Category: All the rest

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. …

The Star of the Table

Two weeks and counting until it is time for The Big Turkey Day and today is all about the bird.  Still to come is a delicious sausage & apple dressing and a sweet potato casserole with bacon and a hint of bourbon (yes I said bacon and bourbon). Check back …

it’s a nacho weekend

I LOVE NACHOS!  There you go, I admit it.  They are one of my favorite items to order and make when I am craving tex-mex. Now a nacho is not just a nacho, there are tons of varieties of nachos you can have but this one is a favorite for …

loving this thai peanut sauce…

Not too long ago I was strolling the aisles at my local Trader’s Joe and came across a thai peanut salad dressing.  Now I know this doesn’t sound too special but to The Hubby it is was a HIGE find.  You see The Hubby loves peanut butter, he loves thai …

sweet & spicy…oh so good pineapple!

It is no secret that we love to grill here in Texas.  I mean c’mon we kinda live on grilled everything in the spring & summer.  We will grill anything that will sit still on the grill (or not fall through the grates)….fruits such as pineapple. The obvious favorites are of course, steak (like …