Bringing The Family Back to The Table

Large Groups

Hurricane Harvey’s Lamb and Beef Pasties

Hurricane Harvey’s Lamb and Beef Pasties

When they announced that Hurricane Harvey was coming on to the coast, I suddenly wanted something that would be a comfort to me.  I automatically wanted my mother’s English pasties but knew that I was going to have to use what I had and not […]

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 […]

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  The casserole was originally made on the ranch to feed ranch hands and […]

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 […]

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 […]