Whenever Richard Blais comes on our show, you know you're in for a treat.
In the last year alone, the 'Top Chef' finalists has wowed us all with affordable, family-friendly meals that touch on a wide range of flavors and topics.
Below, check out 10 recipes that truly captivated our attentions (and appetites) in 2014.
Richard Blais' Family Chili Recipe
Leave it to Richard to take a classic meal and turn into a brand-new family favorite. Parents loved to make it; kids loved to eat it. A meal that brings everyone together? What's not to love?
Richard Blais’ Blue Cheese Aged Flat Iron Steak with Creamed Spinach and Extra-Crispy Fries Recipe
Going out to a steakhouse can be a real treat -- for a serious price. Which is why everyone was so thrilled when Richard showed us how to make a restaurant-worthy steak dinner … for just $15. (Yep, you read that right.)
Richard Blais' Chicken Thighs with Chick Peas & Kale Recipe
Dinner was made easy -- and healthy -- with Richard's super-popular (and super-delicious) Chicken Thighs recipe that allowed you to take your ordinary can of chick peas and turn it into something truly magical.
Richard Blais' Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli Top Pesto Recipe
This is a great recipe for parents who want their kids to eat more protein and fiber; once you add the sauce, your kids won't even realize they're eating whole grain pasta.
Richard Blais' Beer-Steamed Clams
Richard helped our viewers at home learn the best of the basics when he added age and depth to this classic steamed clams recipe. The balance of multiple flavors added a special touch.
Richard Blais' Chili Spiced Corn on the Cob Recipe
Richard took another warm-weather favorite, corn on the cob, to the next level by adding a chili spice, all in a recipe that took only 10 minutes to cook. Not bad.
Richard Blais' Sea-Water Potatoes and Mustard Caviar Recipe
Richard Blais gave us an early taste of the summer season with this classy upgrade on potatoes that had the taste of New England we so often crave. If the Sea-Water potatoes rounded third, the Mustard Caviar brought it home for a true home run.
Richard Blais’ Nitro Milkshake Creamsicle Recipe
Richard put the "Treat" in Trick-or-Treat when he whipped up this incredible Nitro Milkshake Creamsicle Recipe during our Halloween special, which tasted like the best bag of candy, ever. In fact, it was so good, we wish we could celebrate Halloween all year round.
Mac n Cheese Popcorn
This recipe, which debuted in December, instantly became a go-to favorite on Family Movie Night -- and for good reason. Seriously, mac 'n' cheese combined with popcorn could make even the worst movie totally worth watching.