Royito’s Ragin’ Cajun Chicken Pasta

chicken_pasta

Y'all may have been wondering why it's been a week and a half since my last recipe. More likely, you haven't noticed or cared and you only remember to read this when you are at work and I post an enticing picture of food on your Facebook feed. However, I do feel the need to explain myself. Here is my explanation: I was in New Orleans. Need I … [Read more...]

Roy-Tito’s Super Spicy Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Confession: I don’t like Bloody Marys. I’ve never ordered one at a restaurant that ultimately didn’t make me feel sick. They’re always so heavy- it’s like drinking a jar of Pace Picante mixed with Worcestershire, horseradish and vodka. Gross. However, all of my Bloody Mary-loving friends and family have been harping on me non-stop to … [Read more...]

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Avocado Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

As all of you Austinites reading this know too well, this past weekend was the annual Austin City Limits music festival. Now I am not generally a big fan of large crowds (see: Brunch) or overly loud music from bands that I probably haven't heard of because I am 22 going on 95 and consider the grandparents from Willy Wonka to be "living the dream" … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana

One of the first dishes I ever made when I started cooking things that didn't have a recipe of "1. Remove from box, 2. Microwave." was Chicken Parmigiana. Here in Amurr'ca, it's usually referred to as Chicken Parmesan, but I like to get all Giada de Laurentiis when I cook italian food and enunciate my italian words to an obnoxious degree, so this … [Read more...]

Spicy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup and Pesto Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

If you've been on any social media site (or interacted with real life humans, God forbid) in the past couple days then surely you know that it is OCTOBER! People are, like, freaking out about it. It's fall! Cool weather! The leaves are turning! Well, here in central Texas, fall really just means that you no longer have to bring an extra shirt in … [Read more...]

Breakfast Hash a la Royito’s

Breakfast Hash a la Royito’s

Like most people these days, I am a big fan of a Sunday brunch. Well, no, let me rephrase that- I am a big fan of the IDEA of a Sunday brunch. I mean, it's an excuse to have a big, shameless feast of a variety of breakfast foods and drink booze in the middle of the day with complete societal approval. In theory, this is just about the perfect … [Read more...]

Spicy Four-Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spicy Four-Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

Let's take a second to discuss spinach artichoke dip. I admit, not always the most exciting dish in the world. My guess is you've probably had many different encounters with this classic appetizer, most of which were not particularly memorable or delicious. That is why it may come as a shock to you when I say this particular recipe is … [Read more...]

Royito’s Light and Crispy Fried Shrimp

Royito’s Light and Crispy Fried Shrimp

I know, I know…fried food is bad for you…frying at home is a mess and a hassle, yada yada yada. Well, get over it people because I am about to blow your minds with small bites of fried shrimp heaven. These guys pack a ton of flavor and have a light, crispy coating that won’t make you feel like you just ate dinner at the State Fair. And truly, … [Read more...]

Juicy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Juicy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Brace yourself, internet, for I am about to let you in on the easiest way to make the most delicious and savory pulled pork you've ever had. Honestly I feel like kind of a doofus even calling this a recipe because it requires such a minimal effort. You know how they say "no risk, no reward"? Yeah, that statement doesn't apply here. Along with … [Read more...]

Royito’s Spicy Hatch Chile con Queso

Royito’s Spicy Hatch Chile con Queso

If you live in the southwest and have been slightly cognizant over the past month, you are probably aware that it is hatch chile season. This means that it is the time of year when otherwise normal humans turn into complete psychopaths who can't stop talking about some green pepper that comes from New Mexico. Over the years, these chiles have … [Read more...]