Beef

The Firecracker Burger

The Firecracker Burger

Meet The Firecracker Burger. It is the latest addition to our endlessly delicious Fancy Burger roster. What makes the Firecracker so great? EVERYTHING. It’s based on the Crispy Jalapeno Burger from BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse. The “crispy jalapeno” part of our burger comes from the beer-battered jalapenos slices I shared with y’all last week. Those [...]

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The Boss

The Boss Hamburger

That bad boy is the make-at-home version of Kerbey Lane’s “Boss” burger. It’s one of those things I’d happily just let Kerbey Lane make for me… but in 4 years of asking on Twitter, they have still yet to open a Houston location. And Austin is just too far to drive for lunch. Sometimes. Now [...]

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Bacon & Cranberry Chutney

Bacon & Cranberry Chutney

Even before the last of those lovely bacon jam-filled pretzel rolls disappeared, I’d already staked out the idea of combining the bacon jam with cranberries for a spread-on-anything and stuff-in-everthang twist on cranberry sauce. The original attempt of turning bacon jam into cranberry-bacon jam failed. Well, as much as something called “bacon jam” could fail. [...]

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Gyro-Stuffed Bell Peppers with HEB Primo Picks

Gyro-Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quino & Feta

When Jason and I met, I was living in this tiny, dirt cheap apartment with my fluffy white kitty, Shasta. Shasta & I had accidentally stumbled across the greatest deal in the entire city. We had million dollar houses, the city’s nicest park, running trails, a golf course, and gorgeous green space at our front [...]

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Pineapple-Marinated Beef Fajitas

Pineapple-Marinated Beef Fajitas

This is what I look forward to most, living in southeast Texas. Not fajitas, but this time of year. (Although, let’s be honest – has any culture produced a more amazing, fascinating cuisine that even gets close to TexMex?) It’s open-windows during the day, almost-cool-enough-to-consider-a-light-cardigan over a tank top at night. These next few weeks? [...]

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Endless Summer. And Bourbon. And Peaches.

Burgers with Spicy Bourbon-Peach Chutney

I keep seeing all these “Peace out, summer!” references everywhere and I can’t help but be a little bit jealous. And by a little bit, I mean I’m totally drowning my sorrows in a Jealousy Sundae sprinkled with a super immature (and inappropriate) hand gesture and topped with some nondairy whipped depression. Because it will [...]

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Burgers with Figs, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese

The Fig Burger

A burger so nice that last week, we had it twice. In a row. Seriously. Fancy burgers have been a thing around here for a while (Exhibit A. And Exhibit B.) but this one is my new summer favorite. Do you like figs? And caramelized onions? And wine? And burgers that you have to transfer [...]

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Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

Looks like summer. Feels like summer. Tastes like summer. That pretty much sums up this burger. And our weekend. After weeks of cursing at begging and pleading with the basil plants to do something, they did. And that something was EXPLODE. Not in the literal sense, obviously. Although a backyard full of sweet, purple, and [...]

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