• Queso Burger

    I am all about a yummy burger and this Queso Burger is everything! It all starts with the queso What makes this burger super special is the combo of your favorite mexican inspired yummies and a traditional burger.  the star for me is the Queso.  Growing up in Texas I have been blessed with amazing Mexican/Tex Mex food my whole life.  One of the staples of tex max is queso, aka cheese dip.  After many attempts I have found one that I love and I can make at home in no time. This queso blanco is so good and perfect on this burger or at your next party! Now let’s…

  • Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

    Black Eyed Peas are a must every New Years Day & this should be your go to recipe.  This year I decided to try a new recipe & let me tell you it is so, so good and all made in the Instant Pot. Black Eyed Pea tradition… Every year my parents would make black eyed peas for New Years Day with cornbread, this is my favorite cornbread recipe.  My mom would always use the leftover ham from Christmas which made the black eyed peas AMAZING!  For this recipe I used ham and smoked sausage.  I mean why not make them even better. What is your New Year’s Day tradition?…

  • Roasted Rib Roast

    My brother blew it out of the park this past Christmas with the Roasted Rib Roast… trust me you need to make this ASAP! It all starts with the seasoning Having a good crust on a prime rib is everything and this recipe gives you a great crust but with just a few ingredients.  To make the rub it is just Montreal Steak Seasoning and some extra pepper and that’s all.  Seriously, it is all we use and just look at that crust! If you do not have Montreal steak seasoning you can use any all purpose seasoning you have, I highly recommend a course seasoning though for a pretty…

  • Beer Braised Short Ribs

    Short ribs = comfort food for me and when it is cool outside ALL I want is comfort food.  Plus the calories don’t count in December… right? Let’s prep… The key to this dish is building flavors upon flavors.   It starts with browning the short ribs, then the veggies & herbs and then the braising liquid and then the gravy.   It starts with the ribs.  For this dish I used boneless as that it what looked the best at the butcher.  They were about 3-4 inches long, and about 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick.  If you wanted to use bone in you can, just may need to…

  • Grilled Summer Veggies

    I am still all in on the summer veggies that are everywhere right now and so to celebrate them I heated up to grill to let them shine. It is still summer  Y’all I know I am so ready for cooler weather (& pumpkin spice everything) but one of the best summer things happening right now are the veggies.  There are some amazing veggies happening at the farmer’s markets and grocery stores. The zucchini is amazing, the squash is just so good, then onions are the perfect sweetness, broccolini, asparagus everywhere & the corn… y’all THE CORN!  PS… more corn recipes coming, I cannot get enough. Summer Lovin & Everything…

  • BBQ Chicken Skewers

    Skewers are a BBQ must… am I wrong? Time to Marinate! I am all about a good marinade when I am going to be grilling meat.   For this marinade it is really simple … just your favorite BBQ sauce & some spices.  Yep, that’s it… BBQ sauce & spices.   SO… which BBQ sauce you ask, well let’s talk about that. I love my Homemade BBQ sauce, but I am also all about Salt Lick BBQ sauce.  If you are from Texas you know what I am talking about for sure.  Salt Lick is this amazing BBQ joint in the Austin area and there sauce is just so, so…

  • Coconut Lime Chicken

    Coconut Lime Chicken is what I am living for this summer… and I think you will as well. Baby… It’s Hot Outside I don’t know about where y’all are but it is HOT this summer.  LIKE SUPER HOT!  When it is super hot I am not into super heavy meals that weight me down… and this chicken is light but bursting with flavor. There is a bit of lime, a bit of coconut and some cilantro sliding in here and there, making this a perfect summer dish. One Pan & Done In the summer the least amount of time I can have the oven or stove on for is a…

  • Simple Roasted Chicken

    Roasted Chicken is truly one of my staples for lunch & dinner.  I mean think about it you can pair it with just about anything & it is done in no time…making it perfect for dinner this week. All about prep… In my opinion prepping the chicken is the most important part.  This is when you can ensure there will be tons of flavor, it will be juicy and get the golden skin.  So how do we do all of this… well, hold on…here we go. First is about the flavor.  I prefer a little lemon, some herbiness (not sure that is a real word) and some delicious seasoning.  So…

  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork Verde

    I am obsessed with this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Pulled Pork… truly OBSESSED!!  LIKE REALLY OBSESSED! Pulled Pork Love! I love me some good pulled pork, but when you add in a little heat from some salsa and green chilies it takes it to a whole new level.  This pork is cooked in a delicious mixture of salsa, chilies, stock and spices.  Once it all cooks down it becomes this amazing concentrated spicy sauce that takes this pork to the next level. Broil it a bit… In the idea of a carnita I pulled the pot from the broth and broiled it for just a bit to give it some…

  • Skillet Sesame Chicken

    Sesame Chicken just makes me smile.  It is one of my most favorite take out options from my local Chinese restaurant.  What is yours? Better than Take Out The beauty of this sesame chicken is that you know exactly what is going in it and you can change it up as needed.  If you want it a little sweeter you can add in some brown sugar or more honey.  If you want it less, then leave it out.  Want it more acidic, throw in some lime.   So many options.   All in One Pan Once the chicken is marinated (which can be done is as little as 30 minutes)…