Sausage dressing is a staple at Southern tables, and not just around the holidays. I’ve used this recipe (or variations of it) to stuff Turkey, chicken, cornish hens, pork chops, and bell peppers.… Read the rest
Everyone has their go-to Chinese takeout favorite. For my wife, it’s cashew chicken. For my son, lemon chicken with fried rice and plenty of soy sauce does the trick. But for me, it’s broccoli beef every time. I’ve got to have it.
But I’ve noticed that since we started exploring Japanese foods, the broccoli beef from our local takeout places just seems too heavy.… Read the rest
Rice. It’s an unassuming grain that also just happens to be the staple food of nations all over the world. It’s speculated that rice may have been cultivated in Japan for as long as 6,000 years.… Read the rest
A few weeks ago I was flittering around Pinterest and I stumbled on a pin for sausage balls. If you can believe this, I’d never heard of them. Not once. Ever.
I showed the picture to my wife, who has heard of these little gems. She immediately launched into tales about how her Grandmother used to make sausage cheese balls for her all the time, how much she loved them as a kid, and how much she missed them.… Read the rest
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Thanksgiving can be a hectic time of year, whether you’re the one hosting dinner or not. The last thing you need to worry about is complicated desserts or appetizers. That’s where these simple and absolutely delicious Berry Cheesecake Egg Rolls com in. … Read the rest
We love Holiday leftovers. Not just a little. In all honesty, we’ve been known to buy two, and even three turkeys around Thanksgiving and Christmas just so we can have more leftovers. (It’s a sickness.… Read the rest
Like most families, we saw each other mostly on holidays, and the order of the day was, of course, the food. Roast turkey in particular, with homemade cornbread stuffing (or cornbread dressing, if that’s what you want to call it.), though there would of course be all kinds of other dishes and desserts.… Read the rest
I was raised in a very Southern American household. As such, I have the common Southern love for all fried foods. I love fried chicken, fried mushrooms, fried shrimp, and of course chicken fried steak with a healthy serving of Southern Gravy.… Read the rest
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I’m a busy guy. I work a lot. Too much, probably, considering my age. (Which might be more advanced than one would think.) But there are a few days of the week when I have the opportunity to cook for my family, usually before heading out to the dreaded day job.… Read the rest
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
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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
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
Dashi is one of the fundamental ingredients in Japanese cooking. It’s used as both a tea and the base for hundreds, if not thousands of recipes in Japan. Dashi stock is so common, in fact, that most written recipes that call for it simply state, “add dashi”. The assumption is that everyone already knows how to make it, or has it on hand at all times (Kind of like chicken broth in America.).… Read the rest
If you’re looking for a quick and painless weeknight meal that goes together easily but still packs in a serious dose of wow factor, this is it. Our Japanese rice and chicken stuffed bell peppers fit the bill ever time. Prep takes just minutes, it cooks in about a half-hour, and you can make it with leftovers. (Yes, leftovers.)
This dish is a twist on several recipes that I know, and is the sort of thing that you’d be likely to find in a bento, or Japanese box lunch.… Read the rest
Orange Chicken is a favorite at take-out Chinese restaurants no matter where you live. There’s just something magical about those crispy little morsels of battered chicken bathed in a cloyingly sweet orange glaze. But if you happen to be gluten-intolerant or you’re on a GF diet, you’ve probably written this childhood favorite off as a loss. You don’t have to. This is a version anyone can enjoy.… Read the rest
Ranch dressing is the number one seller in America. This Texas-based dressing recipe is good on everything from leftover pizza to broccoli at dinner. It’s wonderful for dipping chips or as a condiment on a chicken sandwich. Homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is so easy that you’ll be kicking yourself for buying it in stores all these years.
Are you ready for the big secret?… 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