Armadillo Eggs

Cooking is an adventure – Its a fun, enjoyable journey but sometimes you don’t end up where you thought you were going. Last week I made Armadillo eggs – they are like the Texas Twinkies but instead of wrapped in bacon, they are covered in sausage. They start the same way as the Twinkies, create […]

Carne Guisada

Its finally fall here in Texas, meaning its time for hot meals. Carne Guisada or stewed meat is one of my wife’s favorite meals when the weather turns chilly. Its also one of my must-try dishes when I visit a new Mexican restaurant. If they make a good Carne Guisada then I know they treat […]

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin is a great cut of meat. If you’re not cooking this protein on a regular basis, you should look to add it. Its simple, cooks consistently and is easy to do even on a weeknight. Its also a really healthy option – 3 ounces contain only 122 calories, 3g of fat, and 22g […]

Sausage Shrimp Skillet

This week’s one skillet Keto meal is shrimp and sausage. Very simple and tasty. One thing I’ve learned over the years is to do all your prep before you start cooking. It makes the actual cooking much easier and you’re not rushing trying to measure and stir at the same time. It also means less […]

guacamole & The keto diet

The Keto diet is much more than just cutting carbs. The goal is to switch your body from using sugar in the form of carbs to using fat as its main fuel source. The only way to do this is to make sure you get 70-80% of your calories from fat. If you consume too […]

Texas Twinkies!!

I found a video in my recommended on YouTube last week. A cowboy cook was making Texas Twinkies and Armadillo Eggs. Both looked good, so I tried one this weekend. A Texas Twinkie is variation of a Jalapeno popper. But, it was good. In a bowl, take a brick of softened cream cheese and a […]

Chicken Wings and Keto

I love chicken wings – its both the perfect snack and the perfect meal. Its also infinitely customizable for your mood just by changing the flavors. With football season coming up, I thought it would be a good time to talk about them. So are wings OK on Keto? Well it depends on how you […]

louisiana hot sauce

I really like Tabasco sauce. If you’re ever in Southwest Louisiana, stop by Avery Island. You can take a self-guided tour and learn how they make Tabasco, buy Tabasco swag, eat in the Tabasco kitchen, and visit the nature preserve. It makes a fun half day adventure on your way to or from New Orleans. […]

cooking parmesan chicken with caryn

So, here we go!  I finally have perfected Parmesan Chicken!  Thanks to Chef Ramsey and watching Chopped!  Yup!  “’It’s Raw” stuck in my head.   So, the trick here is the browning in the pan, then finishing in the oven.  You will end up with gorgeous chicken parmesan!  And, of course, the trick to ensuring […]

Jalapeno chicken bacon poppers

We had some friends over for game night Saturday and I wanted to come up with a new snack. I had had some poppers at the Oasis last weekend and wanted to see if I could recreate them. They turned out really great – Jalapeno slices and cream cheese wrapped in chicken wrapped in Bacon. […]

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