Maurie Kay's Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

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 was a couple of food bloggers, the Central Texas Co-Op magazine, and a blurb in a Texas Monthly, […]

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

Last night my kids wanted something I use to make them way back when.  When I was so busy with a restaurant and a photography studio that I didn’t have the time to make complicated meals for the family.  I wasn’t going to share this one, but my daughter reminded […]

Cajun Parmesan Tilapia

Cajun Parmesan Tilapia

You can’t always get what you want in a small town. I love living in Llano, Texas with its river running through the middle and its beautiful courthouse square but you have to make a road trip to get fresh tilapia.  Fresh beef – not an issue, but fresh tilapia, […]


Marvelous Meatloaf

This recipe for meatloaf 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

When it starts getting cooler here in Texas my kids start asking for Chicken and Dumplings.  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 single […]

Simple Quiche

Easy Quiche

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 […]