Tex-Mex Latkes

These crispy, Tex-Mex potato latkes are jazzed up with chiles¬†and salty cotija cheese. I love chiles with potatoes and this is one of the best ways to eat them both: fried ūüėČ A couple of pointers for the best latkes: Grate the potatoes by hand and grate 2/3-3/4 of them on the large holes and […]

Vegetarian Tamales de Rajas con Queso

My favorite tamales are filled with roasted chiles and cheese. Whenever the “tamale lady” would stop by my old office, I’d get a dozen and eat half of them before lunch break even came around. They were still hot because she carried them in a cooler, wrapped up in fat foil bundles. The hot hot […]

Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This was an experiment that worked out. Real, REAL good. I needed to use up some pumpkin puree after shooting¬†my homemade pumpkin puree video. I remembered a recipe I made several years ago, a butternut squash and shrimp soup with a coconut milk base, that was AB FAB. And you know, pumpkin is so similar […]

Corn Casserole

This is kind of like Jiffy corn casserole without the Jiffy. And I don’t mean it takes a long time. It’s still pretty fast! I was about 13 I think when my uncle dated a lady named Greta for a short while. She came to one Thanksgiving with our family and brought “Greta’s corn casserole”. […]

Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

Watch the Empanadas Recipe Video on YouTube! These spicy black bean empanadas are filled with black beans, corn and some sauteed vegetables but the star of the show is the empanada dough. My empanada dough is made with cream cheese and butter which makes it very flaky and tender. I add a little cornmeal, too, […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card If your only experience with broccoli cheese soup is eating it from a warmed-up can, you’ve got to give homemade broccoli cheese soup¬†a chance. Unlike its¬†blobby, flaccid, overcooked¬†counterpart, homemade broccoli cheese soup is creamy and rich¬†— sure — but also fresh and bright. My¬†broccoli […]

Portobello Fries

Portobello Fries video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Secret: These portobello fries are not really fries at all! But they are crispy and dippable and that’s all anyone expects out of a fry, really. Portobello mushrooms, sliced and breaded with breadcrumbs and cheese […]

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Buffalo cauliflower is on the scene, y’all, and it’s being praised as a healthy version of Buffalo wings and I hate to bear the bad news but I don’t think that deep fried […]

Gazpacho Andaluz

Gazpacho Recipe Video – scroll down for printable recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. I got this gazpacho recipe from a friend in Spain, at the same time he taught me to make seafood paella, actually. It took me a long time to make gazpacho, clearly, but once I […]