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Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
From Top Chef Masters‘ Curtis Stone to Everyday Italian‘s Giada De Laurentiis, a slew of TV-famous cooks have been extra busy lately as they prepare to take their food off-screen — and become new restauranteurs.
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It’s hard to remember a time when words like “Bam!” and “Yum-o” weren’t part of our food lexicon.
Need an excuse to indulge in a burger? You’re in luck: It’s National Cheeseburger Day, and this juicy Southwest recipe certainly fits the fiesta. It’s topped with creamy Jack cheese, roasted peppers and crumbled tortillas for crunch.