Okay, confession, we definitely took the easy way out here and smoked a purchased pie. There are a million things to do for Thanksgiving, and making our pies is usually a tradition we love and look forward to every year. But sometimes ease and convenience wins over traditions.
We don’t take our gravy lightly. It might was well come from fresh meat drippings, or not exist at all. Until now, we just didn’t think it was possible to create that kind of flavor without having cooked a roast or whole turkey, but with the right flavorings and herbs, you can get pretty darn close.
Give us a minute to convert you to the goodness that is Smoked Broccoli. I’ve always been the kind of eater who enjoys a plate full of vegetables. And that love for vegetables only deepens when the weather turns cool, and I roast every vegetable I can think of in the oven. Cauliflower, check. Carrots, check. Sugar snap peas, check check (try them!). And broccoli, I’ve always loved roasted broccoli. Then we smoked it. I’m forever changed.
Mmmmmm….mashed potatoes. They just scream comfort food. They pair well with so many comfortable foods. But they usually are the vehicle for delicious, savory gravy. Not these babies. These smoked potatoes stand on their own, but when covered with a creamy gravy become the star of the plate.
It is no secret that we at Gygi love chocolate. It lifts us up and never lets us down.
Decadent and delicious chocolate truffles are easy to make right at home.
Start with a basic ganache filling and enrobe it in delicious dark or milk chocolate, roll it in cocoa powder, toasted coconut, ground oreos, or chopped nuts. The crowds will go wild over this one.
Why do we throw this event all about chocolate?
This time of year is special to us here at Orson Gygi, we wait (im)patiently all year for the weather to cool down, the leaves to change, and that time of year where we feel that need to bring back those nostalgic activities in the kitchen-especially those involving chocolate.
This Mummy Pepper Popper recipe is a delicious twist on a classic appetizer. We’ve traded out some of the traditional jalapenos for kid-friendly mini bell peppers and mummified them with crescent roll dough. Complete with edible eyeballs, this finger-food is just begging to be at your next Halloween party.
If luring your little people to the dinner table on Halloween night is a challenge, then this dish is for you. Spookghetti and Octopus Hot Dogs are a meal that even the most intense trick-or-treater will pause for.
Peter’s Caramel has changed our sweet-making lives. Consider it one of confections greatest “life hacks.” Easy to store, melt, drizzle, dip, cut, flavor and even dye.
We’ve shared with you some of our more basic tips on using caramel, so today we wanted to give you a look at some of our more unusual uses. If you bought a loaf, or twenty, here are some things you can do with any caramel you may have left over from your caramel apples or pretzel rods.