Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes

When I was a young’un, twice-baked potatoes seemed SO FANCY. The kind of thing only rich people ate at their country clubs. I think that might be because around that time, the mid 80s, country clubs and rich people and fancy food were on my radar thanks to the movie Trading Places, which is an […]

Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice Recipe

Though I’ve been specific with the ingredients here, you can also use this as a basic fried rice recipe to jump off from and add whatever vegetable or meat bits you happen to have. Typical Chinese restaurant fried rice (in the US anyway) includes egg, peas, carrots and green onions. Slightly fancier restaurants may also […]

Chojín – Guatemalan Radish Salad

chojin recipe

Chojín is a Guatemalan salad made of radishes, mint and chicharrones (fried pork rinds). If that seems strange, just pretend they are bacon bits. It’s very much the same idea. Serve this as a first course in small salad bowls or as a side dish or as a topping for tostadas and tacos. You can […]

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

These are a classic side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our pals Matt and Charles in San Antonio requested a scalloped potatoes recipe from me; they said they could never get them quite right. I think the trick is to parboil the potato slices in the milk before baking. It’s an extra step, I know, […]

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy broccoli casserole is so much better when you make your cheese sauce from scratch, amirite? Of course I’m right! This recipe is fantastic for Thanksgiving and other holidays that require beaucoup cooking because the cook time and temperature is flexible. Oven’s already preheated to 425? No big deal! Gotta reheat that pie at 350? […]

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

brussel-sprout-slaw

I had a pound or so of Brussels sprouts left over after making fried Brussels sprouts and thought I’d turn them into a slaw, which is one of my favorite kinds of salad. And when I say that, I wonder to myself what constitutes a slaw? Maybe the inclusion of cruciferous vegetables — the cabbage, […]

Fried Brussels Sprouts

Fried Brussels Sprouts

Inspired by the incredibly delicious but also impossibly complicated fried brussels sprouts at Uchiko, these are crispy, salty, sour, and sweet.

Grilled Corn on the Cob – Elotes!

Grilled Corn on the Cob – Elotes!

GUYS. I learned how to make grilled corn on the cob, Mexican-style I mean. The kind, you know, it’s smoky and grilled and cheesy and creamy and lime juicey and salty and a little spicy and just pretty much the ONLY way to eat corn-on-the-cob, amiright? Truth is, though, there’s a good chance you know […]

Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Goat Cheese Salad

Hilah’s Texas Kitchen: Goat Cheese Salad

Episode Two: Blue Heron Farm, Pecan-coated Goat Cheese Salad This episode was one of my favorite to shoot. The owners of Blue Heron Farm, Lisa and Christian, are super cool (as is every small farmer I’ve ever met. I swear that business is a magnet for bad-asses.) and their goats were SO FUN! I’d never […]