Grandma Olga's Fresh, Hot, Delicious, Homemade Tortillas

Back in 1995, when our Chief Travel Correspondent was only about five months old, her great grandmother Olga came to stay with us for a bit. I can't remember how it was decided, only that she "liked to clean." I think it was maybe "compelled to clean." Nevertheless, our windowsills were, in fact, spotless for the weeks of her visit. ...more

It's National Chili Day: Celebrate With a REAL Texas Recipe!

How long has it been since you've had a big, thick steaming bowl of REAL Texas chili? Well, that's too long. Here's an easy recipe for the real thing for National Chili Day today!...more
I feel ashamed to say that I de-Texasify my chili every time I make it by using ground meat, ...more

Make This Brilliant Jambalaya Mac & Cheese for Mardi Gras

It's almost time for Mardi Gras! The beauty of this jambalaya mac recipe is in its versatility. And not just because I give you a stove-top version and a baked version, either! It's just like making regular jambalaya: You throw whatever meat or seafood you have on hand into the pot and call it good. ...more
Lovely recipe & I can't wait to try it. FFR, you can buy live crawdads at Pike Place Market, at ...more

Homemade Chocolate Pudding (for lunch?) A very happy 24th birthday to me!!

Yesterday I turned 24! ...more
Happy birthday! I would like pudding for my birthday. I'm making a note of that for October. Hehmore

Chili de Lentejas

Si en casa tuvieramos que elegir una comida que nos salvase durante los días de semana en los que cocinar es casi una hazaña imposible por cuestiones de tiempo, esta sin duda sería una de ellas, sobre todo porque se puede preparar una gran cantidad y congelar en porciones, sin temor a que el caldo se seque o pierda sabor, de hecho está más sabroso después de varios días...more

Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

Though rice has its health benefits, I decided to switch it up and use quinoa for my spinoff of the classic stuffed pepper. Quinoa is known for being nutritious, its high fiber content, as well as being a complete protein. It’s also low GI and gluten free. When cooking or baking, it can make a great alternative to rice, lentils, or oats....more

Grandma Olga's Fresh, Hot, Delicious, Homemade Tortillas

Back in 1995, when our Chief Travel Correspondent was only about five months old, her great grandmother Olga came to stay with us for a bit. I can't remember how it was decided, only that she "liked to clean." I think it was maybe "compelled to clean." Nevertheless, our windowsills were, in fact, spotless for the weeks of her visit. ...more

Eggfins

Catchy title right?! No it is not a hybrid of a chicken and fish together. It's just your typical breakfast egg muffins that you have seen on every food blog or post circulating the internet. Have yet to see someone give it a name though. So, Hey, I decided to give one! If you see it elsewhere, you saw it here first!...more

Chipotle Honey Marinade

I am notorious for throwing stuff together that is in my pantry or refrigerator to say I "Put something together". From the bare minimum (when I forgot to go grocery shopping a.k.a A Struggle Meal) to when the everything is stocked and I have no plan of what I want to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. LOL! Those moments however, are the moments where I come up with the best recipes; the moments where it's less strategic and nonchalant. This recipe was one of those moments....more

Blood Orange Gin & Tonics

This Blood Orange Gin & Tonic is such a bright spot. It always reminds me that Spring is real and it is coming. It’s quite tart which is my go-to cocktail profile but also has some sweetness from the blood orange to round it out. ...more

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Everyone has to have a signature cookie recipe. A default. One, where in a moment’s notice, you can whip it together, knowing the outcome will be exactly how you plan....more

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

Got stuffy sinuses, headache, throat hurt?Feel like you are coming down with something?Feel like you just want to stay under the covers?This is just the right medicine to bring you out from under the covers! ...more

Rabbit and Vegetable Soup

Tonight's been one heck of an evening… To say this was an easy meal to make is sugar-coating the reality of a situation....more