Recipes

Lemon Churros with Blueberry Dipping Sauce

Lemon Churros with Blueberry Sauce

My recipe for lemon churros with blueberry dipping sauce is the perfect summer treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. I was inspired to make this recipe for Cinco De Mayo during the COVID-19 quarantine. After what seems like the coldest, rainiest spring in my recent memory, all I can thinkRead more
Ramp Pistachio Pesto

Ramp Pistachio Pesto

Spring is here and that means its officially ramp season here in West Virginia! If you’ve never had ramps, they are a delicious wild onion that tastes like a mix between garlic and leeks, aka DELICIOUS. This recipe is great over pastas, proteins or really anything that needs a garlickyRead more
Shakshuka Pizza with Lamb Meatballs and Turmeric Crust

Shakshuka Pizza with Lamb Meatballs and Turmeric Crust

For the fourth time, I decided to test my creativity and enter the 2020 Taste of America Recipe Challenge. This year I was inspired to put an Indian twist on one of my all time favorite foods, pizza! My Shakshuka Pizza with Lamb Meatballs and Turmeric Crust is made withRead more
Black Walnut Coco-Banana Muffins

Black Walnut Coco-Banana Muffins

These no fuss black walnut coco-banana muffins make the perfect holiday breakfast treat!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel

My recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Bread Pudding with Maple Bacon Streusel is the best of both worlds, salty and sweet. This dish is great as a breakfast treat or decadent dessert. This recipe was developed for the Nation Maple Syrup Festivals’ 2019 Sweet Victory Challenge. The Sweet Victory ChallengeRead more
Corn Beef Cabbage Japanese Pancakes

Corned Beef and Cabbage Japanese Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)

My award winning recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage Japanese Pancakes is simple and affordable, yet insanely delicious. Get transported to Japan with this dish! This recipe was developed for the 2019 Taste of America Recipe Challenge. TOA challenges chefs from across the country to use sponsored brands to createRead more
Venison Wellington with Cherry Merlot Sauce

Venison Wellington with Cherry Merlot Sauce

Check out the step by step video made by Kromatic Media to prepare my modern take on Venison Wellington. Kromatic Media is a project by J. Kendall Perkinson, a Morgantown-based multimedia journalist.  The company is currently based in Morgantown, WV, and has received widespread praise for its 8-part true crime podcast Mared &Read more
Chicken Piccata

Seven Barrels Chicken Piccata

Take your chicken piccata up a notch with the addition of Seven Barrels Meyer lemon olive oil. My recipe for chicken piccata is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. If you have never tried chicken piccata, its a delicious dish comprised of lightly pan fried chicken cutlets that are simmered in aRead more
Risotto Verde

Seven Barrels Risotto Verde

The secret ingredient in this recipe is Seven Barrels Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

White Cheddar & Bacon Grits

On Sunday, January 13, at 1 p.m. EST, I’ll be whipping up my take on shrimp grits LIVE on my Twitch channel. Tune in at www.twitch.tv/bfurb !

Twitch Drink-A-Long

By request, I’ll be hosting an eggnog Drink-A-Long event during my holiday Twitch stream on Saturday, December 22nd, at 3:00 p.m.! To participate at home just gather the eggnog ingredients and supplies listed below prior to Saturday and then tune in to the stream! I’ll walk you through how toRead more
Plum Bread Pudding with Maple Butter Sauce and Spiced Vanilla Fig Whipped Cream

Plum Bread Pudding with Maple Butter Sauce and Spiced Vanilla Fig Whipped Cream

  Jazzing up classic bread pudding is easy with Seven Barrels Vanilla Fig Balsamic. Try it for yourself by visiting the link below! Vanilla Fig Balsamic Vinegar A modern twist on classic bread pudding featuring Seven Barrels Vanilla Fig Balsamic.  A version of this recipe appeared in the Charleston Gazette-MailRead more
BBQ Pulled Pork & Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls

BBQ Pulled Pork & Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls

Join me on the lawn of Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday, September 8, to sample my BBQ Pulled Pork & Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls! I’ll be cooking up these tasty treats at the WVU football home opener as part of the Dollar General Big 12 Tailgate Tour. Be sure toRead more

Eggland’s Best 2018 America’s Best Recipe Contest

My recipe for Appalachian Brunch has been named a semi-finalist in Eggland’s Best 2018 America’s Best Recipe Contest! The EB 2018 “America’s Best Recipe” Contest received entries from fans across the country showing off their hometown pride with recipes inspired by their favorite local/state ingredients or dishes. Now they’re callingRead more
Bacon & Blue Cheese Potato Salad

2018 Taste of America Recipe Challenge

For the second year in a row, I have been crowned the first place winner of the Taste of America Recipe Challenge in West Virginia! TOA challenges chefs from across the country to use sponsored brands to create regionally influenced dishes that are both tasty and pretty to look at.Read more

Kimchi Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

Check out my recipe video for Kimchi Pulled Pork Eggs Rolls that was featured on Fox Recipe Box! 

Sausage & Goat Cheese Stuffed Banana Peppers

As we slowly begin creeping into fall I am faced with the reality that my gardening season is over, however there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fruits of my labor! My final harvest of the year yielded an abundance of banana peppers. You too may have noticedRead more

Lamb with a Cherry Balsamic Glaze

If you are looking for a dish that can bring some serious “wow factor” to the table then look no further. This lamb recipe is ridiculously easy and takes less than 30 minutes to create! I came up with this recipe for the Taste of American Recipe Challenge (which IRead more