Lunch

Texas Hamburger Steak

Texas Hamburger Steak

This is the quintessential recipe that is cooked in Texas homes everywhere. Everyone cooked this dish when I was a child.  Living in Texas has it’s own point of view and when the automobile companies in Detroit, Michigan started to lay off folks in the […]

Back To School Taco Pizza

Back To School Taco Pizza

Going Back to School is a busy and stressful day for Mom, Dad and the children.  From Morning to Evening it feels like you are stress is your master.  So the First Day of School needs an easy meal that will appeal to the both […]

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. […]

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  The casserole was originally made on the ranch to feed ranch hands and […]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