Killer Garlic Bread with Roasted Garlic

This garlic bread is so good that it's easy to eat it in place of eating dinner by mistake (my wife did this last night).  For whatever reason, it is highly addictive.  Also, it's guaranteed to keep the vampires away but won't leave you feeling like a giant bulb of garlic due to the fact that … Continue reading Killer Garlic Bread with Roasted Garlic

Grilled Fish Tacos

These Fish Tacos are as simple as they are delicious.  The thing that really, really makes them is the toppings - Fresh Homemade Guacamole, Homemade Pico De Gallo, Chipotle Mayo -  and Cotija cheese.  The perfect treat for a summer evening. Ingredients 2-3 lbs Mahi Mahi (figure 8-12 oz per person) Medium sized corn tortillas … Continue reading Grilled Fish Tacos

Chili-Lime Mango Dressing

Sweet, Spicy, Tangy, Creamy - this dressing is a sure fire way to liven up any medley of mixed greens.  Add sliced oranges, dried cranberries, an avocado, some walnuts - whatever suits your fancy - and you've got yourself a unique and amazing salad. Ingredients  5oz full fat plain Greek yogurt (2% will work fine … Continue reading Chili-Lime Mango Dressing

Jalapeño Cheddar Soup

Ah, fall.  Labor Day festivities over, it's finally time to embrace the fact that summer has finally drawn to a close.  Now is the time to embrace leaves turning color, a crispness to the air, a change in the light.  Fall is a time for flannel shirts, cooler days - and of course soup. Of … Continue reading Jalapeño Cheddar Soup

Steak Fajitas

Steak soaked in a zesty citrus marinade and then grilled to perfection; serve with pico de gallo, homemade gaucamole, sour cream, roasted peppers and onions and Mexican cheese.  Easy, cheap and delicious. Ingredients: For the Steak 2.5lb London Broil or Tri-Tip Roast 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup lime juice (approximately 6 limes) Zest of 1 … Continue reading Steak Fajitas

New Mexico Sopapillas

I love these guys - puffy, airy little pastries designed to do one thing: be a delivery mechanism for awesome flavors.  They are a staple of New Mexican cuisine, and as far as I can tell, almost exclusive to it as well. Sopapilla literally means "little soup pillow" and that's what they are best at … Continue reading New Mexico Sopapillas

Peruvian Style Roast Chicken with Jalapeño-Cilantro Sauce

This delicious, succulent chicken served with a green sauce similar to a creamy chimichurri is a sure crowd pleaser.  This version is a loose adaptation of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's  grilled recipe featured on his blog Serious Eats.  While it could also work out quite nicely on the grill, this version is executed in the kitchen and … Continue reading Peruvian Style Roast Chicken with Jalapeño-Cilantro Sauce

Honey Glazed Chipotlé-Lime BBQ Chicken

This BBQ Chicken is tangy, sweet, spicy and fresh.  All the right flavors and a unique twist on classic BBQ chicken.  Searing the chicken in a hot skillet ahead of time renders out a good bit of fat and leads to perfectly crispy skin.  Finish either on the grill or in the oven and follow … Continue reading Honey Glazed Chipotlé-Lime BBQ Chicken

Chicken Chili II (Updated Version)

Recipes change over time.  As we spend more time in the kitchen and become better cooks, we learn new things; as we learn new things, we incorporate them into the dishes we already know how to make.  That's ultimately how a dish becomes "ours" - when we've come to know it so well through years … Continue reading Chicken Chili II (Updated Version)

Cuban Pulled Pork & Mojo Sandwiches

This amazing pulled pork can be thrown together in as little as 20 minutes, and then you can set it and forget it while it slow-roasts all day.  Dinner will be waiting for you when you get home.  Initially I was worried about this one.  I was afraid that a pork loin, which is a … Continue reading Cuban Pulled Pork & Mojo Sandwiches