“The Big Game” Party Appetizers

Super Bowl Party Appetizers - Drunken Shrimp with Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter is all about making some delicious party appetizers for your "BLOWOUT" party! As The Big Game is fast approaching, I can't wait to start planning the dishes! Gotta have chips and … [Read more...]

Chef Kathy’s Winning Cookie Recipes


December 5, 2012 Greetings Everyone, With Christmas fast approaching and all of your holiday baking about to begin, I wanted to share some of my winning cookie recipes with you to bake for your family and friends. My … [Read more...]

Cooking with Hatch Green Chiles

Hatch Chiles: From Santa Fe With Love

Chef Emily Swantner loves bold flavors and uses lots of hatch green chiles in her delicious dishes. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Emily moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in December 2000, after having lived overseas for 12 … [Read more...]

Texas Cooking With A French Accent

Texas Cooking with a French Accent - Roasted Salmon with Kalamata Salsa

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter features Cowgirl Chef Ellise Pierce. Featured Recipes are: Texas Killers Minty Cantaloupe Soup Roasted Salmon with Kalamata Olive-Basil Salsa Peanut Butter-Chocolate … [Read more...]

Haute Cuisine Texas Style

Haute Cuisine Texas Style - Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Grapefruit and Watermelon

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter features The Mansion on Turtle Creek - the winner of James Beard, Forbes Five-Star, and AAA Five-Diamond Awards - a luxury resort in Dallas, Texas that houses one of the finest … [Read more...]

Wine and Food Pairing

Wine and Food Pairing - Cantaloupe Wrapped in Proscuitto

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter features The Seghesio Family Wines. Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyards in 1895 on the family's Home Ranch in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Since then, four … [Read more...]

Easy Cheese Recipes

Easy Cheese Recipes - Strawberry Tart with Pecan Praline Mascarpone Torta

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter features Paula Lambert, owner of the Mozzarella Co. in Dallas, Texas and Susan Auler, owner of Fall Creek Vineyards on Lake Buchanan in Tow, Texas. Paula brought her cheeses and … [Read more...]

Cooking Wild Game

Cooking Wild Game - Pan Seared Jack Daniel's Marinated Quail

Greetings Everyone: This newsletter is for anyone wanting the secret to cooking wild game! You will never again have gamey tasting meat! Trust me and keep reading! Featured Recipes Are: Pan Seared Jack Daniel's Marinated … [Read more...]

Upscale Tapas

Upscale Tapas - Garlic Shrimp Tapas

Greetings Everyone: My newsletter this month is all about tapas. Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are … [Read more...]

How To Have A Cocktail Party

How to have a Cocktail Party - salmon pinwheels

Greetings Everyone: I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Are you ready to get your groove on and throw a party! What better way to ring in the New Year. It doesn't have to be expensive and it is a great way to enjoy the … [Read more...]

Splendid Ice Creams

Splendid Ice Creams - Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Greetings Everyone: The Featured Recipes are: Banana Ice Cream with Caramelized White Chocolate Freckles Salty Caramel Ice Cream Lemon Frozen Yogurt Making a career out of ice cream might seem like a child's dream. … [Read more...]

Texas Hill Country – A Food and Wine Lovers Paradise

Texas Hill Country - Applewood Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Quail

Greetings Everyone: The Featured Recipes are: Arugula & Bibb Lettuce Salad with Figs, Goat Cheese and Honey & Lemon Vinaigrette Mushrooms and Spanish Chorizo in Triple Sherry Cream Sauce on Toasted Baguette … [Read more...]

Reata Favorites

Reata Favorites - Pan Seared Buffalo Tenderloin with Dried Black Mission Figs

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter is about a favorite restaurant of mine in Ft. Worth, Texas, named the Reata. The Reata menus combine familiar Texas fare with fresh culinary trends, including signature favorites, … [Read more...]

Barbecue, Grilling and Smoking

Barbecue, Grilling and Smoking - Barbecued Oysters

Greetings Everyone: Fire up the grill and let's do some barbecue, grilling and smoking with chef Lou Lambert! The Featured Recipes are: Barbecued Oysters Adobo Grilled Rib Eyes with Wild Mushroom Chimichurri Grilled Red … [Read more...]

Spicy Dinner Party

Spicy Dinner Party - Beer Braised Short Rib Gorditas with Smokey Refried Beans

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter is all about adding a little spice to your next dinner party! Chefs Daniel Pittman and Jeff Dietzman shared some of their favorite recipes to make when you want to add a kick or aye … [Read more...]

Around My French Table

Around My French Table - Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

Greetings Everyone and Happy New Year! Julia Child paid Dorie Greenspan the ultimate compliment when she said "You write recipes just the way I do." Now, in a book that does for a new generation what Mastering the art of French … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving To You

Thanksgiving To You - Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Greetings Everyone Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I want to share these delicious fall favorites from chef Brian Olenjack, owner of Olenjack Grill in Arlington, Texas. My way of saying Happy Thanksgiving To … [Read more...]

One Dish Dinners

One Dish Dinners - Coconut Shrimp Stew

Greetings Everyone Whether it's a Super Bowl bash, a surprise birthday, a book club supper, a gourmet gathering, a housewarming party, or just a Saturday afternoon when you feel like making something special for the family, … [Read more...]

A Feast of Chiles

A Feast of Chiles - Bocconcini Enrobed with Hatch Chiles and Smoked Tomato Sauce

Greetings Everyone: This month's newsletter is a wonderful gourmet meal created by Chef Allen Smith using hatch chiles as the main ingredient! The Featured Topics are Bocconcini Enrobed with Hatch Chiles and Smoked Tomato … [Read more...]

Lost Katrina Recipes

Lost Katrina Recipes - Roosevelt Hotel Shrimp Remoulade

Greetings Everyone This month's newsletter is Cooking Up a Storm In New Orleans, food is culture. Food is family. Food is comfort. Food is life. The Featured Topcs are Roosevelt Hotel Shrimp Remoulade Masson's … [Read more...]