Category: Main Course

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 …

Simple Perfection for dinner

Sometimes the best dinner is all about something super simple, but super delicious.  This chicken may seem a little simple, but just wait until you try it…it is so, so good! Simple and SO GOOD! In my world simple starts with just a few ingredients and as few steps as …

meatballs are on the menu…

Are you fan of meatballs?  I AM, but just recently started making my own. Never needed to… I am a huge fan of meatballs and I became a fan of meatballs because my MeeMaw (look how cute she is) would make them.  She would always have some in her deep …

Easy Peasy Sauce

DO you have big family dinners in your family?  We try too and our family dinners are so much more fun now that we have my nephew and niece …they both love to eat and are sure to provide a show of some sort making it fun always. A family …