Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil

Cochinita Pibil Originally from the Yucatan in Mexico. Cochinita means baby pig. So if you want to make true Cochinita Pibil you should be digging a hole in the ground and wrap the pig in banana leaves. Me, I try to do it differently. I am not using a whole pig, I use a pork shoulder, injected the marinade and cooked it in a crockpot. After the meat was done, roasted in the oven on high. I was not able to find the main ingredient for the marinade in the regular store. You probably have to go a Mexican Grocery store to get the achiote seasoning

Grandma’s Spaghetti

Grandma’s Spaghetti

Grandma’s Spaghetti is one of the dishes my mother in law used to make. My kids always loved her Spaghetti. The instructions were always add a little of this and of that.  This is the closest I’ve ever came to her recipe. There are two things that I know I have different than hers. I use lean ground beef instead of the greasy ground beef, and I add butter; that replaces the grease from the beef. Her secret ingredient was tomato ketchup :). When I do make it, its enough so the kids can take some to their home.

Perfect Pan Fried Steak

Perfect Pan Fried Steak

Pan Fried Steak is not hard to make. Actually it’s quite simple. You do not need a lot of ingredients, and it’s done in no time. Do it my way.

LongHorn Steak Hawaiian Rib Eye Steak

LongHorn Steak Hawaiian Rib Eye Steak

There are a few things I like at Longhorn Steak House. And one of them is this Hawaiian Rib eye Steak. if you like sweetness do add the brown sugar. If that is too sweet for you leave the brown sugar out.

Easy Pork Carnitas

Easy Pork Carnitas

This is not the proper way to make Carnita’s. But hey it’s close enough to it. I had some left over pulled pork and decided to make Carnita’s with it.