Roasted Christmas Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

This recipe of mine is the most requested by friends and family.

This recipe of mine is the most requested by friends and family. I have been preparing this roasted beef tenderloin recipe for many years, perfecting it during my stint as a private chef. My mother-in-law began the beef tenderloin Christmas tradition, and I’ve been...
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Crispy Roasted Red Potato Slices

A perfect side for your holiday meal

My Dad was a grilling enthusiast and frequently made a foil-pouch version of this simple potato recipe. But with butter, naturally. As a kid, I thought it was the most amazing side dish on the planet. Fast forward a few decades, and now I...
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The Best Easy Guacamole

I've made all sorts of versions of guacamole. The one I perfected when I'd fly down to Cabo as a private chef is the one in my cookbook. But I have a new one for you, from an unexpected place.

It’s the kick-off to 4th of July week! I will just be hanging locally this year, but you can bet I’ll be digging into lots of guacamole. I’ve made all sorts of versions of guacamole. The one I perfected when I’d fly down to Cabo...
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Garlicky Greek Yogurt Dip

This post was sponsored by my friends at Chobani. Written 100% by me. We are in the midst of sweet potato season, with the majority of them hailing from North Carolina and California. Get excited! Baking them in an extra hot oven is my favorite...
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Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe Kids Will Love

This post is sponsored by my friends at Beech-Nut, makers of delicious food for babies, made with simple ingredients. My girls — Scarlet and Stella — can be picky eaters. They poke at foods that wiggle, insist the crust of their sandwiches be removed and push green...
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Sweet and Sour Shell Mac and Cheese

Bring creamy comfort food back into your life with this mac and cheese that is high in flavor while keeping calories, saturated fat and sodium in check. The trick is whisking together a lightened up Bechamel sauce, with lowfat milk and flour, while skipping the...
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Pumpkin French Fries with Chipotle-Molasses Ketchup

These pumpkin fries are sweet potatoes’ sassier sister with a smoky twist of cumin, chile and chipotle. The sweet and spicy ketchup will elevate any fry. Each serving offers more than two times the daily value for vitamin A (as beta-carotene), 3 grams fiber, and...
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How to Make a Beef Tenderloin Roast

My most requested recipe

Sponsored post One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is cooking roast beef tenderloin on Christmas Day. Once you know the proper technique of cooking a roast, it is so simple to prepare some steps in advance, and then finish cooking it in the oven...
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Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

If you’re like me, you love a good deep fry. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, after all, where I was no stranger to Friday fish fries and deep-fried cheese curds. I’ve enjoyed the deep-fried onion blooms found on restaurant menus across the...
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How to Cook a Pork Tenderloin Roast

Sponsored post One of the best things about the holiday season is the food, of course. Sipping lowfat eggnog lattes while shopping and nibbling fresh roasted chestnuts while dressing the tree and singing along with Christmas music are a couple of my favorites. Feeding hungry...
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