Spicy Avocado Chicken Salad


Everyone knows the summertime is all the about tomatoes, which of course is something we at Royito's get excited about. Today, though, I'm here to bring the spotlight on another hero of the season: avocados. Sure, like tomatoes, you can get avocados year round, but they're never as perfect or abundant as they are in the summer. (And with abundance … [Read more...]

Marinated Grilled Ribeyes

Royito's Grilled Ribeyes

Despite this bizarre cold front that just barged in to ruin my life, looking at the upcoming weather forecast I think it's pretty safe to say we are smooth sailing into summer at this point (at least in Texas we are; you northerners will have to fend for yourselves.) Warm weather means one thing: grilling. And I could not be more psyched. Grilling … [Read more...]

BBQ Carnitas Tacos

BBQ Carnitas Tacos

Well the Super Bowl is over, and I must say that this was a great one. The Ravens won, which is cool, but what's more cool is that everyone ate all of my food, so really in a sense I won. While my chicken wings were a big hit, the real stars of the show turned out out to be these tacos that I'm about to share with all of you. Okay, the real stars … [Read more...]

Royito’s Hot and Zesty Chicken Wings


Whether or not you’re a football fan, the Super Bowl (Superbowl?) can be a good time. As for me, I am far more emotionally invested in what the secret ingredient is going to be on Iron Chef this Sunday than who will win the game, but I’m having a party anyways. Why? Because parties are fun. And I need more excuses to try out my Royito’s … [Read more...]

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

If you are a Texan, chances are you have had your share of King Ranch Chicken Casserole. If you are not a Texan, chances are you are like "WTF is King Ranch Chicken?". I realize it sounds like a limited-time special at BK, but trust me when I say you can't get much more comforting, down-home deliciousness than this stuff. Like most good … [Read more...]

Juicy Skillet Turkey Burgers


Alright y'all, I know I haven't posted a recipe in, well...a long time. I guess you could say the holiday season really got the best of me. Also, my computer crashed and I lost everything I've ever had because I'm technologically challenged and thought the iCloud was something you wear on your face when you sleep on an airplane. Seriously, when I … [Read more...]

Spicy Shrimp and Guacamole Bites


So, this is barely a recipe because it's so simple...but that's kind of what I like so much about it. My outlook is, if I'm gonna make an appetizer, I'm not going to spend more than 30 minutes on it. While I'm generally not crazy about little mini cutesy foods in tiny packages because I find them tedious with little payoff, this has become my go-to … [Read more...]

Leftover Turkey and Chorizo Stuffed Peppers


Well guys, Instagram Pictures of Turkey Day has come and gone yet again and all you have to show for it is a waistline only sweatpants could love and the hazy memory of a bold, wine-induced proclamation to your older conservative relatives that you voted for Obama. At the time it seemed like a courageous moral crusade. Moving on. Besides … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Risotto


So apparently Thanksgiving is a week away. Did y'all know that? I didn't know that until like an hour ago. Luckily, my saint of a mother pretty much single-handedly makes an entire feast every year so Thanksgiving for me means sleeping in, having my first cocktail around noon then stuffing my face while I watch the Macy's Parade and feel old as … [Read more...]

Royito’s Award-Winning Harvest Veggie Chili


This is probably not totally shocking if you have ever read this blog before, but I am not a vegetarian. However, just because I happen to fiend for bacon on an hourly basis doesn't mean I don't respect the food lifestyle choices of others (exception: people who put mayonnaise on hot dogs, because that's not okay.) I mean, some of my best friends … [Read more...]