Chris Rollins from PST enjoys Latin cuisine with Mrs. G!

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As the Mrs.G and WPST chef series continues, we enjoyed delicious night of Latin cuisine in our Community Kitchen. Throughout the series, I’ve had the pleasure of preparing a variety of food from all different regions of the world–dishes that traditionally require regional-specific appliances to prepare correctly, such as baking naan bread in a tandoori oven or steaming tamales in a large pot. But our Jenn-Air sponsored Community Kitchen equips us with a working wall oven, steam oven, speed oven, coffee maker and an induction cooktop. These appliances turn out great results time and time again as I am able to use my knowledge of different cooking methods to accompany the lack of particular oven needed for that dish. 0908-2017-0146722240847562254 Our most recent event featured Latin fare: tamales stuffed with shredded roasted chicken, black beans and rice, avocado salsa, and flan for dessert. Preparation for the dishes is mostly done by hand with a sharp knife and a cutting board. The real magic happens in the cooking process. For the rice and black beans I used the Jenn Air 30” induction cooktop with downdraft ventilation. This cooking surface really makes cooking anything easy. It takes about 90 seconds for the water to boil and will instantly turn down to a simmer, holding the precise temperature needed to attain the correct textured rice. The cooktop is glass and that allows an easy clea-up. I used Sazon by Goya to season both the rice and the black beans. For the main dish, I prepared all the elements separately and constructed the tamales by hand once everything was ready.

First, I roasted the chicken in the Jenn Air Speed Oven, a combination between a convection oven and a microwave. The microwaves provide heat to the inside of the food while the convection element browns and cooks the food from the outside.  These two elements working together will rapidly speed up the time needed to prepare mostly any food.  In a conventional oven it takes about 15 minutes per pound to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. For a 5 pound chicken, that would be about 75 minutes. The speed oven while give me equal if not better results in 45 minutes. Once the chicken has reached the proper internal temperature, allow it to cool slightly before removing all the meat from the bones. Shred by hand or with two forks, pulling the meat apart. Reserve the shredded chicken in a bowl and set it aside. 0908-2017-0144722238531254263 To prepare the tamale batter, I followed the recipe on the side of corn meal bag and added a dash of Adobo all-purpose seasoning for extra flavor. Soak the corn husks for about an hour to make them pliable for assembling the tamales. To cook the tamales, I used the Jenn Air Combi-Steam oven, a steam oven with a convection element. The steam oven is a very versatile appliance that gets little recognition in residential kitchens. Much like induction, people fear that switching to new technology will be too difficult to get used to. What people often don’t realize is that these new appliances fill an already-existing need often experienced while cooking. How times has a recipe called for covering something you’re baking in the oven? How often do you sprinkle some water on something before putting it in the microwave? What you’re doing in that process is creating steam to keep the food moist during the cooking process. A steam oven allows for cooking without these less-effective “tricks,” achieving the same results as if you were to cooking with steam on a stove in a pot, or in an oven with a cover on.

Once the tamales were all wrapped and ready to cook I put them into the steam oven on a perforated pan and allowed them to steam for about an hour. 0908-2017-0150722243979148399 Dessert was flan, which I made it in a loaf pan instead of in individual cups. The Jenn Air Convection Wall Oven was a perfect choice for this. The convection fan allows for great circulation of air throughout the oven cavity, giving me an even result throughout the baking process. A water bath is needed when making flan or firm custard-like desserts. This involves using a larger pan and adding water around the dish were preparing.  The water heats up in the oven and slowly bakes the flan. If there were no water the flan with bake faster on the top, and will overcook the flan to by the time the middle is finished. The caramel for the flan was made on the induction cooktop. 0908-2017-01297222238489642590908-2017-0151722245490414227  


Avocado Salsa

Yield: About 6 servings

Ingredients: 6 medium Roma tomatoes (medium dice) • 1 cup chopped red onion (small dice) • 1 large or 2 small jalapeños, seeded (small dice) • 3 medium avocados, semi-firm but ripe, peeled, cored (medium diced) • 3 1/2 tbsp coconut oil • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice • 1 clove garlic, finely minced • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (more or less to taste as desired) • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped

Instructions: Place red onion in a strainer or sieve and rinse under cool water to remove harsh bite. Drain well. Add to a mixing bowl along with diced tomatoes, jalapeños and avocados. In a separate small mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper until mixture is well blended. Pour mixture over avocado mixture, add cilantro then gently toss mixture to evenly coat. Serve with tortilla chips or over Mexican entrees.  

Latin Flan

Ingredients: 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs plus 5 yolks • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk • ½ cup whole milk (half-and-half or 2% milk may be substituted, but do not use skim milk) • 2 tsp vanilla extract• ½ tsp salt • 1 tbsp Bourbon (if needed, substitute Bourbon with an additional 2 tsp of vanilla extract)

Instructions: (This recipe should be made at least one day before serving.) Adjust a rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 300°F. Stir together the sugar and 1/4 cup water in a medium heavy saucepan until the sugar is completely moistened. Bring to boil over medium-high heat and cook, without stirring, until the mixture begins to turn golden. Gently swirling the pan, continue to cook until sugar is a honey color.

Remove from the heat and swirl the pan until the sugar is reddish-amber and fragrant, 15 to 20 seconds. Carefully swirl in 2 tablespoons of warm tap water until incorporated – be careful as the mixture will bubble and steam. This whole process should take less than 10 minutes. Pour the caramel into an 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan; do not scrape out the saucepan. Set the loaf pan aside. (To clean the hardened caramel from the saucepan, fill the pan with water and bring it to a boil.)

Whisk the eggs and yolks in large bowl until combined. Add the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whole milk, vanilla, Bourbon, and salt and whisk until incorporated. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl to remove any bits of egg; then pour the strained custard into the loaf pan over the caramel.

Place the loaf pan in the center of a 9×13-inch baking or roasting pan (preferably with high sides) to make a water bath. Place the nested pans in the oven; then, using a tea kettle or pitcher, pour hot water around the loaf pan until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake for 75 – 90 minutes, until the custard is set around the edges but still a bit jiggly in the center. (Don’t worry that it seems undercooked. The custard will continue to cook as it cools, and the center will set completely — I promise!)

Carefully remove the pans from the oven and leave the flan in the water bath for 1 hour to cool. Remove the loaf pan from the water bath and wipe the pan dry. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge overnight or up to 4 days.

To unmold the flan, carefully slide a sharp knife around the edges of the pan. Invert a platter with a raised rim (to contain the liquid caramel) on top of the flan and turn the pan and platter over. If the flan doesn’t release immediately, let it sit inverted for a minute and it should slide out. When the flan is released, remove the loaf pan. Using rubber spatula, scrape the residual caramel onto the platter. You won’t be able to release all of the caramel – that’s okay. Slice the flan and spoon the sauce over individual portions. Leftover flan may be covered loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerated.  

Rotisserie Chicken Tamales

From the Spanish aisle in the grocery store buy a bag of masa tamale which is cornmeal specific for tamales. On the bag will be a recipe on how to prepare tamales, USE THIS RECIPE. I add a little Adobo seasoning to the masa mixture for an added flavor profile.

On the other side of the bag will be directions on how to build the tamale and cooking instructions, FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 

For my filling I used roasted chicken that was made earlier in the Jenn Air Speed Oven. Take all the meat off the bones and shred the chicken and use inside of the tamales. To cook the tamales you will need to steam them for up to 2 hrs. depending on how much you filled your cornhusks. For vegetarian options, substitute the chicken for cheese or diced mixed vegetables.

Making Naan (Indian Flatbread) in the Jenn-Air Wall Oven

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Last week I was asked to host an event with Chris Rollins from Chris and the crew on WPST and a couple of her radio guests that was Indian cuisine themed. It was many of their first times having Indian food.  I was asked to come up with a small menu of a couple traditional Indian dishes and prepare them in the Mrs Gs Community Kitchen. On the menu was Butter Chicken, Basmati rice, Mango Kulfi, and Naan all from scratch. Traditionally a Tandoori oven is used to cook the naan but we don’t have one of those, so I chose to use a Jenn-Air 30″ wall oven JJW2430DS that had broil capabilities. Making Naan is fun and easy to make and the results are fabulous.  

First combine water, honey and yeast in a bowl. Stir this mixture together and sit is aside for about 10 min. The sugars in the honey help to feed the yeast and will cause it to foam (active) a little quicker.

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Next step is to gather the remaining ingredients. In a large bowl add the all purpose flour, Greek yogurt (full fat is ideal), salt, and oil. I don’t mix them in the bowl together until my yeast mixture is ready.


After yeast has bloomed add it to the flour mix and stir until a dough forms.

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Once the dough has formed, using you hands, knead the dough on the counter top until it becomes smooth. Extra flour may be needed for this step.


In a clean bowl add a couple drops of olive oil and use your fingers to grease the bowl.


The dough should now be smooth and lump free, place the dough into the bowl adding a few more drops of olive oil on the top of the dough to give it a light coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and sit an area that is about 70-80 degrees in temperature to allow the dough to rise.

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We are looking for the dough to double in size. A good rule of thumb is that the dough should be touching the plastic wrap when ready. 

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Heat you oven broiler to high or if you can set a temp set it at 525 degrees and adjust the top rack to be about 6 inches away from the broiler heating element. I have chosen to use a Jenn- Air wall oven that has a fully touch control panel which I am easily able to adjust cook settings and temperatures.  Place a sheet tray on the top rack while the oven is heating up, were looking for the sheet tray to be hot while we cook our dough. We need it to have heat on both sides while baking the naan. Traditionally a round oven made out of clay called a tandoori is used to cook naan.


Uncover the risen dough and punch down the dough. Remove dough from bowl onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 8-10 equal pieces.


With the equal pieces of dough roll each one into a ball and set aside. Now its time to roll the naan. Grab a dough and use your fingers gently to stretch the dough into a desired shape.

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Using a rolling pin on a lightly flowered surface roll out the naan so that it is about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick. repeat for all of the dough balls.

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After the oven has preheated and is up to temperature carefully remove the hot sheet tray and place on top of a wire rack to not burn the counter top. Quickly  line 3 raw naans on the sheet tray an place back into the oven on the top rack. KEEP AN EYE ON THE OVEN AT THIS POINT. You are looking for spotted golden brown on the tops of the naan. Once the cooked naan is removed from the oven, brush each one with clarified butter and stack them. Repeat this process until all of the naan is baked.

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Variations of naan, you can add cumin seeds before baking, or spread roasted garlic on the naan for garlic naan, or even add chopped cilantro in to the dough while rolling it.

I made a sandwich out of some homemade peanut butter and homemade grape jelly. This could possibly be the best tasting PB&J of all time.

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Homemade Naan Bread (Indian flatbread)
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  1. 5 fl. oz. 80-90 degree water (In the middle between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup)
  2. 1/4 oz. active dry yeast (1 packet)
  3. 1 tsp. honey
  4. 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour (plus extra for kneading and rolling)
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil
  6. 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat)
  7. 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  8. clarified butter (for brushing)
  1. 1. Stir water and honey in a bowl, add the yeast stir to combine and then sit aside until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl add flour, yogurt, oil and salt. After yeast has bloomed add it to the flour mixture. 2. Stir to combine all ingredients in to a dough. With the help of some flour knead the dough until its smooth.
  3. 3. Grease a bowl with a couple drops of oil. Add the smooth dough to the bowl giving the top a couple drops of oil also. Cover with plastic wrap and set the bowl in a warm place about 70-80 degrees for 1 hr.
  4. 4. About 45 min into the dough rising, set you oven to broil at 525 degrees, place the top rack about 6 inch. away from the broiler heating element. place a sheet tray into the oven on top rack while oven is heating up.
  5. 5. Transfer dough to a floured work surface, divide the dough into about 8-10 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball.
  6. 6. With a rolling pin roll out the dough to a thickness about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Repeat for each dough ball.
  7. 7. Using pan holders, remove the hot sheet tray to a safe surface and line 3 rolled out naan dough on the tray. Place sheet tray on top rack and broil for about 45 sec. Finished naan should look spotted golden brown. Repeat cooking naan until all dough has been cooked.
  8. 8. Brush finished naan with clarified butter. Server warm and enjoy.
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How to bake a spice cake on an induction cooktop

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How to bake a spice cake on an induction cooktop

We’ve shown you how to make a muffin in a microwave, and now we want to show you how you don’t need an oven to bake a cake. Chef Vance recently made a spice cake on our Jenn-Air 30″ Induction Cooktop. Although the total bake time is longer than in the oven, it’s nice to know you have the choice. When you bake on an induction cooktop, you have multiple settings to choose from, like Simmer, Melt and numbered levels. The instructions below are based on the Jenn-Air settings. Refer to your user manual for equivalent settings. 

  1. Prepare a box of spice cake mix and follow the directions for mixing the batter;
  2. Use a 9-inch circular pot, with lid, that is about 2 inches deep. Lightly grease and flour the inside;
  3. Using the various settings (as seen below in red), follow the below timing for the cake:
    How to bake a spice cake on an induction cooktop

    • 15 min on the Simmer setting, uncovered;
    • 25 min, covered, with the cook temp at number 2, and then wipe condensation off the lid;
    • 25 min, covered, at same cook temp setting and then wipe the lid of the condensation;

      How to bake a spice cake on an induction cooktop

      Taking a peek at the cake after wiping the lid

    • 5 min, covered, on setting 2;
    • 20 min, covered, on cook setting 3, and then wipe condensation off lid; 
    • 10 min, covered, on setting 3;
    • Remove lid and allow cake to cool uncovered for 8-10 min.
  4. Cover pan with plate and flip to remove the cake from the pan. Ice the cake with desired icing (recipe below)
    How to bake a spice cake on an induction cooktop

How to bake a spice cake on an induction cooktop


  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2-4 Tbsp. whole milk (room temp.)
  1. Combine powder sugar and butter.
  2. One teaspoon at a time, add milk to the mix until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Once the consistency is where you want it, stir in the vanilla extract to fully incorporate.


Brussels sprouts four ways

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Brussel Sprouts Four Ways - Mrs G's Appliance Chef

There’s more than one method of preparing a Brussels sprout. This week, I made them four different ways: baked chips, sautéed, roasted and fried using the Jenn-Air 30″ Induction Cooktop and the 30″ Single Wall Oven with MultiMode® Convection System

Brussel Sprouts Four Ways - Mrs G's Appliance Chef

I’d like to start off by saying that I love Brussels sprouts. I grew up with a family that deemed it mandatory for everyone at the dinner table to eat ONE Brussels sprout during the holiday dinner.  As everyone except for my grandfather was cringing as they ate their Brussels, I somehow found delight in these little mini cabbages as I saw them.  My grandmother would prepare them with chopped peanuts and she roasted the Brussels sprout whole.

 Here is the breakdown of each Brussels sprout cooking method:


Brussel Sprouts Four Ways - Mrs G's Appliance Chef

Pre-heat oven to 350. Fill your sink with about 5 inches of cold water. Take about a pound of fresh Brussels sprouts and cut the bottom root off of each one. This will allow for the leaves to start to separate and fall off, which is what you want. Take the biggest, whole medium/dark green outer leaves and add to the water. Gently agitate the water to shake any dirt from the Brussels sprout to the bottom of the sink. Remove all the leaves from the water and drain well. Pat dry lightly if needed. Once leaves are dry, toss them in a bowl with some oil of choice. Lay leaves on a baking sheet and try to not have any overlap. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning evenly over all the leaves. Bake for about 7-9 min looking for crispiness, not burned. Keep a close eye on them while they cook as burning the leaves can happen quickly. The Jenn Air wall oven has a nice feature that will allow you to set a timer to turn off or keep warm after cooking. This function will allow you to be in another room and not burn whatever is in your oven.  Eat chips when crispy and enjoy.



Brussel Sprouts Four Ways - Mrs G's Appliance Chef

Start with a package of fresh raw Brussels sprouts. Cut the root end off and then quarter the sprouts through the root. In a medium sauce pot, bring water to a boil and salt it so that it tastes like the ocean. Bring water to a boil and add the quartered sprouts. Once the water returns to a boil and the sprouts turn bright been, start timing for about 2 min. Get a bowl of ice water ready. Once the Brussels sprouts are no longer raw and are in a partial cooked state, quickly remove with a slotted spoon and put into the ice water. This will stop the cooking process. At this point the sprouts should have a crisp crunch to then and a bright green color to them. Drain the sprouts on a couple of paper towels for about 5 min, removing as much liquid as possible. Heat a pan up with oil of choice and add the drained sprouts cut side down. Once the sprouts are in the hot pan DO NOT touch them, leave them alone, let sprouts brown (about 2 minutes), then flip the to the other side. Season with salt and pepper. When both sides are golden brown, they are done. I added some dried cherries and toasted sunflower seeds in the sautéing process.



Brussel Sprouts Four Ways - Mrs G's Appliance Chef

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the root end of the whole fresh Brussels sprouts and then cut each sprout in half thru the root. In a bowl, toss the sprouts with oil of choice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and some red chili flakes. Spread the seasoned sprouts evenly on a baking sheet with the cut side up. Roast for 20-25 min or until golden brown. Although I have the oven set to convection bake, roasting happens when you bake a solid structure (meats or vegetables). I use the convection bake to keep even heat through the oven. Serve and enjoy.



Brussel Sprouts Four Ways - Mrs G's Appliance Chef

For frying I used the Jenn Air induction cooktop. This is nice because I am able to control and maintain a certain temperature with ease and I can save time on cleaning by putting paper towels underneath my pot for any splatters that may happen during the cooking process. Induction cooking uses magnets to heat up the surface. This means that the magnetic pan (stainless steel) is the only thing to heat up, and the paper towel won’t burn.  Using the same prep as roasting, cut the root end of the fresh raw Brussels sprouts and cut in half through the root. In medium large sauce pot, heat about 4 inches of oil to 350 degrees. ***Caution*** The next step will cause your oil to fly out of the pot. When adding raw Brussels sprouts to hot oil, they with snap, crackle, and pop like rice krispies but on a slightly more dangerous scale. This popping happens for about 10 seconds. It takes about 2 min for the Brussels sprouts to be golden brown and done. FRY IN SMALL BATCHES. Once all have been fried, toss in a bowl with desired sauce and salt. I used Sweet Vidalia Onion Sirach Sauce by Big Green Egg. Serve and Enjoy.


Throughout my culinary experience I have had the opportunity to prepare all kinds of foods in various restaurants and environments. From these experience I am able to say that fried Brussels sprouts are the fan favorites.

5 tips for better meal planning

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January is always regarded as the month for starting anew – kicking a bad habit, resetting healthy habits, starting something new, or making professionals goals. It also tends to be a month where holiday parties continue, making it even harder to leave those sweet treats behind. That’s where February comes in. It’s the new January – the month to activate those goals you had in mind for last month…like family menu planning. If you’ve been a menu rockstar and already swear by your planner, feel free to keep reading for some new ideas. But if menu planning is something that you’ve been wanting to do, we hope you’ll find some inspiration from the tips below that were inspired by The Kitchn’s 15 Tips for Better Meal Planning. We’ve also designed our own menu planner to help you get started.  

5 Tips for Better Meal Planning: 

  1. Designate a day of the week to look for new recipes and keep them in the same place like Yummly, Pinterest or in a binder of ideas. 
  2. If you’re cooking for 2 or a family, take note of what everyone does and does not like as long as it fits into your healthy plan. Ask your kids for their favorites so that they feel like they have control over their dinner. There’s nothing worse than wasted food. 
  3. Grab a pen or pencil and sketch out your menu for the week with our handy menu planner template. Then take that with you to the grocery store so you can avoid impulse shopping and stay focused. 5 Tips for Better Meal Planning
  4. Create a system that includes regular theme nights (Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday, Breakfast for Dinner), meals that provide leftovers to use as lunch or dinner, and components that can be prepared and stored ahead of time. 
  5. Take advantage of the big 3: Use your freezer for making produce and meats last longer, keep your pantry well-stocked with regular items like olive oil and grains, and avoid overstuffing your fridge so you don’t forget about food or let it go bad. 


How do you stay on track with your meal planning? Share your tips below and tell us some of your favorite recipes too! 


WPST chef series: Big Game party food

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94.5 PST Chef Series with Chris Rollins and Chef Vance


94.5 PST Chef Series with Mrs. G


94.5 PST Chef Series with Chris Rollins and Chef Vance

94.5 PST Chef Series with Chris Rollins and Chef Vance

94.5 PST Chef Series with Chris Rollins and Chef Vance

94.5 PST Chef Series with Chris Rollins and Chef Vance

On Wednesday, January 25th, we hosted our 2nd 94.5 WPST Chef Series with Chris Rollins, host of morning show Chris and the Crew. Ten lucky listeners win an opportunity to meet Chris as she and the guests learn from our Chef Vance Slocum. The theme from our first event in November was Italian cooking, and this month we made food for the Big Game coming up on Sunday. Below are Vance’s recipes that you can try for your own party plans. 

Bacon Wrapped Crescents


  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent dough

  • 8-10 thin strips of bacon

  • 4-6 oz. cream cheese


  1. Bake at 375.

  2. Roll out dough and cut each crescent shape that is printed out in half.

  3. Place a piece of cream cheese on the widest side of each dough cut out.

  4. Roll the crescent wide end to the point.

  5. Wrap each dough with a strip of bacon.

  6. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and bake according to doneness of the dough and bacon, about 10-12 min


Baked Corn Tortilla Chips


  • 1 Package of corn tortillas

  • Oil of choice for brushing

  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350

  2. Brush oil on one side of each tortilla.

  3. Cut each tortilla into 8 equal pieces.

  4. Line a baking sheet neatly with the tortillas.

  5. Sprinkle flaky sea salt over them.

  6. Bake for 9-12 min until golden around the edges.

  7. Cool and enjoy


Spinach Artichoke Dip


  • 1 cup chopped cooked spinach, drained

  • Olive Oil or Coconut oil

  • ¼ of a yellow or white onion, finely minced (approx. 2 heaping Tbsp.)

  • 2 ea. cloves of garlic, finely minced

  • 2 cups marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temp

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes

  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

  • TT salt and pepper


  1. Cook/drain/chop spinach and set aside.

  2. At a medium heat, add oil to cover bottom of the pan. When oil is hot, add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and continue to cook for 2-3 min.

  3. In a stand mixer, add onion mix, artichoke hearts, lemon juice, sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, and tabasco sauce. Mix until creamy

  4. Stir in spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour mixture into dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. uncovered


The Best Game Day Wings


  • Party wings (medium – jumbo size)

  • TT Kosher salt

  • TT Ground pepper

  • TT Paprika

  • TT Garlic powder

  • TT Onion powder

  • TT Cajun seasoning

  • Frying Oil

  • Wing sauce – see below for recipe


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Rinse raw wings and pat dry. On a sheet tray lay wings flat. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and Cajun seasoning. Flip and season other side making sure all wings get seasoning.

  3. Bake wings for about 15 min in the oven.

  4. While wings are baking heat oil for frying to 350 degrees.

  5. Remove wings from oven and let cool slightly.

  6. Once slightly cooled, without over filling your frying vessel add baked wings to frying oil. Fry until Crispy. This stage may be done in batches to achieve the perfect golden brown crispy wings.

  7. Drain wings on a cooling rack for plain wings, toss in sauce for flavor.

For Wing sauce:

Mild: ½ cup franks red hot; 1/3 cup melted butter; 2 Tbsp. ranch dressing

Hot: add cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and white vinegar

Whisk ingredients together and bring to boil, soon as bubbles form turn off and sauce is ready.



Buffalo Chicken Wontons


  • 1 Pack wonton wrappers

  • Cream cheese

  • Frank’s Red Hot

  • About 1 cup seasoned cooked chicken (preference: shredded, cubed, or ground)

  • ½ bunch of green onions  

  • 1 egg + 1 tsp. (water for egg wash)


  1. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese with Frank’s Red Hot, chopped green onion, and the cooled cooked chicken.

  2. Combine egg and water for egg wash

  3. Scoop a portion of cream cheese mix onto corner of the wonton brushing all edges with egg wash. Roll the filled corner over until wonton is the only thing that is seen, egg wash bottom two corners of the now formed triangle. Pinch these corners together. Set aside to fry.

  4. Fry at 340 degrees until golden brown.

  5. Serve with choice of dipping sauce.

*** If desired add some Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese to the cream cheese mixture.

**** To prevent wontons from drying out cover with a damp towel.




Celebrate Hanukkah with potato latke

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Hanukkah Recipe: Potato Latke | Mrs. G Appliance Chef

Potato latkes are shredded potato pancakes often associated with Hanukkah.  It’s tradition to eat fried food because of the significance of oil at during the holiday. As history states, around 2,000 years ago, the Jews were able to reclaim the Jewish temple from a tyrant king who was forcing them to worship Greek gods. To rededicate the temple, they needed oil to burn the menorah. There was only enough oil to burn for one day, yet miraculously it burned for 8 days. The 8-day celebration was declared to honor the miracle of the oil. 

Potato latkes are a fairly simple to prepare and leave room open for variations in the form of zucchini or carrot latkes.  Try the recipe, which was prepared on a Jenn-Air induction cooktop, below. 

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The Mrs. G gingerbread house

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In honor of National Gingerbread House Day (Dec 12), Chef Vance created a replica of the new Mrs. G showroom out of gingerbread. Below is the recipe and his method in creating the masterpiece. Check out the time lapse of the assembly below. Make sure to like and subscribe to our channel so you will be alerted when new videos are added.

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The ultimate holiday cookie challenge!

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Holiday Cookie Challenge: Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Chef Vance can pretty much do it all, but how could he handle a holiday cookie baking challenge? Vance was given the task to see how many holiday cookies he could make in 4 hours spread over 2 days using two different ovens: Viking Turbo Chef and the Jenn-Air Speed Oven. He rose to the challenge and then some! Below are recipes and feedback from the experience. 

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The same turkey cooked in 3 different speed ovens

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The Same Turkey Cooked in 3 Different Ovens

At Thanksgiving time, most people cook a turkey. That’s pretty standard. But what isn’t standard is the brand of oven in everyone’s home. That’s why I used a weekend leading up to the holiday to test out the same 7 LB turkey breast, seasoned the same way and at the same time, in 3 different ovens in the showroom: the Viking Turbo Chef, the GE Profile Series 30 in. Combination Double Wall Oven with Convection and Advantium® Technology, and the Jenn-Air® 27″ Built-In Microwave Oven with Speed-Cook.

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