Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Honey Crema (w/ wine pairings)

Need something summery, and simple, and delicious? It doesn’t get much better than these Shrimp Tacos with an Avocado & Honey Crema. I made them a few weeks back when we had some company over and they disappeared in a blink. I made them again two nights ago and the same thing happened… They’re justContinue reading “Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Honey Crema (w/ wine pairings)”

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Traditional Spanish Pork & Chickpea Stew (w/ wine pairings)

Recently I was having some company over for dinner, including a married couple from Spain, and I really wanted to challenge myself to make food that was traditional cuisine from their country. I made a number of different dishes, including tortilla (the absolute staple of Spain… every family has their own special recipe passed down throughContinue reading “Traditional Spanish Pork & Chickpea Stew (w/ wine pairings)”

Baked Ziti (w/ wine pairings)

Words aren’t really that necessary here… If you like pasta, and you like cheese, then you LOVE baked ziti. I mean how can’t you? It’s ooey-gooey cheesy deliciousness. And you can do so much with it. Vegetables, various meats, even play around with the cheeses… but I like to keep mine pretty simple. Pasta, cheese,Continue reading “Baked Ziti (w/ wine pairings)”

Brown Sugar & Apple Roasted Pork Butt

I was recently faced with the dilemma of having to cook for 15 people while keeping the cost down as much as possible. In the end my solution to the problem was a roasted pork butt… When done right it’s tender and has tons of flavor. It’s a great crowd pleaser that won’t injure yourContinue reading “Brown Sugar & Apple Roasted Pork Butt”