As a former Californian and a current Texan, there are few foods in the world that scream warm weather like a heaping dish of cool, refreshing, chunky guacamole. (Pico de Gallo also goes on this list.) It’s one of the first things put on your table in most good Tex Mex restaurants, will always be found at a cookout or tailgate party.… Read the rest
Using salt to preserve foods is a practice that spans centuries, and the world as a whole. The Japanese have turned this process into a cultural phenomenon called tsukemono. Trust me on this one, guys. It’s a good thing. A very good thing. … Read the rest
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It’s that time of year again folks. Time to deck up the munchkins in their favorite costumes and head into the night or, if you’re from our neck of the woods, it may be time to visit the family gravesite before heading out for the Dia de los Muertos celebration downtown.… Read the rest
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Halloween means different things to different families. For some, it’s about trick-or-treating, for others it’s about parties and get togethers. Some folks love to head to the local haunted house for a little scare-therapy. For us, it’s about cheesy scary movies and crazy good treats like these Butterfinger Skillet Brownies.… Read the rest
Every once in a blue moon you stumble onto a recipe so simple, yet so versatile that it’s mind altering. This 5 minute pizza dough is one of those recipes. “Wait!” You say. “It’s pizza dough. Ok, so it’s 5 minute pizza dough, but what’s special about that? It’s for pizza, right?”
Yes. And at the same time, a definitive and resounding no.… Read the rest
Slightly sweet, chewy, and satisfying. That’s how I would classify the banana nut cookies we made for my oldest son’s visit home from school. They’re excellent as an after school snack or even as a quick grab and go breakfast.
If you’re a banana nut bread fan, or if you have one in your life, these banana nut cookies are going to be your new best friend.… Read the rest
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We’ve all been there, right? You have a bunch of people coming for a Barbecue or movie night or a kids birthday party. You’ve got a ton of food, and much of that food has options. It doesn’t matter if you’re serving burgers, tacos or if you just have a variety of salad toppers available.… Read the rest
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Summer is winding down and by now you’ve probably grilled up your fill of burgers and dogs. It’s time to bring a whole new set of flavors to the table. Like tender, sweet, grilled Cornish hens kissed with deep, rich umami from a gloriously sticky glaze made of soy sauce, honey and lemon juice.… Read the rest
By now a lot of you know that I have an interest in using chips in my cooking. (O.K. it’s more like an obsession.) I make Frito Pie, Frito Pie Dogs, Frito Pie Burgers, and drinks made with Doritos.… Read the rest
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This is Puck. He’s just about 2 years old, and he loves real meat, tacos, salsa, rice (and just about anything else he can get his paws on.) He’s our family member, support-giver, and the resident sleeper between mom and dad in bed.… Read the rest
Tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world. There are five main types of tea, but over 3,00 total varieties, and whether you’re an avid tea lover or just love a good cup of tea, the thought of deciding on which of these is the best for you can be daunting, if not downright frightening. Just how do you find YOUR perfect cup of tea?… Read the rest
Summer’s here folks, and it’s hot. Way too hot for the oven, or for heavy soups and stews. Yep, summer calls for something you can toss on the grill while you keep in the shade.… Read the rest
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It’ Summer. For the kids, that means time to relax, play games or hang out with friends. It’s a time for staying up late and sleeping in. Summer is about letting go of the pressures of school life and just having the chance to express the children that they are inside.… Read the rest
When it’s hot outside you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen putting a meal on the table. You want to sit back, relax and eat. Enter zaru somen (Literally: basket noodles.) Chilled Japanese noodles, a delightfully light and mild sauce to dip them in, and some refreshing, crisp green onions make this the perfect dish for a hot afternoon or evening.… Read the rest
Mentsuyu is a Japanese soup base used most often for soba and udon noodle dishes. (The name literally means noodle sauce) It’s name is a little misleading, though. Mentsuyu is a base sauce and like any base, it’s used for just about anything in Japanese cooking. With just a few additions here and there. I actually used it as glaze for a chicken earlier today, and it was crazy good.… Read the rest
Maybe not so much a recipe as a concept, these chocolate dipped cookies with peanut sprinkles are sure to take any normal afternoon and make it pretty darned special. They’re simple to make. Just some melted chocolate, some cookies of your choice and some chopped peanuts. It’s what happens when you bring these things together that makes magic.
Another serious plus to these is that little fingers can quite happily help in either the dipping or in sprinkling the nuts.… Read the rest
So you need some melted chocolate for a recipe, or just fur dipping strawberries in. Great. Time to bust out a double boiler or other contraption, right? Nope. I’m going to show you how to melt chocolate in a microwave step-by-step. It’s not the best method for making candies, but it’s great if all you need is some ooey-gooey melted chocolate.… Read the rest
Lazy Sunday mornings call for time with the people closest to you. For taking in a little peace, and of course good food and drinks. One of the best ways I know of to finish off brunch with family or friends is by sipping on a classic Bloody Mary. It’s iconic, refreshing and, if you happen to be feeling a little under the weather from a late Saturday, helps clear the fog a bit.… Read the rest
Guys, I’m seriously stoked about this post for several reasons. First, I’ve been wanting to share my wife’s insane turkey burger recipe with you for a very long time, and now I get to. Second, we got to make it on an awesome grill provided by Char-Broil.… Read the rest