Auberge Du Vieux Puits in France was named the best-rated Fine Dining restaurant in the world. The 2020 Travellers’ Choice® Awards celebrate travellers’ favourite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world, based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 4 cups Brussels sprouts ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ½ cup pine nuts, toasted ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup grated pecorino cheese (optional) ⅓ cup chopped chives Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 1/3 cup neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups) 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 tablespoon whiskey, optional 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional Procedure Position a rack […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons maple syrup Six 4 to 5-inch long cinnamon sticks, for garnish 6 pumpkin candies, for garnish, such as Brach’s 1 bottle white wine, chilled 3 cups mango peach juice blend or tropical juice blend, chilled, […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Potato Leek Au Gratin Ingredients 4 Tbsp Butter 1 1/2 cups Whole milk 1 cup Heavy cream 3 Large garlic cloves finely chopped 1 Tbsp Stone ground mustard 1/4 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg 3/4 Tbsp Kosher salt 1 tsp Freshly ground pepper 2 oz Blue cheese […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe CRANBERRY GOAT CHEESE TRUFFLES Ingredients 6 ounces plain goat cheese softened for an hour at room temperature 4 ounces cream cheese softened for an hour at room temperature ¾ cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey ½ teaspoon Sriracha ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons currants* 2 tablespoons dried cranberries* 2 tablespoons golden raisins* 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley Instructions […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1. Position the Wings Tuck the wing tips behind the shoulders to lock them into place and protect them from scorching. The positioning of the wings also helps stabilize the bird on a platter. Next. You’ll tie the ankles of the legs together to cover the […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Decorating the Christmas tree just got a little better for this year because Costco is back with another impressive buy that booze lovers will be running to grab. Though the mini hot chocolate to go ornaments became fan favorites when spotted, the beloved wholesale chain has a new […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe ½ cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups sliced onions 4 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper to taste 4 slices French bread 4 slices provolone cheese 2 slices Swiss cheese, diced ¼ cup […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup diced onion ¾ cup diced carrots 4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash 3 cups vegetable stock salt and ground black pepper to taste ground nutmeg to taste ½ cup heavy cream Step 1 Heat the […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Babka was developed in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe in the early 19th century. Extra challah dough was rolled up with fruit jams, cinnamon and soft spreadable cheese and baked as a loaf alongside the challah. Chocolate was not originally used as a variety because […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe INGREDIENTS FOR THE DRINK 3 ounces 2 shot glasses good quality vodka 3 ounces 2 shot glasses pumpkin spice creamer 1.5 ounces 1 shot glass Kahlua Whipped Cream and pumpkin pie spice for garnish FOR THE RIM 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon sugar or sparkling sugar 3 tablespoons crushed graham crackers INSTRUCTIONS Mix the ingredients for […]

Here is a delicious and fantastic way to use all those Twix bars you have left over from Halloween. Ingredients 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs 5 T. butter 5 T. sugar Cheesecake 24 ounces soft cream cheese 1 cup sugar 3T. flour 1 c. sour cream 4 eggs 1 tsp. […]