Beast Chili

Simply put, chili is a form of stew where some say it originated in Northern Mexico, while others say it’s birthplace was Southern Texas. So to prevent any arguments, lets agree it is a “Tex-Mex” dish and leave it at that. Throughout the United States you can find many variations of chili. In Texas it…

Big Easy Shrimp And Cheesy Grits

How do you cook your grits? Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente? Just regular I guess. Regular. Instant grits? No self respecting southerner uses instant grits. ~My cousin Vinny~ On the heels of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share my recipe for Shrimp and Grits with Jalapeno Cornbread. The creaminess of the…

Jalapeño Cornbread

This is the perfect side dish for many southern styles of food. I enjoyed this the most when it accompanies my “Big Easy Shrimp And Grits”. There is nothing like taking a piece of the cornbread and dipping it into a nice helping of the grits. See for my jalapeño cornbread in the blog. For…