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Ten Chimney’s Event – Addendum

I wanted to follow up on the Garden Party at Ten Chimney’s which I catered. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that I prepared a wonderful buffet meal for the event and the food was received very well. The bad news is the actual event was cancelled due to extreme high…… Continue reading Ten Chimney’s Event – Addendum

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10 Chimney’s Catering Menu

The Ten Chimney’s (http://www.tenchimneys.org/) Garden Party is scheduled for Thursday July 18 and we have settled on the menu for the event. The following photos are not the actual food, as we will wait until closer to the event to prepare the meal, which is a buffet. We will start with cocktails and appetizers at…… Continue reading 10 Chimney’s Catering Menu

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Grilled Butterflied Chicken

Butterflied chicken (or spatchcocked chicken), just means cutting out the backbone so that the chicken lies flat, and in turn, cooks faster and more evenly. Grilled bone-in chicken, is best cooked over indirect heat and then finished over higher heat to crisp the skin. It is hard to do with a whole chicken because inevitably,…… Continue reading Grilled Butterflied Chicken

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Catering Gig at 10 Chimneys in Milwaukee

I am excited to report that I have been asked to cater a Garden Party Dinner at the beautiful 10 Chimneys (http://www.tenchimneys.org/) Estate on July 18. The menu is still being finalized, but it will feature some of my favorite dishes that I have prepared over the years. 10 Chimneys is a Milwaukee institution. I…… Continue reading Catering Gig at 10 Chimneys in Milwaukee

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Grilling Hanger Steak vs Skirt Steak

Skirt steak and Hanger steak are tasty, tender and under-utilized cuts of beef. They are two cuts of meat you need to get from your butcher. It is doubtful that it will be in a package in a refrigerated case with the strip steaks and ground beef. Hanger steaks are somewhat small and you only…… Continue reading Grilling Hanger Steak vs Skirt Steak

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Let’s get ready to grill

For those of us who live in areas of the country that have long winters, your grill may have sat idle for many months.   But as Memorial Day approaches, it is the unofficial start of summer, which translates into the beginning of grilling season. Men love to grill/Bar-b-Que/smoke all types of food.  But as…… Continue reading Let’s get ready to grill

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Easy, quick (Did I mention easy) side dishes – Part 2 – Tuscan Beans

Tuscan White Beans –   This simple side dish can be ready in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for those meals where other parts of the dinner are slightly more complex. Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 teaspoon for cooking and 1 teaspoon for drizzling when serving) 1 garlic clove, smashed and roughly chopped ¼ teaspoon…… Continue reading Easy, quick (Did I mention easy) side dishes – Part 2 – Tuscan Beans