill variations)

Claussen is the pickle brand we reach for in our supermarket. Crisp and refreshing, with a “snap” in their texture, the brand routinely wins “best in show” in pickle taste testings (yes,…that is a thing). What’s the difference between Claussen and other brands? A Claussen pickle is never heated; never heated in the brine, neverContinue reading “DIY Pickles (with Bread & Butter and Sour Dill variations)”

Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Rich and delicious, with a complex flavor profile, serve these little beauties to your friends the next time they come over, or make a tray for yourself and eat appetizers for dinner. 1 pound pork sausage Any type of sausage can be used here from breakfast sausage to Bratwurst to Italian Sausage (ensure you removeContinue reading “Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms”

Pulled Pork (with variations)

Convenience cuts (chicken breast, pork chops, steaks, etc.) are quick cooking, lean, and generally come with a higher price tag for their “out-of-the-package” handiness that allows them to go from pan to plate in minutes. However, on the other end of the spectrum, the most economical cuts of beef, pork, and chicken require longer cookingContinue reading “Pulled Pork (with variations)”

Grilled Fajitas with Cilantro Crema

Tex-Mex cuisine is not classified as authentic Mexican. That doesn’t make it any less delicious. The term “fajita” has been around since the 1930’s, but the concept of grilled, and sizzling meat/vegetables wasn’t popularized until the 1990’s in Texas. Our fajitas use a humble spice mixture, and a few simple techniques on the grill toContinue reading “Grilled Fajitas with Cilantro Crema”

5 Ingredient Macaroni & Cheese

Ready in under 20 minutes, this is an all American classic. The techniques described below quickly create a creamy, cheesy, sauce with just a handful of ingredients (no milk, or cream needed here). The technique used to create our Get Cheffy Macaroni & Cheese can be applied to any pasta dish (alfredo, carbonaro, etc.) thatContinue reading “5 Ingredient Macaroni & Cheese”