Got Tortillas? Fill ‘Em With This.

Remember my first attempt to make tortillas?  Mmmm, homemade tortillas. So good. Well, you gotta fill them with something, right?  R-I-G-H-T! How about this deliciousness? I make this meat and potato filling a few times a month and we use it in everything from stacked tortillas to scrambled eggs.  It’s addicting! This was my plate.  […]

Easiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find: Take Two

We eat lots of pinto beans in the house + OMT! loves easy = y’all see where this is headed. I have shared my easiest pinto bean recipe with you and today, I’m offering a delicious variation: pinto beans cooked with a ham bone. ~faint~ My favorite way to make dem pintos is in a […]

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

I can hear some of you thinking: Obsessed with Bacon Meatloaf much, woman?!  Yes, yes I am.  And you would be too if you would just make the dang-blasted thang. It’s important to point to the obvious here: my recipe for Bacon Meatloaf, like most of my recipes, is for those who love leftovers.  Luckily, […]

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 […]

Grilled Burger Pizza

Summertime = Burger-time! Burger-time is my favorite time (well, that and cake-time, champagne-time, cookie-time…). We’ve already covered grilled corn and grilled taters with onions, so why not burgers via a Grilled Burger Pizza? Drooling yet? Here’s the truth about our summer grilling: We grill once every two weeks-ish and load up the grill with burgers, […]

Bacon Meatloaf for Miles

I’ve discussed that I find it difficult to cook for two and this post serves as another reminder. On the upside, we’re flush with delicious leftovers and a bit for the freezer to eat another day. Instead of beating myself up for cooking embarrassing large meals, I’m gonna start thinking of it as time management. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slow-Smoked Pork Rib Sliders

The weekend Boy, Girl and Sweet E came to visit, Husband slow-smoked pork ribs out on the pit.  If you’ve never had slow-smoked pork ribs, what are you waiting for?  Heaven, I tell ta! We had family over and fed everyone, then sent some of the leftovers home with Boy’s crew. That still left us […]