My family loves rice. And I mean loves it. My son’s favorite dish is something we call “Rice and Goop”, which is basically rice covered in sausage or beef gravy. For me, it’s fried rice or spam musubi. My wife will take rice in just about any form, but if given a choice, she prefers onigiri.… Read the rest
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Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich? They’re one of my happiest childhood memories. But sometimes that just isn’t enough. Sometimes I need that sandwich to be a whole meal that can be enjoyed either at the table with my family, or on the run if I’ve got somewhere to be.… Read the rest
I’m a big fan of having fun at breakfast. Especially on the weekends when the whole family has a chance to sit down together and enjoy the morning. It gives us time to reconnect, so it might as well be enjoyable.… Read the rest
If I have one truly guilty fast food pleasure, it’s hash browns. You know…the deep fried kind. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, but pillowy soft on the inside. I’ll take those over a breakfast sandwich any day. (Or at least get a double order.)
Usually to make this kind of hash brown at home, I’d buy the frozen hash brown patties at the MegaMart and fry them up myself.… 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
When you’re heading for breakfast, where you are is important. Alaska has reindeer sausage. Chicago has the blintz. Californians love their breakfast burritos. New Mexicans argue about red or green chile sauce, no matter what the dish is. But in Texas, the breakfast taco reigns supreme, and today I have the perfect breakfast taco recipe for you.
To be more specific, this is San Antonio’s favorite breakfast taco recipe, the bean and cheese taco, a staple for almost every San Antonian I know.… Read the rest
White gravy is a staple in every Southern household. Everybody claims that their Mom or their Grandma makes the best gravy in the world. (They’re all correct, by the way. Every one of them.). This is how my mother and my grandmother made their white gravy, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s some of the best around.
This post isn’t a random thing.… Read the rest
When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? If you’re Japanese, it might just be succulent, tangy chicken fried rice wrapped in a blanket of airy scrambled eggs and topped with ketchup. It’s an omelet. It’s fried rice. It’s omurice!
Omurice (pronounced “Omu-Raisu”) is a staple in Japanese homes and there are even restaurants that serve nothing but different variations of this amazing dish.… Read the rest
From the archives – A quick and easy side dish for back to school season. Sure to put a smile on the face of any tomato lover.
Tomatoes pack a huge amount of flavor into a very small package. so much so that there is not much need to “guild the lily”, to turn a phrase. I made this dish as a side for the tomato glazed chicken we had the other night, but then had to make it again yesterday as a light lunch for myself.… Read the rest
Appetizers should always be something familiar. Sure, you can (and should) jazz it up a bit, but whatever it is, it should be easily identifiable to your guests. Also important is that it should be something that isn’t going to cause you a ton of stress on the day of your party. Combine those two ideas and you have the inspiration behind Candied Bacon Egg Salad on Crispy Wonton Spoons. … Read the rest
The grilled cheese sandwich is without doubt one of the greatest comfort foods, but there’s no reason you can’t jazz it up a bit. Imagine that same sandwich on homemade bread and packed with the sharp bite of sautéed bell peppers and the sweetness of lightly browned onions. It’s a staggering difference that still pairs well with a good bowl of tomato basil soup.… Read the rest
Fish Tacos. Sweet, succulent fish, crisp cabbage and slightly spicy sour cream all wrapped up in a flour tortilla. I’m not sure there’s a better combination of flavors anywhere. Top that off with the fact that it’s hand-held and you’ve got a real winner on your hands. This is a quick, simple and utterly delicious choice for a weeknight meal.
All you need to put a rock star dinner out is a handful of ingredients.… Read the rest
After the rave reviews my family lauded on the 3 ingredient muffins we made a few weeks ago, I was itching to take that base recipe and try something new with it. Seriously, there are no end of options. This is a recipe that begs for modifications. You can make these sweet or savory just as easily. The ideas just kept rolling around in my head. … Read the rest
You can make perfectly moist, succulent muffins in just 20 minutes with 3 ingredients you already have in the pantry.
Let me say that again:
You can make perfectly moist, succulent muffins right now in just 20 minutes with 3 ingredients you already have in your pantry.
I was shocked, too. Actually, I was incredulous. I didn’t believe it was possible, but it is.… Read the rest
I love salami. I was raised in the Northern California wine country, so this delectable treat has been a part of my life since I was a toddler. I so love this Italian cured pork that I’ve waxed poetic about it before, here, here and here. Salami in one form or another has been a staple in my refrigerator for most of my life.… Read the rest
From the archives. A simple and fun way to bring a little Halloween to your table.
We continue on today with our Halloween series and yes, I’ve come up with another use for cookie cutters. This is a variation on a “toad in the hole” (Also called a Camel’s Eye, Egyptian Eye, Bird in a Nest and a slew of other things.… Read the rest
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter B. As in Bacon. It’s also brought to you by my lovely wife, who made this bacon rose bouquet for me for Father’s day this year, though we celebrated a week early, since she’s out-of-town for a bit.
If you’re looking for a way to add a bit of flair to your next meal without a lot of fuss or bother, this is it.… Read the rest
Waking up in the morning should never be a dull affair rather, it should be the start of something great, right? Anything with a copious amount of Mexican chorizo is definitely exciting. See where I’m going here? why not start your day with a zesty punch of flavors that will keep you going all day long.… Read the rest
I remember the first time my wife introduced me to the venerable Frito Pie, a Texas football tradition. While the concept was a bit odd to my Californian sensibilities, it was immediately obvious that, while not even remotely healthy, the Frito pie was good. No. Scratch that. Frito Pie is awesome.
It’s every flavor that the kid in all of us craves in one place.… Read the rest
You might not have noticed from our posts, but we have picky eaters here. That isn’t to say that our kids don’t eat well; they do, but that it can be a challenge to get them to eat at certain times of the day, or to get them to try new things.… Read the rest