Chicken Tinga Tamales

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      Nothing says Christmas like making Tamales. At least that’s the case for a lot of families, but not ours.  I wasn’t raised in a house that made tamales for the holidays. Nope. Instead we made spritz cookies and as a kid I would sneak into the garage freezer and eat a few [...]

Gruyere Cheese Puffs for #SundaySupper

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I was vigorously beating the eggs into the flour, water, salt, and butter mixture when my wife walked into the kitchen with a look of disappointment. “I thought you were cleaning,” she shares with me. “Nope, just making cheese puffs,” I reply. It was long after dinner and we were getting ready to watch the [...]

Brown Rice, Broccoli and Cheese Bake

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    While not the most appetizing looking dish, this bake had a wonderful flavor and made for a great weekday evening vegetarian main course. The secret is to cook the brown rice the day before.  I use a rice cooker and brown rice take about a hour or so to cook. Fortunately it keeps [...]

Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake

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It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe from the kitchen. Sadly 2014 hasn’t been the year of focusing much on my blog as I planned. Perhaps this first post of 2014 will change that and get me back on track as there is so much going on as we are getting ready for the [...]

San Antonio Puffy Tacos for #SundaySupper

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  One of my favorite things about being part of the SundaySupper bloggers is how the weekly themes make me think beyond what I might normally do as a home cook.  This week was definitely one of those times as I had to consider what would I make from my Recipe Bucket List. Problem was [...]

#SundaySupper Spooky Kid Pizzas

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So when I originally imagined doing some Halloween inspired pizzas for our twin boys Oscar & Theo I was thinking something a bit more spooky than a pumpkin.  Of course, the spooky factor kind of suffered since my “spider legs” were to be built form slices of green peppers. Sadly I failed to double-check we [...]

Sour Cream Enchiladas

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I don’t make a lot of recipes that call for three cans of anything, but I decided to make an exception since these looked so good.  I did go with some different brands using some Pacific Natural Foods for the Cream of Chicken and Muir Glen Organics for the tomato and chilies. The sauce in this [...]

Grilled Steak with Onion Bleu Cheese Sauce

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While grilling a steak with just salt and pepper can be enjoyable, a cheese based sauce can add so much to the meal.  This particular sauce will make you think you are eating at a 5-star restaurant. It is so overtly decadent, yet incredibly simple to make. A sauce with grilled onions, butter, heavy cream [...]

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

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A slow cooked pot roast, spicy chili, or a bowl of macaroni and cheese all say winter comfort food to me.  On a cool 65 degree day here in a Dallas, I was craving a hearty dish of mac and cheese.  My wife had come across a recipe from the blog White on Rice Couple. [...]

Family Cooking Time: Pizza Balls

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Getting our boys to eat something new is never easy; though, it’s a lot easier when we include them in cooking the meal. Tonight we did a recipe my wife found from the website Weelicious: Pizza Balls. Pizza is by far their favorite meal (unfortunately.) Making pizza a new way made it a bit more [...]