Category: Dinner

Spanikopita aka Spankies

I'm not sure when we found these as little triangles of deliciousness in the frozen food section, but I always thought that they would be hard to make. When we looked for them again we couldn't find them, and I thought, "Why not make my own?"  I must admit I was intimidated working with the Phyllo dough to make little triangles. So, I thought I'd give it a try with a sheet and simply cut to suit. No complaints and plus I love the unorthodox add of sunflower seeds. Oh yeah, not sure why we simply call them "Spankies". It was just fun to say in the grocery store, "Do you want Spankies tonight for dinner?"

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 15 good sized squares.

Herbed Pizza Crust

This recipe comes from Brenda Meyers from Odessa, TX. This is her "go to" pizza crust recipe that never fails to delight the taste buds.
"Oh yeah, in the summer I go straight to the grill, I don’t mess around with heating up my kitchen with a hot oven.  No pizza stone on the grill, I just use a Pizza peel to get it on and off.  I guess you could use a stone though, I just never have."

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 8 Delicious Slices

Janet’s Curry Salmon

Add a nice East Indian flare to your salmon steak with Janet's Curry. Janet's Curry features toasted aromatic seeds ground to perfection. The Salmon brings out a new depth of flavors with a whisper of warmth. Cool it with the Yogurt Dill Dressing. Shown here served with herbed couscous, cucumber slices and a nice cabbage salad with the Yogurt Dill Dressing on it.

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
Gator Joe & Some Slaw

Gator Joes

We got caught in a food rut. This wonderful Sloppy Joe inspired dish was impetuously good and just made from basic ingredients in the pantry. Could be a weekly treat!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults only no left overs (dang!)

Singapore Ribs

This recipe comes from a Portuguese language Asian cookbook. We used to get little beef ribs there and slow cook them in a simple oven with no "temperature" gauge. The idea was a good marinating time beforehand of at least 2 hrs. Luscious and unforgettable.

  • Yields: 2 servings
Chicken Molé

Almost Authentic Chicken Molé

I had been kicking around this mix for a while. Rich dark chilies and delightful roasted cocoa make this somewhere between dinner and dessert! This Chicken Molé recipe puts it all together. Serve with rice, corn tortillas and Guacamolé with all the veggie & cheese trimmings!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 2 Hungry adults
Carter making tortillas

Corn Tortillas

My brother, Carter Romero and his friend Randy Rambo recently filmed this epic tortilla making session in Carter's home in Hawaii. Watch and enjoy and smell the fresh toasted corn smell.
See the video HERE .

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: varies
Jazzed up Pork Chops

Jazzed Up Pork Chops

This is a remake of a long time favorite recipe my Mom found when I was a child. Back then we used Lipton soup mix and frozen orange juice. Today is a much healthier and still very tasty version.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults -
Soup Stew

Texas Trouble Warming Soup

One cold weekend when trying to decide dinner, I came up with this recipe. Something about that hit of Texas Trouble made this a real comfort food that warmed the belly. Served here with nibbles of serrano and corn tortillas with cheese.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 2 Serious Large Servings
Grilled Chicken with Hole Mole

Holé Molé Grilled Chicken

Holé Molé is a versatile seasoning. The glazing is from the bit of brown sugar in the mix. Shown with packets of roast garlic and fresh chopped salsa.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults. Cook more for depending on your family