Beef Stroganoff 

A cheap cut of beef turned tender in a creamy, peppery sauce with mushrooms on buttered noodles. It’s divine!

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I had no idea what beef stroganoff was for most of my life. I had an image of a chipped beef-mayo-tuna-noodle casserole type of thing in my mind. Don’t ask where that came from; probably from some old 1950’s cookbooks I found at a friend’s grandmother’s house when I was little.Traumatized me; who really decided to eat celery and Jell-O mixed with mayo?! And what was the obsession with mayo about?!

I digress. Moving forward.

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

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Alfredo was the first recipe I learned in culinary school. No wait, second. First was fresh pasta, which then went into the alfredo.

Either way, I suppose it was Chef Paris’ way of trying to impress us with fresh pasta. But while the egg-based pasta was rich and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, I was more into the alfredo. Especially since I never had it from scratch. My mom would pop the can open and toss in a little lemon juice and I  never had it any other way until my first day in school.

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