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).
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. I have used chuck roast, shoulder roast and the pre cut stew meat so feel free to use your favorite cut. (more…)
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 and on. For me, there is no more comforting way to consume potatoes than mashing them. This recipe will reward you with rich, creamy, flavor-packed mashed potatoes sure to become a favorite.
Milk instead of half and half is ok but it does make a difference in the flavor. It’s hard to know how much salt is in salted butter from brand to brand so I use unsalted. These potatoes can be served plain as a side or try topping them with my recipe for Garlic Beef with Mushrooms for an experience you won’t soon forget. (more…)
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 Tex-Mex you will ever lay your lips on. Anyway, we were staying with my mom and I had left to do some last minute shopping. Before returning home I needed to stop and pick something up for dinner. I stopped at a popular Tex-Mex chain which I think happens to have the best beef fajitas on the planet. While waiting on my order I decided to hit the salsa bar and stock up on the rather large variety of condiments to take back home with me. (more…)
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 applying a little pressure. What you come out with are the peeled cloves you see in the picture.