Tanji Talks Texas Flavors: Seafood Meets Wine Pairings

It’s still over a hundred degrees here in Texas, and I don’t know about you but I’m craving the crisp, refreshing flavors of  seafood paired with white wines. Nothing screams end-of-summer or Texas more than fresh Ahi tuna stacks with jalapeños or Cajun spices paired with a glass of wine.   I’m picking a couple […]

Restaurant Weeks in Texas: Dine Out to Give Back

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — restaurant weeks! Austin, Houston and San Antonio restaurants will be serving prix fixe menus at special prices to benefit various organizations.

Strawberry-Gin Spritzer

Make this refreshing cocktail when the strawberries are abundant and are a deep, juicy red. The combination of herbal gin and bitter Campari calls to mind the profile of a classic Negroni, but if these spirits are not for you, feel free to skip the Campari altogether or swap out the gin for vodka or a light golden rum.

5 Gorgeous Summer Cakes

Throw an elegant end-of-summer party with one of these gorgeous, fruit-forward cakes as the centerpiece. Be it peaches, cherries or berries, these colorful, juicy fruits are all you need to turn a cake into something striking and special

Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

“Is this an American take on a Vietnamese classic or a Vietnamese take on an American classic? Either way, these spicy burgers topped with Tabasco-spiked mayonnaise, slivers of crunchy pickled carrots and sprigs of cilantro are wonderful. “

Bobby’s Crunch Burger

“It might sound radical, but adding water to the pan makes total sense: The steam will help cook the burger through, while preserving moisture at the same time.”

Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger

“These Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burgers are made from juicy ground pork that is coated in a sweet and smoky maple rub using McCormick Grill Mate’s Smokehouse Maple seasoning. Then the burger is built on a grilled waffle with cheese, bacon, and a runny yolk fried egg. What more could I want in a camp breakfast?!”

Buffalo-Blue Curly Cheese Fry and Crispy Black Bean Burgers

“These are for all the vegetarians who still want to have fun and throw a delicious summer BBQ. Now – they are sort of healthy, but then I just had to add the cheese sauce. Oh the cheese sauce. This cheese sauce is worth the splurge.”

Smashed Cumin Lamb Burgers

The lamb burgers sit on a bed of sweet and spicy caramelized red onions and jalapeños and the bun is slathered with a bright, zingy herb sauce that can be made with either Greek yogurt or mayonnaise (or my favorite, a combination of both).

Bacon-and-Kimchi Burgers

Chef Wesley Genovart makes this over-the-top, Shake Shack–inspired burger with two thin stacked patties, thick-cut bacon, kimchi and a spicy homemade sauce.

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