Category: All the rest

MeeMaw’s Chicken n Dumplings

These last few weeks have been pretty trying.  When I am under stress I tend to eat comfort food and one of my favorites is my MeeMaw’s Chicken n Dumplings.   Thankfully things seem to be calming down a bit and getting back to “normal” but I am still craving …

Reuben Grilled Cheese

Are you a fan of grilled cheese.  I love them… they can be simple, with meat, with multiple types of cheese, thick bread, thin bread, fancy bread…I just love grilled cheese. Closed or Open? There is a great delicatessen here is Houston call Kenny & Ziggy’s.  This is the first …

The Star of the Table

let’s talk TURKEY When we first started talking about this Early Thanksgiving Dinner my brother said he wanted to smoke the turkey.  I was thrilled…I couldn’t wait.  He had smoked one last year for our family Thanksgiving and it was good, but he said he wanted to make it even …

Roasting it makes it so much better

I am so excited the weekend is here.  Fall is starting to filter in, baseball playoffs are getting exciting and football is what the weekends are all about.  To make this weekend something to remember you have to try this Roasted Salsa Verde.   Green is better (in my opinion) …

Cinco de Mayo all weekend long

Cinco de Mayo is technically May 5th, but in my world it lasts all weekend long.  It starts with nachos and margaritas and ends with a flan cake or brownies with more margaritas in the middle.   Yes…and maybe a few more margaritas! Just a sample of what is on our menu… …

ch…cha…charro at home

Are you a refried bean or charro bean person?  Me, I am a charro bean person.  I just love the hint of heat in each bite…and now I can make them at home! It all starts with bacon Yep…you read that right.  These Charro Beans start with bacon.  You can …

restaurant style at home

Do you have a favorite bean? Are you a big fan of pinto beans?  Navy beans?  Lima beans? Green beans?  Me, I am a HUGE fan of black beans.  Honestly I would eat black beans everyday if given the opportunity, and now I can fix them at home just like …

Sweet, Sticky & Grilled

The Super Bowl is just a week away, and that means it is time to start thinking about the food.  In our house we will have a dip of some sort, like this Party Dip or this Dill Pickle Dip.  We will also be grilling. Since we do live in Texas, …

No taco packets needed for this!!

OK so I am the first to admit that I am a fan of the packaged spice mixes.  I mean lets be honest they are so easy and can make an ordinary dish a super star in no time.  Well as much as I am a fan I decided to …

Homemade is so much better

I could eat some type of Mexican food EVERY meal.   Given how much I love Mexican food I have been working on a staple in my kitchen…enchilada sauce.  Finally I have created one that I LOVE and that is perfect for all my casseroles, soups and of course, enchiladas. …