Welcome! I’m Blair Koss. The Guy Cooks mission is to help you make memorable meals for the special people in your life.  You’ll find full menus and recipes perfect for special occasions, events and dinner parties.
We’re dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. All recipes and menus are explained in full by me, and then tasted and graded by Jen the family food critic. Enjoy.

Latest Menus

  • The Guy Cooks Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner

October 27th, 2016|2 Comments

With this menu we're are hitting all of Thanksgiving's Greatest Hits. No respectable table can be without the classics of roast

  • Sidewalk Bistro and Cafe in Lyon France

Menu: Autumn in a Parisian Bistro

October 11th, 2016|2 Comments

This menu is right out of a Paris or Lyon bistro. Perfect cool autumn weather with a rich soup, cheese dish

  • Freshly seared scallop on a bed of risotto

Menu: Pan Seared Scallops and Risotto

August 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Menu: Pan Seared Scallops and Risotto

This is a lighter meal that's perfect in the spring and summer time. The crunch of the Italian salad is refreshing

  • Finished Shrimp and Chicken Gumbor

Southern Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Southern Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

Gumbo is a mystery dish to many people. Between the slimy okra and the tall tales of the dangers

  • The Guy Cooks Lake Effect Beef Stew Finished

Lake Effect Beef Stew

December 7th, 2016|3 Comments

We live south of Buffalo New York near the shores of Lake Erie. This region is famous for massive

  • The Guy Cooks Turkey Soup Weekend after Thanksgiving

Black Friday Turkey Soup

October 22nd, 2016|7 Comments

  This is a rich and savory soup that’s perfect for the weekend after Thanksgiving. It makes use of leftover

  • Carved thanksgiving turkey by The Guy Cooks

Roast Turkey with Extra Crisp Skin

October 26th, 2016|3 Comments

  This recipe will ensure a perfectly cooked bird, moist and flavorful. We start by brining the bird in

  • The Guy Cooks cheese whipped potatoes

Crazy Good Cheese Whipped Potatoes

October 26th, 2016|2 Comments

  When it comes to Thanksgiving mashed or whipped potatoes are the most common side. In this recipe we

  • The Guy Cooks Turkey Stuffing

Stuffing with Sausage, Leeks, Apples and Walnuts

October 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Stuffing with Sausage, Leeks, Apples and Walnuts

  The great stuffing controversy. Cook it in the bird and you yield too little stuffing. Cook it separately

  • OXO instant read thermometer

Instant Read Thermometer

September 30th, 2016|2 Comments

I cook meat often and being able to take readings quickly without hassle is a huge benefit. How many times have

  • Image from Amazon All Clad 12-inch skillet

12-Inch All Clad Saute Pan

September 30th, 2016|Comments Off on 12-Inch All Clad Saute Pan

This is one of my most used pans. All Clad is forever and the quality is top notch. I use this

  • Garlic Press by Kitchen Fanatic

Stainless Steel Garlic Press

August 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Stainless Steel Garlic Press

It took me a while to come around to using a garlic press. I will admit I usually just used jar

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