Pineapple Lamb Skewers

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It’s July! Which to my mind means it’s officially grilling season. The American Lamb Board asked me to come up with a recipe using a boneless leg of lamb and a grill and a beer pairing for it as part of their summer grilling contest. Most people think of a leg of lamb as a stuffy […]

Pollo al Carbon

pollo al carbon

Pollo al Carbon Recipe Video (scroll down for marinade recipe) Carlos is back to show how to make pollo al carbon! This is a Mexican grilled chicken recipe, akin to those found at Pollo Regio or El Pollo Loco. Whole chickens, spatchcocked, or chicken quarters are soaked and basted in a citrus-achiote marinade then slow-grilled for […]

Crispy Chicken Stir Fry – Chinese Takeout at Home!

Crispy Chicken Stir Fry – Chinese Takeout at Home!

Chicken Stir Fry Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I came up with this one evening when what I was really craving was some Chinese take-out, the kind that’s way too sweet and sticky and tastes awesome but leaves you feeling kind of terrible in your guts after you eat it, you know the kind […]

Carne Asada Tacos: How to Grill Like a Mexican, Part 1

Carne Asada Tacos: How to Grill Like a Mexican, Part 1

Carne Asada Tacos Video (scroll down for printable recipe card) One thing that our friend Carlos and I can always always talk about is food. We both love to eat and cook and learn about food, all kinds of food, from all around the world. Carlos is also a seasoned grill-master and pretty much always brings […]

Carne Guisada – Slow Cooker

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The first time I had carne guisada I was in third grade. A classmate’s mom brought a big pot of homemade carne guisada along with a stack of flour tortillas. I have no idea why — this was not a regular occurrence — but we ate it, in class, on flimsy paper plates and I […]

Bolognese Sauce

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Bolognese Sauce Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) An ex-boyfriend taught me about Bolognese. Until then, I guess I’d always just made “spaghetti sauce” like a regular person who is from Texas and whose only experience with Italian food is from Olive Garden. When I saw him mincing carrots and celery for our sauce, […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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This slow cooker pulled pork recipe is straight outta my Slow Cooker Recipes book! It’s been tested and retested and eaten and re-eaten … err, that doesn’t sound right. The point is, this is a damn near impossible to screw up pulled pork recipe. I know — I know — the best pulled pork is really […]

Spicy Chicken Skewers

Spicy Chicken Skewers

Chicken skewers or chicken kebabs have been one of our go-to meals lately. They are super fast to prep and to cook, there’s very little cleanup, and you can mix up the flavors really easily so you don’t get bored. This spicy chicken rub has Indian inspirations and I think you’ll dig it.

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are the ultimate summer fare — they are quick and easy to make, versatile, light and healthy. You can serve them hot or cold. You can add any vegetables you have on hand, and you can use ground turkey or chicken or even tofu in place of the pork in this recipe. The […]