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Slow Simmered Pinto Beans

Slow Simmered Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a staple food in Texas, especially here down south. They are hearty, filling, good for you and super cheap! That being said, it seems like everyone has their own special recipe…or at least their own opinion when it comes to their preferred […]

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Yesterday the heat index was 107.  On days like this, I dread the “what do you feel like for dinner” question…because in all honesty, I really have no idea.  I don’t want to cook a four course meal, heating up the kitchen with the stove […]

Classic Southern Coleslaw

Classic Southern Coleslaw

A great coleslaw is a great thing to have in your recipe arsenal…especially during the summer time!  Classic Southern Coleslaw is the ultimate side for some of your favorite summer meals!  Creamy, cool, tangy and crunchy, it compliments a ton of dishes from BBQ brisket […]

Mango Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

My mom is a mango fanatic, so I wasn’t surprised when I received a text from her with a picture of some mango cookies that she picked up at a local restaurant.  My first thought was how delicious and summery that sounded and after looking […]

Red Pepper & Caramelized Onion Frittata

Red Pepper & Caramelized Onion Frittata

I have to admit, I am a frittata fanatic.  The Cowboy…not so much.  The texture of baked eggs is just not his thing but, I believe in my heart of hearts, that this frittata could forever change his mind.  I know it’s just eggs and […]

30 Minute Chicken Ranchero

30 Minute Chicken Ranchero

Chicken Ranchero was inspired by a trip down to South Texas for a family graduation.  After the event we all went out to eat to the only real restaurant in town which was a hopping Mexican food joint.  It was so crowded that we had […]

How to Make your Own Roasted Red Peppers

How to Make your Own Roasted Red Peppers

I am all for shortcuts in the kitchen and while those jarred roasted red pepper come in handy in a pinch, there is nothing like the real thing!  The flavor is just out of this world.  I use roasted red peppers all of the time.  […]

Jalapeno Mexican Fudge

Jalapeno Mexican Fudge

If you are a cheese lover, Jalapeno Mexican Fudge is your dream come true! Mom #2 has been making Jalapeno Mexican Fudge for as long as I can remember.  We always made a huge batch before any big family get together, especially our big family […]

Southern Sauteed Summer Squash

Southern Sauteed Summer Squash

Southern Sauteed Summer Squash is by far one of my favorite summer dishes.  It is light & healthy, quick & easy, complements any meal and is SUPER delicious! We eat a ton of zucchini around here all year round but it seems like when summer […]

So, I have Celiac Disease.  Now what?

So, I have Celiac Disease. Now what?

Yep, I have Celiac Disease. I was diagnosed only a few months ago, even though I had a feeling for years that this could be the answer to all of my off the wall health problems.  I have always known that my odd problems all […]