Browsing Category: Party Dishes

Recipes For National Chili Day

February 22 is National Chili Day, and we have something to say about it. We get it—people everywhere have a right to enjoy chili. But when it comes to chili, brisket, breakfast tacos, high school football (the list goes on), Texans feel like we have a certain authority. Chili is our state dish, so at... Continue reading…

Instant Pot Beef Meatballs

Preparing homemade meatballs that have been simmering all afternoon in a spicy, robust sauce – ain’t nobody got time for that!  Or, so I thought, recollecting back to the hours my grandmother would spend in the kitchen making our favorite Sunday meal. But, thanks to the latest appliance craze, multi-cookers like the Instant Pot®, I... Continue reading…

Holiday Entertaining Texas Style

While there are plenty of beloved holiday traditions in Texas, celebrating with the family and friends gathered ‘round has no rules or rubric. Entertaining can be as classic, casual, off-the-cuff, or over-the-top crazy as desired!  Over the years, however, I’ve noticed that some of the best “parties” around have a couple things in common, namely... Continue reading…

Texan Friendsgiving Menu

Hospitality and family are big here in Texas, which means our holiday gatherings are no exception. But aside from those you’re related to, getting together with pals has become a popular holiday in itself. Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate with friends a week or so before traditional Thanksgiving festivities. Since you’ll have all the... Continue reading…