Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops with Potatoes and Collards

When they ask you what's for dinner, tell them Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops.  Wait for the applause.... then take your bows! That's just how good this dinner is going to be and the reception you'll get for making it.  Few things surprise me in life anymore but when I put together the Apple Butter Bourbon Sauce for my pork chops I was in … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Skillet Paella Recipe

Skillet Paella Recipe- Deliciousness doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. It should just be deliciousness! And while my quick and easy skillet paella recipe requires a little bit of prep, it will still take less time than you think to have this restaurant style dish on your table at a fraction of the cost of eating out. I was … [Read more...]

Lemon Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

If you have an adventurous palate, creating dishes with a variety of seasonings can be a great way to satisfy your craving for flavor.  My Lemon Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles is an easy way to achieve delicious results in your kitchen, in less time than it takes to pick up take out. Presentation means a lot and my Lemon Basil Shrimp … [Read more...]

Pork Fried Rice and Chinese Barbecued Pork

For years I made Fried Rice and it never came out quite right.  Then I decided to do some research and found out why my fried rice had been suffering...sigh. The answer was simple.  First of all I was using the wrong kind of rice.  My beloved Uncle Ben's just wasn't cutting it, I needed to use Jasmine Rice. My other discovery was … [Read more...]

A Cuban Turkey Sandwich that Mom & Dad will Love!

 Twenty years ago on one of my first trips to Disneyworld in Orlando, I happened upon the newly opened Bongo's Cuban Cafe in Downtown Disney.   I honestly was a little hesitant when I ordered my Cuban Turkey Sandwich, but let me tell you it was Love at First Bite!   In fact it was so good that I ended up going back for a second sandwich. So when … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks

Fire up the grill and give my Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks a try. I guarantee they'll put a smile on the faces of the carnivores in your family! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker company to try out their new Fruit and Honey products and see what kind of deliciousness I could come up with.  I love when companies ask me to … [Read more...]

I Love my Spiralizer – Zoodles, Toodles and Boodles

I recently fell in love with one of my new kitchen tools, my Spiralizer.   I have to admit it wasn't love at first sight, it was a relationship that was six months in the making. I purchased my spiralizer via Amazon Prime over six months ago, unboxed it, took it apart and then put on a shelf in my pantry.   Over the last six months I'd catch the … [Read more...]

Welcome Back Summer with Bubba Veggie Burgers!

Summertime means Burgertime.  And if you're looking for a non meat alternative for friends and family with out all the hassle of making your own Veggie Burgers, I've got the perfect solution.   Recently my friends at  Bubba Burgers asked me to try out their new BUBBA Veggie Burgers and give them a chef's opinion on their product.  Although this is … [Read more...]

How to make Homemade Corn Fritters and Black Bean-Corn Salsa

I love fresh corn and couldn't think of a better way to use it than in my homemade Corn Fritters.  Growing up in New Jersey I couldn't wait for the time of year when the Jersey Fresh Corn was available!  And since moving to Florida from the Garden State I've been pleasantly surprised at just how good our Fresh From Florida produce really is.  Not … [Read more...]

Grilled Lamb Chops and Watermelon Feta Salad

Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue!  This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before. Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit … [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...]

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...]

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