My name is Shawn and welcome to Kitchen Swagger. You’ll find me on the South Shore of Massachusetts with my wife Patty and three daughters Gloria, Camilla, and Valerie.

What will I find here?

At Kitchen Swagger, you will find a variety of restaurant-inspired cuisines and both original and classic cocktail recipes. Kitchen Swagger strives for whole foods (mostly), real ingredients, and simple, yet elegant recipes. I develop, test, taste, and photograph all of my recipes and stand behind everything I cook so you can always count on delicious and consistent results.

More About Shawn

I started my culinary journey at a very young age. My mom is a fantastic cook and was always preparing and baking different things in our kitchen at home. As I got older, I started cooking more on my own and wasn’t afraid to experiment, taste test, and make mistakes. After college, I fell in love with the world of food, beer, and classic cocktails.

I’m passionate about simple and fresh ingredients. While shortcuts are sometimes welcomed, I try to stick to proper techniques without overcomplicating things. While I sometimes enjoy experimenting with more complex and demanding recipes, this site features very approachable meals that any experience level can feel comfortable tackling. Most recipes range from 20-45 minutes of total time from start to cleanup.

My philosophy is that a recipe should be a rough guide and not restrict you from adding your own creativity. I hope you enjoy reading and unleash some of your own Kitchen Swagger. Also, check out my other site, hazyandhoppy.com, a site dedicated to homebrewing and craft beer. Read about me in South Shore Magazine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a cookbook I can buy?

I don’t have any plans to write a cookbook. The good news is every recipe I make and plan to make in the future will be posted on this site for you to consume for free.

Do you have a favorite recipe?

It’s really hard to pick just one, but I’m a carnivore at heart. My pan-seared filet mignon recipe is incredibly popular and one of my favorite ways to prepare steak.

Why do you use a cast iron skillet in so many of your recipes?

I love cast iron because it’s versatile, free of chemicals, and affordable. It’s the only pan you can use in the oven, on the grill, or on the stovetop by any means you would like.

How Can I get in touch with you?

You can contact me here to get in touch.

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