Baby Red Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Last night, being a Monday night and all, I didn’t really feel like cooking and I wanted something “stick to your ribs good” and fast. It seemed a good night for some precooked Black Forest ham, frozen green peas and my world famous (I wish) Baby Red Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes! Now, I don’t know… Continue reading Baby Red Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Fish Tacos with Chile Mango Salsa & Smoked Paprika Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To help you celebrate today, the rest of May and all of summer, here’s a delicioso Baja-style fish taco that’ll blow your sombrero off! Now, I bet several of you grammar snobs are going, “She used the wrong spelling of chili!” Well, hate to burst your grammar bubble, but chile is… Continue reading Fish Tacos with Chile Mango Salsa & Smoked Paprika Mayo

Chicken Piccata

Ciao! I’ve been promising this recipe for some time now, so I’m finally making good on my promise! Italian food is probably my specialty. I’ve been accused of having Italian blood running thru my veins, but nope, nada, not a drop (unless someone isn’t telling me something I should know!). And, Chicken Piccata is one… Continue reading Chicken Piccata

Creole Shrimp & Grits with Bacon Gravy

Well slap yo Mamma and let da dogs out! Here’s the most incredible shrimp and grits I’ve ever had! And, that’s saying a lot. You know, living in Texas, I wasn’t raised on shrimp and grits. As a matter of fact, I had never tried them until I was (clearing throat), mature. But, I love… Continue reading Creole Shrimp & Grits with Bacon Gravy

Burrata, Proscuitto & Tomato Salad

Okay, I can’t take credit for this amazing salad. I had it in a restaurant one time and I absolutely fell in love with it! So me being me, I went home and copied it to the best of my ability! If I got it exactly right, Mr. Big Time Chef who gets paid to… Continue reading Burrata, Proscuitto & Tomato Salad

Inaugural Post

Welcome to ChefAbilities! Want to learn to cook all that minimalistic fancy, schmancy restaurant food with microgreens and foam all over it? No? Me neither! Come on, who eats like that? I’m a Texas gal and down here, we EAT! This blog will hopefully guide you thru some cooking basics, teach you some recipe awesomeness… Continue reading Inaugural Post