Cook Like a Chef: chicken soup

Cooler weather is ideal for a broth filled with noodles and chicken

It’s comfort food season, so nurture family and friends with a pot of delicious homemade … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Zucchini tart

A simple delicious recipe for the season’s zucchini bounty

Late summer brings a vast quantity of local zucchini into our lives. It’s everywhere — … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: perfect hamburgers

Toppings and condiments compliment quality burger

Today we’re cooking a hamburger like a chef and giving you easy recipes for a … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: summer cocktails

Cheers! It’s outdoor entertaining season — a good time to be more creative with the … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: High altitude vanilla sponge cake

Get a handle on high-altitude baking with these recipes and techniques

Baking in Central Oregon isn’t a piece of cake. The high altitude can easily crush … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Asparagus

Learn three ways the pros make asparagus

’Tis the season for asparagus. It’s available year-round these days, but spring is the optimum … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Baked Ham

Ham is Easter dinner star

The traditional centerpiece of Easter dinner is a big baked ham, shiny with a sweet … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Rich, creamy, risotto

Mushroom Risotto with Basil Gremolata Garnish

Whether you’re making rice or soup or sauces, Cascade Culinary Institute chef instructor Wayne Yeatman … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Soup stock

Homemade stock is foundation to good cuisine

If one of your goals this year is to become a better home cook, take … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Prime Rib Roast

Meat thermometer key to success

For an impressive Christmas or New Year’s dinner, consider a tender, juicy prime rib roast. … Read more

Cook like a chef: Mashed potatoes

Potatoes, tools, butter and heavy cream are keys to perfection

One of the things to feel grateful for when you sit down at the Thanksgiving … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Apple Pie

Pastry chef Laura Hagen explains how to make Thanksgiving dessert

It’s not Thanksgiving without pie, so we’re tackling apple pie with Laura Hagen, a chef … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Roast Chicken with Pan Gravy

Thor Erickson’s tips include high heat, no basting and an empty bird

A simple roast chicken dinner becomes simply amazing when you cook it like a chef. … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Grilled Salmon with beurre rouge sauce

Flame-kissed fish cooked to perfection

Have you ever wondered why salmon tastes better in a restaurant than when you cook … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Potato Salad

A perfect side to any entrée

When you’ve got a good potato salad recipe you can make with confidence, you’ve got … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Mixed Berry Shortcake

Summer classic takes advantage of sweet, fresh berries

Berry season is here, and there’s nothing better for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert than … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Scrambled eggs

Video: How to perfect this simple recipe

Scrambled eggs is one of the first foods many people learn to cook, but plenty … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Perfect rib-eye steak

VIDEO: Bend culinary instructor shows us how it’s done

Today’s Cook Like a Chef recipe is seared rib-eye steak cooked in a cast-iron skillet … Read more

Cook Like a Chef: Vinaigrette and a great green salad

Video: Pro chef shows us how it’s done

Today’s Cook Like a Chef recipe is vinaigrette dressing. It’s great on a crisp green … Read more

Perfect Thanksgiving dinner rolls

Video: Learn to make these easy, delicious rolls

For some people, warm, buttery, homemade rolls on Thanksgiving are nonnegotiable. They’re as crucial to … Read more

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