Creamy Cajun Pasta

Cajun Pasta

My seventeen-year-old son, Jared, is always asking me to make this recipe. He loves it so much that when it was my turn to feed 40 varsity football player – yep – Cajun Pasta was the request, and they licked the plates clean. The recipe is easy to make! You […]

Maurie Kay's Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes are probably not what most people think of when they think of the Texas Hill Country. The wall of my restaurant had a large painted sign that said, “Home of Maurie Kay’s Crab Cakes”.  Yes, even in the Texas Hill Country, people love crab cakes. All it took […]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Family Favorite Easy Recipe

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I was sixteen when I made my first Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. I found it in an old recipe book of my mom’s and made them for my boyfriend.  I could not find all the ingredients at the only grocery store in my small Texas town so, I left those […]

Easy Pizza Low Carb Simple Recipe

Easy Pizza Four Ways

“Easy Pizza Four Ways” was what I used to make for my family back when I was extremely busy with a restaurant and a photography studio and I didn’t have the time to make complicated meals for the family. For some reason, only known to my kids, they decided last […]

Cajun Parmesan Tilapia

Cajun Parmesan Tilapia

Fresh Cajun Parmesan Tilapia ingredients are something that falls into the category of “you can’t always get what you want” when you live in a small town. Don’t misunderstand me, I love living in Llano, Texas with its river running through the middle and its beautiful courthouse square but you […]


Marvelous Meatloaf

This marvelous meatloaf recipe was one I came up with for Sunday meals at the restaurant.  My mom gave me a recipe years ago that was similar and used the same basic sweet sauce.  But as you will discover as you follow me I am notorious for modifying everything. So […]

Chicken and Dumplings

Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings are one of my kids favorite when it starts getting cooler here in Texas!  Along time ago my mother-in-law gave me her recipe for dumplings and I botched it for years! I have finally figured out the right proportions and now my dumplings are consistently good every […]

Simple Quiche

Easy Quiche Recipe

One of the things we served every day at the restaurant was the quiche.  The recipe is so simple and fun to make that I still make it at home. We also used this recipe at a large family reunion.  We were all staying at a house on the coast […]