This is the season of giving, and one of my favorite things to give is candy. Texans have a long tradition of making…
Quick and easy cinnamon rolls can be made with biscuit dough. A bit of bacon and pecan are folded into the filling for additional smoky sweetness. Make them for loved ones as these are oh, so good!
This classic scalloped dish involves baked sliced onions nestled in a creamy sauce that’s topped with cheese and/or crumbs. To liven it up, green chiles have been added to the mix.
Shrimp coated in crushed tortilla chips are baked for this quick and easy seafood dish, which will remind you of days spent at the beach. And if you like the heat, there’s also a chipotle-chile cocktail sauce for dipping on the side.
These hearty, cheesy enchiladas smothered in a rich and smooth red chile salsa are West Texas-style comfort food at its finest.
A skillet pancake made with oatmeal, chocolate chips, pecans, and orange zest is a simple breakfast but sweet and delicate enough for dessert, too.
Hot dogs and jalapeño potato chips are added to a creamy macaroni and cheese. A bit uncouth, perhaps, but also hearty and delicious. Crunchy, creamy, snappy, and hot!
An announcement about Lisa Fain’s new cookbook, QUESO! Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip.
Coca-Cola and milk, along with warm flavors such as cinnamon, allspice, and chipotle give these carnitas a slight hint of bacon, which is never a bad thing at all.
A comforting, cheesy Tex-Mex casserole made with black-eyed peas, hominy, and bacon. Terrific for cooler days and New Year’s Day!
Fried chicken livers with cream gravy are a classic Texan dish, but you don’t see them very often these days. This is a shame as these crunchy nuggets always hit the spot.
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There’s a children’s book called “Old Hat New Hat” about a bear who decides he wants a new hat. He goes shopping and…
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So, first things first. I never had the famed Felix queso at its original home, a Southeast Texas regional chain of restaurants owned…
Texas red chili and chile con queso make fine companions in this addictive Tex-Mex dip. Top with onions and pickled jalapeños and serve with tortilla chips. A welcome appetizer for any gathering.
This avocado-based green salsa is found on many Houston Tex-Mex tables. Cool and bright with just a hint of heat, it goes well with tortilla chips but can be spooned onto tacos or grilled meats, too.
Gulf shrimp along with tomatoes, garlic, onions, jalapeños, avocado, and a generous splash of lime juice are the foundations of this classic South Texas ceviche.