Beef Short Ribs With Pappardelle

Beef Short Ribs With Pappardelle

It is rainy and cold in Texas and I am craving one of my favorite comfort foods - Beef Short Ribs With Pappardelle. The ribs are simmered in a flavorful sauce until the meat is fall-apart tender, shredded and added back to the … [Read more...]

Chicken-Mushroom Divan

Chicken-Mushroom Divan

Chicken Divan is a chicken casserole usually served with broccoli, almonds, and Mornay sauce. Since I love mushrooms so much, I make mine a Chicken-Mushroom Divan with broccoli and a Mornay sauce. Just add a side salad and you are … [Read more...]

Thyme Pork Chops with Maple-Cranberry Sauce

Thyme Pork Chops with Maple-Cranberry Sauce

These thyme pork chops with maple-cranberry sauce are very easy and delicious. They make an easy weekday dinner, but elegant enough to serve at a dinner party! Cranberries are very versatile and are often paired with apples, … [Read more...]

Grilled Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

wings plated

Food brings people together! And what better time to celebrate than with our Independence Day 4th of July backyard barbecue? These sweet and spicy grilled chicken wings are the perfect grilling food. Nothing can compare to a … [Read more...]

Red-Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs

shortribsplated

These red-wine-braised beef short ribs are delicious because the marrow in the beef bones create the most delicious braising juices ever! This formidable dish needs a red wine with some tannic oomph like a Cabernet … [Read more...]

Cooking Roast Beef

cooking roast beef

When cooking roast beef, why serve a plain roast, when a crusted one is just as easy and much tastier? When I am entertaining, a crusted roast is one my favorite things to serve. They are always impressive – yet they don't … [Read more...]

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breast

Mexican Stuffed Chicken Breast Plated

I take several different cooking magazines each month because I love to read anything about cooking! Not only do I find wonderful recipes that inspires my cooking, but I find beautiful professional pictures of plated foods. I … [Read more...]

Beer Crusted Six-Onion Pizza

Six Onion Pizza

What toppings do you like on your pizza? Hamburger, pepperoni, mushrooms? These are usually the first ingredients that come to mind. But what if I asked you have you ever had an onion pizza? Or better yet, an onion pizza with a … [Read more...]

Grilled Red Snapper with Preserved Lemon Shrimp and Roasted Garlic Butter

plated snapper and shrimp

Here in Texas we are trying to battle a heat wave like no other and all we want for any meal is something cool and refreshing! This Grilled Red Snapper with Preserved Lemon Shrimp and Roasted Garlic Butter was a perfect choice … [Read more...]

Easy and Quick Chicken with Tarragon and Vermouth

chicken tarragon plated

After a long day, even though I love cooking, I want something delicious and gourmetish, but I don't want to put in the time! I want it quick! I mean really quick! My easy and quick chicken with tarragon and vermouth comes … [Read more...]

Barbecue, Grilling and Smoking

Barbecue, Grilling and Smoking - Barbecued Oysters

Greetings Everyone: Fire up the grill and let's do some barbecue, grilling and smoking with chef Lou Lambert! The Featured Recipes are: Barbecued Oysters Adobo Grilled Rib Eyes with Wild Mushroom Chimichurri Grilled Red … [Read more...]

Marinated Chicken with Fresh Herb Salad and Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

plated chicken

Want a different take on chicken? Try this marinated chicken that uses passion fruit and the fresh herb salad with passion fruit vinaigrette. What is passion fruit? The plant is widely grown in California as far north as San … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving To You

Thanksgiving To You - Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Greetings Everyone Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I want to share these delicious fall favorites from chef Brian Olenjack, owner of Olenjack Grill in Arlington, Texas. My way of saying Happy Thanksgiving To … [Read more...]

Mushroom Meatloaf With Gravy

plated meatloaf

With October fast approaching and the fall weather breezing in, I'm starting to think about some really good comfort foods and this mushroom meatloaf with gravy comes first to mind! The meatloaf is loaded with wonderful crimini … [Read more...]

Crab Chops/Cakes

Crab Chops

Crab cakes, crab chops or crab patties - whatever you want to call them, they are delicious! Dab them with tartar sauce or your favorite cocktail sauce. Crab Chops Makes 6 servings 3 tablespoons butter 3 green onions, … [Read more...]

Favorite Gourmet Sauces

favorite gourmet sauces - chocolate spice cake

As you grow as a gourmet cook, you will find yourself developing a list of your favorite gourmet sauces. Every now and then we all run across or invent a sauce that turns out be especially yummy and versatile. These will become a … [Read more...]

Beef Tenderloin Cooking

beef tenderloin cooking

I probably shouldn't do this, but I am going to share a secret method of beef tenderloin cooking with you that will wow everyone you feed it to. Consider this a "Thank You" gift from me for visiting this, my new website, my labor … [Read more...]

Best Fried Chicken Recipes

best fried chicken recipes

Below you will find the two best fried chicken recipes I have ever tasted. I know, I know, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of gourmet cooking isn't fried chicken. Well, I don't care. I love fried … [Read more...]

Cooking Food With Wine

cooking food with wine

The main reason for cooking food with wine is the benefit of added flavor! When you are cooking food with wine, there is one basic rule to remember: always use a good wine. That doesn't mean you have to use an expensive wine, … [Read more...]

Tips for Cooking Lamb

tips for cooking lamb

When it comes to cooking lamb, I am always amazed at the number of people who automatically and fervently proclaim their distaste for the idea. All they know for sure is that they don't like lamb. Period. Every now and then, … [Read more...]