Taco Pockets! Homemade Hot Pockets

I’m calling these “taco pockets” because it has a nice ring to it, but they’re really just homemade Hot Pockets. Except I don’t think Hot Pockets has a “taco” flavor; or at least they didn’t start out that way. I know because I used to eat a shitload of Hot Pockets when I was in […]

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken enchilada casserole is the casserole I put together when I was pregnant to store in the freezer for an easy dinner. It’s also the casserole I’ll often make when someone’s had a baby (or a funeral). Enchilada casseroles are great because you can take all the shortcuts, or just some of them. Make your own salsa […]

Chorizo Sweet Potato Casserole

I was invited to a potluck last year, a short while before we were moving to Los Angeles. This meant that our pantry was almost bare, since I am of the “eat all the food before you move even if that means you eat Parmesan cheese rinds and rice for a week” school of thought. I […]

Satan’s Hairy (Meat) Balls

I came across a recipe for “Sea Anemones” in an old cookbook of my grandmother Hornsby’s. The book is called Hawaii Cookbook & Backyard Luau by Elizabeth Ahn Toupin. “Sea Anemones” are meatballs made with minced shrimp and rolled in broken vermicelli noodles which have the marvelous property of puffing into white, wormy strands when […]

Fried Tacos

Fried Tacos Recipe Video Most people have memories of Jack in the Box tacos — perhaps fond or not-so-fond. My memory is mostly of my high school boyfriend berating the drive-thru girl about whether she could or could not put cheese sauce on his tacos, rather than American cheese slices. She insisted that it was […]

Breaded Fried Pork Chops

Breaded Fried Pork Chops video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. I have to thank community member Jennifer Lynn for the idea to use crushed up fried onions as breading for fried pork chops. After I posted the chicken milanesa recipe, she wrote me that she’ll sometimes use fried onions […]

Marinated Grilled Steak with Arugula Salad

My friend Justin from the Under20Workout shares his easy steak marinade for a grilled ribeye accompanied by a simple arugula salad. The marinade is simple, tasty, and tenderizes the meat well. The arugula dressed with olive oil and lemon juice cuts through the richness of the meat. It’s a winning combination! If you want another side […]

Slow-cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

From my Slow Cooker Recipes book, this slow-cooker shredded beef is very similar to Chipotle barbacoa. Beef chuck roast is cooked with a sauce made from guajillo chiles, jalapeños, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, mustard seed and allspice, with a little vinegar and Worcestershire. Use it in burritos, tacos, potato chip nachos, on super nachos, or on […]

How to Make Coxinha

Coxinha (pron: co-SHEEN-ya) is a Brazilian street food, minced chicken wrapped in a soft dough, breaded and deep fried. Is there any part of that that doesn’t sound completely great? I’ll answer. There’s not. The legend of how coxinha came to be is that a long time ago, there was a young Brazilian prince and, like every prince, […]