How to Make Enchiladas and Enchilada Red Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce

Being half Mexican and growing up in San Antonio I learned to love Mexican Food at an early age and with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner I thought this would be a great way to celebrate my heritage.   One of my earliest memories is my Grandmother sending me down the block to Alejandros to buy Red Corn Tortillas so she could make me Enchiladas. … [Read more...]

Manhattan Clam Chowder

soup, bisque

Manhattan Clam Chowder is easy to make and a lot less expensive than ordering out at your favorite seafood restaurant.   Once you get the basic soup making skills down, the world is your oyster, or  at least your clam. Finding fresh clams has got increasingly easier these days, just make sure you buy them from a reputable source.  If you get … [Read more...]

Grilling Old School with my Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill – Coffee Dry Rub Pork Chops and Chicken

Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil. All opinions are 100% mine. There's something magical about cooking your food outdoors and that might be why more men seem drawn to grilling.  Not that women can't be or aren't amazing grillers, its just that connection with the outdoors a man feels when he's preparing to … [Read more...]

Smokin’ Iron Chef Competition – On The Road with Chef Dennis

Smokin' Iron Chef, World Food Championship

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Smokin' Iron Chef Competition at the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Fest in beautiful Venice, Florida.   The Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is an annual fundraiser for the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. (SFHC). In 1985, SFHC was founded to support local non-profits that provide … [Read more...]

Italian Wedding Soup with Tortellini

Italian Wedding Soup with tortellini

  Italian Wedding Soup is a great way to start any meal, or simply add in a loaf of crusty bread and a salad and you've got a delicious healthy light dinner!   But no matter when you serve it or for what occasion you're sure to get smiles from your guests down to the very last spoonful. Here's the ingredients you'll need for Italian … [Read more...]

Red Snapper with a Lobster Cream Sauce

red snapper

When I hear companies coming for dinner it gets my juices flowing. I love to get creative in the kitchen and serving up deliciousness to friends and family is one of my favorite things to do. And my Red Snapper with a Lobster Cream Sauce didn't disappoint because it certainly impressed my guests! Its not as hard as you might think to make … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella could be on your dinner table tonight, its easy to make, healthy and delicious! All you need is a few ingredients and you're ready to get cooking.   I did add clams to my version, and forgot to add them into this pic, but they are optional. Of course you can personalize this dish using just chicken and … [Read more...]

Blackened Mahi-Mahi with a Pineapple Lobster Sauce

Pineapple Pepper sauce, Blackened Mahi-Mahi

Blending flavors together and finding that balance that sends your taste buds into a tizzy is one my great joys in life and my Blackened Mahi-Mahi with a Pineapple Lobster Sauce made me a very happy man! I've talked many times about changing my eating habits and moving towards fish more than meat.  For me that meant adding layers of flavor … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Potatoes -Skillet Dinners

Skillet Dinners , Pork Tenderloin

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin Making dinner at home shouldn't become a project, it should fun and easy, with the end results being delicious!  My new series Skillet Dinners is a great way to accomplish all those goals. My first in the series is Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots, and not only is it easy to make, … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Style Salmon

olive feta topping

Since finding out that I like salmon (specifically Northwest Salmon) I've been enjoying experimenting with different ways to prepare and serve this delightful fish!   One of my new favorites is making Mediterranean Style Salmon. This is one of my Restaurant Style Dishes that you can make easily in your own home in less time than it takes to … [Read more...]