Fresh Blackberry and Basil Sorbet

After two weeks of rain the SUN has finally come out here in Texas and we’ve got blackberries galore!!!  Since I’ve got way more berries than even I can eat (and I can eat alot of blackberries!) I decided it would be a good idea to make blackberry jelly. I dug out my canning cookbook […]

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My Little Texas Garden 2016

I’ve always loved gardening and some of my favorite summer time memories from my childhood were spent in my grandparents garden. Their garden was extensive and full of green beans, turnips, cucumbers, beets, onions, squash, cantaloupe, watermelons, peppers, black-eyed peas, greens, and of course tomatoes.  We would spend early mornings canning, pickling, making jellies, salsa, […]

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A Mexican Fiesta: Vegetable Enchiladas With Roasted Poblano Salsa Verde 

Guess What???  It’s only 7 days (including today) until Cinco De Mayo 🙂 Since I love all things Mexican I though it would be fun to do a weeks worth of Mexican Recipes leading up to the BIG day… Let’s call it A week-long Mexican Fiesta!!!  Whose ready to get this party started? The first […]

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Happy Easter Sunday : The Perfect Deviled Eggs

With Easter Sunday just around the corner (in case you don’t realize this it’s tomorrow) I wanted to re-share with you all the updated version of my Perfect Deviled Eggs.  This “Egg-Cellent” recipe was one I originally got from the Green Table Restaurant in NYC about 3 years ago and after a couple of adaptations […]

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Penne Alla Vodka Sauce….

Well Happy Thursday Everyone!! I know its been a while since my last post but what can I say it has been a very busy February.  While I don’t have any new recipes to share quite yet I though it would be nice to share with you what I’m making for dinner tonight.  Tonight I’m […]

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Memories of Chicken and Dumplings

Hello All, I hope all of you have enjoyed a wonderful Holiday season and your New Year is off to a great start. I know I’ve been away for a while, but as many of you may know recently (December 17th) I lost my Grandmother, Mayme. My Mayme was an inspiration to me in many […]

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Cheese Enchiladas With Chili Con Carne

I can’t believe it has already been a week since Thanksgiving!?! Time sure is flying by and Christmas will be here before we know it! Did everyone have a great holiday? Things have been good here and work has finally slowed down. We were even able to get away for a much-needed vacation to Cabo […]

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Countdown to Turkey Day: Spiced Sweet Potato Gratin

Oh how I love the mighty sweet potato.  As a kid one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes was the iconic mashed sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallow….  Mmm! I mean I was actually allowed to eat marshmallows with a meal, what kid wouldn’t love that?  As I got older it became more about the […]

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Italian Couscous Summer Salad & Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Happy Friday Everyone!!! I hope y’all have had a great week. It’s been really hot the past few days here in Texas and according to the weatherman it’s only going to get hotter.  Yuck!  Is anyone else ready for Autumn?  I really don’t enjoy August heat it just puts me in a funky mood.  I’m […]

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Chicken Fajitas On a Stick…..

Being from Texas you know how much I love my Mexican food. Honestly I have a hard time going more than a week without it whether it’s “True” Mexican food, Tex-Mex food, or even Baja “California Style” Mexican food…. I’m not picky I love it all. But of all the different types of Mexican foods […]

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