Cinco de Mayo

Guava Margaritas. The Guavarita!

April 26, 2012
Guava Margaritas

In my pre-Foodie Bride days, my roommate and I shared an apartment in “No Man’s Land.” It was almost downtown, but not quite. It was also not a part of the 5 other well-known, nearby areas. But it was pouring distance from The Satellite Lounge (RIP), across the street from the original Star Pizza, and [...]

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Mexican Quinoa

April 25, 2012
Mexican Quinoa

We are great big fans of Mexican food. It’s a shame that traditional Tex-Mex is not very figure friendly. Things are fried in lard and served wrapped in other things that were fried in lard. But it’s delicious In an attempt to lighten up Mexican night at home, I usually target the sides. Because trying [...]

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

April 24, 2012
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Ranch Dressing

We have previously discussed my obsession love for homemade ranch dressing. Or straight-off-the-shelf-in-a-squeeze-bottle ranch dressing. And I know you guys love it, too – it’s consistently in the top 10 recipes visited here. And if you like the spicy, smokey flavors of chipotle peppers, you’re going to love this version, too. We’ve been keeping a [...]

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The Texican Burger

April 23, 2012
The Texican Burger

Growing up in southeast Texas, when you asked someone if they wanted a carbonated beverage, the conversation went something like this: Me: Do you want a coke? Not me: Yes. Me: What kind? Not me: Dr. Pepper. Everything was a “coke.” But no one I knew actually drank Coke. I mostly now call that drink [...]

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Jalapeno Cheddar Burger Buns

April 10, 2012
Jalapeno Cheddar Hamburger Buns

We baked up our share of popular dinner and sandwich rolls at my parents’ bakery but one menu item in particular had a small, cult-like following: golden brown loaves of Jalapeno Cheddar Bread. It was your classic soft, fluffy white sandwich bread, but loaded with shredded sharp cheddar and fresh jalapenos. And they had to [...]

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PPQ: Guanabana Margaritas

April 8, 2012
Guanabana Margaritas

It’s my week to host Project Pastry Queen! A turn that happens to coincide with the end of Lent so you know what that means. TEQUILA. TEQUILA. TEQUILA. TEQUILA. 40+ days without a margarita. There is much ground to be made up! Have you ever had guanabana? I hadn’t even heard of it before The [...]

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Grilled Oysters

April 3, 2012
Grilled Oysters with Monterrey Jack and Pico de Gallo

Living on the Gulf Coast has its perks. The ability to garden nearly year-round, swimming the afternoon before Thanksgiving, and having access to some of the freshest seafood anywhere. The trade-off is hurricane season, mosquitoes the size of rats, and wicked humidity. We deal. There’s usually booze involved. But we deal. Oysters are among my [...]

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Taco Pizza

March 21, 2012
Taco Pizza

“What else should I put on pizza?” A couple of weeks ago, a sleeping, pizza-making giant buried deep inside my husband suddenly woke up. He made homemade pizza every night for over a week. And now when it’s pizza night, he runs the kitchen. After he got his technique down, he turned his focus to [...]

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