Mu Shu Pork w/ Green Onion Mandarin Pancakes

Mu shu pork is one of my favorite take out items. Its pork, dried mushrooms and cabbage julienned. You eat it on a mandarin pancake that’s similar to a tortilla only paper thin. Compared to other Chinese dishes this one doesn’t have a ton of ingredients so you wont feel overwhelmed making it. All condiments…

Crispy Achiote Chicken Taquitos

Taquitos are probably on my top ten items I prefer to make at home over a restaurant. They can take a little practice, a lot of time and some finesse. When I first started making taquitos my frustration level were through the roof. With a little research I’ve found my stride. Some important tips to…

Double Chocolate Espresso Cake

Only until I was in my twenties did I enjoy sweets. As a kid if I had any sort of craving for something it was always chocolate covered espresso beans, and really I just preferred the bean part. I was a odd kid. Young aspiring chef me had a huge hatred for baking I just…

Honey Bourbon Buffalo Ribs

I’m getting a cold so maybe I just have honey bourbon on the brain. I went to the store the other day and I saw this franks red hot dry mix. I figured it looked interesting enough. I saw it a couple times before and it definitely stood out in the spice aisle. This time…

Shrimp and Chicken Etouffee

I was in the mood for gumbo. As luck would have it, I had all the ingredients for it except the key ingredients! Which would be a bag of crab boil, what I would consider not enough gumbo file and crab.. Last time I made gumbo I had no crab in it which isn’t a…

Strawberry Funfetti Pancakes

What a day! I had many ideas for today. I thought i’d go full photographer and that I would get some really good shots for my home family album and maybe one or two to share here since I never do. Lets start from the beginning. So it was my sons Nolan’s birthday! (Also shared…

Chicken Fried Steak w/ Poblano Gravy

There is this place we go in San Antonio called Lulu’s Bakery and café. It’s a great small diner and I mean small. It’s a must hit place whenever we go. I’ve been to this place more than I could count throughout my childhood. It’s home to their 3lb cinnamon roll, diner burgers and their…

Fried Shrimp Tacos w/ Sriracha Tartare Sauce

This is one of those recipes I wish I could go back to the night before and have again because it was so freaking delicious. I decided yesterday that I was going to have a lazy Sunday that includes consuming whatever I want, watching horror movies before I switch to sappy hallmark, minimal movement and…