Ancho Marinade

1/4 pound ancho chilies 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 3/4 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon dried oregano 5 cloves garlic 1/4 red onion 1/4 cup veg oil Soak dry chiles in warm water until soft, reserve juice. Remove seeds. Add all ingredients in food processor. Puree until smooth. Add pepper soaking liquid as needed.

Borracho Beans

2 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies 1/2 cup diced onions 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 bottle (12 ounces) Mexican beer 1/3 cup chorizo 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped 1 lime, sliced into wedges   In a medium pot over medium-high […]

Bubba Brittle

2 tsp vanilla 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup bourbon 2 cups toasted pecans 4 tbs softened butter greased cookie sheet bring first list of ingredients to a boil add pecans bring up to 300 degrees pull from heat and add butter pour […]

Seafood Stew

12 shrimp, peeled and sliced in half long 1 lb cod 10-15 mussels 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 yellow onion dice 1/2 shallot small dice 3 garlic cloves small dice 1 lemon juiced 2 tomatoes diced 1 tomato blended, saute w/olive oil s&p, reduce to paste 2 tbs fresh parsley or 1 tbs dry 4 […]

Basic Pancakes

1.5 cup flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp. sugar 1.5 cup milk 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsp. veg oil Combine dry ingredients and mix well with a fork.  Whisk egg lightly and add milk, vanilla and whisk lightly to mix ingredients. Make a small crater in the […]

Mushroom Barley Soup

2 tbsp butter, divided 2 1/2 cups onions, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrot 2 8-oz packages mushrooms, sliced 1 cup pearl barley 10 cups chicken stock 3/4 tsp salt (this depends on how salty your stock is) 1/2 tsp dried thyme Heat 1 1/2 tbsp butter in a large […]

Arroz Con Pollo

3 lbs. Chicken, cut into serving pieces 1 lime, juice only 3 tbs. Olive oil 1 large yellow Onion, diced 2 red bell peppers, julienned 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 slices Pancetta, small dice 3 cups Arborio Rice 1.5 cups canned chopped tomatoes 1.5 cups Chicken stock 1 beer (lone star) 1-2 cups fresh green […]