Apodaca’s Appetite: What’s Hot and What’s Not in El Paso

By day Trae Apodaca is the owner of Apodaca Bail Bonds, the most trusted bail bond agency in El Paso. However, by night Trae turns in his bail bondsmen hat and replaces it with his chef’s hat. Trae pays homage to all things fried, grilled, roasted, shucked & seared. Not to mention vinified, brewed and distilled…

From food trucks to diners to white table cloths and bread crumb scrapers, join us as Trae Apodaca dines at and blogs about some of El Paso’s greatest eateries. From the world famous to the ones you have never heard of, Trae will let you know what is hot and what is not.

Apodaca’s Appetite: Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

foodiecrush.com posted a -literally- mouthwatering recipe. Besides looking delicious, it looks very easy! Be sure to check out the original recipe here: Easy Chicken Breasts with Creamy Mushroom Sauce. Ingredients 2 6 to 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups mixed mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons minced shallots 4 […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Christmas Salad

One of the best things about the holidays is everyone contributing to a warm and delicious family dinner. If you’ve been assigned side dish duty, check out this light and fabulous recipe from myrecipes.com. We have modified it for our tasting, but feel free to check out the original recipe: Christmas Salad. Ingredients 1 package of […]

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Have you ever wanted to make a cheesy sausage breakfast sandwich for a large group, but have found it too difficult? Check out this awesome recipe from foodnetwork.com. It’s a breakfast sandwich in casserole form. We can’t wait to try it1 Ingredients 2 teaspoons canola oil, plus more for the dish 1/2 pound pork or […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Chicken Tortilla Crockpot Soup

Who doesn’t love homemade chicken tortilla soup??! What makes this recipe from Susan Bowden Tips even better is that it’s made in a slow cooker! That’s right, crock pot chicken tortilla soup! 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 1 […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Finger Lickin’ Lamb Loin Chops

At Apodaca’s Appetite, we are always looking for unique recipes that use fun, savory and “finger lickin’” good ingredients! Check out this recipe from American Lamb that uses all of the above. Finger Lickin’ Lamb Loin Chops with Romesco Sauce and Grilled Scallions Recipe provided by | Andrea Slonecker Ingredients: 8 American lamb loin chops, […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Chicken Noodle Soup

I think it goes without saying that EVERYONE loves homemade chicken noodle soup. www.cookinglight.com posted this awesome recipe, which includes potatoes. 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup sliced celery 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Slow Cooker Soy-Ginger Chicken

marthastewart.com has created an easy, delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for people on the go! 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish 1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches long), peeled and cut into thin strips 5 scallions, […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Yummy Breakfast Sandwich

bonappetit.com came up with a delicious breakfast treat that we can’t wait to try. No more driving through for our Egg Muffin breakfast sandwich! Unsalted butter 1 English muffin 1 Sausage patty 2 slices American cheese 2 large eggs, beaten to blend Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Handful of chopped fresh chives Hot […]

Apodaca’s Appetite: Wine Wednesday – 2013 Cuttings

On this lovely Wine Wednesday we’re excited to see the release of 2013 Cuttings, California Cabernet Sauvignon. Buy yours today at the Prisoner Wine Company. Check out another Apodaca’s Appetite: Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Apodaca’s Appetite: Why Wine Bottles Come In Different Shapes

Have you ever wondered why wine bottles come in different shapes? It’s not just for show, there is actually some history and tradition that comes with it. According to vinepair.com, there are shapes that most winemakers use: the Bordeaux Bottle, the Burgundy Bottle and the Alsace/Mosel Bottle. The Burgundy Bottle: Invented in the nineteenth century, […]