NatureRaised Farms® – Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start®

There are a lot of buzz words being thrown around these days and its hard to know who or what to believe anymore.  So when a company like NatureRaised Farms® comes along I listen! They're Doing What's Right, Right from the Start® All their animals are raised with 100% Vegetarian diet (No Animal Bi-Products) No Added Hormones or Steroids 100% … [Read more...]

Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders with a Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce

Have you ever made something that was so delicious you even surprised yourself?  Well that was the case with my Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders and that oh so tasty Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker Company for a chef's perspective on their new product Jif Peanut Powder.  I immediately started thinking how I … [Read more...]

How to Make Skillet Jambalaya

If you want to excite your tastebuds and put some life into that tired old weeknight dinner routine everyone seems to fall into, try my Skillet Jambalaya.   A world of flavors awaits you and it's not that hard to make that journey, simply by taking that path a little bit outside of your flavor comfort zone. What awaits you is a whole new world … [Read more...]

Classic Chicken Salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine. Hi I'm chef Dennis and I'm a recovering chef.......sigh   Sometimes I feel like I need to start all of my conversations that way, but when I stop and think about it a recovering chef would not be a good description....there is no recovery for … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken Primavera Aioli

One of the easiest, healthiest Restaurant Style dishes you can make at home is my Chicken Primavera Aioli.    You can easily change up the ingredients depending upon what you have on hand and serve this delicious saute dish over your favorite pasta or grain. Let's start by gathering our ingredients aka Mise en Place. This shows you … [Read more...]

How to Make Delicious Chicken Meatballs

One of the great joys in life has got to be meatballs.   Wonderfully seasoned balls of meats, pan fried to give them a little bit of crunchiness to the exterior then simmered for hours in tomato sauce to keep them plump, juicy and delightfully delicious. For almost 20 years now I've been making Turkey and Chicken Meatballs and have enjoyed them … [Read more...]

Chicken Merlot – Slow Cooker Recipe

With summer in full swing and the beach calling me, its time to get out my slow cooker and begin planning my meals around our beach time.    Using a slow cooker to make Chicken Merlot is not only easy, but a great way to allow flavors to build gradually during the slow cooking process.    It also frees up your day for other the … [Read more...]

How to Make Enchiladas and Enchilada Red 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

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 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...]