Our friend Lanny Lancarte has tons of laid-back party tips. Join us for a visit to his Texas home.

Shrimp Mojo de Ajo
Credit: Southern Living

"If you're hanging out with me, you're probably cooking," says Lanny Lancarte II. He's the cool, young chef/owner of Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana in Fort Worth and the great-grandson of Joe T. Garcia, whose landmark restaurant is where Lanny received his start. He keeps it casual at home, as you'll see with the easy, awesome recipes he shared with us.

On this evening, Lanny and his buddies grill chops and steaks, top 'em with Cilantro Pesto, add a side of Pasta Mexicana, and shake up a few Pomegranate Margaritas. He ends the party with Berries With Tequila Cream. No wonder our Foods staff loves Lanny's innovative style of Mexican cooking.

Casual Dinner Recipes: