Bringing The Family Back to The Table

Author: twaymire

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I know that the sauce at the store is convenient.  Convenient does not necessarily mean good for you.  Eliminating as many industry preservatives as you can helps your families health and helps, woman specific, to reduce weight and bloating. In the summer, we grow our […]

Good Ol’ Gumbo

Good Ol’ Gumbo

The food networks and the fancy chef’s want to make Gumbo a hard to make dish.  Just because you add seafood, as to your taste of ingredients, does not mean a recipe needs to be difficult.  It is an every day meal.  Once you realize […]

Old Fashion Chicken and Dumplings

Old Fashion Chicken and Dumplings

There is no debate on what the true recipe is for Chicken and Dumplings.  This recipe is the closest to what your Grandmother and her mother made.  My husband’s idea of chicken and dumplings is a bit askew as it has macaroni noodles in it.  […]

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

I love a dish that I can just throw together than refrigerate and serve a few hours later.  It comes in handy for the drop in guest too. There are times when I feel like I am caught off guard and it usually lands on […]

Lemon-Lime Soda Wings

Lemon-Lime Soda Wings

Buffalo and BBQ wings get to be boring or a same-O experience. I wanted to make something savory and taste so I applied a marinade someone had given me years ago for chicken with skin.  I barely buy chicken with bones and skin anymore unless […]

Summer Artichoke, Sausage, Spinach and Tortellini Pasta Salad

Summer Artichoke, Sausage, Spinach and Tortellini Pasta Salad

I love Pasta Salad.  You can have it all in a cool summer salad.  Especially good after a busy Saturday or Sunday. I use to buy boxed pasta salads but always thought they were too salty or there was just enough for a side dish. […]

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon Chicken

Texas has had a lot of influence over its history.  The french settled in the northern eastern section of Texas and influenced our cuisine through the our neighbors from Louisiana. Now most associate the spicy and stew like qualities that the Cajun food is known […]

Squash Pickles

Squash Pickles

My mother was not the type to teach old farm house techniques.  She is a genius chef but if you can not acquire it from a store or vendor than you did not need to worry about it. After getting Married and being young, I […]

Gulf Coast Bourbon BBQ Shrimp

Gulf Coast Bourbon BBQ Shrimp

Growing up on the Gulf Coast you can not escape dealing with the shrimp. In the spring and summer there are guys parked on the side of the road selling these creatures by the pound.  It is one of the abundance of the gulf coast.  […]

Mama’s Homemade Salsa

Mama’s Homemade Salsa

One very hot summer, living on our mini ranch, my husband had a wild and maybe not so smart idea to raise 150 tomato plants.  There was five rows and with around 30 plants in each row.  At first we had a bushel of red […]