Chasens Famous Chili History and Recipe

  History of Chasen’s Chili: Chasen’s Restaurant in Hollywood, California probably made the most famous chili.  The owner of the restaurant, Dave Chasen (1899-1973), ex-vaudeville performer, kept the recipe a … Continued

History and Legends of Chili

  The only thing certain about the origins of chili is that it did not originate in Mexico. Charles Ramsdell, a writer from San Antonio in an article called San … Continued

Smoked Brisket Recipe – How To Smoke A Brisket

  Brisket is the meat of choice for barbecuing in the great state of Texas.  In fact, Smoked Brisket is considered the “National Dish of Texas.”  Briskets are a very … Continued

Taco Salad in a bag - Frito Pie

Taco Salad in a Bag Recipe

  Since I love tacos and taco salad, this Taco Salad in a bag is the perfect camping or concessions stand meal!  This concept of taco salad in a bag … Continued

Tortilla and Taco History

Tortilla and Taco History

The mainstay of the Mexican diet was, and still is, the tortilla, made from corn.  The tradition continues today with little change.  The kernels are cooked with lime to remove … Continued

Tres Leches Cake History and Recipe

Also called Three-Milk Cake and Tres Leches Cake.  A dense, moist “three milks” cake topped with a cloud of vanilla whipped cream.  What makes it unusual is that after baked, it … Continued