Chef Chris’ Corner

 

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…

Espresso Marshmallows

02 Nov 2018, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

Espresso Marshmallows are the perfect way to finish a meal or a treat to go with your afternoon coffee. Most people think of marshmallows when stilling out by a campfire while making s’mores or when they are sipping on a rich hot chocolate.  Surprisingly most…

Texas Brisket… how and why?

30 May 2018, Posted by Chris Waltman in Chris' Corner

Barbecue is a long-standing tradition of Texas.  As most people know, Texas is the proudest state in the US.  One thing Texans take the greatest pride in is their style of barbecue especially brisket.  The art of smoking meats was brought over by the German…