How to Make a Mean Chipotle Chili: Recipe

NFL preseason is over. You still think your fantasy football team has a shot. College football is in full swing. All that can only mean one thing: chili season is here! I subsist on beans and carbs. This diet may contribute to the hula hoop of personal space my friends often give…

Chicken Piccata with Asparagus

  Chicken Piccata can seem a daunting dish to new cooks. There are a few steps that may be new to you. Butterflying. Dredging. Searing. Deglazing. But those are just words. Hopefully, this walkthrough removes the fear and helps you unlock some advanced skills to add to your arsenal. Worst…

Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette

The only times I have eaten asparagus have been in a restaurant. That all changed this weekend when I found this simple, yet gourmet recipe on NYTimes Cooking app. Looking back, my ratios were different. My sauce came out heavily dijon since I didn't add as much olive oil. Asparagus…

Beer-Braised Barbacoa Tacos

We are nearly a week and a day out from the showdown of showdowns. The stakes are higher than ever. I am putting my best taco against offerings from home cooks in Chicago to see if years of visits to taqueria's were worth it. This will be my third attempt in a cooking…