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My Toaster Oven Bacon is Better Than Your Frying Pan Bacon

November 30, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Ok, maybe my bacon’s not “better” than yours, but I bet it’s easier. We make bacon at least three mornings a week at our house. Jacqueline makes it pretty much the way you’d expect—iron skillet, medium flame, smoky and typically delicious. But. She has to monitor it so it doesn’t curl up on the edges
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I Love My Toaster Oven

September 18, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

It’s the cool of the night and most of the world has gone to bed. I cook for a living, and nights are always cool when the six person 250 square foot office regularly tops 100 degrees. Tonight, my family is sleeping when I creak through the front door, and I reek of brie and
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Denver Chili #livewithfrank

September 18, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

This photo is of the green chili (and it is spelled with an “i” not an “e”, I looked) burger we used to have at Lou’s. Be looking for Lou’s Hot & Naked, but in the meantime, here’s a solid chili recipe. Denver Green Chili #LivewithFrank Serves 4 and more Ingredients 2 T extra virgin
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You Are So Psyched for This Hickory Smoked Brisket #LivewithFrank

September 12, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

The photo captures the brisket sliders from Russell’s Smokehouse. Come on, how good do those look? Truth is, they’re way better looking in person (aren’t we all?). I’m hungry just typing up the recipe. Hickory Smoked Brisket #LivewithFrank Serves Fifteen A note: This is a good solid day of cooking. It isn’t tricky cooking, but
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Spinach and Meatball Calzone #LivewithFrank

September 11, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Spinach-Meatball Calzone #LivewithFrank Serves 1-2 A note: Pizza stones are awesome and if you’re trying your hand at homemade pizza, you really should invest in one. They hold a nice, uniform temperature, and the porous stone sucks up any residual moisture, so the crust crisps up beautifully. A cookie sheet works, too–just not as well.
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Chicken #LiveWithFrank

August 28, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

I’ve never tried any iteration of the recipe pictured here, but it’s some idea for next morning leftovers. If you attempt it, please please tell me how it turns out because I’m kind of dying to know . . .Meanwhile, here’s a method I know well Olive Oil Poached Chicken Serves 4 Ingredients 4 chicken
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French Scrambled Eggs

July 25, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

A Story I proposed to Jacqueline nearly 20 years ago just before we boarded the plane to France on a wine trip hosted by the awesome Mel Masters. It was truffle season, and the goal was to hit as many wineries and restaurants as humanly possible within the span of a week. At the time,
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Betty Crocker Isn’t as Awesome as My Wife

June 30, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

At the end of every summer, just when I think I can’t take the heat for a single more day, in walks Jacqueline set to bake. Every year, hot as hell, she’s turning on the oven and peeling peaches. Thing is, I can’t complain because I know a thing or two about suffering through a
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A Fish Story

June 23, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

I love fishing. My father was an avid angler, crazy for the sport. That’s him at the bottom of this post. An old newspaper clipping, he’s the handsome guy holding the shark’s head. My dad could spend entire days laughing with a group on the ocean, or alone in his head with the fish and
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Go Dutch, Baby

April 30, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

If you like blueberry pancakes (pictured) you’ll love a berry Dutch Baby. I went on a pancake cooking binge awhile back, after I cooked at the largest pancake breakfast in the world at Cheyenne’s Frontier Days. Every morning and many nights I tried different thicknesses and flavors until I got it out of my system
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Nothing Beats a Family Meal

April 10, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Nothing sets the tone for a good night like a great meal. Marco, my son, has been having a tough week (that’s his arm in the picture, reaching for a thigh). He’s an official bench warmer on his lacrosse team. He was, not kidding, kicked out of a class called Gospel Values.  Twice. A recent
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The Benefits of Kitchen Typing

January 27, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

I cook a lot. I mean a whole lot. Forget that it’s my livelihood, and that on any given night I might be cooking on one of nine professional lines or in the DaVita kitchen, or for Chef Driven. I cook for my family, too–maybe three breakfasts a week for my sons, and a couple
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January 6, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

I’m on a little cooking show called Chef Driven. The show was a envisioned as a way for me to take people on a food journey–no, an ingredient journey–through the lens of chef who’s also a restaurateur. I’d get to trace the food I serve in my restaurants back to its origins, to put faces and
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