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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

These sweet potato pancakes are a nice change of pace. Try topping with some Brown sugar and cinnamon butter or regular old maple syrup. Please follow and like us:

Pork Rib Rub

Pork Rib Rub

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. Please follow and like us:

White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs

White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs

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). Please follow and like us:

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

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. Please follow and like us:

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

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 […]

Beef Sausage Seasoning

Beef Sausage Seasoning

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 […]

Almond Milk

Almond Milk

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 […]

Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp Pasta

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. Please follow and like us:

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup

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 […]

Low Carb No Crust Pizza

Low Carb No Crust Pizza

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. Please follow and like us:

Green Chile Chicken

Green Chile Chicken

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 […]

Banana Pound Cake with Strawberry Puree

Banana Pound Cake with Strawberry Puree

Bananas and strawberries are two of my favorite fruits and they are even better when they’re together. This banana pound cake with strawberry puree is the perfect combination. The cake is super moist. The strawberry puree is not too sweet and a delicious, fruity companion […]

Chili with Beans

Chili with Beans

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. […]

Sous Vide BBQ Chicken

Sous Vide BBQ Chicken

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 […]

Dessert Tostada

Dessert Tostada

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 […]

Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada

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 […]

Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce

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 […]

Blackened Shrimp Po Boy Bites

Blackened Shrimp Po Boy Bites

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. […]

Chili Gravy with Beef Enchiladas

Chili Gravy with Beef Enchiladas

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 […]

Blackened Shrimp

Blackened Shrimp

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 […]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Blackened Shrimp

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Blackened Shrimp

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 what ever level pleases you. This recipe is highly customizable so don’t be afraid to experiment. […]

Garlic Beef with Mushrooms

Garlic Beef with Mushrooms

This is a delicious recipe for Garlic Beef with Mushrooms that is really easy to make. The level of garlic can be adjusted according to your taste. Pairs great with my Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes. You have several options for meat in this recipe. […]

Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes, a foundational comfort food. Just think of all the things you can do with a potato. You can bake it, fry it, roast it or boil it. You can make french fries, hash browns (diced or shredded), potato pancakes, scalloped potatoes and on […]

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

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 […]