Category: Main Course

A fun twist for a weeknight dinner

Have you ever just stared into your freezer and wondered how in the world you are going to make something yummy for dinner with what you have?  Well, that was me not too long ago and then it hit me…I am going to stuff some chicken.   I mean who …

Ribs by James…

My brother James and my mom are HUGE fans of ribs.  Anytime we go eat at any of our local BBQ joints (which we have several of here in Texas) they always order ribs.  Me, I am more of a brisket and sausage gal, but that is for another day …

weeknight ready and oh so yummy

Summer is almost here.  The business of the end of school will be winding down soon and a new summer schedule will start to become familiar.  For me that means it is time to get back into some favorite routines like cooking dinner.   There is not a much better place …

A poppy good time….

There is one dish my Mammaw would always make for us when we go visit her…Poppyseed Chicken Casserole and I LOVED it!!  Now I get to make it for her (with a few changes here and there)! All from scratch So my Mammaw was a good cook but she tended to …

a classic recipe…updated a bit

I love making classic dishes that bring me back to my childhood.  A favorite soup (like this one), cake (such as this sheet cake) or casserole (like this chicken and rice) but give it a bit of an update…you know add a little sparkle to it.   I am not …

a little caper to make dinner something special

I am a BIG, BIG fan of capers.  There is just something so wonderful about these salty, briny little balls of goodness.  I use them in my chicken salad (check back soon for that recipe), I use them in place of olives in A LOT of recipes and I use …

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 …

a new chili night…steak chili

Growing up in Texas I have had my fair share of chili.  The traditional chili with beef (no beans) and loaded with spices, turkey chili, white chicken chili and of course chili with beans…but sometimes you just have to take a favorite to the next level. Just trust me Ok now …

Spring is springing

The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer and school is winding down…that means Spring is here! ¬†With Spring comes lighter dinners, citrus kissed almost everything and beautiful colors everywhere, even on your dinner plates. Light but so full of flavor In my family Spring means seafood and …