I have my friend Courtney Mertens to thank for this jewel. She makes it often, although she uses a different dressing. I couldn’t find the cookbook that contained the dressing recipe so I had to improvise. I like this dressing a great deal though, and I love using honey in my…well, everything. So this …click to continue Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Salt and Pepper Pecans
Well, this one has been around the block a time or two. If you are from anywhere near Texas you have had this salad in a number of forms. There are two constants: Catalina dressing from a bottle and Fritos. God knows I love Fritos. Let us all take a moment to appreciate Fritos …click to continue Frito Salad…a fresh take on a classic
Last week I had an overwhelming, deep down, serious, emotional need for very simple comfort food. Within minutes the general idea was forming. I wanted a beef and potato casserole of some sort. It had to be easy to make and with very few ingredients. I wanted basic goodness, not a symphonic mass of …click to continue Beef and Potato Pie
You can do this on a grill or over a gas burner with a grill basket. I did the latter. I also spread a sheet of aluminum foil around the burner to catch any drips. It is not strictly necessary, but it helps with the clean up. It had never really occurred to me …click to continue Grilled Red Pepper Salsa
This is about as close as I get to a vegetarian dish. And if you have the notion that meatless meals will leave you hungering for more, think again. This casserole is dense and satisfying.
Cumin and cinnamon are very aromatic. A little bit goes a long way here and give the sweet potatoes …click to continue Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole with Tomatillo Cream Sauce