Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a staple for many of us. Topped with butter and gravy, it’s a key comfort food. Mashed potatoes are almost never boring. But, … Well, sometimes you do want those mashed wonders but you want them different. This recipe is defines that different and...
Spoonbread with Simple Chorizo

Spoonbread with Simple Chorizo

  Spoonbread? You may have heard of it, but unless you have had the delight of tasting it, spoonbread has to be mystery. Soft, gooey, … what could it be? On my first bite, I said, “This is a cornmeal soufflé.” And that’s exactly right. A spoonbread is a savory...
Avocado Margarita

Avocado Margarita

Curra’s Grill in South Austin is famous for its wonderful Tex-Mex food, all day long. They open at 7AM and go to 10PM. This “local” place makes the Texas Monthly “Best 50” list for Tex-Mex food, quite an accomplishment. And a deserved one. My son, daughter-in-law, and...
Local Burgers and Better “Fast” Food

Local Burgers and Better “Fast” Food

Driving in Austin, Texas can be difficult. The roads themselves are fine, laid out in a perfect grid. But there are those hills when you go south of the Colorado River and first encounter some of the famed Texas Hill Country. There the driving is tough because of all...
Bread and Butter Jalapenos: Art and Food Combined

Bread and Butter Jalapenos: Art and Food Combined

Have you ever made something so pretty you did not want to eat it? Or open it? These refrigerator-style pickles, make with jalapenos instead of cucumbers, are as lovely to look at as an Impressionist still life. And so much cheaper to possess. Feeling grumpy in the...