Bringing The Family Back to The Table

In the Kitchen

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.  […]

Vegan Summer Chili

Vegan Summer Chili

If there was one kitchen appliance I would recommend to anyone, it would be an Instant Pot. Why? Because it has gotten the most use in my Texas kitchen then the stove and oven. Here in the summer it can be as hot a 105f […]

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 […]

Vegan Red Lobster Biscuits

Vegan Red Lobster Biscuits

The boyfriend is basically addicted to these biscuits. He rants and raves about eating them, nearly getting me to go to Red Lobster just so he could have some. I knew that the only thing I could do to avoid going out to eat 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 […]

Vegan Armadillo Eggs

Vegan Armadillo Eggs

I have met people who have looked at me like a lunatic when I say that I love armadillo eggs. Why would you eat an armadillo’s egg? But no, they do not actually lay eggs. Armadillos are mammals, people! I was introduced to this Texas appetizer […]

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. […]

Peanut Butter Carrot Treats for the Puppers

Peanut Butter Carrot Treats for the Puppers

My dog is spoiled. Her name is Hadley Rose and she is a spoiled brat.  And it is my fault. But I cannot help it. She looks at me with her puppy dog eyes and asks me for a treat. And I have a hard […]

Slow Cooked Fig Butter

Slow Cooked Fig Butter

It is funny how a tree such as a fig, can torture it’s owner.  On years where the spring has lots of rain and the rain tables stay level, a fig tree can produce a quart or more of figs a day. This can be […]

Italian Style Savory Pancakes

Italian Style Savory Pancakes

I have a HUGE sweet tooth! But The Boyfriend does not. This is the problem in my household. I may make pancakes or waffles or some sweet dessert like a Peach Buckle. But he is not a big fan. He will tell me it was […]