Nopalitos with Vegetable Mix

2 cups nopalitos (cactus) 4 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup white/yellow onion 1/4 red onion sliced 1 jar sliced mushrooms with juice 1 jar roasted red peppers with juice Picking nopal: When picking your cactus paddles, make sure you wear protective gloves. Choose the cactus paddles that are smaller, thinner, and brighter... read more

Grilled Drunken Shrimp Skewers

1 - 12 ounce bottle of Mexican Beer 3 cloves of minced fresh garlic 2 Tbsp. of fresh lime juice 1 lb. large shrimp - peeled and deveined Vegetable oil for brushing Salt and pepper to taste Crushed red pepper (optional) Wooden skewers - soaked in water for about an hour Cilantro, jalapeño peppers, hot... read more

Queso Panela con Oregano

1 lb Panela cheese or Queso Fresco 6 cloves garlic - chopped & crushed 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup corn oil 2 Tbsp. ground oregano Chop the garlic and crush it with the side of your knife. Combine the olive oil, corn oil, garlic, and oregano; whisk until blended. Place the cheese in an... read more

Penne Mediterranean

1 can baby artichoke hearts 2 tablespoons pure olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 shallot, minced 1/2 lemon, cut in thin sliced circles 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 cups unsalted vegetable stock 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and sliced in half 1/4 cup fresh basil, cut chiffonade 2 fresh tomatoes,... read more

Italian Wedding Soup

Serves 8 1 small onion, grated 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 large egg 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 slice white bread, pulsed in a food processor 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 8 oz ground beef 8 oz ground pork 12 cups chicken stock 1 lb fresh baby spinach 6-8 oz... read more

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Makes four servings Kosher Salt 1 pound Cavatappi pasta 1 quart whole milk 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup Cognac (optional) 12 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated 8 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar, grated 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat 1... read more

Fresh Vegetable Frittata

Serves 6 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons half and half 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 small yellow onion, diced ~ 6 tri-colored mini bell peppers, sliced into rings 1 tomato, seeded, diced Kosher salt/fresh ground pepper 6 ounces shredded mozzarella... read more

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Cake ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup half & half 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 large egg 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries Topping ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground... read more

Drunken Meatballs

For the Meatballs (~25 cocktail sized meatballs): 5 pounds ground beef 1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs 3/4 cup half & half 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons canola oil For the Sauce: 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup... read more

Smoky Maple Sausage

2 pounds ground pork, not too lean or sausage will be dry 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, optional 1 tablespoon maple flavoring 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke In a medium bowl, gently combine all ingredients. Don’t over-mix or... read more