Grilled Burger Pizza

Summertime = Burgertime! We’ve already covered grilled corn and grilled taters with onions, so why not burgers via a Grilled Burger Pizza? Here’s the truth about our summer grilling: We grill once every two weeks-ish and load up the grill with burgers, sausage, hot dogs, and anything else in the meat department that has caught […]

Jalapeno and Fresno Chili Poppers Tutorial

Yes, yes, yes!  Jalapeno poppers are everywhere during grill season.  This site is no different: POPPERS FOR EVERYONE! My twist?  Adding Fresno Chili peppers, cause you know, ain’t nobody ever done thought of that before.  ~snort~ First of all, you might wanna pop over HERE and order one of the handy dandy jalapeno corers that […]

Revolutionary Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

Dang, that’s a lot of hyperbole in the title, ain’t it?  OR IS IT?!  Hint: It’s. Not. When I tell you that this recipe is revolutionary, you can understand it to mean that it has revolutionized the way I think of cooking corn; I will never, never ever never, boil my corn on the cob […]

Southern Sweet Tea, Y’all

Sweet tea is a Southerner’s dream come true when made right (not green tea…there’s a big difference).  As with anything else in the South (or anywhere else, for that matter) there are lots of variations of standard classics. The German did not make sweet tea.  She wasn’t Southern, after all.  Yet, it was one of […]

Drunk Carrots

Carrots got a drankin’ problem, y’all.  I love you, man!  Yes, carrots, we love you, too. I first heard of whiskey-glazed carrots from a friend after they had made them for Thanksgiving.  I was all: I LOVE butter.  I LOVE whiskey.  I LOVE a tender carrot.  Put all these loves together in one lovely dish, […]

The World’s Easiest Cheesecake Pie

When I was a young gal, learning my way around the kitchen, I ran across a recipe that even I couldn’t ruin. Cheesecake Pie! (not to be confused with the much more complex Manhattan Cheesecake) TAKE THAT PINTEREST FAILS! This pie has stood the test of time and I still make it today.  Matter-of-fact, a […]

Easy Baked Spanish Rice

When I was a newlywed with limited culinary experience a friend passed along this easy recipe for Spanish Rice and it has remained a family favorite.  The first time I made it I was so proud of myself for producing something that tasted exactly like I wished it would taste, exactly like someone else would […]

Portuguese Sweet Bread

I’m a sucker for carbalicious bread, in any form.  Portuguese Sweet Bread.  Ever heard of  it?  Ever had it?  If you answered “yes” then you’re smiling and wishing you had some RIGHT NOW!  If you answered “no” then you’re in for a light, buttery, addictive addition to your baking arsenal of recipes to cherish. That’s […]

What Grandma Drinks

Grandma is never short on new finds to sip by the fire.  What Grandma drinks, she shares…with you! Go, Choochie*! Rojo Dulce is a sweet red table wine found at Specs and World Market (seasonally at WM, starting in September) and sells for $10-ish a bottle. BAM! I know some of you just rolled them […]

Two Vital Tricks When Making Spaghetti

Wait.  There are two vital tricks when making spaghetti?  Really?  There are tricks to making one of the easiest dishes on the planet? As my great Italian auntie says, “Yeah, buddy.” OK, I don’t really have an Italian auntie, but as a Texan I say that all the time. To the tricks! First, I hope […]