One of our goals at Playtime and Party is to share information & inspiration from pros who know – the ones who have dedicated their lives to learn the skills in their field and graciously share them with us.
If you’ve read a few articles here, you probably know that we are inspired by the idea of Micromastery.
Robert Twigger explains in his book, Micromastery, that we can focus our efforts on one specific area and perfect that skill which elevates our performance to an impressive level quickly and easily.
This one skill is called an “entry trick”. The only way to learn the entry trick is from a pro who knows that has learned from years of experience & is willing to pass the secret on.
That’s why we share recipes and cooking tips & tricks from the pros who know. Knowing their “entry secret” helps you improve your cooking, even on the first try. Then you can impress your crowd – without years of training.
Recipe Collections by the Pros Who Know
What chef, celebrity or grill master would you like a recipe, tip or skill from today? Pro recipe collections in alphabetical order.
Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello specializes in Italian-influenced California cuisine, and shares basic at-home cooking tips, like a moist, juicy, turkey dinner with flavorful gravy. See his easy entertaining and seasonal recipes.
As an author, actress, designer, professional blogger and mom of two, Haylie Duff knows all about juggling her family’s busy schedule on top of her own. See family recipes from her cookbook, The Real Girl’s Kitchen.
Bobby Flay is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants across the US focusing on breakfast & brunch menus, BBQ menus such as steak, burgers, fries & shakes, all the way to gourmet food. Bobby Flay recipes are uniquely created to make them easy to reproduce at home in your own kitchen or on the barbecue in your own backyard.
Pitmaster Chris Lilly is head chef of the award-winning Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Competition Cooking Team. He’s won 5 Memphis in May Grand Championships, 8 barbecue grand championships in the South and 6 world championships. He shares his secrets so you can achieve competition-level BBQ at home, including how to create a two-zone fire in your home barbecue. He shares an at-home version of his award winning recipes that will impress your BBQ cookout guests. His videos show step-by-step how to barbecue at home with professional results.
Joel Marion, CISSN, NSCA-CPT, is a sports nutritionist, five-time best-selling e-book author and co-founder of the e-commerce supplement company BioTrust Nutrition. He shares his recipes from his diet book Always Eat After 7 PM. His simple, highly effective weight loss program allows readers to enjoy social dinners without restriction, satisfy nighttime hunger with fat-burning sweet and salty pre-bedtime snacks and indulge cravings with strategically timed cheat meals.
Roger Mooking, Trinidadian-Canadian chef, musician, and television host of Man Fire Food on the Cooking Channel and Everyday Exotic on the Food Network Canada has created these wow-worthy BBQ recipes.
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