Aug 16, 13
By Mike Barnett
Talk barbecue in Texas and images of the best brisket in the world dance in my head. I’ve never cooked a decent brisket, but I do know it’s a lengthy process and an art. So I go to one of the famous Central Texas pits to cure my BBQ cravings. Unless I have a hankering for pork. I’ve found acceptable—but not really good—ribs in the Lone Star State. So, I learned to cook my own.
My family craves them. My friends demand them. They are really easy to make.
Feb 08, 13
By Kelly Bogard
Some of you may remember me talking about the Dinner Tonight! Cooking School I was going to attend. Well, I went and got some great information about healthy and affordable meals for my family. Put on by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Dinner Tonight program serves as a way for the county Extension agents to help families live a healthier lifestyle.
Many times we don’t think about the fat, sodium or calories included in our evening meal. With busy schedules to keep up with, it sometimes is hard to resist the urge of the drive-through fast food place down the street. And although many of them now have healthier options, I can tell you from personal experience that isn’t what I end up ordering.
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.
Jan 27, 12
By Kelly Bogard
Sometimes it takes a major happening to remind you how much you love something. Such is the case with Dublin Dr Pepper. Earlier this week, you probably saw Amanda’s post on the sad ending of Dublin Dr Pepper and a video looking back on this great product. I remember drinking Dublin Dr Pepper as a child and how much sweeter it was than other sodas. It was a rare occasion when we got it, so it was always a treat at our house.
Oct 07, 11
By Kelly Bogard
Earlier this week, you may have seen my blog about a common misconception about beef. It sure had people fired up! Beef is high in protein and has some unique qualities that make it a healthy choice, especially for families.
Last Friday, I spent some time cooking with the Texas Beef Council and learning more about lean beef. You absolutely must try these Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers that we made! I know it doesn’t say anything about Texas in the name, but I really think you and your family will enjoy this recipe.
For the mini burgers, you will need…
1 lb. 95-percent lean ground beef
4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 slices canned pineapple
12 Hawaiian sweet or small whole-wheat dinner rolls, split
And for the sauce, you will need…
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1 tbsp. packed brown sugar