Shrimp, Grains and Veggies

So here’s the deal. I need to come up with a better name for this dish! I was at the grocery store one day and saw a Tuscan grain salad “kit”. For those that know me, you know I absolutely loathe processed prepackaged food. But, after reading the ingredients I thought, “Not bad”, and gave it… Continue reading Shrimp, Grains and Veggies

Pad Woon Sen

Hey guys! I know, I know, it’s been a really, really long time since I’ve written a blog post. Sooooooo sorry about that, but we made a really big life change! We moved from the hustle and bustle of a suburb north of Dallas to a little town southwest of Fort Worth called Granbury. We… Continue reading Pad Woon Sen

Chile Rubbed Sirloin with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak is big in Texas! We Texans love beef just about any way we can get it! But steaks rule the grill. And everybody seems to think theirs is the best! Seriously, otherwise good Christian, church goin’ families have been torn apart over arguments on who can cook the best steak. We take this stuff serious around here… Continue reading Chile Rubbed Sirloin with Chimichurri Sauce

Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Jalapeno Cornmeal Waffles with Maple Butter & Sriracha Syrup

W So, what’s so good about chicken and waffles? Well, first of all……..fried chicken! I mean seriously, is there anybody out there that doesn’t like fried chicken? Then there’s waffles, and butter and syrup. I mean, come on! You’ve got the whole sweet and savory thing going on, on the same plate. What’s better than… Continue reading Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Jalapeno Cornmeal Waffles with Maple Butter & Sriracha Syrup

Venison Stew (or Beef Stew)

I know it is hot as Hades out there! At least, here in Texas it is, but we’ve got to start thinking about deer season, fall comfort food and the holidays whether we like it or not! Fall starts in two, (yes that’s right!) days! Now, I’m sure where I live the thermometer will hit… Continue reading Venison Stew (or Beef Stew)

Chicken Burrito Bowls! Quick & Easy!

So, I didn’t notice the one dead piece of cilantro now glaring at me in the picture until after my husband ate the whole plate! Guess what? I’m not perfect! Good news! That means no one has to be perfect in the kitchen to make a fabuloso, fast, family pleasing meal! Ok, confession. A Facebook… Continue reading Chicken Burrito Bowls! Quick & Easy!

Basil Pesto – End of Summer Goodness!

Although summer isn’t officially over until September 22nd, we’re nearing the end and that means, basil harvest!! I’ve been using my basil all spring and summer for caprese salads, but this is the time of year I chop it way down, make pesto for freezing and wait for another flush of growth in late September… Continue reading Basil Pesto – End of Summer Goodness!