Gringo Chipotle Enchiladas

gringo chipotle enchiladas

First, a disclaimer. These are not “chef-y” enchiladas. They are not likely something you will ever find at a fancy-schmancy restaurant. They are also not anywhere near authentic Mexican food. That being said, they are a household favorite. In their history, there have been a lot of variations, but this most recent version has been…

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Grandma’s Recipe Box

sour cream coffee cake

I remember when I was younger, my family would travel to my grandparents’ house to visit during the summers. I can only imagine the hours of planning, shopping, and baking that occupied my grandmother’s days prior to our visits. She always had carefully planned meals, and an array of baked breads, coffee cakes, and other…

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Roasted Lamb with Anchovies and Garlic


Texas doesn’t get fall weather…we have hot, not-quite-so-hot, and then all of a sudden it gets chilly for a day or two. I keep waiting for those chilly days to stick around, and we’re not quite there yet. Alas, I felt I would get more into the fall mood if I roasted some lamb and…

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Cooking Class with Tre Wilcox

Grilled Swordfish with Celery 3 Ways

OK, so those non-Top Chef fans will likely have no idea what I am talking about here. For those that do, Tre Wilcox was a contestant on season 3 of Top Chef. He was (wrongfully) eliminated in the second part of Restaurant Wars. I have been a fan and have appreciated his style ever since I…

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