Growing up in Fred, Texas (at least from birth to fourteen) was quite the experience. An experience that peaches never really played a role in. Don’t get me wrong, Fred (what with all the rain it gets in South East Texas) is full of some wonderful homegrown food. My childhood home had fig trees, pear […]
The inspiration for my apple pie comes from a recipe written in 1916. It is full of fresh sliced apples, sugar, and cinnamon. I cheat on this recipe with the crust because when I get a craving for some apple pie, I don’t want to waste my time making a from-scratch crust, especially when I […]
I love banana nut bread, but I always view it as breakfast food instead of a dessert. Well, that has changed with this banana nut cobbler. I created this recipe after a little mental push from an Instagram friend and boy I don’t regret it. It is sweet, moist, and absolutely delicious. Have a bowl […]
This is a beautiful Italian Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Coconut, and Pecans. Pair it with a delicious cup of coffee for the perfect dessert.
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.
I have three children, and they each have their own distinct personalities as well as their own favorite cookie. Raychel’s favorite is a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. We have played with several different recipes over the years and have created our favorite rendition. Our cookie recipe is so versatile, I am sure you are going […]
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 ingredients out :). The enchiladas […]
“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 night we needed to have […]
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 typical for one being passed […]
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 morning before opening. Our customers […]