The recipe for this decadent treat comes to us from Peter’s mother. Growing up there were always two important ingredients in the house: bananas and vanilla ice cream.
We hope that this Pioppo family favorite recipe will become one of yours, give it a try next time someone asks, “What’s for dessert?”
A note for parents or those who wish to avoid alcohol:
While most of the alcohol should burn off, there will be a bit left in the final product. It’s not much, but if ...
Jesse Gunn’s Vanilla Soufflé
Jesse Gunn was in the studio and totally blew us away with his fantastic vanilla Soufflé!! This 12 year old chef has mad mad skillz and was just a pleasure to hang with :-) If he looks familiar, you might just have seen him on Master Chef Jr :-). There's quite a few steps in this recipe but don't be intimidated, Jesse assure's us that all of us can whip these up just as nicely (and deliciously) as he did! Just follow the instructions below and be ready to blow your family and friends ...
Butternut Squash Tart
This Butternut Squash Tart is great when you’re cooking for a crowd (or if you love leftovers). Count on it to consistently knock peoples socks off. In fact, your guests probably won’t believe you made it, but you did! It takes a little preparation but the only slightly challenging part is rolling out the dough if you’ve not done it before, All in all, its a relatively easy recipe to make and its a particularly great dish for dinner parties or to bring to a pot luck. The ...
Killer Roast Chicken
The ultimate test of a good cook!
We pay great homage to the foods we eat by carefully preparing and sharing them with the people we love. To the cooks who prepare them, we are always grateful.
The one meal we consider the mark of a great cook, is a perfect Roast Chicken. Nail that, and you'll have our hearts (and just about everyone else's too).
Below is the simplest way we've found to turn what could be an average meal into a night in Provence.
The key is to start with a ...
Curry Shrimp Risotto
Almost anything can be made into a Risotto…. This one features delicious curried shrimp. Risotto is a classic dish that many people seem to avoid tackling because they think it's too difficult to cook, but it's really easy if you follow a few basic principles. Added bonus... this dish is gluten free.
OUR RISOTTO RULES!
The Pot....should have a heavy bottom, wider than tall.
The Rice…choose the best quality Arborio rice you can find
The Stock... Use the richest most ...
Sweet, Salty and Smoky Swine Brittle.
There are countless variations on this easy, sweet, smoky and salty snack. We call ours Swine Brittle :-) We're going to show you how we do it at the studio but you can have fun playing with this at home and working up different variations. Of course we use our beloved butcher friends at Esposito's Meat Market for our bacon. Thanks Rob!
One important note: At the end of making this recipe you'll have a really unique and amazingly delicious ...
Chicken Loves Cabbage & Sweet Onions
Here is a healthy, and tasty meal made from Chicken,Cabbage and Sweet Onions that is sure to surprise guests with the simplicity of ingredients and the complexity of flavors. Best if done on a grill but works beautifully on the stove top.
Emily’s Flourless Chocolate Cake
Emily has been making this cake for years and it’s a winner every time. Aside from being flat out heavenly, it's the cakeiest flourless cake ever and can be served over several days if you have left overs. We’re pretty sure you won’t though! This is a particularly great dessert recipe if you or your guests have a gluten sensitivity or for those readers looking for a heavenly dessert to serve on Passover. If you like what you see or have any questions, give us a shout at chefs@reci...
Mireille’s Lemon Chicken
We love this dish because it so easy to prepare and packs big flavor. We were recently doing a shoot and had a lot of leftover chicken cutlets, the day ran late so Pete whipped up this up for the crew. It was our first introduction to his mom's classic dish. We made lemon rice as a side which complimented the dish perfectly… Manny made a big salad, a perfect quick, easy and delicious meal.
This is a real easy one... you can make it with whole chicken breasts (bone in) or cutlets, it's ...
Chicken Meets Pasta and Broccoli
Pete came up with this recipe for a fast, easy, healthy meal that created leftovers for his daughters lunchbox!
We make this all the time for studio lunches. Great for a hungry crew or when it's just our gang.