Chili Con Carne

Wow.  Happy New Year!  It has been over two months since my last blog entry.  I've been SUPER busy entertaining, eating, and spending much-needed quality time with family and friends during the holiday season.  It’s a new year and I have all these recipes I have in mind to cook and share with everyone. When... Continue Reading →

Mexican Beef Barbacoa

When I dine at Mexican Restaurants or Taquerias, I always look for Barbacoa or shredded beef on the menu. I find that Barbacoa is not as common as other popular meat choices like Carne Asada and Carnitas, so I order it every chance I get. Barbacoa is basically beef chunks that are slowly simmered in... Continue Reading →


I love my Costco dutch oven.  I bought one from Costco about 6 months ago, but never really had a chance to use it until NOW!  I saw this recipe prepared on an episode of America's Test Kitchen (ATK) and found it in my ATK cookbook.I think carnitas are hit or miss and depending on... Continue Reading →

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