Tag: dinner

Steak Dinner with Cream Suace

Beef and Cream Sauce

Recently, my husband (Jim) and I celebrated 33 years of marriage. Our children treated us to a home-cooked steak dinner, and we ended up with leftover steak, which was almost as amazing as 33 years of marriage! So, I made a cream sauce and some potatoes to go with the […]

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 […]

Creamy Baked Potato Soup

Creamy Baked Potato Soup

This creamy baked potato soup was on the top ten list at my restaurant. It is so delicious served with bacon, cheese, scallions, and hearty bread. It may just be the best comfort food around.

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 […]

Easy Southern Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing

Recently, I came across an email I had printed out.  It was one my mother sent me in 2000 when I was living in Melbourne, Florida, and about to experience my first Thanksgiving away from family.  The email was the recipe for my great grandmothers’ cornbread dressing. The recipe was […]

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup

When I start feeling a winter cold coming on the first thing that pops into my mind is some chicken soup!  Around my household, we break the norm on occasion and go with this delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup instead of the traditional chicken and noodle (even though I have a […]

Shrimp Bisque

Shrimp Bisque

Making Shrimp Bisque and other soups was part of the daily routine at my restaurant. I have to say that the early mornings at my restaurant could be quite an “adventure”.  I chopped onions, peeled a hell of a lot of potatoes, created the specials, and made a soup every […]

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 […]