Layering Flavor

Layering Flavor is what separates a novice cook from a really great cook. The more you practice layering flavor into your dishes, the more flavorful, complex and interesting they will be. 

Pay close attention to the steps in these recipes to see how we layer flavor and build a delicious meal.

Winter squash Soup

Winter Squash Soup

November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting a variety of Winter squash in the Fall months is my favorite! Winter squash keep outside the fridge for what seems like ever and are so great for adding some depth and warmth to any dish. This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, … Read more

ragout

Veggie ragout with creamy cheese polenta

November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

This Veggie Ragout & creamy polenta makes me feel SO warm and cozy as the weather gets colder. By building flavors and adding ingredients in layers, you will find that this Ragout will give you both depth of flavor and a bright surprise at the end with the addition of some vinegar. Make a double … Read more

cranberry side for your Thanksgiving turkey

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This easy and fast cranberry sauce recipe will be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. It brightens and balances all the heavy food that typically comes with Thanksgiving and will open up your taste buds to the flavors of all the other dishes on your plate. Remember that cranberry sauce in a can growing up? … Read more

turkey brine

Turkey Brine – Orange Coriander

October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This Orange Coriander Brine will leave you with a moist turkey and brighten it’s flavor through the use of citrus. Your Thanksgiving turkey this year will be the best you’ve ever had. What is a brine?  A brine is a salty solution that will add moisture to any lean meat. If you like this flavor combo, … Read more

Chili

January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

This Chili recipe is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze batches of it for a rainy day! Chili Print Recipe This is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious chili you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze … Read more

Chili braised pork or 5 spice tacos bring different ideas to the table instead of just Mexican.

5 Spice Braised Pork Tacos

October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone’s familiar with Mexican flavors in tacos, but these 5 spice tacos use braised pork and Asian seasonings to knock it out of the park! I can eat tacos for days, but 5 spice tacos are a welcome change of pace from the traditional Mexican flavors we all love. I like to serve these 5 … Read more

Chili braised pork or 5 spice tacos bring different ideas to the table instead of just Mexican.

Chili Braised Pork Tacos & Salsa

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

These chili braised pork tacos are one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes, and one that I’ll often make in my cooking classes as well! Chili braised pork tacos are practically foolproof and very popular – making this the perfect party meal, make-ahead dinner option, or simple Sunday dish. The chili-braised pork tastes better the longer … Read more

Zucchini Galette

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the most delicious recipe and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your kids will love making it AND eating it.

PS. You can always use store bought dough 😉

These are also great made ahead & individually wrapped for reheating. (or just eat it cold!)

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