I’m going to make a little confession here. While I cook our meals from scratch, I don’t always bake from scratch. Since I try not to bake that often (because we eat it all) and occasionally need to bake a … Continue reading Homemade cake (or cookies) made with boxed mix is still homemade.
Lately, I’ve been fascinated by old homes. I’m not talking about the old adobes we have here in the Trans Pecos, I’m talking about old homes that date back to the 1700s, when America was “new,” and up to the … Continue reading The joy of cooking old recipes in a modern kitchen
School’s out and watermelons are in the stores. Those are two sure signs that summer is making its way into Far West Texas. In celebration of the season, I bought our first watermelon since last summer, just the other day. … Continue reading When life gives you melons, make watermelon sorbet… or margaritas!
My recent columns about tacos and enchiladas sparked a conversation on my personal social media about where you can get the best and most authentic Mexican food around these parts. “Best” and “most authentic” here in West Texas have totally … Continue reading Where can you get the best Mexican food around these parts?
“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!)