Leave it to Don Strange of Texas to find a way to make pie even better….pie bars! Try this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Bar with plenty of whipped cream, served on a shortbread cookie crust. A fun way to serve dessert at any event! Cut like a brownie, the pie bars are portable, tasty slices […]
Creamy Tortellini e Fagioli
This hearty stew is a spin on a classic Italian pasta e fagioli, or “pasta and beans.” Here we swap cheese tortellini in for the pasta and then bulk it up with wilted kale and fennel-y crumbled sausage. The aromatic tomato broth is enhanced with a little cream right before serving, for a soup that will warm you on any chilly night.
Gluten-Free Cranberry-Bacon Dressing
Gluten-free from Chef Belinda of H-E-B Cooking Connection! Perfect for something different at Thanksgiving this year.
Apple Butter–Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Rolls are our favorite way to secretly eat dessert for breakfast. In this seasonal spin on the classic, we layer the pillowy rolls with store-bought (or homemade!) apple butter, toasted pecans and cinnamon sugar.
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Salted Maple Frosting
This unbelievably tender pumpkin cake is frosted with salted maple buttercream and sprinkled with maple-candied pepitas. The batter comes together in one bowl, so you have more time to make your homemade frosting and candied topping.
Baked Spicy Corn and Chicken Dip
We’re big fans of elote here in Texas and this creamy dip hits all the same notes. Sweet late-summer corn mingles with spicy serrano peppers, gooey cheese, fresh lime, cilantro and chicken in this loaded baked dip.
Peanut Noodles with Shaved Cucumber and Steak
Creamy and crunchy, these chilled peanut noodles are one of our go-to weeknight meals!
South of the Border Cold Brew
This addictively good coffee cocktail combines creamy coconut milk with orange liqueur and Cask & Kettle’s ready-to-brew spiked Mexican Coffee. The high-end blend has subtle notes of chocolate and is finished with silver tequila, creating a smooth and frothy spiked cold brew that will go down easily at your next brunch get-together.
“Naked” Chile Rellenos with Cherry Tomato-Avocado Salsa
These chile rellenos get their name because they’re roasted and stuffed before baking in a smoky tomato sauce. No breading, no frying. The result is a lightened-up spin on one of our favorite Mexican dishes where the chiles really get to shine.
Baked Italian Beef Sliders
These over-the-top sliders come together in under 30 minutes thanks to John Soules Foods’ Sliced Beef Steak. The extra-thin, tender beef is piled on cushy buns and topped with all of the fixins of a Chicago-style Italian beef hoagie.
Central Market’s breakfast strata for holidays
This is a delicious dish! Don’t think it’s just for breakfast – it’s great for any meal. Chef extraordinaire Mary Martini at Central Market’s Cooking School gave me this recipe. You can use whatever combination of ingredients you like, and you can make it ahead of time and pop it in the oven the day […]
Orange Chicken with Smashed Cucumber Salad
John Soules Foods’ crispy orange chicken tastes just like your favorite Chinese take-out! Here we turn them into a healthy weeknight dinner with a crunchy smashed cucumber and orange salad and steamed brown rice.
Spring Salad Pizza
Inspired by one of our favorite late-night slices from Artichoke in New York City, in this version, we lighten the toppings a bit with a garlic-olive oil base, gooey cheese, lemon zest and marinated artichokes, plus a fresh salad of peppery arugula and tender green herbs piled on top before serving.
Jamie Oliver’s Caesar on the Lighter Side
“I’ve made up my own version of the classic Caesar salad which is a little bit healthier on the dressing – it’s all about taking influences from the original dish and bigging up the falvours and textures where you can. If you have some leftover roast chicken, adding it to this salad is a great […]
Curtis Stone’s Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry-Maple Syrup
“One of my best memories is watching my mum flipping her perfect blueberry pancakes on the griddle as we lounged by the table reading the paper. For the freshest, fluffiest pancakes and waffles, prepare batters just before cooking. If the batter sits too long, it will start to ferment, giving these breakfast goodies a sour […]