• Pimento Cheese Spread

    A MUST MAKE (& it is KETO friendly) Pimento cheese is very special to me. My MeeMaw always made the most amazing pimento cheese.  She always had it for us every time we came to the farm.It was always so rich and creamy.  Maybe I love it it is because she made it or maybe it is the cheese but whatever it is I DO SO LOVE IT!   To make this favorite even better it is KETO/Low Carb friendly.  Not only is it a favorite but I can enjoy it anytime I want while sticking to my KETO lifestyle.  Now that is a WIN WIN! A Master’s Tradition Pimento cheese is also special because it is one…

  • 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 my favorite dish. Super simple Growing up I was not a fan of veggies.  I would sometimes eat a green bean here and there but not much else.  My MeeMaw being the best EVER never made us eat veggies.  When we were at the farm she would make us anything we wanted and this was always my must have.  …

  • 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 place I ever experienced The Rueban.  I am almost embraced to admit this but it was only about 8 years ago that I fell in love with this amazing sandwich.   It all started with a  shopping trip to the Galleria with my brother for my sis-in-love.  Afterwards we went to Kenny & Ziggy’s for lunch and he said we…

  • 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 better, and that he did. When all the RSVP’s came back we had 15 people coming, so to ensure we had enough turkey (I love the leftover turkey) I got a big ole’ turkey.  It was right around a 20 pound bird.  And let me tell you the turkey was so, so good there was not too much left over. To…

  • 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) My favorite salsa has always been a green salsa.  I love the hint of tang the tomatillos bring with a little heat and freshness of lime in each bite.   I judge Mexican food restaurants by their green sauce.  If I want to pour it all over anything and everything then it is a good restaurant.   Roasting is the…

  • 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… ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]There will be a little something for everyone this weekend.  We will have a little heat, a little sweet and of course a little cheese.  It will be a weekend to remember for sure!! To start everything off with You have to try the Queso Blanco.  It is rich, creamy and a perfect way to start…

  • 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 use your favorite bacon but I highly recommend either bacon ends or thick cut bacon.  These beans are going to be cooking for a while and the chunks of bacon will cook down better and in the end add in some great flavor.   I mean just look at that big hunk of bacon in the middle of the beans…

  • 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 my favorite Mexican food place. Wait…Maybe I will eat them everyday now. as good as I have had Being from Texas I have had my fair share of really great Mexican food and especially some great black beans.  Every chance I get I oder them with my enchiladas, tacos or burritos.  I judge a restaurant by how good (or not) their…

  • 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, grilling is almost a requirement and these sausages are definitely on the menu. A little sweet & a little heat The Hubby loves a little sweet with his heat and these grilled sausages offer a bit of sweet for sure.  To bring a little sweet with a little heat I start with my Homemade BBQ Sauce.  This sauce is my…

  • 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 break out on my own and make my own taco seasoning. Why, you ask? So I was in a hurry one time and grabbed the super spicy taco mix at the store.  Unfortunately I didn’t look at the package when I got home and added it to my ground beef. Well as you can imagine when The Hubby took his first bite…