Steve Stewart: Co-Founder and Red Seal Chef

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So far Steve Stewart: Co-Founder and Red Seal Chef has created 8 blog entries.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe


This creamy and delicious homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe is packed full of flavor featuring a mixture of crimini and shiitake mushrooms developing a rich and savory soup with a hint of sherry that will leave you never wanting that store-bought canned version ever again. I grew up on the canned version of cream of mushroom soup, and to be honest, it was my favorite soup. But after having the homemade version, there is just no comparison. Homemade cream of mushroom soup is so delicious with that amazing fresh mushroom flavor infused into the soup to create an earthy and

Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe2021-02-12T03:58:55+00:00

Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff


Slow cooker beef Stroganoff is a real family pleaser that is loaded with big chunks of fork tender beef served in a creamy mushroom sauce over tender egg noodles. This delicious easy to prepare comfort food has become a family favorite and a staple around our kitchen table.   Michelle makes a delicious version of the classic stovetop beef Stroganoff using tender cuts of steak. But lately, we’ve preferred to make our slow cooker version of the recipe that uses tougher less expensive cuts of beef which are packed full of flavor.  I find that the more expensive cuts of meat are tender

Best Ever Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff2020-12-20T16:30:04+00:00

Best Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Ever


There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy a delicious meat sauce with pasta, but one of my favorites is to showcase the meat sauce topped over some perfectly cooked spaghetti. I have also used this meat sauce recipe for my lasagna, and it turned out absolutely amazing.  This spaghetti with meat sauce recipe is so satisfying, and one of our family favorites. I love how the meat sauce fills the home with the aromatic smells of fresh Roma tomatoes and garlic that are cooked slowly in a marinara sauce with ground meats, red wine, and herbs.  This meat sauce requires a

Best Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Ever2020-12-19T23:28:03+00:00

Best Ever Blackening Seasoning Recipe


As a Red Seal Chef, I've had the pleasure of experimenting with countless blackening seasoning recipes. But after years of tinkering and testing, I've finally crafted the ultimate blackening seasoning recipe that will blow your taste buds away! This magical blend of herbs and spices is not only versatile, but it's perfect for taking your favorite proteins like fish, chicken, and beef to new heights of flavor. Simply apply a generous amount of this amazing blackening seasoning to your meats, and watch them sizzle and transform into a culinary masterpiece right before your eyes. Sure, you could settle for store-bought blackening seasoning, but trust

Best Ever Blackening Seasoning Recipe2023-03-25T15:33:03+00:00

Mise en Place Definition: 6 Easy Steps to Cook Like a Pro


Have you ever been cooking a recipe, where nothing seems to be going right? The kitchen is a disaster, there is prepped food debris all over the counters and floors, and then the recipe ends up burning, because you were too preoccupied looking for that missing ingredient. Many of these stresses can be minimized or avoided by practicing mise en place. I have found that the success of the recipe, and my enjoyment in cooking it, hinges largely on my execution of mise en place. Mise En Place Definition Mise en place (Pronounced me-zohn plahs) is a French culinary term that

Mise en Place Definition: 6 Easy Steps to Cook Like a Pro2021-10-26T19:00:35+00:00

Dutch Oven Beef Stew


Nothing seems to satisfy my soul more on a cold day, than a rich hearty dutch oven beef stew. This is one of my favorite braise meat dishes. Tougher cuts of meat cooked slowly in a rich flavorful gravy with potatoes and carrots until tender. This wonderful comfort food is sure to become a family favorite. What is braising? Braising is a cooking method, where the tougher cuts of meat are seasoned and seared quickly to lock in all their precious juices. The seared meat is then simmered in a flavorful liquid low and slow, until the meat is tender. Braising the

Dutch Oven Beef Stew2020-12-09T17:46:56+00:00

Best Egg Salad Recipe


This delicious egg salad recipe is one of my all-time favorite lunch items. It was always so exciting to open my lunch box as a child and see my mom’s egg salad sandwiches. Now I have my own version of the best egg salad recipe for this classic lunchtime favorite. It is so creamy and flavorful. The dill pickle and lemon juice compliment the eggs, mayo, and mustard perfectly. It gives the salad just the right amount of tang. The finely chopped celery along with the diced pickles, also adds some nice crunch and texture to the egg salad. Other popular ingredient additions and

Best Egg Salad Recipe2020-11-25T00:18:03+00:00

Best Ever Smoked Meatloaf Recipe


Smoked Meatloaf has always been a popular family favorite. Growing up in my household included eating meatloaf at least once a month. I have refined the recipe over the years to come up with my version of the best ever smoked meatloaf. Smoking the meatloaf gives it such a nice flavor profile and really complements this popular comfort food. I prefer using pecan pellets in my cooker for this recipe. Other woods that will work well are hickory, maple, and cherry. I use a Traeger wood fired grill for the smoked meatloaf, but any smoker will work well, but it needs to maintain a

Best Ever Smoked Meatloaf Recipe2022-11-25T00:33:20+00:00