home cooking/recipes

easy homemade jalapeno and tomato fire roasted salsa

the best (and easiest) fire roasted salsa

For real though, when killer salsa is this easy to make, there’s nearly no excuse to buy the premade kind. Well, maybe if you’re in Texas or the Southwest and have access to some pretty amazeballs jars of salsa. I can tell you right now, that ketchup-based...
duck caramel

salted duck fat caramels with vanilla & bourbon

Yeah you read right. Duck fat caramels. Legit meat candy. I was completely inspired by the Olive & Sinclair duck fat caramels which I spotted in my Garden & Gun magazine, yet grossly disadvantaged as they don’t ship to Australia. So I took matters into my own...
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...
Perfectly seasoned cast iron vintage pans

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...
Brown sugar bacon cookies

Brown Sugar Bacon Cookies

There is no course or recipe type that meat cannot belong to. 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 sweet treat interspersed...
cornbread

Alabama cast-iron bacon & jalapeño cornbread

During my seemingly never ending quest to season my cast iron skillet (got there in the end!), I had turned to my friend Russ for advise. He had been a most helpful ally in the battle to achieve seasoning glory, being ever so patient with my...
brisket hash

A magnificent breakfast of leftovers

Sometime’s when you cook up an entire brisket for not that many people, you inevitably end up with leftovers no matter how many strong eaters were at your table. The idea for this delicious concoction actually came to me the day prior (so technically, the day...
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...
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