Sam's Blog


Here is where I'll be sharing my latest thoughts, rants, goings on and food stuff from my travels. 

It might be just visual or textual... humorous or profound… technical or novice-like (I'm not professing to be the greatest writer) but with my food storytelling, I hope to share the importance of cooking with your family.

Your Thanksgiving Questions Answered LIVE 11/18

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Your Thanksgiving Questions Answered LIVE 11/18

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Grab a cup of coffee and join me
Saturday at 10am (Pacific Time)
to chat all things
Thanksgiving
on a Facebook LIVE. 

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Easy Halloween Party Recipes

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Easy Halloween Party Recipes

Here's a bunch a stuff perfect for Halloween night, or some ideas to make with all the leftovers.

 

 

PUMPKIN RECIPES

 

PUMPKIN SAGE GNOCCHI

 

 

MY #1 HALLOWEEN TRADITION:
WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI

The key is to make a bunch of it. Then let it be the casual, comfort-food center of a trick or treat ‘door answering’ party...

 

MORE HALLOWEEN IDEAS FROM MY KITCHEN BLOG

 

A Healthier Meal After All That Halloween Candy

So after consuming all that candy, it might be time for something slightly healthier.  Here’s my suggestion for a build-your-own Quesadilla party. Kids love-making things themselves, so you simply put everything out and let them put it together the way they want – but you do the cooking.

Getting started:

Put out a variety of fillings and let the kids build their own Quesadillas. The choices can include:

  • Mixed, shredded cheeses
  • Diced turkey, chicken or steak
  • Black beans
  • Grilled or roasted veggies — zucchini, onions, carrots, squashes
  • Raw veggies — avocado, peppers, corn kernels, tomatoes
  • Leaves — spinach, cilantro
  • Pineapple, mango, pear
  • Tortillas — whole wheat, spinach, red pepper

How to make?

  1. Start with a tortilla, add a little cheese – the cheese will act like glue and hold everything together.
  2. Then simply add your favorite fillings, a little more cheese and top with another tortilla.
  3. Squish down and cook in a non-stick pan over medium heat on both sides, until lightly browned, warmed through and melty (by the way – no oil is necessary for cooking and of course is way healthier).
  4. Cut into wedges and serve with non-fat Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), salsa and diced avocado.

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NEED A HOLIDAY PARTY SHOT IN THE ARM?

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NEED A HOLIDAY PARTY SHOT IN THE ARM?

SAM CAN HOST YOUR PARTY!

Are you bummed at the prospect of having your holiday party at the boss's house again this year? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but his blueberry guacamole is definitely getting a bit tired. Maybe some thing new & interesting is in order? Perhaps some fun with Sam would bring your crew together in a most festive and delicious way? Reach out and tell us what you’re thinking – cuz we promise a ton of fun, food & cocktails. And no blueberry guac.  

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I WANT YOUR RECIPES

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I WANT YOUR RECIPES

It’s time I did some viewer recipes! So send anything you’d like to share (no matter how odd).

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EGGCENTRIC ON TODAY'S DSC SHOW

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EGGCENTRIC ON TODAY'S DSC SHOW

Catch me this morning, Friday July 21st, I'm LIVE with recipe talk on THE DSC SHOW at 8.30am.

This time, its all about eggs. So listen in to find out which one the crew picks!


 

Mexican Eggs

Tortilla chips (cooked with eggs) make everything better.

 

Tomato Egg Stir Fry

Eggs and tomatoes never tasted so good. 


Kaplan Special breakfast

My mom's old school breakfast – it's perfection on a plate. And if you don't like it, you'd basically be saying you don't like my mom - and I don't think you want to say that. 

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Meet our Finlandia Contest Winners... Party!

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Meet our Finlandia Contest Winners... Party!

Yes Layla, someone did say party!! Congrats to the Padillas fam @lylliluvv they won the @finlandia.cheese 'Sam Cooks at Your House' contest! Can't wait to cook for their friends & family!! #finlandiabutter


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July Fourth Recipes

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July Fourth Recipes

Make a feast for the fam, switch it up from the norm people!

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My Top Picks for Father's Day Eats

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My Top Picks for Father's Day Eats

Yes, I am a pretty predictable stereotypical male, I love to be treated on Father's Day to...

Any Benny.

A great burger.

Any good steak.

Here's a few on my top choices:


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NATIONAL EGG MONTH RECIPES

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NATIONAL EGG MONTH RECIPES

My final meal would be anything that had a perfectly cooked egg on it. Period. Celebrate this most delicious ingredient June 3rd, by making a bunch of these.