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Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

8 Mar Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (
Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you our favorite recipe for corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (


(These portions make 5 servings)

  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorn
  • 5 tablespoons of spicy mustard
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges I also use a mixture of green and red cabbage for variety) Continue reading

Brown Sugar Smokies- Game Day Recipe

2 Feb Brown Sugar Smokies
Brown Sugar Smokies

Brown Sugar Smokies

This super easy recipe cooks in under 30 minutes! Great for the Super Bowl, game day or any party.

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package little smokie
  • sausages
  • 1 cup brown sugar, or to taste Continue reading

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

25 Jan Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe
Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Fried Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls- Game Day Appetizer

15 Jan Buffalo chicken cheese balls - Super Bowl Appetizer
Buffalo chicken cheese balls - Super Bowl Appetizer

Buffalo chicken cheese balls – Football Party Appetizer

Try this delicious buffalo chicken appetizer for your football party!

Recipe makes 48 balls


  • 2 (12.5 fl oz) cans chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 1 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs


  1. Mix the chicken, green onions, Cheddar cheese, pepperjack cheese, hot sauce, and ranch dressing mix together in a bowl; form the mixture into 1-inch balls with a scoop. Place the balls on a large, flat dish; chill in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Gently press the balls into the flour to coat and shake off any excess. Dip into the beaten egg and then press into bread crumbs. Place the breaded chicken balls onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  4. Fry the breaded balls in the hot oil until slightly browned, about 1 minute.

Firecakes Unveils New Gluten-Free Donut

13 Jan Firecakes Gluten-Free Donut
Firecakes Gluten-Free Donut

Firecakes Gluten-Free Donut

Flourless Valrhona Chocolate Cake Donut Now Available 

68 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Looking for a decadent, gluten-free treat? Look no further than Firecakes in River North. Chef Jonathan Fox now offers a gluten-free version of his popular Triple Valrhona Chocolate donut. The flourless Valrhona chocolate cake donuts, with chocolate icing and chocolate cocoa nibs, are now available for $2.67 each.

Pre-orders are available; please place orders by 3 p.m. for next day pick up or delivery (one dozen donut minimum). Firecakes Donuts is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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