By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1 pound hazelnuts  12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped  2 2/3 cups sugar  1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon  1 pound phyllo dough  2 sticks unsalted butter, melted  2 cups water  1 1/2 cups honey  Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the nuts on a baking […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe How long do I have to cook prime rib? Plan on about 15 to 20 minutes per pound. Keep in mind that the roast will continue cooking once it comes out of the oven. Follow these temperatures for when you’ll want to remove the meat from the oven […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe The Meat We’re starting with one of the most tender cuts of beef ever—the tenderloin! Beef tenderloin is super delicious, but without bones or much marbling, it’s not the most flavorful cut of beef in the world. That is why we season liberally. (Read: about 1 teaspoon kosher […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts, sliced (2 cups) 2 celery stalks, diced 16 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped 2 tablespoons tamari ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 4 cups vegetable broth 1 pound cauliflower, broken into florets (5 cups) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Sea salt and freshly ground […]

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: 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 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 […]

Ingredients 1/2 cup granny smith apple and/or delicious red apple cut into cubes 2 tablespoons lime juice 3-4 mint leaves, torn 1 1/2 ounces white rum 1/2 cup apple cider 1 teaspoon granulated sugar ice club soda lime wheels and mint springs for garnish Instructions Place mint leaves, sugar and […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe Serves 4 Ingredients 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each) 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard MAPLE-DIJON SAUCE: 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe Ingredients: 3 Cups lemonade 5 Cups apple cider 1 Cup orange juice 5 Cups sparkling water ¼ Cup maple syrup Rosemary sprigs 3 Apples 1 Orange Directions: In a tall pitcher, mix the apple cider with the orange juice and lemonade. Set aside. Cut […]

    By Chef Vincent Tropepe Instagram: cheftropepe   Ingredients 1 quart cold water 1/4 cup salt 1/3 cup maple syrup 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger 2 teaspoons dried rosemary 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless pork […]