Chef Dennis

Chef Dennis’ Chocolate Fudge Cake

One of my great childhood memories will always be chocolate cake for breakfast…sigh. It was a wonderful thing! But that was in the days of Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker, when mixes somehow began taking the place of homemade cakes. Now I’m not knocking the mixes, everything has its time and place, and they did come up with some pretty darn good cakes. But even as good as they were, they’re not homemade. I came across an old recipe for a Vegan Chocolate Cake, although at the time they had no idea it was Vegan, or even what a Vegan […]

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Chef Dennis’ Pistachio Encrusted Salmon

The holidays are coming and no matter how you celebrate, it means a time for family and friends to gather.  And what better way to celebrate the season than by sharing a meal.  I’m always looking for something new to make, something to impress my guests not only with a delicious meal but a beautifully presented meal. The old saying is “we eat with our eyes” and that my friends is the truth!  No matter how good a dish may taste, if the appearance is less than stellar, the flavors will not be appreciated. So as you prepare your holiday feast, […]

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Chef Dennis’ Panko Breaded Flounder with Pasta and Broccoli Rabe

I truly am spoiled living on the east coast, where so much great fresh seafood is available.  And really lucky to have a Wegman’s to shop at with a great selection of reliable fresh seafood, much of which is sourced locally.   So when I saw fresh flounder on display being hand filleted per order, I knew that would be the perfect choice for dinner. While Lisa likes flounder simply broiled, or stuffed, my favorite way to eat flounder is fried.  Crispy crunchy and fried till golden brown…..sigh. The problem with frying these days is all the media attention and […]

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