Owl Creek Ceramics 2017

It’s that time again!  Christmas Open House at Owl Creek Ceramics, Saturday November 18, 9am – 3 pm.  They have great gifts and special pieces.  And fabulous refreshments, while you shop.  10% off in stock items during open house!  Don’t forget they have “Baskets of Africa” also.  For directions, click here. If you’re not local,…

Shrimp Slaw

Recently, I managed to recreate a recipe that’s a favorite at the lodge.  I thought they’d be excited – I was wrong.   I realized they didn’t  want me to make Shrimp Slaw. They want to bring it from the coast.  And there you go!  So, I hope you enjoy this slaw as much as…

Caramel Nutella Crustella

Every once and a while, I have a vision of some new dessert.  Caramel Nutella Crustella is a scrumptious and easy recipe.  It  will definitely appear on our holiday table.  Although the original recipe, Nutella Crustella, is a staple at the lodge, I figure I can always make it better!  If you love pie crust,…

Butternut Squash and Rice Patties

Because it’s fall, it’s time for butternut squash recipes.  In our house, we love squash, and Butternut Squash and Rice Patties are irresistible.  Also, to change up your holiday menu, this is a delicious side dish.  In addition, here’s a few more butternut sides to try:  Mashed Butternut Squash with Mexican Spinach Topping, Butternut Squash…

Hecho En Waco

Near the Magnolia silos in Waco is a really good new Mexican restaurant, Hecho En Waco.  While you’re there, visit the few little speciality shops, and pie shop, in the same little center. Because I can’t resist shrimp and jalapeño wrapped in bacon, that’s what I ordered. Since I’ve had this same dish at a number of Mexican…

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Because Squash Cheese Casserole is so delicious, I think Broccoli Cheese Casserole must be just as good, if not better. Honestly, Don got more than his share of the squash!  Without a doubt, this casserole is a new addition to the lodge menu, delicious and easy.  If you need a new side dish (without all the…

Squash Cheese Casserole

It’s time to try some new sides that I can cook at the lodge, for deer season.  In addition to being yummy, I need some dishes that are comfort food, plus easy and fast to put together (and make it seem like I exerted maximum effort).  Sadly, squash isn’t a favorite side dish for the lodge-goers….

Chèvre Fig Pizza

Sweet and salty toppings make Chèvre Fig Pizza a delicious meal.  Add arugula and a drizzle of reduced balsamic, and you make the magic of umami!  Once again, I had ingredients I needed to use, and they transformed into a yummy pizza.  Certainly, you could buy a crust and put on the toppings.  However, I…

Mustard Garlic Chicken

To streamline your summer cooking, here’s another scrumptious one pot main dish.  If you want to turn Mustard Garlic Chicken into more of a meal, bake it with potatoes and carrots. PrintMustard Garlic Chicken Total Time: 2 hours Yield: 3-4 servings Ingredients1/4 cup dry white wine or sake 2 large cloves garlic, pressed 2 TBSP…

Szechuan Shrimp

There’s a magical combination of ingredients that’s good on chicken, beef, or pork.  Since it’s good with meat, I tried it on fish and it was fabulous.  Then I decided to try a version on shrimp.  If you like Asian food, you have to try Szechuan Shrimp.  It’s so delicious, and a one pot dish….

2nd Street Provisions

Sunday brunch is such a treat at 2nd Street Provisions in Hico, Texas.  (If you’re familiar with the Koffee Kup, it’s right next door.) Comfortably enjoy delicious food, raised locally, and served in this thoughtfully revitalized old house.  The meat is all pastured and grass fed.  The vegetables fresh and locally grown.  To make it even…

Midland Hotel Hico Texas

Historic Midland Hotel Hico Texas is only one of many reasons to spend the day in this great little town.  On the way to Possum Kingdom Lake, we stopped at the recently opened, newly remodeled hotel to have lunch.  The Chop House did not disappoint.  We all had fabulous lunches.  To give you the feel of…

Simply Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes, delicious happens by accident.  As a result of a little oil and some seasoning, leftover baked sweet potatoes become caramelized goodness.  In addition, it takes no effort to create a “real food” side dish.  And while they’re great for an everyday meal, Simply Sweet Potatoes, are a part of a fabulous holiday menu, too.   PrintSimply Sweet Potatoes…