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.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MENU

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MENU

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My top Cinco De Mayo eats & drinks

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My top Cinco De Mayo eats & drinks

You know I love Mexican food! I have experimented with many recipes over the years, so if you are looking for inspiration, you should have more than enough to choose from this Cinco de Mayo, just take a look. 

Indulge and make a bunch of these!


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ST. PATRICK'S DAY RECIPES

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY RECIPES

Check out my Irish inspired recipes to get ahead of the game for this St. Patrick's Day, Saturday March 17th 2018. All easy, hearty dishes, make a couple for dinner... of make em all, if you are having a party!

But first... go pour that glass of Guinness!

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Perfect to feed a big hungry mob for St. Pat's Day. But, whether you are Irish... or whatever you are, you have to make this, it's the ultimate comfort food and easy family meal pleaser.

This is just a guide – you can add almost anything to mashed potatoes – goat cheese, sour cream, bits of roast beef, bacon & blue cheese, rice pudding, quickly sauted vegetables, crunchy rice noodles – by the way I was just kidding about the rice pudding.

For some reason, corned beef is usually only thought of at home for St. Patrick’s Day, which is a crying shame. This has only five ingredients, is a snap to make, and the glaze really adds a ton of flavor. Make yourself a promise to make it more often. You’ll be so glad you did.


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GOT LEFTOVERS? TRY THESE THE FOLLOWING DAY

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TB 2017: My Top 9 dishes

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TB 2017: My Top 9 dishes

Here's some of my favorite things from 2017, all featured on the Sam The Cooking Guy Online (STCGO) show. 

We have lots more to come this year, so please stay tuned to my social media for lots more easy recipes and fun quick episodes.

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Sam's Friday DSC recipe

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Sam's Friday DSC recipe

I'M LIVE TODAY


FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH
LISTEN TO THE DSC SHOW
100.7 KFM BFM AT 8.30AM

The DSC crew have to pick just one of my 3 recipes (below), then I will talk you through my recipe, so you can try it out this weekend. And this Friday, it’s all about comfort food.

 

Sopa de Fideo

 

Shepherds Pie with Tots

 

Mayo Cheese Bread

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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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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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My Top Picks for Father's Day Eats

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My Top Picks for Father's Day Eats

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Big Game Party Food Ideas

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Big Game Party Food Ideas

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ON A HEALTH KICK?

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ON A HEALTH KICK?

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Nye Party recipes

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Nye Party recipes

Cocktails and nibbles my favorite combination. Make something different this year, try some of these: 


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Holiday recipes

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Holiday recipes

If you are hosting a party, a family feast... or, you need a new potluck dish, you should find a bunch of ideas here:


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I LOVE FRESH PEAS

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I LOVE FRESH PEAS

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