home cooking/recipes

taco

Easy slow cooker chicken tacos

You know what’s better than Tex-Mex food? Home made Tex Mex thats super cheap and ridiculously easy to make. This recipe works great because its 5 minutes of prep, then you let the slow cooker do your work for 8 hours.  This also works...
bbq sauce

BurgerMary’s BBQ Sauce

I never claimed to be the worlds greatest cook, but I’m lucky enough to have a few  kickass ‘signature dishes’ in my arsenal. They include key lime pie, buttermilk biscuits and my BBQ sauce. I most commonly serve it with BBQ (both grilled and...
cast iron

How to season cast iron (like a boss)

  People take things for granted. Like, for example, knowing how to season, cook with, clean and store cast iron cookware. If you’re from the South, it seems these things are inherent to your upbringing and understanding of what goes on in a kitchen. Growing up...
bcookies

Brown Sugar Bacon Cookies

Nothing is more festive than holiday baking. Or at least that’s what they tell me. So, why not make something that you’re pretty much guaranteed none of your friends or family have tried before? Brown Sugar Bacon cookies are the perfect balance of a...
cornbread

Alabama cast-iron bacon & jalapeño cornbread

I seem to have embarked on a never-ending quest to season my new collection of cast iron pans and skillets. It’s bordering on an obsession, trawling over forums, watching youtube demonstrations, emailing friends in the States. All to find out the best way to...
sweet tea

Sweet Tea Vodka- the feelgood drink of the summer

Much as I adore me a bloody mary, summer of 2011 in Austin brought a revelation – sweet tea vodka. There are several incarnations of this nectar on the market, including Deep Eddy, which is a delicious local creation and made by actual brewing, rather...
brisket hash

A magnificent breakfast of leftovers

Hey so you remember when I got to try that entire brisket from JMueller BBQ? Yeah, that’s quite a bit of meat to get through in a day. Needless to say, there were plenty of leftovers. What I didn’t mention in the review post,...
caddo

Caddo Lake – a magical place in East Texas

I think I have a new favourite place to escape. It’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever had the fortune to visit, and it’s right here in Texas up by the Louisiana border near Shreveport. It’s the kind of place you...
gooey

One cake to rule them all.

Oh Paula Deen, I am such a fangirl. I love you and your silver hair, your infectious giggle and the way you saw “y’awl”. If I ever meet you, I know I’ll scream like a Justin Bieber fan. But most of all, I love...
biscuitsheader

Biscuits: if they ain’t flakey, I ain’t interested.

My friend Kevin lives in Hotlanta, but his family hails from Tennessee. As a bona fide good old boy, this means that he has an old school family recipe for old-fashioned baking powder biscuits. Every time he made a batch with his little girl, he’d...
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