• Brisket Chili

    Brisket Chili hands down is my new go to chili… period.  I said it.  I mean it.  I am standing by it. Brisket Chili… your new favorite chili Being a Texas girl I have had my fair share of chili and I have made my fair share as well.  I have made simple ground beef chili, steak chili, chicken chili and now Brisket Chili.  I had heard about this type of chili for years from a  friend of mine, but never made attempted to make it, until now. So why now?  Well I make chili every Halloween for my families Halloween party and this year I wanted to make something…

  • Veggie Enchilada Stack

    It is a Veggie Enchilada Stack kinda night.  Veggies, chicken, beans, cheese and tortillas sound like a must make dinner. It’s all about the veggies… The beauty of this recipe is you can use whatever veggies you have on hand (or whatever ones your family will eat).  This time around I stuck with squash, zucchini and peppers.  Next time I am going to throw in some eggplant and possibly mushrooms for even more heartiness.   One of the secrets of this dish is to season every layer, including the veggies.  I kept it simple with just some salt, pepper and chili powder but made sure there was enough to make…

  • Teriyaki Salmon

    Teriyaki Salmon will turn anyone into a salmon lover in no time.  Perfectly cooked salmon covered in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce that comes together in NO TIME!   Ain’t your momma’s salmon Growing up the closest we got to salmon was the canned version made into croquette patties.  As much as I loved those croquettes as I grew up I started to appreciate just how good fresh salmon really could be.  There are so many options from grilling to roasting to pan searing. For some fun recipes, check out this Grilled Salmon or this Chili Rubbed Salmon for a little extra kick.  I will say though this Teriyaki version is quickly…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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)…

  • Sunday (or thursday or friday or monday) Pot Roast

    Pot Roast is one of my most favorite Comfort foods.  You know like cookies, casseroles or your favorite cake.  Comfort food is all I am craving these days.  I know I should be focusing on eating healthier and all that, but honestly all I want is food that warms my soul.  Roast is one of my most favorite comfort foods and this roast is my MOST favorite.  Fall Apart Pot Roast To me the mark of a GREAT pot roast is if it falls apart.  I mean is there anything better than a super tender pot roast that literally falls apart when you stick a fork into it?  I don’t…

  • Air Fryer Chicken – Your Go-To Chicken

    Do you have an Air Fryer yet?  I mean everywhere I look I am seeing new recipes, new tips and tricks & people raving about their air fryer.  I resisted on getting one as I just didn’t want another small appliance taking up space, but then I started seeing everyone rave about the Air Fryer Instant Pot Lid.  And let me tell you, I am so glad I did. Better than store bought… The beauty of making a rotisserie style chicken at home is that you can season it just how you want.  You could use lemon pepper, or cajun, or just salt & pepper.  This time around I used…