I remember the first time my wife tried Pico de Gallo years ago. We had returned home to San Antonio for a Christmas visit. I was anxious to hit all my little “hole in the wall” Mexican restaurants. These spots have some of the best […]
Although I don’t eat at Taco Bell much, the Enchirito had to be my favorite menu item. Unfortunately, in my area anyway, the Enchirito has disappeared from Taco Bell menus and most of the restaurants don’t make it anymore. Anybody remember the Bell Burger? Anyway, fortunately for […]
I love a good hot dog. I love a good chili dog even more. This easy to make Hot Dog Chili Sauce will be a hit at your next cookout.
Fried chicken is a staple of the southern cooks’ repertoire and you have to have a good fried chicken recipe to be a southern cook. Sunday afternoon meals, church potlucks, picnics and on and on I could go. I’m sure there are more fried chicken recipes out […]
Here’s something a little different to break spring in. Root Beer BBQ sauce with grilled pork chops. The sauce is very easy to make and you will find the link to my pork rib rub which is used on the chops below. The type of […]
This spanish rice recipe is very easy to make and is a good choice to mix up your regular meal sides. Along with refried beans, spanish rice is a must-have side in my house when we eat mexican or tex-mex. We eat it on the side with tacos, […]
Tilapia is an inexpensive mild flavored fish that very easy to prepare. It’s one of my favorites for a fish fry. This tilapia recipe is a healthy, low carb alternative to frying and it tastes great.
I’m a meat and potatoes kinda guy and this meal will definitely scratch that itch. Big, meaty meatloaf patties covered in a thick brown gravy with mushrooms, onions and peppers. To top it all off, pile it on a big heap of my Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes […]
Chicken Noodle Soup that makes you feel good deep down inside. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken to cut down on the amount of work you have to do.
This is a slightly sweet cornbread with a cake-like texture. So many ways to enjoy this: Plain Butter Peanut butter and jelly Maple syrup Chili Beans and Rice Here is my favorite way. Mashed sweet potatoes mixed with brown sugar and cinnamon cornbread and ham […]
These sweet potato pancakes are a nice change of pace. They are easy to make and freeze well for a quick meal. Try topping with some Brown sugar and cinnamon butter or regular old maple syrup.
Sauce is definitely optional here. This pork rib rub can stand alone. Just the right amount of sweetness to make your ribs shine. Adjust the heat level by adding or decreasing the cayenne pepper.
Coq Au Vin is definitely some serious comfort food. A French dish traditionally cooked with a whole rooster and Burgundy wine, in this recipe I use chicken thighs and white wine (Coq Au Vin Blanc).
The smell of Snickerdoodles floating through the house just screams Christmas. This Snickerdoodle cookie recipe will scratch your cinnamon itch with light, melt in your mouth cookies. Just don’t forget the milk.
Mouthwatering Smothered Pork Chops. Thick cut pork chops smothered in gravy onions, peppers and mushrooms. Just makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? This is an easy recipe to make and it doesn’t take long. To save a little time, you can skip the gravy making steps […]
Store bought sausage just can’t compare to a good homemade sausage. Beef sausage just happens to be my favorite. I live in pork county and when it comes just about anything that’s BBQ beef, it’s rare and usually not very good. although I have to admit […]
Nut milks are a great alternative to animal milk whether you’re lactose intolerant, have dairy allergies or are just looking for something different. For Vegetarians and Vegans, this is an excellent replacement for animal milk. This recipe is for simple but delicious almond milk. Almond milk is lower in […]
This Shrimp Pasta recipe definitely falls in the comfort food category. It reminds me of summer but is just as good in the winter. Surely a plate of this pasta would brighten a gloomy winter day.
When the weather turns cold there’s nothing like snuggling up to the table with a big bowl of Vegetable Beef Soup. This is an easy to make recipe that will make you feel good inside. If you are pressed for time you can throw everything […]
A delicious, easy to make low carb pizza good for a meal, snack or appetizer. Perfect for low carb diets. Top this pizza with your favorite toppings for a guilt-free treat.
Not to be confused with “White Chicken Chili”, Green Chile Chicken is one of the few casseroles I will eat. Tuna casserole as a child has biased me against most casseroles to this day. For those of you with a heat sensitive palette, don’t worry. It’s not […]
Bananas and strawberries are two of my favorite fruits and they are even better when they are paired together. This banana pound cake with strawberry puree is the perfect combination of the two. The cake is super moist and the strawberry puree is not too […]
Well, it’s about that time of year to start thinking about cold weather comfort food. My two favorites are Chili and Gumbo although I eat them both year around. This recipe will be the first of several types I cook over the next few months. […]
This Sous Vide BBQ Chicken is easy to make and packed with flavor. There was a time when the Texan in me would have never even considered BBQ chicken made in an oven. Well, with all the experimenting and playing with my food curiosity got […]
Staying in line with my love of Tex-Mex, I wanted to come up with a themed dessert. If you love cinnamon then this dessert is for you. It’s crispy, creamy, fruity and sticky. The base for this recipe is flavored, spreadable cream cheese and while this […]
A Tex-Mex favorite of mine for sure. One of the things I probably miss the most about not living in Texas is not being able to just jump up and drive a block or two and pick up a couple Carne Guisada Tacos. Some places […]
Don’t even think about using that stuff in the can. This enchilada sauce is too easy to make and it tastes so much better. Use it on enchiladas, burritos or for a twist on Huevos Rancheros slip a couple fried eggs on a couple of […]
So I had half a baguette left over from dinner the night before and I was trying to figure out what in the world to do with it. I went to the fridge in search of some ideas that wouldn’t require a trip to the store. […]
You haven’t lived until you’ve had some good chili gravy on your enchiladas. It’s a Tex-Mex thing. My favorites are cheese and onion enchiladas topped with the stuff but Beef and Carne Guisada enchiladas aren’t too far behind. This is a really easy recipe to make and […]
A very simple recipe for Blackened Shrimp using my Blackened Seasoning. If you don’t eat the straight out the pan they’re very good dipped in Garlic Brown Butter or Cocktail Sauce. For a real treat use them as a garnish on my Chicken and Sausage […]
This is a great Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe with just the right amount of heat for the timid. Don’t worry though, you can kick the heat up to whatever level pleases you. This recipe is highly customizable so don’t be afraid to experiment. I […]