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Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta with a Twist

Bruschetta is a family fav during the summer tomato season.  Done as a meal, it’s easy, light and satisfying.  Can I get an AMEN and a HALLELURIAH! If you’re a long time reader, you know I have trouble following recipe directions exactly as written and like to add a twist to suit our tastes.  Bruschetta …

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A Twist on the Traditional Meatloaf Sandwich: Meatloaf Quesadilla

Meatloaf.  You either love it or you hate it with a white-hot heat.  OMT! lurvs it (remember THIS post?!).  So much so, she aught to marry it and then stop referring to herself in third person. Obviously, when you make a GIANT meatloaf for two, you’re gonna have leftovers.  What’s better than a meatloaf sandwich?  …

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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 …

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Easy Mac for a Crowd, or Dinner for Two at My House

I cook lots. For the sake of this post, I’m speaking to volume as opposed to frequency, which I also do; I cook L-O-T-S. When I was a kid, The German wouldn’t let anyone in her kitchen, although I can’t complain because she mostly made German fare and who would want to mess up that …

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Easiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find

Pinto beans are a staple for Texans. We wrap them in tortillas, mash them for refried beans, eat them with our Tex-Mex, but never in our chili.  Today, I offer the easiest pinto bean recipe you’ll ever find. PrintEasiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find Ingredients1 16 oz bag of dried pinto beans 8-10 cups …

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