Sunday, September 27, 2020

South of the Border

When it comes to waking up your taste buds, cuisine with a kick does the trick every time.  That's why I long ago added south of the border dishes to my menu many moons ago.  The moment you put a forkful of  Picadillo into your mouth, your tongue realizes this ain't your mama's sloppy Joe recipe.  Over the years I've experimented with everything from Mexican and Castilian cuisine to Brazilian fare.  While all these recipes have similarities, you'll be surprised to discover how many differences there are between Spanish dishes.  I know I was.  Below are a half dozen of my favorites.  I hope you like food that is mucho caliente, amigos.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

What's to Eat?

To a chef, the scariest three words in the English language are, "What's to eat?"  That's because when asked that question, a chef can feel kind of like a prisoner caught in a spotlight.  Unlike restaurants that have printed menus, when your friends or family suddenly decide that they're hunger is your responsibility and you hadn't intended to feed them, you're on the spot to come up with a tasty treat.  To keep your blood pressure from spiking when you're suddenly put to the test, I decided to dedicate this week's blog to guerrilla cooking, Man Cave Munchies Style.

Got Beer?

One thing that every red blooded American male has in his fridge is beer, right?  While you can drink it, you can also use beer to make a number of crowd-pleasing favorites that are sure to satisfy your guests.  Below are 5 of my favorites:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Is It Hot Enough For You?

While Fall fast approaches up north, here in Florida it's still as hot as blazes.  To help remedy that situation, I thought I'd focus this week's blog on recipes designed to keep you cool when it's hot outside.  Below are five of my favorite summertime treats.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Got Groceries?

Recently, a fan sent me an email to let me know that while he loved my videos, he was all thumbs
when it came to shopping for groceries.  He then requested that I take the time to tell him a little bit about the way I martial my resources when I hit the supermarket.  So, here goes.