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steak and tomato

Steak And Tomatoes

Oct 31, 2014

A late ode to the summer grill Our local farmer’s market had a handful of late harvest tomatoes left and I just could not resist a simple, fast and delicious ode to a summer meal off the Tuscan grill. Once your fire has burned down most of the way and your are left with a great bed coals, spread the coals evenly across the hearth and insert your Tuscan grill... Read More

Juicy Lucy Burgers

Juicy Lucy Burgers

Jul 05, 2013

Claims to the origination of the Juicy Lucy are hotly debated, but we do know the first versions emerged from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spread around the country from there. And anyway, who really cares? It’s a burger with gooey delicious cheese in the middle. That’s what really matters. I made two versions for this recipe, one plain-old cheese-filled patty, and one with the addition of pickled hot peppers. Let your... Read More

Roast Chicken

Roast chicken with lemon and thyme

Jun 28, 2013

Roast chicken with lemon and thyme is a simple but delightful food that you can make in any season in your wood fired pizza oven. A few ingredients can still make a big taste! Roast chicken with lemon and thyme 12345 Votes: 5 Rating: 2.2 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Roast chicken with lemon and thyme 12345 Votes: 5 Rating: 2.2 You: Rate this recipe! Print... Read More

braised chicken

Braised Chicken With Bacon, Fingerling Potatoes and Dried Fruit

Apr 22, 2013

This dish was inspired by a random flip through one of the many cookbooks that line a high shelf just outside the kitchen at the restaurant where I work. The (old) book was a survey of regional French cooking, and one of the recipes I stumbled upon was for a dish that combined potatoes, bacon and dried fruit into a kind of gratin or casserole. I decided to adapt those... Read More

roasted duck

Slow-Roasted Duck Breast With Rhubarb-Savory Compote

Jan 09, 2013

The bright acidity of rhubarb is a great counterpoint to the meaty richness of duck breast. This is a wonderful dish for the wood oven, because that faint lick of smokiness infused in both the meat and the compote really ties everything together. It’s also very simple, but the depth of flavor will make it seem as if you worked on the dish for hours. Savory is delicious, underused herb... Read More

braised beef

Braised Beef “au Chasseur”

Jan 09, 2013

Don’t let the fancy name fool you – what we’re talking about here is pot roast. I took my inspiration for the flavors in this dish from the classic French sauce chasseur, or hunter sauce, so I thought I’d give credit where it’s due. Sauce chasseur is a hearty amalgam of tomatoes, mushrooms and wine, so I have all those flavors working here, plus a couple more just because. This... Read More

seared beef tenderloin

Seared Beef Tenderloin With Black Sheep Cheese and Roasted Tomatoes

Jan 09, 2013

This is one of those dishes that isn’t really a dish at all – just a confluence of good ingredients that happened to be at hand, with the end result being something beautiful and delicious. You’ll never really be able to recreate this dish: My tomatoes were grown by a family friend, and my cheese came from a farm that anyone outside of Illinois isn’t going to have access to.... Read More

baked chicken rice

Baked Chicken with Rice

Dec 31, 2011

Baked Chicken with rice is an delicious and easy dish to make in your wood fired pizza oven. Baked Chicken with Rice 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Baked Chicken with Rice 12345 Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Ingredients 8 chicken drumsticks 1 cup rice Arborio 1 onion diced 1 clove garlic smashed and... Read More

roast turkey breast

Roast Turkey Breast

Dec 30, 2011

Sometime you want turkey and gravy, but don’t want to roast a whole turkey. Try this turkey recipe instead. Use a stainless steel pan to brown the vegetables on the bottom to help make gravy. Roast Turkey Breast 12345 Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Roast Turkey Breast 12345 Votes: 1 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Print Recipe CourseMeat And Poultry Ingredients... Read More

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