Best Fajita’s You’ll Ever Make at Home

There are a lot of things I want to perfect, pizza crust, crusty french bread, sunday gravy, and of course, fajita's.  We've all been to some terrific restaurants, both chains and local establishments, but I've never been able to recreate that authentic Tex-Mex taste that's so delicious...until now.  I prefer a charcoal grill because of … Continue reading Best Fajita’s You’ll Ever Make at Home

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Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

So you my be seeing a trend, I am hooked on the sous vide technique.  As recent as five years ago, a sous vide machine was a several thousand dollar investment which really restricted the method to restaurants or people with crazy disposable income.  I the last two years or so, several companies have been … Continue reading Sous Vide Smoked Brisket

Pizza – It’s All About the Crust

For all intents and purposes, I am a native Chicagoan.  I grew up on frozen pizzas and have since graduated to Neapolitan style thin crust and Chicago style deep dish pizza.  From iconic the chains like Uno's, Lou Malnati's, Barnaby's and Giordano's to the craft pizza joints like Piece, Pequod's, Coalfire & Grateful Bites, the Chicago pizza landscape has … Continue reading Pizza – It’s All About the Crust

Baby-Bourbon Fleur de Sel Caramels with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

I realize it's a trend, but sometimes trends are actually good.  I am a sucker for anything caramel, dark chocolate, sea salt and of course, bourbon.  As I was thinking about it and perusing my kitchen pantry, I realized I had everything I needed to attempt to make caramels.  Then I realized I had bourbon … Continue reading Baby-Bourbon Fleur de Sel Caramels with Dark Chocolate Drizzle