Category Archives: Chef Recipes

rocco’s new gospel

One month in to the New Year – are you still on track with your resolutions? I’m not. Mine, like many, was to get healthy and lose the rest of my baby weight. I’m not doing bad – but I’m certainly not there yet. I like to think I’m smart with what I eat – […]

healthy eats from c2

C2 is the new Mediterranean-themed healthy-focused restaurant at the InterContinental  Hotel. They have just announced new weekday happy hours featuring chef Vincent Cachot’s selection of healthy, cultural cuisine; plus wine, cocktail and beer specials. C2’s happy hours run Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with specialty drink selections and complimentary snacks from the […]

cook like chef rob cabrales: grilled skirt steak w/ chimichurri sauce

This post is the last recipe in the “Cook Like…” series that has been sponsored by Heinen’s for nearly two years. I’d like to thank Heinen’s for believing in this blog and for their partnership. This last recipe is courtesy of chef Robert Cabrales of Paladar. And if you head to Paladar this Thursday, the […]

cook like doug katz: french-style mushroom and asparagus omelette

May is full of great local chef recipes! Here’s an absolutely fantastic French-style asparagus and mushroom omelette from chef Doug Katz of Fire. 3 tablespoons of local clarified butter or canola oil 3 large local eggs, beaten Kosher salt, to taste 1/4 cup local sharp cheddar, grated 4 thin spears of local asparagus, cleaned and […]

cook like rocco whalen: two perfect sauces to accompany grilled satay

I love food prepared on the grill – but, I have a fear of the grill itself. Not sure why as nothing dramatic has ever happened. So instead, I’ll happily prepare anything to get it grill-worthy, then pass off to Jamie who is the designated  master griller for our household. Like many of you, we’ll […]

cook like jeff jarrett: roast chicken with spring asparagus, peas and pancetta hash

Here’s one simple spring dish any home cook can replicate, thanks to chef Jeff Jarrett, who recently opened Palate, a seasonal American restaurant in Strongsville. He is also one of the founding chefs of the popular monthly dinner events, Dinner in the Dark, which is an ideal way to do good, and eat good. Roast […]

cook like scott kuhn/washington place bistro: cauliflower bisque w/ maytag & balsamic

Since opening last fall, one of the most talked about items on Washington Place Bistro and Inn’s menu has been the cauliflower bisque. And now you can replicate this tasty dish at home, courtesy of owner Scott Kuhn. Kuhn says people are always surprised by this soup, likely due to cauliflower being underrated in general. […]

cook like chris di lisi: peperonata and smoked paprika popcorn

The following recipes are courtesy of Chris Di Lisi, chef/co-owner of Flour, which is set to open on March 29. For a sneak peek inside Flour, check this post. The first recipe Di Lisi shares is for peperonata, which he says is great with bruschetta, or on top of grilled fish or chicken.  He adds […]

more valentine’s day treats. bake like jonathan bennett: soft caramels

With Valentine’s Day upon us, here’s another delectable dish to make for your sweetie. This candy is courtesy of chef Jonathan Bennett of Moxie/Red, who says it’s one of his favorites. Soft Caramels 2 C      Sugar 2 T       Molasses 2 T       Butter 2 C      Heavy Cream ¾ C     Glucose ½ t       Kosher Salt ½ […]

bake like wendy thompson: banana crepes

The woman behind my favorite cupcake in town shares a recipe with us just in time for Valentine’s Day. Banana crepes courtesy of Wendy Thompson, A Cookie and a Cupcake. You just know these are going to be good! Banana Crepes 6.5 oz milk 2 oz heavy cream 2 oz sugar 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1.5 […]