Chicken in Wine & Dijon Reduction

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I’ve been hotel living now for over two weeks and this recipe is my most adventurous to date. It also presented me with a bit of a dilemma in the middle of cooking when I suddenly realized I didn’t have a wine bottle opener. Fortunately, the hotel provided serrated knife which I then used to [...]

Orzo with Walnut Pesto, Olives and Feta

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I’m only a week away now from ending my time cooking at the hotel.  The house is ready August 1st and while I’ve enjoyed the challenge of making meals with a limited kitchen I am excited about having a full kitchen soon. If you haven’t figured it out, it’s fairly easy making pasta in a [...]

Linguini with Pancetta and Golden Beets

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Pasta dishes are a great option for hotel cooking. They require only a couple pans and Extended Stay America’s kitchen came with a rather large strainer, showing someone thought a simple pasta makes sense for small kitchen cooking. Last night I modified a recipe I usually make with Pancetta and Parsnips and Taglietti noodles. I had [...]

Hotel Burger with Goat Cheese

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I am still at in my Extended Stay America hotel room with its quaint kitchenette. Tonight I came home after a long but enjoyable week of work, now only two weeks away from reuniting with my wife and kids. This morning, before leaving to work, I thawed out some grass-fed ground beef I purchased at [...]

Root Vegetables and Lentils in Mustard Sauce

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This is an adaptation of a recipe I posted before: Lentils with Turnip, Leeks and Carrots. I made a few edits since I’m still doing my series on “Hotel Home Cooking.” Much of the original recipe was followed; however, I lacked cloves and red wine vinegar plus I had some yellow zucchini that I added [...]

Chanterelle Mushroom Cream Linguini

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I had a great early afternoon at the Studio City Farmer’s Market today.  Our family had stopped here about a year ago when we were in town visiting family and taking the boys to Disneyland on that trip for their 5th Birthday.  It was one of the things I was most excited about when I [...]

Hotel “Home” Cooking: The Beginning

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Some of you know I’m in the process of moving from Dallas to Los Angeles after leaving my role as the Executive Director of Digital & Social Media at AT&T. I have since started a new job at the PR agency GolinHarris where I am currently leading Digital for the Western Region. This new change [...]