Daddy Biscuits

When the kids were little, I would make Pioneer mix drop biscuits for breakfast, but I’d mix in chopped up lil’ smokies. And cheese. And whatever else sounded good. We usually had no leftovers. This is a recipe I found and modified so I didn’t have to have boxes of Pioneer mix around. Why are … More Daddy Biscuits

Chinese Pork Chops

We usually butcher one or two pigs a year, and that means we have a lot of pork chops. I tried a bunch of different recipes, but this one stood out. The pork had just the right sweet and sour taste to really be memorable. Make sure you watch the temperature and pull them off … More Chinese Pork Chops

Sesame Chicken

This is a delicious recipe, almost restaurant-quality. It is also VERY messy when cooking. The frying takes a long time, so be prepared. It didn’t help that I was making a double recipe. And you’re going to get burned. These suckers pop when cooking. If you want to break it up, cut the chicken up … More Sesame Chicken

Dipping Sauces

This was originally a recipe for potstickers, but that one ended in disaster. I tried to make my own potsticker dough because the HEB doesn’t carry them any more. But I failed miserably and ended up cutting up wonton wrappers in a lame attempt at salvaging it all. It sorta worked, but I’m not doing … More Dipping Sauces

Fajita Marinade

We cook skirt steak a lot. And grill chicken. And pork. And I have one marinade that I use quite a bit. I got it from my buddy Fran, and he learned it while working at Pappasito’s in Houston back in the 90’s. It’s dead simple and makes for a really good taste on any … More Fajita Marinade

Cast Iron Honey-Sriracha Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables

I love cooking in cast iron, so when I saw this recipe I was really excited. It did not disappoint, the chicken was very succulent and you can really never go wrong mixing honey with sriracha. Next time I do this, I’m going to try to add some different vegetables to it. Maybe sweet potatoes? … More Cast Iron Honey-Sriracha Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables