Fajitas

I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican…

Modified wok flame ring

If you have a standard gas stove, take the flame ring you (hopefully) got with your wok, and take a pair of tin snips to it

Tomato Chicken with Curry

So, this is more or less making a stand-alone version of the curry from the Curry-Stuffed Toast I posted  recently, because I liked it so much.  (If you missed that, it was a savory French-style toast with curry and home-made cheese…

A number of people have wanted to know about some of the kit I use around the kitchen, so it's probably about time I do so.  As such, I figure the best way to start is by talking about how…

I'll just come out and say it – Onion rings are awesome, whether on a burger, or as a side.  I mean, deep-fried onions, am I right?  Well, deep fried nearly everything.  Deep.Fried.  *drools a little* At some point I'll…

Mozzarella in Carrozza

"Mozzarella in a Carriage".  Earlier this week, I came across a reference to this, with two sentences to the effect of, "In Italy they make French toast with mozzarella in between two slices of bread, then fried. Sometimes it's served with…

Cast-Iron baked cornbread

If you're like me, you grew up with Jiffy cornbread.  Not that there's anything wrong with that – Jiffy is cheap, easy, and tasty.  All three of which are total 'wins' in my book.  On the other hand, there's a…

This started as a relish for my Santa Maria Tri-Tip but really has a life of it's own.  As mentioned, it goes great as a BBQ topper, or just as a stand-alone side dish.  Its Mexican-American "cowboy food" and in…

Easy-bake Chicken

Weeknights can be the worst for cooking.  An exceptionally long day at the office (and really, who doesn't have a lot of those these days) and the idea of spending any time in the kitchen just sounds like a nightmare.  You…