Carnitas Tacos

These Carnitas Tacos are slow-cooked to perfection.
They’re an easy recipe that’s perfect to make on a chilly weekend!

These Carnitas Tacos are a slow cooked to perfection.  They're the perfect recipe to make on a chilly weekend!Can we talk easy food for a minute?  As a food blogger, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen…and I absolutely love testing recipes!  Tweak this for the next time.  Add that for the next batch.  Good thing for me is that my wife loves to cook, too.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’m certain that we will cook a full Turkey Day feast here.  (Never mind the fact that it’s just the two of us…but then again, Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part, right??)  Despite our passion for cooking and baking, sometimes we like to take it easy.  Continue Reading »

Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

This Deep Dish Skillet Pizza is made in a cast iron skillet, and it features layers of stringy mozzarella cheese topped with your favorite pizza toppings.  It’s the perfect weekend dinner!

Deep Dish Skillet Pizza | Spicedblog.comIt’s pretty dangerous to be a dog treat around our house.  Seriously.  If you’re a dog treat, then you’re taking your life in your hands to walk into our house.  We have two 4-legged, furry children who pretty much rule the roost around here.  And their favorite thing in the world?  You guessed it!  Treats.  (I mean what dog doesn’t love treats?)Continue Reading »

Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Stuffed with crispy bacon, diced jalapenos and cream cheese, these Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloins are a delicious grilled game day treat!

Stuffed with crispy bacon, diced jalapenos and cream cheese, these Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloins are a delicious grilled game day treat!I’ve been watching tons of college football lately.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge LSU football fan.  After college, I moved down to Louisiana for grad school, and you can’t help but became a Tiger fan when you live in Baton Rouge.  Aside from the quality football, the tailgating parties down there on the bayou are nothing short of amazing.

Close your eyes and imagine a warm Fall day.  It’s sunny and the temperature is in the mid-80’s.  Continue Reading »

Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these
Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!

Rubbed with finely ground coffee and a bit of cocoa powder, these Espresso Rubbed Ribeye Steaks are mouth-wateringly delicious!Due cappuccini, per favore!  A couple of years ago, my wife and I spent almost 2 weeks wandering across Italy for our honeymoon.  It was one of the most amazing trips ever.  I’m a Roman history buff, so I jump at any opportunity to stand amongst the ruins and remnants of ancient Rome.  My wife’s family is from Italy, and while they’ve lost touch with their Italian relatives over the generations, it was still a cool experience for her to visit Italy.  And then there was the food.  Oh, I could (and have) spend entire posts talking about the food alone!  But today is the cappuccino.Continue Reading »