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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 whatever 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 […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve always wondered why anyone would want to eat a green tomato. They’re almost as hard as a rock and they don’t taste good. I would think that fried green tomatoes wouldn’t taste any better than fried shoe soles. However, there is something magical about […]

Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

I have boiled, roasted and grilled more tomatoes, peppers and garlic than I can count trying to find that perfect salsa I get at my favorite Mexican restaurant. While I came up with some pretty good salsa’s, this is the one I love. The color and […]

Garlic Peeler

Garlic Peeler

As much as I love garlic, I don’t know how I ever lived without this little contraption. All you have to do is put a clove of garlic in the tube and roll it back and forth on the counter for a couple seconds while […]

Cook the Perfect Steak

Cook the Perfect Steak

If you are looking to cook the perfect steak every time, look no further. The Sous Vide cooking technique can do that and so much more. Sous vide is French for “under vacuum”. Food is vacuum sealed and prepared in a water bath. From any […]

Chili-Thick Hearty Texas Red

Chili-Thick Hearty Texas Red

Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of thick chili on a cold day? It’s not too bad on a hot day either. This recipe moves back towards the origins of chili when it was cooked on the trail. Red was commonly cooked with chunks of meat […]

Chocolate Roux

Chocolate Roux

No, there’s no chocolate in it but it’s a must for a good pot of gumbo. Chocolate Roux is used for thickening liquids and chocolate simply refers to the color of the roux. It’s also good for making gravy. Just add it to some beef stock. […]

Blackened Seasoning

Blackened Seasoning

This Blackened Seasoning is the perfect for spicing up chicken, fish or beef. Easy to make and use. The same seasoning I use for the shrimp in my Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Products to help prepare your Blackened Seasoning