Barbecue Brisket

I am from the Midwest.  Nice choice of perfectly delicious meats are everywhere.  I have lived here in Texas for more than 25 years, and meat selection is not prime here.  Texas is known for oil, not prime cuts of beef.  Here they barbecue beef brisket and call it delicious.  In the Midwest, this is … Continue reading Barbecue Brisket

Biscuit Drops

I made this recipe for the first time to use up my leftover buttermilk.  Waste not want not, right?  I was surprised it called for cayenne pepper.  A different twist for a American style biscuit. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper for easier cleanup. 2 C all purpose … Continue reading Biscuit Drops


Tamales are a labor of love.  I made this recipe yesterday for dinner and it has a huge prep/assembly time.  Started at 4:30 and we ate at 7:15.  The love you put into these tamales will put smiles on faces and make full, happy tummies. You will need a large 8 qt pot with lid … Continue reading Tamales