Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle

Thanks to my friends at Texas Natural Meats, I've got a freezer full of Wild Boar and Bison to work with as I come up with new recipes for my blog.   My latest culinary adventure is a Wild Boar Ragu! Whether you're lucky enough to find wild boar in your market or you simply use local pork, this sauce is easy to make and takes your pasta dishes … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Korean Inspired Street Tacos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love trying new things, especially when it’s a new easy slow cooker recipe, and it makes cooking dinner faster, and easier than before.   And while I don’t usually buy prepackaged sauces, I had a chance to try Sweet Korean … [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...]

Red Snapper en Papillote

I had a request from one of my friends to make poisson en papillote  aka fish cooked in a parchment paper. It's been ages since I've cooked fish using this method and I've never made this type of dish for Lisa so I thought it would be fun to revive this healthy and delicious style of cooking in our home.   Looking at the fish I had on hand I … [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...]

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

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...]

How to make Clams and Spaghetti – Around the Kitchen Table

One of the easiest Restaurant Style Meals you'll ever make is Clams with Spaghetti! Clams and Spaghetti are one of traditional Italian dishes that you'll find served in the finest Italian restaurant around the world.    And of course the price will reflect its popularity.   What these restaurants don't want you to know is just how easy they are … [Read more...]

Italian Baccala with Chef Mireille’s Global Creations

I'm looking at the calendar wondering where this year went.   We have 7 weeks left of lunches at the Mount this year, then its a few weeks of closing up the place and I'm off for the summer.  While I am happy that the end is sight, its also a little unnerving at how fast time seems to be slipping by....sigh.  But I guess that's just life But … [Read more...]

Chicken Scarpariello aka “Shoemakers Chicken”

Years ago I spent a few months working in an old Italian restaurant as I waited for the plans to be approved for a new restaurant I would be opening.    I needed to keep working and this job just happened to be available.  It didn't pay very well, but as far as anyone knew I was just an experienced line cook , I had never let on exactly how … [Read more...]

Kachchi Biryani by With A Spin

I really do love this time of year,  shaking off the cold dreary days of winter as spring finally begins to unfold.  Flowers are blooming everywhere and though that also signals the onset of my allergies,  I still love seeing all the beautiful spring flowers.  While I certainly won't miss winter when we do move to Florida, I know I will miss the … [Read more...]