Jan 25, 13
By Jessica Domel
This time of year as the weather turns colder (well, in Texas, just the days it decides to feel like winter), one of my favorite comfort foods is a good, warm soup or stew. Late last week, I was feeling a bit under the weather and decided to make Caldo de Res, or beef soup, that I used to order all the time when I lived in Seguin.
One of the great things about Caldo de Res and Caldo de Pollo (chicken soup) is that it is versatile. Everyone makes it a little bit differently, but here’s how I make mine. I hope you enjoy it.
Sep 18, 12
By Amanda Hill
If calories and nutritional information were listed on your favorite restaurant menu, would it change your order? Last week, McDonald’s announced it will list the calories of all of its food offerings both on its in-store and drive-through menus.
McDonald’s will roll out the new menus nationwide by the end of next year, ahead of a national mandate that would require all restaurants with 20 or more locations to do the same. The idea behind the regulations is that if you inform consumers with caloric information before they make their food choices, then they will be more likely to choose a lower-calorie meal.
May 08, 12
By Nathan Smith
Last Saturday, I found myself in Llano, Texas. When driving through Llano, it’s almost a sin for a devout Texas barbecue disciple to drive past Cooper’s Old Time Pit barbecue without paying homage to the great, above-ground smoking pits.
I stopped and was not disappointed.
While enjoying the delicious brisket, red beans and spicy sauce, I started wondering how Texans’ love affair with barbecue began. So I did a little digging.
The origins of Texas barbecue, like many things about the state, were influenced by European immigrants.
May 04, 12
By Kelly Bogard
Here in Texas, we take a lot of pride in everything we do. From our families to our homes, the saying “everything is bigger in Texas” truly fits. I sometimes want to change one key word, though. Let’s change the word “bigger” to “better.”
This is definitely what I think when it comes to Mexican food in Texas. As a matter of fact, everyone simply calls our version Tex-Mex. Have you ever heard of any other state with so much pride in its Mexican food? You don’t hear other states talking about their Mexican food and incorporating their state name into it. It would just sound funny.
Jan 06, 12
By Kelly Bogard
A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for Potato Soup Mix in a Jar that I gave to my co-workers for Christmas. After returning from the holidays, I was met with rave reviews from all who had tried it. So, when I was asked to cook up another soup to keep us warm during these winter months, I jumped at the chance.
Nathan Smith suggested I try Reata’s Jalapeno Cilantro Soup. I’ve heard through the grapevine that this is a delicious soup. And, since jalapenos and cilantro are two of my husband’s favorite ingredients, I decided to give it try. This is a creamy, silky soup with tons of fresh veggies to give it amazing flavor.