Beef Wedding Stew (Caldo de Res)

INGREDIENTS: 1 Pound beef chuck 1 Pound beef short ribs 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 2 Teaspoons salt 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder 1 Onion, chopped 1 Can of diced tomatoes (14oz) 2 (32oz) of beef broth 4 cups water 2 chopped carrots 1 hand full of green beans 1 chayote 1 zucchini…

COOKING WITHOUT A RECIPE

Have you ever heard someone say a recipe didn’t work? I have many times and people ask me for advice and this is what I tell them, “Recipes are a list of ingredients you need.  It’s not an instruction guide to show you the method they used.” This is the bread and butter of a successful…

Russian Dolls Vinaigrette Dressing

Five Easy Steps Here are five easy steps for any aspiring chef who wants to create delicious, fresh tasting dressings at home. Since I have always easily made my own gourmet dressings, I forget that not everyone realizes just how easy it really is! Buying local and fresh to make your own custom creations beats buying…

Grilled Watermelon Salad Recipe

AN ELEGANT ENTREE MAKES ANY SUMMER COOK OUT COOL Summer hot cooking tips feature outdoor BBQ for your desserts using watermelon.Honey grilled watermelon salad is sweet and simple at the summer’s peak.How to pick a good watermelon?Visiting your local Farmers Market is the best choice, but a local supermarket is another alternative. 2 large slices of…