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Chef Stephanie’s Korean BBQ Braised Short Ribs

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Summer is the perfect time for BBQ and the perfect time to enjoy Chef Stephanie‘s Braised Short Ribs! This dish is the sizzling recipe that all BBQ lovers will rave about. Get your recipe below and kick your summer up a notch!

Ingredients (Serves 4) 

  • 8 each – Short Ribs
  • 1 Tablespoon – Garlic powder (Spiceology)
  • 1 Teaspoon – Ground Pepper (Spiceology)
  • ½  Cup – Korean BBQ rub from Spiceology
  • 1 Can Dos Equis beer  (or any favorite beer will do)
  • ¼ Cup – BBQ sauce
  • Fresh Parsley



1. Mix together the garlic powder, ground pepper and Korean BBQ rub. Lightly oil the short ribs in a bowl and coat them with the seasoning mixture.

2. Heat up a Dutch oven with a tablespoon of oil on medium heat.

3. Sear all sides of the short ribs, once they are all browned, pour in the can of beer and your BBQ sauce, turn heat down to low,  place lid on the Dutch oven and let it cook on low for 4 hours.

4. (Optional) Before serving make some Mashed Potatoes.

5. For serving: Place mashed potatoes at the bottom of the bowl, place two short ribs on to and pour a small amount of the braising sauce over the top of the ribs.
Optional: chopped fresh parsley.

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Ms.Cheezious Milkshakes!

Fire up the BBQ and get out the ice cream for this Fourth of July! There is nothing better than a creamy, cold milkshake on a hot summer day. We hope you celebrate your holiday in the sun with fun, friends, and food, of course! Chef Brian Mullins of Ms. Cheezious has come up with two unique shakes that you wont be able to resist!

First up is the Midnight Snack Shake.

Midnight Snack Coral Gables

Look no further for you sweet and savory needs than this outrageous shake! Your taste buds will be in heaven with a chocolate shake topped with chocolate covered potato chips, caramel corn, a peanut-dipped, chocolate covered pretzel and finally some whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

For all of you with a need for sweet, check out the new Pastelito Shake.

Pastelito Shake

This new Miami-inspired concoction is a vanilla and guava shake garnished with a fresh guava filled pastelito on top of a mountain on whipped cream!

Don’t miss out on these delicious milkshakes and more from Ms.Cheezious!

Happy Fourth of July and happy eating!

Keep it Cool in These Chef Coats!

Summer is sweltering and so is your kitchen! As you know, looking professional in your chef coat is very important. But staying cool and comfortable when your entire torso is heating up is quite the challenge! So, knowing which fabrics are more breathable than others is key for chefs who value comfort in their work wear.

Luckily, ChefUniforms.com has plenty of coats to keep you feeling and looking cool. Lightweight coats allow you to maintain that professional look that you value while enjoying the flexibility and moisture-wicking properties of these coats. Typically made from cotton, polyester, or a blend of both, these chef coats are crafted to keep you feeling fresh in the kitchen. These coats offer a sleek, fitted look that you’ll love made from light, silky smooth fabric that you need!

  • This double breasted chef coat has our seal of lightweight approval! Featuring fashionable color-blocking details, this coat has plenty of pocket storage. Not to mention, it is easy to wash and maintain! Enjoy this tailored, classic look, in the colors you love.


    Men’s Double Breasted Chef Coat – Plastic Buttons – 65/35 Poly/Cotton Poplin

Mesh coats are perfect for chefs that don’t “mesh” around in the kitchen! Our collection, offered in short and long sleeve options, retains the signature chef coat look that you appreciate as a professional.

  • Our Basic Fit Mesh Back Chef coat, available in black and white, is perfect for the chefs who value the classics. The subtle mesh back detail gives you some breathing room and keeps you dry all day long! Durable and versatile, this chef coat features details such as a reversible closure, breast pocket, thermometer pocket, and finished cuffs and collar.


    Uncommon Threads Basic Fit Mesh Back Chef Coat – Knotted Cloth Buttons – 65/35 Poly/Cotton Twill

What fabrics keep you feeling cool in the kitchen?

The Good Old Days

Summer is here! Today is the first official day of summer, a time for swimming, sun tanning, and of course, barbecuing! So, get out the grill, dust off that patio furniture, and pour on the sunscreen, because it’s going to be a long, hot summer!

But today isn’t just the first day of summer; it is also the Summer Solstice, meaning that it is the longest day of the year. However, while some of us are enjoying our sunny(ish) 14 ½ hour day today, others are still suffering from the chilling effects of spring. But on the bright side, our friends in Colorado can now officially say they’ve seen snow in summer! Regardless of what the weather is like, we all know that summer is a time for some great food!

This is a time of year that really takes us back to the good old days… no more school, you get to go swimming in the pool everyday and play outside with friends, and then there’s dad by the grill, cooking something delicious for the family. Whether it was a big, juicy burger, a thick hunk of steak, a nice piece of grilled chicken or freshly made teriyaki shish kebobs, it was always a treat for everyone.

Another great food to make during the summer is one that the kids absolutely love – popsicles! Remember taking an ice cube tray and pouring your favorite fruit juice in, covering it with cellophane, and putting toothpicks or popsicle sticks in them? How great was that?! This time of year certainly tends to bring out the kid in all of us, and makes us remember the times when we would wake up, go outside and play with our friends, come back home to the smell of the barbecue, and eat until our pants no longer fit. Then we’d wake up the next day and do it all over again! Now we’re the grown-ups, watching the younger generation enjoy the food that we’ve prepared for them.

So, if you love to cook and love to eat even more, please leave us a comment below and tell us what you like to eat or cook for the family during the summer – we want to hear from you! If you’re feeling really generous, post a recipe for others to enjoy!

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