buttermilk cheddar cheese biscuits

in the winter when it’s freezing outside, i am always craving a spicy pot of chili or a hot bowl of hearty soup. with the weather and as cold as it has been lately, i prolly don’t have to tell you just how much soup we’ve been eating lately. (this texan is pretty annoyed with how…

the famous burrito pie

if you have heard my husband tell the story, you’ll remember it goes like this: “so when we first got married, i wasn’t sure if my wife could cook. THEN she made this thing called burrito pie. and i HAD FIFTHS Y’ALL.” of course, during our first year of marriage i had to pull out…

hearty breakfast burritos

whenever i throw a birthday party, it seems like we always do a brunch. maybe because i personally think it’s the best time to have a party when you’ll have kiddos running around. it’s after breakfast, before naptime, everyone is awake, snacktime is approaching.. it’s THE perfect time of day for a party. or maybe it’s…

scrambled egg muffins

mornings can be tough, yo. especially when you are rushing around and really getting tired of eggs and toast every. single. morning. we all need a little excitement, and that excitement in my house, has to be kid-friendly. these not-really-a-muffin muffins are all of the above. so delicious, kids love ’em, and they’ve been a…

arancini mac & cheese

arancini is a masterpiece of italian cooking, and is one of those divine things we get to experience in life on earth. in italian, arancini means “little oranges”. they are small fried balls of oozy, cheesy risotto with a gorgeous, crispy outside. as glorious as they may be, they are a rare thing i will not…

dalreach house sandwiches

my maternal grandparents used to live in london, and every thanksgiving when they weren’t able to go back to the states they would  travel up to scotland with all of their expat buddies and stay at a manor called dalreach house (pronounced dal-reek). they would enjoy the holiday amongst other texans, drinking scotch, eating too…

mexican style roasted corn-on-the-cob

i haven’t always been the corn-on-the-cob’s number one fan, you might say. i like my corn to have a little sumthin’ goin’ on, if you know what i mean. so there i was, looking for a summer corn recipe that would light my fire. then the lights shone down from heaven and lit up this…

creamy baked chicken taquitos

for a long time, i was unable to find a really good taquito recipe that did not involve frying. they are always fried (traditionally) and i am just not the frying type. no thank you. so i came across this one and was excited to try it, although i was a little skeptical. but it…

homemade cheese crackers

something i am beginning to realize about myself is that i get in baking mode as soon as i see snow on the ground. i just want to hole up all day long and bake. bake bake bake. and this week, on the day we got a little snow, i did just that. i made…

open faced grilled cheese – a tip

who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? all that ooey gooey cheese on toasty bread, right out of the oven… the little she gobbles it up as if nothing has ever tasted so good in her short life. now, the open faced grilled cheese sandwiches i grew up with were good (made with mustard…

chicken enchiladas – red sauce version

oh, enchiladas! where would we be in life without enchiladas!?  i would be in a sad, dark place for sure. now usually you’ll find chicken enchiladas with a verde or tomatillo sauce, which is what i always order at any mexican restaurant. but these are such a lovely departure from the standard. and oh so…