Spanish Tortilla

When you hear ‘tortilla’,. most people think of the thin, but fluffy, delicious Mexican creations that keep hold Texas’ most sacred staple… the taco. But, the Spanish do ‘tortilla’ a little differently. This breakfast tapa is very easy to throw together on any given weekend and won’t weigh you down for the rest of the…

Artichoke & Mushroom Quesadilla

Quesadillas are Tex-Mex perfection. Usually, they are overstuffed with greasy meat and cheese, then topped with more delicious condiments that will take days to work off at the gym. Sometimes, even though my loins are craving an overstuffed quesadilla while my jeans are giving me the stink-eye, I like to use lighter ingredients but with…

Balsamic-Pear Glazed Turkey Breast

Once October hits, holiday parties are around every corner tempting you with delicious casseroles, Halloween cookies, and Thanksgiving pies. Keeping that Summer body maintained is almost impossible from now until New Years. To counteract these moments of indiscretion, I try to eat healthier meals during the week. Cooking with skinless turkey breast is a great option for those trying to…

Cast Iron Steak with Perfect Compound Butter

Summer grilling may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a perfectly grilled Texas ribeye steak at home. This recipe is so easy to whip up any day of the week. Be sure to serve with a side of Lemon-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and then enjoy a slice of Plumberry Crumble Pie. 2 servings…

Panko-Crusted Pork Chops

Weekdays are really busy for most people. It’s very difficult to get a “restaurant-style” dinner prepped and cooked. But this crusted chops are so delicious and, while requires some time to brine the pork, can easily be prepared while working around your busy schedule. This recipe is sure to satisfy everyone at the dinner table…

Easy Lemon-Pepper Chicken Legs

It’s game day and you don’t have anything prepared for the 3:00 pm kickoff! Need an easy, delicious crowd-pleaser? Well you’re in luck. This recipe is so fool-proof, even my husband can execute each step precisely. And he has been known to burn a grilled cheese or two. Chicken wings can be also be used…

Glazed Salmon with a Red Grape Pico de Gallo

Whenever I attend a special celebration, I always prefer a dinner that consists of lighter fare so I can continue to enjoy the evening’s festivities without feeling overstuffed. If that occasion happens to be my birthday celebration, I insist on preparing this Wild Sockeye Salmon entrée. It’s incredibly flavorful and won’t weigh me down when I decide to bust a…

Mini Peachy Crab & Shrimp Cakes

Even though we live about 90 miles from the coast, we don’t get to visit very often. Houston traffic always makes the trip seem much longer than need be. Luckily, we can still enjoy the coast with dishes made from fresh crab and shrimp. Similar crab cake recipes usually contain plain mayonnaise, mustard, and other delicious herbs. I add a Southern…

Coconut-Breaded Chicken

This is favorite in my household and usually makes its way on weekly menu rotations more often than not. Coconut is always considered a Summer flavor for sweets and beverages, but it also can enhance savory entrée dishes in the perfect way. Make sure to serve this dish with a side of Spaghetti Squash to…

Mint-Marinated Lamb Chops

Have you had your fill of Summer bar-b-ques yet? Me either, but I do love this recipe as an alternative to the endless fill of grilled steaks and chicken. I use my trusty cast-iron skillet for this easy dish. Lamb rib chops are cut from the rack, have a long bone on the side. They…

Lemongrass Grilled Chicken

Lemongrass can be tricky to cut. Most grocery stores sell lemongrass cut down to the stalk, but fresh, uncut lemongrass is always preferable. Click the link for an easy step-by-step guide from Food and Wine . Once you get your lemongrass skills down, you can get to prepping this delicious marinade that will produce a very…

Fried Benedict w/ Easy Hollandaise

A while back, I wanted to attempt a fresh Hollandaise sauce prepared with the traditional recipe. While the outcome was delicious, there are several steps and one too many dishes to clean! So I opted out. But then a little food miracle happened; I ran across two tutorial videos. One featured Martha Stewart, the other…