Roast Chicken

roast chicken

It’s easier than you’d think.

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First attempts at cooking a piece of meat always seem daunting, especially with chicken, whose salmonella factor never fails to frighten.

Buffalo and Black Bean Chili


Some like it hot!

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Whether you opt for buffalo or beef, celebrate the first cold front of the season (and all that follow) with a piping hot bowl of Texas chili.

The Cove, San Antonio

Wash your car. Wash your clothes. Wash your grass-fed burger down with a beer.

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What began as an afterthought, The Cove turned out be, easily, the best part of the trip.



Holy Guacamole! Is it already the 4th of July?!

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I’d like to think that the Founding Fathers, in all their stately patriotism, would have licked the bowl.

Oven-Baked Ratatouille


If this is considered a peasant dish, I wouldn’t want to be queen.

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I used to inhale my mom’s version of this dish after our visits to the Barken Farms stand for fresh local veggies.

Zucchini Bread


Just loafing about.

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This tastes far better than it sounds, falling somewhere in the same ballpark with pumpkin bread and carrot cake.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Get your butt picnic perfect.

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I don’t make my own Texas BBQ. It’s just plain silly with Cooper’s, Peete Mesquite and all of Lockhart, TX, within an hour’s drive.

Brunch in Bed


Because Mom deserves to sleep late AND get breakfast in bed.

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I polled the ladies in my life as to whether to write a post for Brunch or Breakfast-in-Bed and the response was, “Why not Brunch-in-Bed?”

Salads: Undressed, Part Deux


Tickle your taste buds with tangy.

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There’s something irresistible about cold, creamy, tangy salad dressings made with fresh ingredients.

Texas 1015 Sweet Onion Soup


My Lone Star take on the French bistro classic.

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This is by far my favorite way to enjoy Dr. Pike’s super-sweet agricultural anomoly.