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Month: May 2017

Slow and Easy… Baby Back Ribs

Slow and Easy… Baby Back Ribs

You don’t grow up in the South and not have an affinity for barbecue. In Texas we are blessed with many fabulous barbecue spots. But sometimes a gal just needs to fix her own. Some basics. Good barbecue takes time, time for the rub and time […]

Fresh Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans

Farm to table has become a common phrase in today’s urban landscape as many are discovering the wonderful flavors of fresh produce. My grandparents had a huge garden and as a kid, many a battle was fought with wasps while picking bushel baskets of fresh […]

Classic Chocolate Brownies

Classic Chocolate Brownies

Aww, the chocolate brownie! Though we debate chewy or “cake-like”, nuts or not, most everyone likes them. Brownies are actually fairly easy to make and can be whipped up in a very short time making them a great “go to” for dessert. They can be […]

Quick and Comforting…Corn Chowder!

Quick and Comforting…Corn Chowder!

Farmer’s Markets are now open and the abundance of fresh produce is everywhere including a favorite, sweet corn. Growing up in the Panhandle of Texas fresh corn was seldom found except in the height of summer months, now it’s widely available the better part of […]

Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Blue Cheese Coleslaw

With summer sneaking up on us, cold salads are a welcome addition to barbecues and picnics. Okay, to be honest, my engineer doesn’t do picnics, but he does love barbecue! While no one is a stranger to coleslaw, it’s a pretty straightforward dish and can be […]

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

This time of year gets busy with gatherings and events, and we’re always on the hunt for dishes we can prepare in advance. If you have a group headed to your house, do yourself a favor and plan your menu several days ahead of time, and […]

Hydrangeas, Bringing Seasonal Color Indoors!

Hydrangeas, Bringing Seasonal Color Indoors!

Looking to buy flowers this weekend? Check out hydrangeas. They are gorgeous displayed with a single stem or in clusters making them an affordable option with a lot of impact. Now commonly available in most markets, hydrangeas can be found in a range of colors. […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Want to do something truly special this weekend? Clear off the kitchen counter, get out the flour – we’re about to make something magical! Of all the hundreds of recipes I’ve made through during the years, this recipe for cinnamon rolls is far and above […]

Sweet Memories… Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Sweet Memories… Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Flashing back to childhood, that wiggly, colored gelatinous “dish” in its pure form was never a frequent guest at our table. For that, I am grateful. I dare say there were – and probably still are – boxes of Jell-O® in the pantries of most every […]

Fresh Croissants and Pastries at Your Fingertips

Fresh Croissants and Pastries at Your Fingertips

We are always looking for great food finds to make entertaining a bit more interesting or life a bit simpler. A number of years ago while shopping for my Dad, I stumbled upon some delectable pastries from Williams-Sonoma. When any birthday, holiday or gift-giving occasion […]

Orange-Scented French Toast

Orange-Scented French Toast

  Orange-Scented French Toast It’s the weekend and nothing says brunch quite like French toast. I seldom order French toast in a restaurant, since it’s usually a lackluster combination of leftover sandwich bread from the previous week quickly dunked in a bland mix of eggs and […]


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