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British Bacon Rolls

30
Dec
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So here’s the thing. The Brits get a lot of flack for ‘tasteless’ food. But after two years living there and nearly a decade in a relationship with an Englishman, I’m here to tell you that this is entirely a falsehood. From curries to roast dinners, British cuisine is some of the best in the […]

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Garlic Rosemary Cheese Crisps

26
Jun
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These may be my new favorite wine o’clock snack. For serious. Can anything make you feel more adult and grown up than a glass of crisp delicious wine and a few homemade nibbles to go with it? I found this recipe for Cheese Herb Crisps on Sargento’s website and immediately knew I’d be making it […]

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Cheesecake Factory White Chicken Chili

11
Apr
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Are you a Big Bang Theory fan? If you are, you’ll get this post more than others. Recently, James’s best friend from high school, the fellow that introduced us to each other all those years ago, came for a visit. Mark brought with him his new bride, the lovely Heather, or as she’s affectionately known, […]

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Baked Onion Soup

21
Mar
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There are few soups more comforting to me than savory, flavorful Baked Onion Soup. I think the first time I had it I was 5 or 6, and it was at this restaurant-bar-club spot called Gallagher’s. The special crock of bubbling, molten hot soup wafting its way towards me in the restaurant.. I can still […]

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Maple Sugar Bacon, Cheddar & Rosemary Scones

11
Aug
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I can hardly believe it. In just a few short days, my nephew Davey enters Kindergarten for the first time. I’m so excited, freaked out, flabbergasted – and I’m just his aunt! I can’t imagine how my sister is feeling about all of this. Since removing high fructose corn syrup from the kids’ diet earlier […]

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Intuit Love a Local Business: Cheese… Please!

04
Aug
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Photo courtesy of Cheese.. Please! Last year, our good friend John mentioned to me that he’d noticed a “cheese and British stuff” shop would be opening in his town of Cranford, not far from where we live. John was our contractor, and while he worked on our kitchen, he and I would talk all day […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

06
Apr
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A while back, I was thinking about ideas for Bluebonnets & Brownies, and one of the things that stood out to me is I have a stupid amount of cookbooks, food magazines, and stacks of printed recipes hanging out in my office and kitchen. Things I mean to make, things I mean to glean ideas from, recipes and pictures that just made me drool when I stumbled upon them.

And then there are those family favorites that for a while are part of your everyday rotation. But then you get bored of them, or a new favorite edges the dish out of the rotation, and somewhere along the way, that favorite meal becomes forgotten. Just like all those stacks of recipes and the cookbooks that line my shelves: I forget I have them in my arsenal of \”Oh man, What do I make for dinner?!

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

29
Mar
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Cheese enchiladas are comfort food to me the way matzo ball soup might be to someone on the East Coast. It\’s just one of those satisfying meals that sounds good no matter what time of day it is, where you are, or whether or not you\’ve just eaten.

I just got my Texas Monthly magazine yesterday (thanks to my hubby for subscribing), and this month is dedicated to \”How to Cook Like a Texan\”. Of Cheese Enchiladas, Katharyn Rodemann writes, \”They say our palates memorize flavors. If that\’s the case, every Texan has enchiladas learned by heart.\”

Amen.

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Cheese Toasty & a Winner

21
Jan
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Cheese toasties are one of the best comfort foods the British Isles have to offer. They’re not unlike their American counterparts, the grilled cheese, but it’s kinda like Zebras and Donkeys. Kinda similar, but completely different animals.

I know, I know. I’m on a British kick lately. Yes, my blog is dedicated to Tex-Mex and Southern food. But this is a Texan British household, so just as often British favorites make it to our table.

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Entertaining Tips in Time for New Year’s Eve!

30
Dec
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You know how sometimes you’re really excited to be part of something and then it’s nothing like you thought it would be? Sometimes it’s worse. And sometimes it’s much much better.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a call with Amanda Greene and Jim McGrath of Sam’s Club. This is one of those times where it was much much better.

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