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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 […]

King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

King Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

The King Ranch is the largest ranch in the US.  The ranch covers more than 825,000 acres in South Texas.  The history of the ranch is around the cattle and oil industry.  The casserole was originally made on the ranch to feed ranch hands and […]

Southern Tomato Pie

Southern Tomato Pie

The Southern Tomato Pie probably came from farmer’s wives who where tired of canning a very good year of yielding tomatoes.  Canning stewed tomatoes is a hassle and can lead to painful pruned fingers from peeling them.  Tomato pies are a good alternative and simple.  […]

JB’s Squash Casserole

JB’s Squash Casserole

I owned a restaurant named JB’s.  Owning a restaurant can bring a person to their knees.  Finding good help and memorable recipes is the hardest part. This recipe was one that I had eaten my whole life and just thought of as a typical Texas […]

Sticky Chicken

Sticky Chicken

In the fall I would make a Bacon wrapped Chicken Thigh and cooked Apple recipe.  This was simple and tasty.  The only comment that I would get is that the boys wished it had more pepper or something spicy in it.  I did not realize […]

Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad

Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad

Texas has a deep history with Germany and Texans probably started making and eating potato salad with the settlement of the Germans in the early 1800s.  It is generally a tradition and most people can not imagine a BBQ or picnic without some. Whether you […]

Simple Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Simple Homemade Breakfast Sausage

It is quick and easy to just grab a roll of sausage at the store. There is just too much preservatives in the processes food these days.  I found by limiting the amount of processed food that I personally did not have issues with adding […]

True Texas Chili

True Texas Chili

Before internet and microwaves, before cell phones and Apple, Inc.,  people cooked homemade meals.  Living in Texas and having a Texan father he instilled two things; first, that it is great to be a Texan mostly because the food is so good, and second intelligence came […]

Delicious Tex-Mex Enchilada Sauce

Delicious Tex-Mex Enchilada Sauce

As a child we called it “Border Food” but eventually the fancy name “Tex-Mex” became the name for plates of rice, beans and some kind of gravy type food such as Enchiladas or Tamales. Tex-Mex is really good for quick meals on a work or school […]