Herb Roasted Chicken w/ Roasted Garlic Brown Gravy

I’ve been dealing with a lot of styles of chicken lately. From segments to quartered from brined to smoked. But let me tell you, nothing beats a herb crusted roasted chicken with a pan gravy on the side. Ever since I made parmesan cheese a staple in my chicken seasoning blends its really changed the…

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich w/ Ghost Pepper Ranch

So this is one of my last few post of “extreme” heats because 1 I’ve been told to cut it out here at home because nobody can hang and 2. I really don’t even gravitate towards hot peppers or really much spice in the winter. Which is odd because you’d think if you’re cold you’d…

Spiced Applesauce Caramel Muffins

Okay, summer is completely in the rearview. I don’t want to jinx it but its been rather breezy here in Texas and the lack of humidity just draws me outdoors. But it also makes me want to deep clean, decorate, and open some windows. Also, baking sits in the back of mind. I was thinking…

Spicy Beef and Brussel Sprout Slaw Sandwich

I don’t know what is up with me and slaw lately. I almost feel like I’m forcing it upon you guys! So I had a craving for banh mi, as usual, like clockwork. For the unfamiliar banh mi is a sandwich that has grilled meat like beef, pork, chicken or tofu and some pickled (depending…

Buffalo Chicken Dip

With football season here its time to start rolling out some appetizers often. I love appetizers because I love variety and small plates. If I’m testing and sampling out a new recipe, during a football game is the perfect time. Most people are two things, hungry and less fussy about food during this as long…

Spicy Shrimp over Pappardelle

Whenever im using pappardelle pasta i know i’m in for a treat! To me pappardelle is the epitome of pasta elegance. Anytime pappardelle is in play i know im in store for a slow roasted ragu or hearty braised beef dish but sometimes when i’m thinking light but comforting i jump over immediately to scallops…

Smashed Blue Cheese Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are one of the best sides dishes especially in a rush, in my opinion.It has every attribute of a steamy baked potato but with some extra crunch and very little time. When I have a lot of potatoes to make i go straight for smashing. You don’t have to worry about splitting the…

Carnitas Crunchwrap

If I couldn’t just leave well enough alone I just had to tinker with tacos bells crunch wrap supreme. Let me explain other than the obvious fact that I like to mess with things. Sometimes I just really enjoy knowing whats in my food. Its just an unrealistic expectation to need to be wasted to…