Bringing The Family Back to The Table

In the Kitchen

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 […]

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 […]

Vegan Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Vegan Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I used to love Texas Roadhouse. I loved their food, the atmosphere, and most importantly their bread. When I was younger, my momma owned a daycare center. In the summer, we had field trips, and one of my favorites was where we were invited to […]

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 […]

Watermelon Peach Refresher Slush

Watermelon Peach Refresher Slush

It is a hot day here in Texas. Over 100 degrees, say the weatherman. So you go to your avocado green fridge, open the creaky door and take out the 20 pound fruit laying on your bottom shelf. The rind is hard, but no chance […]

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.  […]

“Meaty” Vegan Burger

“Meaty” Vegan Burger

The 4th of July is next Tuesday. Are you ready for the family cook out? I know I am. I have my Boot Scootin’ BBQ Sauce recipe and Amazing Curried Potato Salad recipe ready to be executed. But I was missing something. I was missing […]

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 […]

Amazing Curried Potato Salad

Amazing Curried Potato Salad

  Growing up, my momma always had curry in and on top of her deviled eggs. That was how I knew and loved them to be. They had always been made that way, and that was how I thought they were always done. But apparently […]

Rum Fig Pickles

Rum Fig Pickles

Fig Pickles are not a new thing. People have made a sweet and sour type fig pickle as long as I can remember.  Dilorio’s Farm and Roadside market in Hempstead, Texas use to carry this wonderful desert pickle. Mine has spiced rum cooked into it […]