School Night Eats: Salmon & Sweet Kale Salad

If you are what you eat, I’m a large bag of shredded broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and dried cranberries coated in a sweet & tangy poppyseed dressing. And a half-empty bottle of Sauza. Because life is all about balance ....more

Hatch Chile Tortillas

I have successfully burned through nearly all of the hatch chiles I was going to “save.” [shrugs] Oh well, the canned version will do until next August. But before I give in to apples – and then pumpkin and then Christmas lights (because it is a slippery slope) – I have one last recipe using [...] ...more

Hatch Chile Ranch Dressing

Hi. I made hatch chile ranch dressing. And then nearly had to cage-fight my 4-year-old for the last spoonful in the jar ....more

My Favorite “Salad Chicken”

Since I started training for the half marathons on my calendar later this year, I’ve been (mostly) trying(ish) to keep my nutrition in check. That just means aiming for a better balance of calories, eating 6-10 servings of veggies and fruit a day, and eating more chicken breast at lunch than I have in my entire life. Aside from losing 10lbs in 8 weeks (because let’s be honest – that’s the most important part to me), that’s… actually it ....more

Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

The onset of hatch chile season means that the pot of beans I make for the 2-3 TexMex nights that are always on the menu get a green chile makeover. Where I come from, you usually have three options for beans on taco night: refried beans, charro beans, and borracho beans. Refried beans are easy, especially when your two-ingredient recipe calls for a can opener and a can ....more

How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles (And Every Other Pepper Out There)

Have you entered the HEB Giveaway yet? The prize is a selection of August’s Hatch Chile-inspired Primo Picks! If you’ve spent any time poking around the blog at any point over the last 8 (!) years in late summer, you know you can guarantee three things: 1) Somewhere, I’m bitching about the oppressive Texas heat and humidity ....more

{giveaway} 7-Layer Hatch Chile Dip with HEB Primo Picks

Smell that? That’s the smell of August. It’s the fiery, smokey scent of (probably) a ton of Hatch Chiles roasting at the door step of my HEB ....more

Grilled Chile-Lime Fish Tacos with Cucumber-Mango Salsa

10 years ago, if you’d told me that I’d move to the far west, cookie-cutter suburbs of Houston and judge most of the restaurants frequent-visit list by the quality of their playground and not necessarily the food, I might have laughed in your face. Probably would have, actually. All those margaritas I made with Mrs Ts neon-green bottled mix would have no-doubt left me pretty giggly ....more

Grilled Zucchini and Herbed Ricotta Sandwiches

I planted a second round of tomatoes in the garden last week. And while I was at it, I went ahead and stuck a new zucchini plant in. Because this is the first year I haven’t wanted to wretch at the mere sound of “zucchini” before the 4th of July ....more

Watermelon Salad with Tequila-Lime Vinaigrette

Last week, a picture of a pumpkin cheesecake popped up in my Facebook feed and I was like no. And then I went all Tracy-Morgan-from-Cop-Out. NO ....more