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...]

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...]

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...]

Chicken Picante – The Art of Saute

Chicken Picatta

Cooking at home is easier than you think and good portion of my dishes are done in a saute pan just the same as I would in a restaurant kitchen.   It's a quick and easy way to prepare dinner allowing versatility in the ingredients and rewarding your efforts with delicious results! On todays Around the Kitchen Table I started a new series called … [Read more...]

Three Bean Bourbon Chicken Chili

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  One of the dishes I remember most as a child was Chili con Carne.  Not true Texas Chili mind you, but a more Tex-Mex version including beans and served with homemade flour tortillas fresh off the griddle.   I tend to make a mess when I eat chili without silverware, scooping up that rich spicy chili with a half of a tortilla.......sigh   I … [Read more...]

Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

I love buffalo wings and my recipe is the standard I judge all others by.  But man (and woman) cannot live by Buffalo Wings alone so I'm always thinking of new and delicious ways to serve them. My Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings are not only incredibly delicious, they're quick and easy to make.   So if you're looking for a delicious snack for … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas and Recipes – Around the Kitchen Table

Turkey Croquette

Thanksgiving and any of the winter holiday celebrations that follow always means there's going to be turkey on the table.   And that means leftovers and whats better than Thanksgiving Leftovers! But after a few days of turkey sandwiches and platters, you start thinking of other ways of transforming those leftovers into something not quite as … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with a Bleu Cheese Slaw – Around the Kitchen Table

bleu cheese slaw

One of my favorite meals growing up was tacos,  not only did tacos remind me of  Texas but they were a lot of fun to eat  and I have to admit  they still are fun to eat!   Over the years the lowly taco has gone through many culinary changes with the hard shell crunch taco giving way to the soft flour tortilla version that you find on most … [Read more...]

Skewer Recipes for Your Summertime Grilling – Around the Kitchen Table

Moroccan Vegetable Skewers, Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Summertime and the livin' is easy.... To me it wouldn't be summertime without cooking up some deliciousness on the grill and in this post I'm going to show you how to have some fun with Skewers as I share three of my favorite skewer recipes. But don't worry if you don't have a grill, a grill pan will work or even your broiler will do, but if you … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni – Backstage at Around the Kitchen Table

Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni 2

There's a saying in Florida "If you don't like the weather just wait 5 minutes" Well this week I waited and waited and waited, and finally after 3 days of rain the sun broke through to picture perfect weather....sigh So much for five minutes. But I really complain because compared to the winter we would have had in Philadelphia this year, … [Read more...]