A Mexican Fiesta: Queso Flameado

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!! It’s not a party until someones brings the queso and the party doesn’t start until you light it on fire!! Queso Flameado “Flaming Cheese”  is a dish I first had at a hotel in Mexico. I’ll never forget as the waiter rolled out the cart for a table side preparation. First, […]

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Extra Creamy Macaroni & Cheese….

Sigh…. It’s been quite the week since we last talked and as a Dallas Cowboys fan I’m in need of some serious comfort. Now I’m not telling you to eat your emotions but we all know that gooey, creamy, cheesy,  Macaroni & Cheese makes everything better right?  It’s called “Comfort Food” for a reason 🙂 […]

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Tex-Mex Tortilla Mac & Cheese

It’s been a busy week back in the kitchen since returning from vacation. I’ve been testing out several new recipes, stocking up my freezer with all my old favorites, and getting ready for the return of the busy “Fall” fundraising season.  As I’ve mentioned before my husband and I run our own school fundraising company (Big […]

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Homemade Gourmet Smokin’ Chipotle Jalapeño Poppers

In Texas this time of the year Jalapeños are found in abundance at the grocery stores, farmers markets, and roadside produce stands. One of my favorite things to do with all these jalapeños is make jalapeño poppers. I mean you can never go wrong with a pepper stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon right? […]

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Smoked Chicken Part Two: Easy Smoked Chicken Enchiladas Verde

I love anything wrapped in a tortilla don’t you? Honestly I’ve stopped buying sliced bread because in this house it never gets used. Everything goes in a tortilla. Corn or Flour doesn’t matter I love them both especially when they are slathered in honey and butter! Which one do you prefer? We all have leftover […]

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Learning to Cook and Chicken Parmesan Spiedini…..

When I first got married at the ripe old age of 20 I didn’t know much about cooking. Sure I had basic cooking knowledge and could follow a recipe but that was about the extent of it. What I’ve always possessed is a fearless desire to learn and the willingness to always try something new. […]

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Migas Stuffed Breakfast Chile Rellenos

Most mornings I’m not a breakfast person all I need is few shots of espresso and I’m out the door running. But when I do make breakfast you can almost bet it will have a Tex-Mex flair. In other words there will be eggs, onions, peppers, tortillas, and cheese involved… Now I will admit that […]

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Mini Pizza Party and Meatball Stuffed Pizzas

I love making pizza its one of my favorite things, but making pizza for parties…. Well it always sounds like a better idea in my head. I have these visions of me tossing dough sky-high and forming perfectly round pies and cranking out pizzas that would make any Italian proud in no time flat. In […]

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Bacon “Mac & Cheese” Risotto with Truffle Oil and a Leftover Treat…

My husband was going to be home for dinner in 30 minutes. The refrigerator was almost empty except for some cheese, bacon, half a bottle of white wine, a little milk and some butter. “Ok… I can work with this”, I think to myself. I go to the pantry and the first thing that catches […]

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My “Top-Secret” Spicy Texas Chili Recipe & Frito Pie….

There are many things that I love about Texas……   The beautiful morning sunrises…. I love the land, the open pastures, and squeaky old forgotten windmills… I love in late April when the countryside is covered with Blue Bonnets….. You know I love the Dallas Cowboys, admit it you love them too. (Even if you […]

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