May05

Mango Chutney and Bacon Grilled Cheese

What is the fastest comfort food you can make? Aside from a bowl of ice cream, or something store bought, I think grilled cheese is probably the fastest comfort food recipe in my repertory. In about 10 minutes you can go from desperately hungry to content, and you only dirty one pan! This grilled cheese also satisfies my need for sweet and salty as it has hot utney and thick sliced smoked bacon added to the mix. This sandwich really...

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Aug10

Double Bacon Cheeseburger with Avocado Slaw

Fresh off the grill, nothings beats the flavor of a homemade burger. My love of hamburgers is fairly epic. I know all the places in Dallas, and a few in Houston, where juicy grilled beef goodness can be found, and I have an almost endless supply of burger recipes at my disposal. Call it  burger for every mood. There is an art to a well balanced hamburger, and so many places get it wrong. Obviously the patty is crucial. It needs to be...

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Jan19

Four-Cheese Grilled Pimento Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches

I am a sucker for a good grilled cheese sandwich. Not just any grilled cheese, mind.  Yes, growing up I loved grilled cheese sandwiches made from processed cheese slices and that cotton candy white bread.  Let’s just say my palate has matured.  These days I have some pretty strict standards for grilled cheese.  They are as follows: The Bread – The bread must be something crusty, a little rustic, and cut no thinner than...

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Jul01

Independence Day Round-Up!!

Happy Independence Day!! If you live in the States it is time for fireworks, parades, and celebrating the birth of our nation.  I am planning to spend a great deal of this long weekend in my kitchen because what celebration is complete with out some really good food? I am always looking for inspiration, and if you are too then I think I can help!  Below are my picks for this year’s 4th of July festivities. ‘Big Evil’...

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Apr08

BBQ Pork Panini

Once a year, or so, I go on a big trip. By big I mean international or at least cross-country.  This year my trip is to England to see my best friend and her family.  I tend to need a lot of preparation for international trips, which means I do not have a lot of time for baking and cooking complicated meals.  That does not mean I want to eat fast-food or junk.   What I do is think of fast meals that I can have ready in minutes with...

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Feb28

Shredded Beef Sliders with Carrot Apple Slaw

I think the best way to cook a beef roast is in the slow cooker. I love that I can spend about ten minutes puttering in the kitchen, then I sit back for eight hours and, as if by magic, I have a pot of juicy, tender, wonderfully flavorful beef.  Speaking of beef, this is my second in a series of four recipes brought to you by the Texas Beef Council*.  Shredded beef is one of those go-to dishes for me since I can use it in all sorts of...

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