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The Perfect Lime for The Perfect Margarita

Fresh squeezed lime juice

This, my friends, is liquid gold. Pure liquid gold. One post-preschool-drop-off morning last week, I spent the better part of two hours driving around west Houston scouting the price of limes. Grocery stores roll their weekly prices on Wednesdays and with our annual Tequila & Taquitos Bash approaching, I needed to find the most affordable [...]

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

That is King Ranch Chicken Casserole. And it’s Texas’ contribution to the category of amorphous, 50-Shades-of-Brown, one-dish comfort foods that taste far, far better than they look. But I’m not doing it justice. To describe King Ranch Chicken a little more favorably – and in a manner totally worthy of that warm bowl of comfort [...]

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DIY: Frozen French Bread Pizzas

Homemade Frozen French Bread Pizza

Before The Little was born, I went impressively overboard on a stock-the-freezer mission. It was part hoarding, part planning-for-the-apocalypse but I just knew I’d never ever have the time or energy to prep dinner again for the next 5+ years. I wasn’t completely wrong. Most of it was your standard fare (enchiladas, pasta, soups, pizza [...]

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Maple Bacon Biscuits

Maple Bacon Biscuits

I’m ready for 2013. Like ready ready. I stepped onto the bathroom scale this morning and it said “error.” It’s such a jerk sometimes. Like when it randomly tells me I weigh 10lbs less than I did the day before… and then 6lbs more 8 seconds later. But it does have a point. So all [...]

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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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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

There are 10lbs of fresh, pitted cherries in my freezer right now – they probably won’t still be there when that cherry margarita craving hits in November, but I do plan to stretch cherry season out as long as I can this year! We’ve managed to work cherries into dinner, dessert, and most importantly: margaritas. [...]

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PPQ: Texas Tortilla Soup

Texas Tortilla Soup

Amanda chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Texas Tortilla Soup. I was super happy to put this on the menu this week. One, our oven is broken (waaah!) and that has really messed with my mind. And our menu. Second, I’ve posted the soup before and it was in dire need of a new [...]

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Rather Rich Corn Muffins

Amanda of Fake Ginger chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen Challenge: Rather Rich Corn Muffins. I’ve made these muffins a hundred times. Quite possibly literally 100 times. It’s my go-to cornbread/corn muffin recipe for good reason – it’s perfectly sweet and super moist. It’s also a very non-fussy recipe. I throw everything into the mixer [...]

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