Appetizers

Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

I hesitate to oversell and call that bowl of awesomeness “amazing” because it’s “just” caramel popcorn. But if caramel popcorn can be called amazing, then that stuff most certainly is amazing. It’s “just” popcorn coated in caramel sauce and baked. But that super easy caramel sauce is made in barely 10 minutes, without even requiring [...]

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Croque Monsieur Sliders with Strawberry Jam

Baked Croque Monsieur Sliders

The internet has given us a great, great many gifts. Cats. And not the happy ones. Although I’m in the camp that believes that there is no such thing as a happy cat. (And if the lighting is right and you worked hard enough, you might have seen the scar on my hip to back [...]

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Baked Chili & White Cheddar-Hatch Cornbread with HEB Primo Picks

Baked Chili & White Cheddar-Hatch Chile Cornbread

We’re coming up on week 4 and salty, overseasoned Houston football “fans” have already thrown in the towel on the Texans’ season. Three times. And we’re 2-1. This city has had a long, jaded journey with professional football. And let’s face it, those fans probably had a few too many while tailgating. BUT THAT’S NO [...]

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Hatch Chile and Chicken Nachos

Hatch Chile and Chicken Nachos

What do you get when football and hatch chiles are back? Nachos. Gloriously, gooey nachos worthy of two of the best seasons-within-a-season that I can think of. Last week, we had the Broncos game and Hatch Chile & Chicken Nachos on the menu. A messy, as-easy-to-make-as-it-was-to-eat spread totally worthy of the return of football. Real [...]

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Spicy Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salsa

Spicy Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salsa

This salsa is what happens when you cut open what feels like a perfectly ripe avocado and find… well, not a perfectly ripe avocado. A perfectly ripe avocado isn’t grey inside. Dinner was supposed to be a fantastically delicious repeat of Salmon with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa. Studies have shown that you can’t have “fantastically delicious” with [...]

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Roasted Hatch Chile Hummus

Roasted Hatch Chile Hummus

My grocery store goes all out for hatch chile season, throwing their very own Hatch Chile Fest – complete with huge roasters parked outside the front entrance. And it’s kind of a PR gal’s (or guy’s!) dream come true. You’ve got a specialty item from a specific region with limited production. Limited availability = hype. [...]

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Chicken and Bean Nachos with H-E-B Primo Picks

Chicken and Bean Nachos with Pico de Gallo

So, there’s this weird thing about Texas. (Take your pick, right?) And it wasn’t something I realized until I was much older. But it has to do with nachos. (That probably wasn’t your first thing that came to your mind.) During most of high school, we lived on Dad’s Bean & Cheese Nachos – a [...]

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Goat Cheese-Stuffed Peppers with Honey and Bacon

Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers with Honey and Bacon

My little brother’s exasperation with/at goat cheese is the stuff that family jokes and big-sister-harassment are made of. “Goat cheese? Like from a real goat? Is that natural? Can a goat make cheese?” [makes dramatic "icky face," waves off delicious food with goat cheese] But I still love him. And even though my mom didn’t [...]

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