“Flat or rolled?” “Red or green?” “Cheese, chicken, beef?” “Egg on top?” For the unfortunate souls who would be off-put by these questions, take heart. I was once in your shoes. I grew up in Houston and spent the majority … Continue reading Enchiladas in West Texas: Stacked or rolled, red or green…
Contrary to what I grew up thinking in Houston and then the Hill Country, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Did you know that? All those years as an adult, I justified my tacos and margaritas in honor … Continue reading Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Taco Sunday
NOTE: I’m several weeks late in publishing this. Josef is currently staying with friends that live a one-hour train ride from Chicago, where he’ll soon catch his flight to Germany. Since he left our home, he’s hitchhiked to the Grand … Continue reading What do you feed a visiting Bavarian in Texas? (Hint: NOT sauerkraut!)
Growing up, the only way I knew to eat granola was if it had been mass produced and pressed into dry, hard-to-chew, individually wrapped bars that my mom kept around as snacks. I’d often pull a package out of my … Continue reading Homemade granola – old-fashioned, wholesome and healthy
This past Sunday, I thawed out the final package of delicious Fort Davis peaches from last year. I started out with five pounds of cleaned, cut and vacuum-sealed fruit that stayed tasty and frozen throughout fall, winter and into spring. … Continue reading Sifting through cobbler recipes, one skillet at a time
I’ve noticed a change in Porter’s Thriftway Grocery Store in Fort Davis that I think deserves some recognition. I’m often at Porter’s every day, if not every other day. I’ve always liked buying my ingredients fresh, on the day I … Continue reading Finding new inspiration in the spice aisle at Porter’s
I recently read an article about what you should eat to live to be 100 years old. I try my best to eat healthy most of the time, but occasionally indulge in something probably not terribly healthy that was made … Continue reading Are pinto beans the secret to longevity?