Texas Tip: Zingy Bloody Mary

Shhh, don’t tell my mama that I’m giving you this hint! But, the next time you fix yourself a Bloody Mary, add a few squirts of Texas Habanero Salsa to it. You’ll never drink a plain Bloody Mary again, and that’s a promise. It’s FANTASTIC!

A Feast of Fridays: Easy Texas Vegetable Dip

Looking for an easy, inexpensive, healthy snack for when the kids get off the bus, or when unexpected (or expected!) company drop in?  Easy Texas Vegetable Dip fills the bill! Just get all the fresh vegetables out of your refrigerator, cut ’em up, and lay them out on a big plate. Then, put a bowl […]

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Spicy Sweet Potato Chili

This novel chili is different and delicious!  It’s unlike any chili you’ve ever had before, anywhere, I’m betting. It’s also sooooo good, and good for you, too. It doesn’t take very long to make, either. Ingredients: Approx. 1/2 pound chicken, cut into chunks and cooked 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and also cut into chunks 1 […]

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday: Texas Tortilla Casserole

This spicy Texas-style casserole is yummy good, and is ready to put on the table in less than an hour, start to finish! Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded or cut into small pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup chopped red pepper 1 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons […]

A Feast of Fridays: Texas Salsa Pinto Beans

This is a great recipe for those nights when everybody is starving and time is short – you know, EVERY night! Texas Salsa Pinto Beans only takes a few minutes, from start to finish.  It’s especially good when you serve it with fresh hot cornbread. Ingredients: 1 small chopped onion 1 minced garlic clove, OR […]

A Feast of Fridays: Texas Apple/Sausage Pancakes

This is the perfect weekend breakfast, and it’s also a fantastic Sunday brunch entree!  In fact, Texas apple/sausage pancakes are absolutely delicious no matter when you have them.  My daughter pours apple syrup over them, but my husband prefers Texas Apple Cinnamon Grilling and Finishing sauce.  As for my son – he likes to roll […]

Monday Munchies: Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf

Oh, hush.  You LOVE meat loaf.  At least, you’re going to love Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf.  It’s like no meat loaf you’ve ever had before! Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 3 eggs 1/2 cup skim milk 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 […]

Monday Munchies: Habanero Skillet Stew

Y’all know by now that here in my house we are big “skillet supper” fans.  Here is one of our favorites.  (It’s the Texas Habanero Salsa that makes it so special!) Habanero Skillet Stew Ingredients:  1 pound ground beef (use sausage if you wish, or half and half) 2 large potatoes, cubed (peel if you […]

A Feast of Fridays: Cheap and Fabulous Chili

There are millions of recipes for chili, and this one is fast, easy, uses up some of the leftovers, and will feed a family of 8 for about 75 cents apiece! Ingredients: 1 package of spaghetti 1 pound of hamburger, or sausage, or a combination. Leftover sloppy Joe works, too! 1 small chopped onion 1 […]

Texas Habanero Salsa: The BEST SALSA EVER!

My son and his friends are Texas Habanero Salsa fans, BIG TIME! Any one of them can demolish an entire 10-oz jar in one sitting.  The only thing that makes them stop is when they run out of tortilla chips. I don’t blame them, though.  No store-bought salsa can begin to compare with the absolutely […]