Really Good Macaroni Salad

Really Good Macaroni Salad

It's amazing how food, like this really good macaroni salad, can bring you closer to people and when you score a family cookbook, it's like you're part of that family for those minutes you're recreating their recipes in the kitchen and devouring at the dinner table. I had heard the name Sandra over the years I've lived here but never really knew ... Continue Reading

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Salads for Summer – Asian Slaw and Summer Potato {Giveaway}

The TEXAS heat is sizzlin' but it doesn't stop us from eating!  Tons of grillin' is happening on the ranch and I'm servin' up sides to keep your taste buds cool and happy with flavor. Around these parts, any sort of potato salad goes.  Some make it with mustard, some use mayo but if you're really wanting to step outside the box and add some pizazz ... Continue Reading

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Grilled Asparagus Using Olive Oil

If you don't already know, me and my 16yr old son are starting P90x.  This also means we have to eat healthier and the easiest, best way to eat healthy during the Summer, is to take advantage of the grill (and the man cooking..haha).  It's no secret that Olive Oil is a healthy fat so we do try to use it often on everything from grilled vegetables ... Continue Reading

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The Best Time to Make Home-Style Potatoes

Meat and taters....that seems to be the heart of our meals most days so making sure I can make them taste good all the time becomes a challenge.  I've baked them with Ranch dip, mashed them with butter and cheese, and done just about everything else I can think.  One of our most favorite ways to eat taters is to pan fry them. Our secret is to cook ... Continue Reading

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My Cowboy’s Slow Cooked Beans

My husband is a pretty great fella.  He's always done more than what I think most husbands do and cooking is no exception.  He loves to cook breakfast for us and he loves to make his beans in the slow cooker.   We cook beans and tortillas quite often because it's a filler and it's cheap.   We use simple and few ingredients but it always turns out ... Continue Reading

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Avocado-Tomato Salad : A Fast Fix with 3 Ingredients

Summer brings the heat but also brings salad season, which I happen to love.  I'm sure many of you have seen (and perhaps even tried) this Avocado-Tomato Salad but for those who haven't, it's a great dish to carry to a cookout, have on fajita day, and even mash up the leftovers (if any) to serve as a dip.    I have some great salad recipes but ... Continue Reading

Asparagus-Frittata

Asparagus Frittata

This recipe was submitted by Rachel S for May’s Food Challenge. If you have a recipe with eggs in it, you can enter too! Check it out ’cause there’s a great prize! Thanks Rachel for entering! INGREDIENTS: 8 Eggs Shredding Mozzarella Cheese Asparagus Onions Butter Salt/Pepper (I followed a recipe I found here: ... Continue Reading

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Bacon Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This recipe was submitted by Sherri W, into March's Food Challenge where the theme is GREEN! Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs of brussel sprouts 1/4 lb father's tomato blt bacon (bacon of choice) 1 tbsp evoo 1 tsp thyme 3-4 thinly sliced or minced garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste Directions wash and trim brussel sprouts. cut tips off and ... Continue Reading

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Country Collard Greens

Recipe was submitted into February’s Food Challenge (2011) by Sherri W. INGREDIENTS 1 lg. bunch of fresh collards (wash, cut and trimmed) 3 lg. country cured hocks (smoked hocks, smoked turkey wings) 1 lg. chopped onion 6 minced garlic cloves 1-1 1/2 cups of dry white wine 3 tbsp. lard 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes seasoning salt to taste 1 ... Continue Reading