Main Dishes

Endless Summer. And Bourbon. And Peaches.

September 11, 2013
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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What do you get when football and hatch chiles are back?

September 8, 2013
Hatch Chile and Chicken Nachos

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 football. Who’s your team? If you’ve been here seasons past, you [...]

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Chicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo

August 20, 2013
Chicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo

You can add “forgo dinner at home most nights and drag the family to Freebirds for a steak or chicken burrito bowl” to the list of things I’d do if money grew on trees around here. Right above that – never washing or flat-ironing my hair again. And since money doesn’t grow on trees , [...]

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Bacon, Brie, and Barbecue Pizza

August 8, 2013
Bacon Brie and Barbecue Pizza

That’s what happens when the oppressive heat has sucked what little will you should have to put on pants to go to the store for a handful of things that would make dinner look less… scavenge-y. But it’s seventh-circle-of-hell hot. And you’re the genius who bought the black car with the black leather interior in [...]

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

July 30, 2013
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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Figs: It’s goodbye for now. Not goodbye forever.

July 22, 2013
Pork Loin with Madeira-Fig Sauce

Backyard fig season. It is over. Supermarket fig season. Hasn’t started yet. What’s a girl to do? Eat caprese-everything and roast never-ending jalapenos? I guess, but it’s no where near as fun. I’ve had my eye on this beauty of a recipe from Tide & Thyme for ages but after 2 parts poor planning and [...]

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Burgers with Figs, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese

July 9, 2013
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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Chicken Cheesesteaks with Queso and Pico de Gallo. The Quesosteak!

June 19, 2013
Chicken Cheesesteaks with Queso and Pico de Gallo

So… I kind of signed up for a marathon this week. And by “kind of,” I mean that they have my money and I have a link to a training program. I guess that’s mostly fair. That program is exactly as long as as I have until “my” marathon. And is supposed to be exactly [...]

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