Smores Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been bitten by the baking bug! When I went on my last grocery shopping trip it was all with baking in mind. I was excited to get home and start baking one of the many recipe in mind. When the excitement and euphoria wore off I realized I don’t bake… Often. That’s not going…

Red Wine Fideo Pasta w/ Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

Fideo pasta is one of my favorites. Its pretty much a cut angel hair pasta that’s been toasted prior to cooking. Its commonly used in Spanish cooking but when I have it on hand anything goes. I love having fideo on hand for a couple reasons. One, Kids love it! It makes so much less…

Sticky Lemon Thai Chili Fried Chicken

I woke up today wanting orange chicken. Then I realized I didn’t have any oranges. So I racked my brain for potential alternative. I settled on a lemon alternative because in all honesty, lemons are plentiful on the tree we have outside. I figured it’s always good to have a alternative. Then I realized its…

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…