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How to Make Pot Stickers

How to Make Pot Stickers

We love us some pot stickers. It’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll order at least one plate of them when we eat out if they’re on the [...]

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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Jordan Cooks!
Homemade Strawberry Jam

Jordan has really been into cooking with us lately. Any time we start preparing lunch or dinner, she runs into the kitchen and frantically asks if she can help. She’s always loved making pretend food for us…like “pizza” made out of building blocks with a side of [...]

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French-Dip-with-Au-Jus

French Dips with Homemade Au Jus

As promised, here is my French Dip recipe with a delicious Homemade Au Jus. You've already learned how to cook roast beef, right? As Dustin and I sat down for dinner with these French Dips, we knew it was something special. I used my Hoagie Roll and Roast Beef recipes for the sandwich and made [...]

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Sausage Gravy

You didn't think I'd leave you without a tasty gravy recipe after my last post on Easy Buttermilk Biscuits, did you? As you can probably imagine, there's no shortage of Biscuits and Gravy out here in Texas. Sadly, though, there seems to be a shortage of good Biscuits and Gravy. Too often, it seems, Dustin [...]

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Chiles Rellenos

That's right, mis amigos.  Chiles Rellenos. If you read my post on Shredded Chicken Enchiladas, you probably know I tend to shy away from making Mexican food at home.  Why?  I guess it's because I just prefer it to be made by the experts.  Oh -- and Dustin doesn't tend to like much Mexican food [...]

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Cranberry Sauce

Okay...so November is upon us. That means two things: (1) Oh my gosh I'm moving to Texas within less than 30 days (eek!) and (2) Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has got to be one of my absolute favorite holidays.  I love the food, the friends and the family aspect of Thanksgiving.  Um...did I mention the food part?  [...]

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Spicy Mini Crab Cakes (and a Giveaway!)

If you already follow me on twitter or on facebook, **hint hint** you probably know I entered the "I am a Saucy Mama" contest offered by Barhyte Specialty Foods.  To participate in the contest, you needed to be a food blogger and be willing to create a recipe using at least one of their ingredients.  [...]

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Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos with Fresh Pico de Gallo

Sadly, I find most restaurants just don't know how to make good fish tacos.  Such a shame. It was in Baja California where my love for fish tacos began. When I was young, my parents owned a home in Ensenada (which is located on the coast of Baja California about 30 minutes south of the [...]

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Homemade Pesto

To me, pesto used to be one of those things that sounded mysterious and difficult to make.  However, I found that pesto is actually super easy...plus, it is very delicious and versatile.   Homemade pesto is also a great way to use up extra basil you don't want to waste.  I usually keep a box of [...]