The Chef

What you all should be familiar with. Recipes, tips and stories from my past life in the kitchen, and my current life as the cook of the house.

 

The Soup That Shall Be Named

So spring is right around the corner. Just a few short weeks until winter is behind us and I don’t have to worry about things like polar bears or the wife slipping on ice. It’ll be sad to see the season go, but with spring comes a vast array of colors and flavors that I kind of miss. But I’m not here to gush over spring like I embarrassingly did last year. The winds have …

I’m Doing Blogging and I’m… Still Alive

Welcome to my new home! If you’ve read my blog’s Birthday post, you would know this is where I’ll be setting up shop from now on. Go ahead, take a deep breath. Suck in that new blog smell. How do you like it? Does it feel updated compared to the Blogger site? Like I said, I had no problems with Blogger, I just wanted an update. Something different. And after comparing, WordPress looked like it …

Brownie Points

Alright, before you get all googly eyed and start to develop a puddle of drool on your keyboard, let it be known that I do not like these brownies. When I walked into the kitchen to make them, I had a very different end product in my mind. It consisted of these brownies, topped with salt and a white chocolate butter cream frosting with all sorts of pizzazz on top of them. It was going to …

Alfredo is my Middle Name

If I knew I would live after the fact, I would have no problems injecting Alfredo sauce into my veins. It’s easily one of my favorite sauces and I think a lot of it has to do with my unhealthy obsession with parmesan cheese. Seriously, give me a piece of wood, and if it has enough parmesan on it, I’d probably eat it. In my eyes, Alfredo sauce is not used nearly enough as it …

Put de Curry in de Co-co-nut

Sorry. I know you guys have probably been snowed in and made prisoners in your own homes by the below freezing temperatures hitting most of the nation. Just sitting there bundled under mountains of blankets waiting for me to update my blog with another soul warming soup. But like always, I miss these opportunities that other bloggers write posts for months in advance. It’s not my fault this time! Yes, I could have written this …

The Greatest & Best Chili in the World …Tribute

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://themanthechefthedad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Tenacious-D-Tribute.mp3″] It was a long time ago, but yes, I did win first place in a Chili cook-off. It happened, and for a moment, something I made was considered to be best in the world. It’s a great feeling and something that I hold dear to my heart since at the time, I was basically at the beginning of my cooking career. That young, I honestly had no idea what I was really doing. …

Cocoa Loco

Alright, I know I said it was going to be a cookie extravaganza, but don’t get mad at me. It’s not the end of the wor… Well… Let me not go there yet. I’ll save a joke for my next post. You know… Just in case… Anyway, it’s not a cookie, but this time of year, you need to know how to make this stuff too. And man, once you make it this way you …

Sugar and Spice…

Out of everything I make during the holidays, this has got to be my favorite. I’m a lover of spices and can appreciate the assault on the senses they can do. I think that’s a big reason why I love holiday baking. I get to abuse things like cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice, and no one gives me any lip about it. And you know I’m a cinnamon freak so this time of year …

If Milk Could Dream…

Still the first week of the month and I already feel like I’m slacking. I have quite a few holiday goodies to throw your way so I really should get on the ball here. I mean, here I am, a cookie fanatic missing out on the cookie making season. If this blog has done anything consistently well, it’s making me ashamed of myself.  What? I said cookie and you stopped caring about everything else I was saying? …