December 2014

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Chef Troy's Specialties


Chef Troy Gagliardo

Low Country Classic

Chef Troy's take on shrimp and grits.

Mac and cheese gets a facelift

Every now and then an idea comes along that may sound a little weird, but once you give it a try it blows your mind. Here is one of those ideas.

The Great Green Bean Debate

Cooked or Crunch? That's the real question.

Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

Chef Troy shares his favorite holiday side dishes.

Season of the Side Dish

With the holiday season quickly approaching it is time to start thinking about the accoutrements to accompany the celebratory meal.

Like Grandma used to make

My Grandmother’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Gettin' Chili

A twist on the classic pot pie

Fall Stuff

It is time to welcome and fully embrace the warmth and comfort of fall food.

Classic Comfort

Turn to a North Carolina classic, Brunswick Stew, for comfort food on a chilly day.

Not So Hot Tamale

For Hispanic American Heritage Month, take a shot at a classic dish.

That was Easy

Grilling pound cake literally takes seconds - add a little Bourbon and blueberries and you're done.

An Ode to a Restaurant Past

Chef Troy recreates his favorite dish from a now-closed Mooresville restaurant.

Grilled Perfection

Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables with Mustard Green Chimichurri

End of Summer Cobbler Roast

Drop Biscuit Grilled Peach Cobbler

The Ultimate Steak Sandwich

Try this steak sandwich with havarti cheese sauce during your next football viewing party.

The Garden's Bounty

Zucchini Pasta with Summer Tomatoes

Feeling a Bit Crabby

A new take on crab cakes and southern grits.

Reinventing an Icon

The classic Caprese Salad gets a face lift with this delicious recipe.

Getting down to burger business

Green Chili Cheese Burgers

Wedge Salad Makeover

The heat is on…so it is time to lighten up dinner, but that doesn’t have to mean dull or boring. Anytime time of week a good salad can make an awesome meal. For me the right toppings and a small portion of protein make for a satisfying dish.