Boiled Palapa Mayo

Boiled Palapa Mayo

Boiled Palapa Mayo | One March day, on the shores of Puerto Vallarta, I watched two local women begin cooking under a palapa – one of those open huts with a roof made of thatched palm leaves. I had no idea why they were there or who they were cooking for. It was so hot. What was I seeing? Some culinary mirage? Fueled by a few tequilas, my curiosity got the best of me and I meandered on over. What I found was so simple, but something that eventually would become so profound in my kitchen.

Hoisin Roast Chicken

Hoisin Roast Chicken

Hoisin Roast Chicken | Hoisin. The BBQ sauce of the Orient. We figured if a bagillion people like it in the far east, then we should probably give it a try. And the verdict was, drum roll please…it’s darn good. Different. A little sweet for us. But good. The ingredients vary from version to version,…

Short Rib Meatball Madness

Short Rib Meatball Madness

Short Rib Meatball Madness | I’m a grown man who has watched the movie Sunny with a Chance of Meatballs way too many times. It’s embarrassing. For those of you who don’t know, it’s an animated kid’s movie about food falling from the sky. Let’s just chalk up my movie preference to the fact that I just really really like real-life meatballs. And that’s because they are made with this recipe! 

14 Best Condiments!

14 Best Condiments!

By popular demand, we’ve whittled down our condiment recipes to a list of our 14 favorites. Enjoy!   #14 – Yankee Chipotle Crema   #13 – Pickled Onion Jamboree    #12 – Horseradish Snowballs   #11 – Chipotle Rouille   #10 – Caper Cream   #9 – Infamous Braised Skeleton Bulb   #8 – Raspberry Red Pepper Jelly   #7 – Toasted…

Easy Panko Baked Beans

Easy Panko Baked Beans

Easy Panko Baked Beans | Looking back in our recipe box, we quickly realized we have an unhealthy obsession with baked beans. We put them in everything! And I know where it all began – the good ole’ 1980’s. When a young boy used to sit Indian-style in front of a 3 foot thick TV…

Artemis' Venison Linguine

Artemis’ Venison Linguine

We love venison. We also love pork. We also love beautiful Greek goddesses named Artemis. She is the goddess of wilderness and the hunt – a perfect fit for our refined pasta dish that includes both beasts. Now, we also assume she’s a stunner – she is a god after all – so we spruced up this linguine with a toasted fennel spice mix and fresh dill, then finished her off with browned panko and feta cheese.

Ho Chi Hummus

Ho Chi Hummus

Ho Chi Hummus | These days, if you want to call yourself a chef you need to have a killer hummus recipe in your bag of tricks. I never though I’d say that, but with the health kick everyone is on, it’s true. So what does a guy and his dog come up with? I’ll…

Jalapeno Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Jalapeno Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Jalapeno Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | The secret to our buttermilk ranch dressing? Let the buttermilk curdle. Don’t worry about it going bad. You know why? It’s already bad! It’s been jacked up with bacteria (aka Lactobacillus) and been allowed to ferment at warmer temperatures to produce lactic acid. That’s why it tastes tangy. In fact, we…