• A steakhouse night at home in no time

    It is no secret that I love going to a nice steakhouse for a wonderful dinner, but it is even better when you can everything you love at home.  ANYTIME you want!!   Bringing the steak home To cook a nice steak dinner at home I like to go with a nice strip steak or a filet.  I am a no bone steak kinda girl…but my rancher brother (& the other one too) is all about a bone in ribs eye.  It is all up to you, just adjust cooking time as needed for thickness and desired doneness. To be rare or not? How do you like your steak cooked?…

  • 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 to start than this stroganoff.. Weeknight Ready, REALLY? Ok, ok I know beef stroganoff is usually one of those dishes that takes all day to prepare.  Most of the time I throw it in the slow cooker and let it cook all day, but I have an even better version for you. My Godmother, Sandy, makes an amazing beef stroganoff.…

  • 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 I know you might be shaking your head at me and asking “why go and mess up something and make it weird” but trust me this chili is everything you love about your favorite traditional chili, only elevated!   It is loaded with tons of spices (some that are a little surprising) and big chunks of meat making this a…

  • 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 freeze.  She would whip them out for a quick pasta dinner or for her meatballs and gravy. In college I attempted one time to make meatballs, but they were nothing like my MeeMaw’s, and I never made them again until now. The rolling begins… When I decided it was time  to attempt meatballs once again I went searching for my MeeMaw’s recipe. After…

  • Amped-Up Grilled Cheese

    I don’t know about you but a good grilled cheese can make any day a GREAT day!    When you add in short ribs it can make it AMAZING making your day CRAZY AMAZING!! A long time coming… Ever since I was a little girl I have loved grilled cheeses.  There is just something so good about the crispy buttery bread with ooey gooey cheese in the middle.  Then you add in other yummies it making it even better. My first memory of a grilled cheese is that of my dad (look how cute he is) fixing it with one of those plastic wrapped cheese slices (it was a long time…

  • low, slow & grilled short ribs

    My slow cooker is one of my favorite cooking tools all year long but especially in the spring and summer.  And now these short ribs are one of my favorite things to fix in it! Short Ribs? So I am a HUGE fan of short ribs.  I love how tender they are while being full of flavor and texture.  And don’t even get me started on the gravy that is left after they have been cooking for a while.  It really is true perfection. For this recipe I used the boneless short ribs.  Honestly it wasn’t on purpose, but when I picked the package up I just a assumed they had…

  • Valentines at home

    Valentines Day is almost here and I don’t know about you but I love to have a special dinner at home rather fighting the crowds…and this year it is all about steaks. Not your ordinary steak The Hubby loves steaks, and is always up to grilling his favorite cut of meat but this time it is going to be so much more than just a grilled steak…he just doesn’t know it yet. First off we need to season the steaks.  Most of the time I like to keep things simple with just a little salt & pepper but for this steak I want something a little different so I am going to add…

  • a Honey special

    Ok…as you know I am a Texas girl through and through.   I was born in Dallas but have lived in the Houston area since I was 2.  This girl is a big fan of BBQ, Tex-Mex and CHIKEN FRIED STEAK.  In my world a good chicken fried steak can turn any bad day into a GREAT day. I was scared Chicken Fried Steak is one of those dishes that I have always been a little scared to make.  Ok maybe not a little, maybe I am a lot scared to make.  It is one of those dishes with 1000 memories attached to it, and I don’t want to mess it up. Finally though…

  • your FAVORITE enchilada at home (trust me)

    Yesterday I shared with you my favorite Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef.  Today it is all about using that shredded beef to make AMAZING Shredded Beef Enchiladas. Trust me you will not need to go to your favorite Mexican restaurant after you have these enchiladas…at least I don’t have too. Beef and Bean is the BEST (according to The Hubby) Anytime we go to our local Mexican restaurant The Hubby will get a beef & bean burrito and I will usually get enchiladas.  Sometimes I will get cheese enchiladas and sometimes I will get beef enchiladas, but my favorite is a shredded beef version. There is only one place close…

  • one dish with so many options

    It is cold outside, a brisk wind is blowing and maybe even a few snowflakes are falling (at least that is my vision of winter from my warm weather Texas world) and that means it is SLOW COOKER weather!! My favorite slow cooker dishes are the ones that can be used for more than one dish.  This Mexican Slow Cooker Beef not only tastes amazing but can be used for so many dishes.  This is a must make ASAP! Let it go One of the best parts of slow cookers is that you throw everything in and then forget about it.  I love recipes like this so much, especially for those…