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Fluffy Biscuits and Gravy Recipe from BlueStar

Chef Susan from BlueStar Chops Chives

Welcome to 2023! It’s a new year and that means it’s time to start making a few small changes, and here at Abt we think some resolutions can be absolutely delicious. If you’re hoping to learn a new skill or work on some new recipes, check out this biscuits and gravy recipe. BlueStar’s very own Chef Susan Swanson will be here every few weeks showing off her skills and sharing recipes for…

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BlueStar Cooking Demos Return for 2023

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It’s official: BlueStar cooking demos are coming back to Abt! After the great turnout for the holiday season, the cooking demos will return for a new batch of kitchen classics. We’ll kick off another collection of delicious eats on Wednesday, January 11, with biscuits and gravy. Whether it’s a fun Mother’s Day brunch idea or grilling classics for Father’s Day, there’s something for everyone. As with our 2022 demonstrations, there will be…

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Christmas Cookie Recipe: Baubles and Pinwheels from BlueStar

We’re in the home stretch of the holiday season, and soon we’ll be wrapping and unwrapping gifts, spending time with close friends and family, and, best of all, sharing beautiful foods we create together. At Abt, Chef Susan from BlueStar was ready to craft her favorite Christmas cookie recipe in our BlueStar kitchen. But she had a hard time choosing just one, so we got to try out both her Christmas baubles…

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Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Glazed Carrots from BlueStar

BlueStar's Susan Swanson slicing her pork tenderloin recipe

We’re finally running out of Thanksgiving leftovers, and we’re done with turkey for a while…there are only so many turkey sandwiches you can make (and have with stuffing on the side). That’s why we were excited to welcome back BlueStar chef Susan Swanson and her treasure trove of recipes. We need some new dinner ideas, some that aren’t as poultry-focused. She came into the Abt BlueStar kitchen to showcase an herbaceous, citrusy…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe and Sides from BlueStar

Thanksgiving Turkey coated in compound butter by chef Susan Swanson from BlueStar

We’re well into November, meaning it’s time to lock down that Thanksgiving turkey recipe and side dishes. Whether you’re heading to a host’s home this year or are crafting your own recipes for loved ones close to you, there’s nothing quite like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. That’s what Bluestar Chef Susan Swanson thinks too; she came over to Abt’s iconic BlueStar kitchen to help us ring in the season with her…

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Hot Dog Mummies with BlueStar’s Susan Swanson!

Hot dogs wrapped in dough to look like mummies on a platter

Things are getting spooky at Abt! In addition to our scheduled costume contest (you may see some fun outfits on the sales floor on October 31) we’ve decided to start making some Halloween-themed snacks with a little help from BlueStar chef Susan Swanson. Here in our BluesStar kitchen, Susan creates bites that will help pack the kids with protein before they run off trick-or-treating, or appetizers for parents hanging out with friends…

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Apple Fritter Bread Recipe by BlueStar’s Susan Swanson

BlueStar Chef Susan Swanson bakes Apple Fritter Bread in the BlueStar Kitchen

The days are growing colder, and that means it’s time to start warming up those baking recipes. We certainly are at Abt thanks to a collaboration with BlueStar‘s Susan Swanson, who crafts beautifully-made recipes that fit the season. She’ll even be doing it in-house here at Abt all throughout the season (check out our schedule to see what she’ll be cooking and when she’ll be by so you can grab a sample).…

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BlueStar Cooking Demos at Abt

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Witness culinary masterpieces at Abt’s BlueStar kitchen. Now through the end of the year, we’ll be hosting various cooking demos from fall favorites to holiday classics. The iconic appliance brand, known for their colorful, high-end offering, is sending Chef Susan Swanson to Abt to make eight different dishes for our guests to enjoy. Twice a month, Chef Susan will visit to demonstrate how to make fun, delicious seasonal recipes. The best part?…

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Gourmet Pizza at Abt, Fresh From Our BlueStar Ovens

Pizza from Bluestar at Abt

Sick of the constant war between deep dish and thin crust? Ditch the debate and look for more creative takes on classic pies. There’s no doubt that anyone who enters the Abt BlueStar kitchen on certain Wednesdays will fall in love with new and inspirational pizza recipes fresh from our BlueStar ovens. Every other Wednesday, BlueStar culinary expert Susan Swanson brings her recipe-crafting prowess to Abt. As you browse the atrium, you…

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BlueStar Cafe Grand Opening Event with Chef Paul Kahan

Chef Paul Kahan cooking in the Bluestar kitchen at Abt

The newest addition to our ever-evolving showroom had its official opening last night, with a special event led by renowned local chef Paul Kahan. Chef Kahan, best known as the creative force behind Chicago restaurants Blackbird, avec, and The Publican, among others, stopped by Abt to lead guests through a multi-course cooking demonstration utilizing BlueStar kitchen appliances. Attendees got to enjoy Chef Kahan’s dishes, and everyone also walked away with a copy…

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