Not Denica’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, but oh so good!

This is one of my favorite, go-to recipes to make at home!  Crispy and chewy and thin, not like what we serve at Denica’s Restaurants, but rather late night snacks for us at home! Ingredients 3/4 pound salted butter (Challenge is our preferred brand) 1 cup packed golden brown sugar 1 1/8 cup granulated sugar  […]

Lolita’s Paella Valenciana

The secret to a great Paella is in the sofrito The mistake most beginners make is they skimp on the sofrito ingredients and think it is only the seafood and chicken that matters. The majority of the flavor comes from the Olive Oil, Pork, Spices, Peppers, and Tomato that are used in the sofrito. We […]

Recipe of the Month: Oven Fried Chicken

The secret to this chicken is to place the chicken on a large rack over a sheet pan so the chicken sits above the pan and is heated from all sides. 1 chicken, cut into serving pieces 1 ½ cups whole milk 1 TBSP Tabasco sauce 1 TBSP soy sauce ½ cup corn flake crumbs […]

Recipe of the Month: Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Heaven

Think day old bread is the culinary equivalent of twice worn socks?  Think again.  Instead of tossing day old bread, whip up some delicious bread pudding.  You might never bother with fresh bread again (but please DO continue to bother with fresh socks!) Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Heaven 1 loaf (16 oz) firm white bread […]

Recipe of the Month: Parmesan Asparagus

One of the things I love most about this time of year, besides the flowers and the birds and not having to wear a jacket all the time, is that fresh asparagus is actually affordable. When the price drops below $2.00, I start buying two or three bunches at a time and eating it almost […]