Chorizo Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato chorizo 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

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

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

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

Marinated Grilled Steak with Arugula Salad

Marinated Grilled Steak Video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. My friend Justin from the Under20Workout shares his easy steak marinade for a grilled ribeye accompanied by a simple arugula salad. If you want another side dish to go with this, try my grilled corn salad, […]

Slow-cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

copycat chipotle barbacoa

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

How to Make Coxinha

How to make Coxinha recipe video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. 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 […]

How to cook bacon in the oven

How to cook bacon in the oven

how to cook bacon in the oven video Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. A simple way to cook bacon in the oven to save space on your stove top or to neatly cook a large amount of bacon at once. Use this method to cook thick cut bacon or […]

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. A quick and dirty skillet chicken fajita recipe. Cutting the chicken into strips first lets the marinade get in there faster, but if you wanted to grill these chicken fajitas, leave the breasts or […]