Hatch Green Chile & Pepper Jack Burgers

Hatch chilies are HUGE here in Texas. They come from Hatch, New Mexico and are usually harvested August to Late September. Although the range of spice can vary due to climate, growing conditions, harvest, etc. They are typically on par with a Anaheim or poblano peppers. Not much heat, a huge flavor vessel though. Here…

Roast Beef Sandwiches

I love roasted beef it almost screams to me today is going to be a relaxing day. True one pot, one burner or stove cooking is the stuff from fairy tales. And if this all also takes place on a weekend then I could only imagine that’s the same feeling of hitting the lottery. Over…

Carne Picada Steak Tacos

I love carne picada tacos. Its quick, easy and delicious. Let me explain why carne picada is a little different than the more common fajita. Fajita means thin strips and carne picada means minced meat. Generally when you make fajitas its whole marinated meat. Often a tougher cut marinated in lime or other acids then…

Steak Sandwich w/ Homemade Jalapeno- Horseradish Mustard

Steak sandwiches have been my thing lately. Recently ive been feeling French country side style eating. That includes light thin sandwiches, salads, wine, meats and cheese but light is key. Which is huge change from texas eatin’. A texas style steak sandwich is piled high, has everything and its nothing short of the actual bone…

Hoisin and Lemongrass Steak Tacos

I have to say these are some of the best tacos I’ve had in a while! So I got this awesome cut of skirt steak but it was huge and a lot of it. I figured I wanted to try something different since I’d more than likely use half for traditional fajitas. I had some…

Garlic Flat Iron Steak

Today was one of those days I didn’t know what to make or more importantly I didn’t even know what I wanted. Its one of those days where I could be persuaded to eat anything and everything sounds good. On these type of days I feel more receiving for a culinary sign. Something or anything…

Braised Short Ribs and Purple Sweet Potatoes

We got a wild cold snap here in Texas with some rather unusual winds. Towards the end of the season when you’re saying goodbye to winter. Goodbye to cold nights, crisp air , comfort food and sweaters and a hello again and welcome to summer. Here welcomes heat, humidity and everyone’s favorite mosquitos.To me these…

Steak and Chicken Fajita Platter

Fajita platters are a must for at home. When you go out its seems you have to practically beg for more tortillas and if you have a grabby one year old like I do those sizzling platters are almost a “no-no”. So I love to do fajita platters at home! It some simple, wayyyyy cheaper…

Beef and Mushrooms Stir Fry

Beef and Mushrooms is a super easy dish when you have a craving for something flavorful, not too heavy, and healthy. I make beef and mushrooms anytime I feel like I want some take out. Its really easy, doesn’t take very long and doesn’t take too much prep. Its also one of those dishes that…