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Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi

Hello, I'm Billy Parisi, but to some I'm known as "Chef Billy Parisi." I do a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but for the most part I'm a Food & Content Creator, Sometimes TV Host, Digital and Social Strategist, Influencer, Picture Taker, Coffee Drinker, Daddy, Husband, College Sports Enthusiast, Fashionisto, Film & Music Lover!

I've been in the kitchen since I started washing dishes in a restaurant at the age of 13, and during that time I knew immediately that I wanted to be a chef. I graduated from Arizona's Scottsdale Culinary Institute and the University of Missouri, and have logged several years as line cook, sous chef, and executive in some of the Midwest's finest restaurants. I currently live in the city of Chicago with my wife, Lindsay, and daughter, Olivia, and work with several brands and consult with a few advertising agencies. I'm incredibly spontaneous and outgoing, and run 2 small businesses: BPMVC, and my latest venture, 5 Loaves 2 Fish!

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Three Easy One Pan Dinner Recipes for Busy Nights

Three Easy One Pan Dinner Recipes for Busy Nights

Low mess, less stress.
As a parent, nothing is better than being able to get a delicious meal on the table for your family...
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pierogis with Marshmallow Sauce & Pecans

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pierogis with Marshmallow Sauce & Pecans

A sweeter twist on the classic.
One of the coolest things about making pierogis is the opportunity to get super creative with the filling. While the...
Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Homemade Guacamole

Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Homemade Guacamole

Bonus: minimal clean-up.
Man, I love simple delicious meals that the whole family enjoys, except for some reason they seem to be few...
Easy Veggie Stir-Fry Recipe with Brown Jasmine Rice

Easy Veggie Stir-Fry Recipe with Brown Jasmine Rice

Super simple. Tons of flavor.
Since the start of the school year I’ve toned it down a bit and am making simpler recipes that are...
Mediterranean Sorghum Bowl with Chicken and Marinated Feta Cheese

Mediterranean Sorghum Bowl with Chicken and Marinated Feta Cheese

All your favorite Mediterranean flavors. One dish.
We are big on wanting several different food option in this family, so food bowls always seem to be a...
3 Fall Quesadilla Recipes You've Probably Never Tried Before

3 Fall Quesadilla Recipes You've Probably Never Tried Before

Fresh fall flavors.
I always get a little sad when it's time to say goodbye to all those delicious summer vegetables and fruits...
Homemade Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce

Homemade Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce

The perfect appetizer.
October is around the corner so in light of Oktoberfest I whipped up these homemade pretzel bites with a beer...
3 Slider Recipes for Your Game Day Tailgate

3 Slider Recipes for Your Game Day Tailgate

Because they're always a hit.
September is probably my favorite month of the year. The kids are back in school, the weather has cooled off...
3 Easy Grilled Desserts You Need to Make This Weekend

3 Easy Grilled Desserts You Need to Make This Weekend

Soooo good.
I’m sure you’re wondering what on earth I am doing trying to make dessert out on the grill, but bear...
3 Easy BBQ Side Dishes

3 Easy BBQ Side Dishes

Easy and delicious.
Summer is winding down and the BBQ parties are taming down, but I’ve got three easy bbq side dishes to...
How To Make Homemade Biscuits and Berry Jam

How To Make Homemade Biscuits and Berry Jam

Flaky and delicious.
I remember one of my first experiences eating a Southern biscuit while down south when I was a kid.  It...
How to Make Homemade Pasta

How to Make Homemade Pasta

There's nothing better.
I have the fondest memories of my grandmother rolling pasta in her basement. I remember she had a hand crank...
3 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes You Need to Know

3 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes You Need to Know

Red, Pesto, Aglio e Olio. The classics.
I’m not sure there is anything more nostalgic for me than making and eating pasta. It is literally at every...
Make Ahead Meal: Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Rice

Make Ahead Meal: Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Rice

Meal prep done right.
School is just around the corner and I’m doing all I can to be as prepared as possible, especially when...
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Caprese Casserole Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Chicken Caprese Casserole Recipe

The combo you didn't know you needed.
So, It’s August?  How did that happen, and what happened to June? Every year it just seems to fly by...
Grilled Peaches with Brie and Prosciutto

Grilled Peaches with Brie and Prosciutto

The perfect summer appetizer.
I absolutely love grilling outside even if it’s in the dead of winter. One of the things I don’t like...
Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Bread

Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Bread

Basically just like a healthy brownie.
Wow, there is a lot going on in the title of this recipe, but don’t let any of it scare...
Easy Single Serving Shakshuka Recipe

Easy Single Serving Shakshuka Recipe

About to be your new fave breakfast.
One of the first recipes I had ever seen online when I decided to be a full time food blogger...
Curry Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

Curry Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

These are everything.
One of my easy go to lunches is a simple chicken salad recipe using a rotisserie chicken salad. It’s always...
Homemade Mini Key Lime Pies

Homemade Mini Key Lime Pies

Isn't everything just better mini??
The first dessert I ever made once I stepped foot in a restaurant kitchen at the age of 13 was...
Homemade Sheet Pan Pizza Recipe

Homemade Sheet Pan Pizza Recipe

This dough though.
I can’t even tell you how many amazing memories of my childhood were brought back while making this super delicious...
Paleo Dutch Baby Pancakes with Fresh Berries & Whipped Coconut Cream

Paleo Dutch Baby Pancakes with Fresh Berries & Whipped Coconut Cream

Paleo never tasted so good.
In the past month or so, my wife Lindsay and I have been doing our best to eat as healthy as...
Three Easy Foil Packet Meals

Three Easy Foil Packet Meals

Best part: no clean up.
I love everything about quick, delicious and easy to make when it comes to preparing and eating food. One thing...
The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

The Ultimate Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

It's all in the batter.
For some reason, it’s hard to find humbleness when you feel you are one of the best when it comes...
How to Make the Perfect Classic Cheeseburger

How to Make the Perfect Classic Cheeseburger

Exactly what you'd think it is: simple.
No matter what city I travel to, I’m always on the hunt for the best slice of pizza and the...
You'll Wonder How You Ever Grilled Without These Tools

You'll Wonder How You Ever Grilled Without These Tools

Fire up that grill!
I can cook indoors all year long, but when the weather finally turns a little warmer, I head straight outside...
You'll Want to Make This Burger at Your Weekend Barbecue

You'll Want to Make This Burger at Your Weekend Barbecue

Not your average cheeseburger.
One of my favorite things to do during the summer months is test out new burger recipes.
These Air-Fried Fish Tacos Are Beer Battered in Corona

These Air-Fried Fish Tacos Are Beer Battered in Corona

You're welcome.
The first food and drink items that come to mind when I think of summer are Coronas and fish tacos. ...
3 BBQ Sauce Recipes to Try Out This Summer

3 BBQ Sauce Recipes to Try Out This Summer

Sauce it up.
I love everything about BBQ!
This Rib Recipe Is the Reason You Need a Smoker

This Rib Recipe Is the Reason You Need a Smoker

This recipe is insane.
To me BBQ requires 2 things, smoke and time. 
How to Make Mexican-Style Street Corn (Elotes)

How to Make Mexican-Style Street Corn (Elotes)

Just might be the most delicious way to eat corn.
If you seriously want to know what the best thing to eat every summer is, look no further than Elotes...
Fourth of July Cobbler Recipes That Scream America

Fourth of July Cobbler Recipes That Scream America

Feeling patriotic yet?
When I was younger I never liked cobblers much. If I had to guess I think they were prepared incorrectly… Fast...
Homemade Angel Food Cake Trifle Recipe with Fresh Berries

Homemade Angel Food Cake Trifle Recipe with Fresh Berries

A perfect dessert for your summer party!
I have the fondest memories of my grandma making angel food cake in her house in Detroit, Michigan.
Paleo Crepes Recipe with Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Berries

Paleo Crepes Recipe with Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Berries

An excuse to eat dessert for breakfast!
This recipe was super easy to make and really tasty for those folks looking to stick to a paleo diet...
The Classic Easy Weeknight Meal: Homemade Sloppy Joes

The Classic Easy Weeknight Meal: Homemade Sloppy Joes

Enjoy a trip down memory lane.
If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s you most certainly had sloppy joes. In fact, I can remember that...
Spring Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Spring Vegetable Quiche Recipe

The perfect breakfast or brunch.
This Spring Vegetable Quiche Recipe is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe to serve up to your friends and family. ...
Slow Cooker Curry Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Curry Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Slow cookers are a chef's biggest lifeline.
I was never shown to use a slow cooker throughout my culinary career. I was taught how to sear and...
Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Lemon and Veggies

Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Lemon and Veggies

Up your Omega-3s.
If you are constantly on the go, just as I am, then it can definitely be a struggle to try...
Homemade Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Do we even need to say anything else?
I was told by my wife that these were top 10 best things she’s ever eaten.
Spicy Tuna and Tempura Shrimp Sushi Burrito Recipes

Spicy Tuna and Tempura Shrimp Sushi Burrito Recipes

These are ridiculously amazing.
I absolutely love sushi!  I can’t even imagine how much sushi I’d eat if I lived on a coastline, it...
Two Easy 20-Minute Meal Recipes

Two Easy 20-Minute Meal Recipes

Great tasting and quick to make.
Forget the 30-minute meal, we’re onto bigger and better (or faster and easier?) like the 20-minute meal! Try my zucchini...
3 Delicious Deviled Egg Recipes

3 Delicious Deviled Egg Recipes

These should be on everyone's menu.
Deviled eggs are a staple recipe that should be on everyone’s menu from spring through fall.
The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Ever

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Ever

Why can't #NationalGrilledCheeseDay be every day?
It’s funny how eating grilled cheese sandwiches come full circle once you have kids. It’s something you grow up eating and...
Rum & Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

Rum & Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham Recipe

What's Easter without ham?
Every holiday that my Italian side celebrates it is guaranteed to have ham on the menu.
Egg Salad Sandwich on Garlic Toast

Egg Salad Sandwich on Garlic Toast

Make this your new go-to recipe.
Egg salad is so delicious and so incredibly easy to make, thanks to those handy-dandy hardboiled egg cookers. 
How to Make 4 Different Types of Chicken Wings

How to Make 4 Different Types of Chicken Wings

For your next sports-related party.
Anytime you are throwing a party that is centered around sports, chicken wings are always a must. 
Homemade Dehydrated Flavored Salts

Homemade Dehydrated Flavored Salts

Two words: Bacon Salt.
Think of all the times you use granulated garlic, or celery salt, or any sort of salty flavored spice.  Well...
Loaded Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos Recipe

Loaded Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos Recipe

Sometimes the food is better than the basketball.
March Madness is easily one of my top 5 favorite times of the year. I mean where else can you...
Caramel Macchiatos and Shortbread Cookies: The Perfect Pair

Caramel Macchiatos and Shortbread Cookies: The Perfect Pair

Coffee, cookies and friends.
There is something so therapeutic about drinking coffee. It’s relaxing, it’s hot and it just plain soothes the soul every...
How to Make Gluten-Free Shepherd’s Pie

How to Make Gluten-Free Shepherd’s Pie

A classic St. Patrick's Day dish with a simple twist to make it gluten-free!
Shepherd’s Pie is actually incredibly easy to make, and while it’s a St. Patrick’s Day staple, it’s delicious enough, hearty...
Easy Cheese, Veggie and Ham Frittata

Easy Cheese, Veggie and Ham Frittata

Whip this up this weekend.
Believe it or not I never made a frittata until I was out of the culinary world as a full...
Easy Salmon Patty Recipe with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Easy Salmon Patty Recipe with Homemade Tartar Sauce

A must-make this week.
When I think of salmon patties it immediately brings me back to my childhood… 
Thai Sweet Potato Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Thai Sweet Potato Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Packed with complex carbs, leafy greens and the tastiest dressing ever!
I promised myself at the beginning of this year that I would be getting after it in the healthy food...
How to Throw a Raclette Party

How to Throw a Raclette Party

Slow down over a meal with your loved ones.
I have to admit, this was my first experience using a Raclette Dish and the rules are, there are no...
Three Sisters Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Three Sisters Enchilada Casserole Recipe

8 ingredients to delicious.
I’m sure most of you are scratching your head wondering what on earth Three Sisters is...
Bailey’s and Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Bailey’s and Chocolate Crème Brûlée

This recipe is sure to be a winner.
Not only is this Bailey’s and Chocolate Crème Brûlée recipe beyond delicious, it’s also the perfect sweet treat for your...
30 Minute Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables and Rice

30 Minute Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables and Rice

Here's your new favorite weeknight meal!
I just can’t help myself when making comfort food; I have to make enough for the entire block.  I don’t...
Classic Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Classic Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Sure to be a new family favorite.
There are quite a few of those chicken dishes out there, i.e. chicken kiev, chicken cordon bleu, chicken diablo, etc....
One-Pot Healthy Zoodles Pasta Recipe

One-Pot Healthy Zoodles Pasta Recipe

One pot is all you need for this tasty meal.
I cannot even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with saying the word “zoodles.” It’s ridiculous.
Chopped Salad Recipe with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad Recipe with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Loaded with veggies, noodles and a tasty vinaigrette.
If you come to Chicago on vacation, you will inevitably find yourself at Portillos, a Chicago staple. It’s known for its...
Vegetarian Chili Recipe with Sweet Potatoes and Lentils

Vegetarian Chili Recipe with Sweet Potatoes and Lentils

#MeatlessMonday done right.
One of my goals for this year is to consciously make sure I am eating more vegetables, and one of...
Homemade Cup O Noodles Recipes

Homemade Cup O Noodles Recipes

A major upgrade from the styrofoam ones you ate in college.
Making these Homemade Cup O Noodles Recipes brought back fond memories of my college days. My roommate coined the term “The...
Chia Seed Pudding with Fruit & Nuts

Chia Seed Pudding with Fruit & Nuts

A healthy breakfast favorite.
Chia Seed Pudding is a healthy favorite these days and our recipe, with fruit and nuts is sure to please! ...
Strawberry and Blackberry Granita Champagne Cocktails

Strawberry and Blackberry Granita Champagne Cocktails

Cheers!
I’m not going to lie, for the last 3 years I haven’t even made it to midnight I’ve been so...
Leftover Christmas Ham and Bean Soup

Leftover Christmas Ham and Bean Soup

A delicious way to use up that leftover ham.
There may not be one soup I enjoy more than Ham and Bean soup, and you can bet your bottom...
Holiday Panettone Recipe with Currants and Raisins

Holiday Panettone Recipe with Currants and Raisins

If you are around the grocery store during the winter holiday season you almost inevitably see those big purple panettone...
Mint Cheesecake Recipe

Mint Cheesecake Recipe

Only thing better than a Cheesecake you ask?  Well how about a Mint Cheesecake Recipe with a sour cream topping...
Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This week in Chicago could not be any more perfect to break out the old Cream of Chicken and Wild...
Classic Lasagna Recipe

Classic Lasagna Recipe

Sometimes you just have to go back to those classic recipes. I mean after all they are called the classics for...
Leftover Turkey Chili

Leftover Turkey Chili

I’m not even trying to lie, I’ve literally cooked 7 turkeys in the past 3 weeks for friends, family and...
How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I still have nightmares of my mom opening that can of cranberry sauce and then sort of flopping it out...
Authentic Street Tacos for Your Best Taco Tuesday

Authentic Street Tacos for Your Best Taco Tuesday

or Wednesday... or Thursday...
If you scour Pinterest or Instagram for tacos, you’re going to get about 8 million different recipes for a taco. I have some mixed...
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

As you are gathering your recipes and menus for this upcoming holiday season I implore you to take a nice...
Single Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Single Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

There have been a few times in my life that I was spending the holidays by myself. Most notably when I...
How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

Two of my most favorite things to make are homemade pasta and homemade pizza dough.  Both are a labor of...
Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways

Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways

When I first noticed the sweet potato toast trend a few months back, I had to do a double take.  “Is...
3 Spooky Halloween Drinks

3 Spooky Halloween Drinks

I used to love Halloween when I was growing up. I never thought it could get any better, then I...
Homemade Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways

Homemade Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways

Be honest, how many out there scrape out the seeds and throw them away on your pursuit to carving the...
Classic Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

Classic Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

If you are looking for absolutely the easiest possible recipe to make in the fall months, then look no further...
How to Make Sous Vide Steak & Vegetables

How to Make Sous Vide Steak & Vegetables

I've heard that when applying the sous vide cooking technique to anything you may be making, you can literally make everything...
Skillet Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe

Skillet Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe

I don’t mean to brag but I still make my favorite corn bread around, and now you get to get...
Mini Meat Loaf 4 Ways

Mini Meat Loaf 4 Ways

It’s amazing how some things stick with you from your childhood. Take my mom’s meat loaf for example…  it scared me for years and...
Classic Beef Wellington Recipe

Classic Beef Wellington Recipe

I feel like anytime you say Beef Wellington you have to say it in an English accent with a Chef...
Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Homemade Giardiniera Recipe

Slow Cooker Italian Beef with Homemade Giardiniera Recipe

Man oh man oh man, football is back, and I couldn’t be any more excited!!  I’m much more into college...
2 Easy Back-to-School Chicken Casserole Recipes

2 Easy Back-to-School Chicken Casserole Recipes

Man do I absolutely love the fall.  Football, cooler weather and of course all the comfort foods I’ve come to...
Mediterranean Chicken & Lemon Rice from Chef Billy Parisi

Mediterranean Chicken & Lemon Rice from Chef Billy Parisi

Watch & Get the Mediterranean Chicken with Lemon Rice Recipe that Chef Billy Parisi cooked on Facebook Live!
This Pressure Cooker Barbacoa Beef Tastes Like It Took Hours

This Pressure Cooker Barbacoa Beef Tastes Like It Took Hours

But really it's under 90 minutes.
How would you like to eat delicious tasting barbacoa beef in under 90 minutes? Well, you can and it’s all...
Why You Need a Pressure Cooker

Why You Need a Pressure Cooker

If you’ve never heard the word Mise en Place, don’t worry I’m here to the rescue with a little culinary...
Shaved Raw Vegetable Salad Recipe

Shaved Raw Vegetable Salad Recipe

I cook all day every day and most often it’s something hearty, sometimes loaded with flavor (fat), and really encompasses...
Hummus Recipes 4 Ways: Avocado, Beet, Original & Roasted Red Pepper

Hummus Recipes 4 Ways: Avocado, Beet, Original & Roasted Red Pepper

When I was creating this Hummus recipe 4 ways, it was originally only going to be 3, but I had some...
Steamed Pork Dumplings Recipe

Steamed Pork Dumplings Recipe

I’ll admit, this is the first time I’ve ever made a Steamed Pork Dumplings Recipe.  It was easy, it was...
The Best Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe

The Best Smoked Pulled Pork Recipe

There is nothing, I mean nothing, more glorious than the smell of pork smoking. This recipe for smoked pull pork...
Mediterranean Freekeh Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Turmeric Chickpeas

Mediterranean Freekeh Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Turmeric Chickpeas

If you aren’t familiar with what freekeh, it’s a grain made from green durum wheat that is roasted and rubbed...
5 Knife Cuts Every Home Cook Should Know

5 Knife Cuts Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to all things culinary, I pride myself on 2 things: plating food and knife cuts. I spent hours in...
Crab Cakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Crab Cakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Tasty little appetizers for you next dinner party.
“Crab Cakes and Football, that’s what Maryland does!!!”  
How To: Sear and Grill the Perfect Steak

How To: Sear and Grill the Perfect Steak

In addition to cooking fish, I often get questioned with how to prepare steak.
How To: Truss, Roast and Carve a Whole Chicken

How To: Truss, Roast and Carve a Whole Chicken

How To: Truss, Roast and Carve a Whole Chicken - there are few things more important in the culinary world...
How to Boil, Broil and Grill Lobster

How to Boil, Broil and Grill Lobster

Lobster can be really tricky to cook, especially if you’ve never done it before. Prepare a delicious lobster meal at...
Funfetti Ice Cream Tacos

Funfetti Ice Cream Tacos

Talk about nostalgia! These Funfetti Ice Cream Tacos sent me straight down memory lane while making them.  While this recipe is a bit...
How to Cook Fish 3 Ways: Sautéed, Salt Block and Grilled

How to Cook Fish 3 Ways: Sautéed, Salt Block and Grilled

Conquer your fear of cooking fish.
Whenever I do cooking demos I always do my best to cook fish because it can be so intimidating for...

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