Appetizers

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheesy Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheesy Bread

What do you do when you’re trying to rid the house of non-compliant foods just days before beginning the Whole30? You make something like this. Jason called it “The Bread of Shame,” as he felt “Desperation Bread” was a little misleading at the time (but probably pretty accurate, looking back) and “PMS Bread” was a [...]

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Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Avocado Salsa

It’s an unlikely combination, but one that works. Like, really works. It’s spring here in Texas, weather-wise if not quite calendar-wise yet. With all this beautiful weather comes a flood of fresh produce that no longer requires considering a second mortgage, unlike that sad-looking, coffee stirrer-thin asparagus for $5/lb that was out barely a month [...]

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Tequila con Queso. (Queso con Tequila?)

Queso Fundido al Tequila

Yes. Yes I did. Tequila and melted cheese. Those are like two of the greatest things ever invented. Possibly THE two greatest things. But then we have to deal with where to rank Trader Joe’s Sweet & Salty & Nutty Trek Mix and goat cheese and then we’re just gonna get bogged down in the [...]

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Everything Flatbread

Everything Flatbread

I am super particular about food (everything) when I’m sick. I want a bowl of tomato soup. I want a small stack of crackers to crush and sprinkle over top. And I want to be left alone. That last one hasn’t happened in the last 2 years and 361 days but a girl can dream. [...]

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Baked Brie with Cranberry-Apricot Chutney

Baked Brie with Cranberry-Apricot Chutney

I grew up in a very small town where, by today’s standards, the “exotic” food choices weren’t exotic at all. There were many common foods that I never tried until into my mid-20s. Yet somehow in my early 20s I gained the “Martha Stewart” nickname among my girlfriends, despite being very much a connoisseur of [...]

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Mini Pepperoni Pizza Bread Bowls

Mini Pepperoni Pizza Bread Bowls

It’s part pizza. It’s part bread bowl. But it’s mostly pizza. The inspiration for this recipe came from some of my very, very favorite people in the whole wide world, Todd & Diane of White on Rice Couple. When I showed their photos to Jason, his eyes lit up and his response was simple: “Get [...]

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Baked Chipotle Ranch Chicken Taquitos

Baked Chipotle Ranch Chicken Taquitos

What do you call these? In most of the restaurants that we frequent here in southeast Texas, they’re called “flautas” and might be made with either corn or flour tortillas. On the freezer aisle, they’re called “taquitos” and I’ve only seen them made with corn tortillas. The internet seems to loves “taquito.” Whatever you call [...]

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DIY: Spicy Honey-Roasted Peanuts

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanuts

To me, the appeal of any recipe has always been that it was created with a good, solid base, allowing me to easily swap out a few ingredients and transform the dish into something completely new. Adaptability. Variability. Riffability. (I’ll concede that one of those might not be a real word.) One recipe I’ve been [...]

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