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Olive Oil Cake

02 Jun 2021, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

Olive Oil Cake is the best Mediterranean treat you have probably never made.  Now is the time to make one.  The process is a simple and straight forward recipe with ingredient you probably already have on hand.  It is best to use a fruity and…

Basque Cheesecake

20 Jan 2021, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

  Cheesecakes dates back to 2000 B.C. from ancient Greece.  It’s been through many iterations of recipe design.  One of the most notable is the New York Cheesecake which dates back to the late 1800’s.  The New York style cheesecake is known for it richness due…

Spatchcock Chicken

03 Nov 2020, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

It wasn’t too long ago that people would primarily cook animals bone in and whole.  There is just something particularly delicious about cooking a whole chicken.  The chicken can retain its moisture content as well as impart a bolder taste from the bones.  The skin…

Family Dinner – Pasta Night

22 Jun 2020, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

One of my most cherished memories growing up was pasta night with the family.  It was something the whole family could agree upon.  The meal consisted of a dried pasta, Prego Marinara with extra herbs and a bay leaf, ground beef, parmesan cheese, the not so…

Hand Washing as Restaurants Reopen

29 Apr 2020, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

Who would have thought back in the beginning of March 2020 that  in just a few weeks much of the hospitality industry as well as many other service-based industries would be shut down or limited almost to the point of permanent closure?  We cannot be…

Nana’s Banana Bread

16 Apr 2020, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

      Everyone has had at least two kinds of banana bread in their lives.  One was moist flavorful and rich while the other was dense, hard and bland.  While it is a culmination of eight ingredients, the ripeness of the bananas is by…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

18 Mar 2020, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

During these weird times of restaurants and bars being shut down people are finding that their food options are limited.  While many restaurants are still offering grab and go options other may not have the resources to provide this service for their guests.  Now is…

Cashew Pistachio Butter

22 Aug 2019, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

Nut butters are readily available at the grocery store but can simply be made at home or in a restaurant’s kitchen.  This is one of the easiest things to make while also being fun to customize.  Next time you are walking down the condiment aisle…

Simple Salsa Verde – Blendtec

18 Jun 2019, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

In Texas we have almost an unlimited selection of Tex/Mex restaurants.  It is tradition that the first things to hit your table are warm freshly fried corn chips and a few bowls of the house made salsa.  Sometimes the chips and salsa are so good…