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Garlicky Braised Beef Brisket

I think everyone who is interested in cooking should learn how to braise.  With a little time and effort you can turn an inexpensive tough cut of meat into a melt in your mouth tender and delicious dish.  In a nutshell braising means to cook something by browning in fat, adding a small amount of liquid, and simmer in a closed container.  This dish is inspired by Emeril Lagasse’s Passover Brisket.  I made a few changes due to a lack of ingredients but it still came out amazing!


The first thing you will do is make one inch slits all over and stuff with whole cloves of garlic. I used about 20 cloves.

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Cauliflower Mash

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If I had a dollar for every time someone said “I love these mashed potatoes!”…. I love serving this mash with the most elegant dishes.  I goes so well with pan seared and grilled fish or just about any dish that you would serve mashed potato.  Even cauliflower haters will love this side dish.

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Summer Corn Risotto With Corn Nage


Risotto is one of those dishes that can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time making one.  I was very nervous my first, second, and even third time.  But fear not!  You got this!  With just a little preparation you will be a risotto master in no time.  I chose this version since corn is in season.  I also love the different color contrasts in the dish as well.

IMG_6593 When you are picking out your corn, peel back the husk on a few to make sure everything is ok under there.  You grill these whole in there husk for a nice smokey charred flavor.  

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