Articles Tagged eggs

duck chilaquiles

I woke up with a soft humid breeze and the smell of sweet jasmine coming through my window. The Spanish moss swaying on the big oak trees reminded me I wasn’t in Texas anymore. I found myself on Avery Island, home of the McIlhenny family and their famous Tabasco Pepper Sauce. It was a beautiful and majestic place that inspired a heavenly plate of Duck Guajillo Chilaquiles upon my return home. avery island, louisiana With its simple ingredients, one would never guess that Tabasco is as unique and complex as the land it originates from. The recipe hasn’t changed since the original recipe

crispy shallot deviled eggs

Crispy Shallot Deviled Eggs

1 | April 2, 2015

Deviled eggs. The quintessential Suhthuhn dish; except…wait, I’m from Texas, which isn’t the South; wait…except for the eastern ten counties, where it’s better to have a last name and ten grand than no last name and ten million. As the Facebook status says, “It’s complicated.” Only a tiny part of Texas is really the South; the rest is the Midwest, or Old New Mexico, or western Louisiana, or Baja Oklahoma, or the Gulf Coast, or TexGerman Hill Country–and then there are the cities…well, you get the point. Our food (and beer) shows our diversity. How, then, does the humble deviled

Best Classic Eggnog

The Ultimate Classic Eggnog

2 | November 26, 2014

Creamy, sweet, and absolutely divine, this eggnog is infused with holiday spices for the ultimate classic recipe. The other day I was walking with my floppy-eared dog, Jack, whom we affectionately call The Labradork. My hands hid in my pockets from the bitter cold while I was talking to my neighbor who was stringing up Christmas lights. We spoke of the upcoming holiday and how we could convince everyone on our street to hang a plethora of lights this year so we could win the tackiest holiday neighborhood award; not that that award exists, mind you, but it should. Life

baked eggs

Slobbery wetness tickles my hand while an old grumpy cry rattles in my ear. My eyes crack open to see that it’s 6am and there’s a big wide-eyed labradork with floppy ears staring at me while his brother, the phat cat (that’s fat with a ph because he’s uber cool), is stationed on my back demanding my attention like a bugler at summer camp. This is how I wake up every single morning. Every. Single. Morning. If they didn’t make me laugh on a constant basis with their awesomeness, I’d kick them out and make them sleep in the backyard so


For years now, I’ve been following the tasty career of a fellow Texan, Lisa Fain. Y’all know her as the one and only Homesick Texan. Her blog is overflowing with mouthwatering Texas and Tex-Mex flavors I grew up with and her recipes are authentic, fresh, and come from the heart. Even though she lives half a country away from our glorious state, she’s a seventh-generation Texan with a fierce stack of homemade recipes to proudly represent what good ol’ Texas homecookin’ is all about. Lisa has done it again and successfully published her second best selling cookbook, Homesick Texan’s Family

bacon fava egg_web

Fava Beans. There’s two things that inevitably comes to mind when I think of fava beans; chianti and Hannibal Lecter, the scariest fictional character of all time. I know the poor fava/broad bean has gotten a bad rap over the years becasue of this eerie character but I can’t help it — that book and movie scared every cell in my body and I will always think of Anthony Hopkins when I eat a fava bean. Of course, that doesn’t deter me from doing so in the least. Spring to early summer is the window for fava beans and it’s one of

potato bacon frittata

Easy. That’s what I need when it’s 5 o’clock and I’ve completely forgotten that I have to feed a family. There’s no time to defrost and there’s no time to break out a thousand pots and pans. In moments like these I turn to eggs. Scrambled, fried, boiled, in a salad or a bowl of soup — it’s certainly a superfood. The other night, after a very long day of working on a recipe project for a client, I realized that I completely neglected to feed everyone. Don’t judge! You can’t tell me this hasn’t happened to you as well!

feta spinach scramble2

Breakfast is my ultimate meal of the day and I’m a scary walking zombie without it! I’m a sucker for eggs and I think we must go through two cartons a week. I’ve thought about buying chickens because in the end it would be more economical with the amount of eggs we consume but let’s be honest here — I also like to roast chickens. In the end I would just end up empty handed and back at the market. Besides breakfast tacos, frittatas, and English muffins with a runny egg, vegetable scrambles are my absolute favorite in the morning.

swiss chard soup main

It’s 5 o’clock and you just realized there is practically nothing to feed your family in your house. It’s to late to defrost anything and you are absolutely not fighting traffic to go to the store. What do you do? No, you don’t order pizza. I mean you could but then you know you will barely fit into those jeans in the morning and no one, and I mean no one, likes to see mom front butt jeans.Try going through the fridge one more time. If you have eggs, chicken broth, and some leftover pasta perhaps you have a perfectly


As a proper Texas girl, I have been in love with tortillas since birth. Everything is better when wrapped in a tortilla. But as a mom I have become increasingly aware of the excess and unnecessary ingredients in packaged tortillas. For the major packaged tortilla brands this includes a long list of preservatives, MSG (seriously why?!),  hydrogenated oils, corn syrup (again why?) and other things that if we simply made them at home would never ever be in a tortilla recipe. But who has the time to make tortillas on a daily basis? Not I said the fly. That’s why I

spinach and sweet potato quiche

To save myself some time in the morning from cooking everyone’s breakfast I spent about thirty minutes and cooked up a batch of theses, spinach and sweet potato quiche. Mia has mixed emotions about these. You have to catch her in the right mood for her to really enjoy these. She would rather have scrambled eggs but I think it’s a texture thing. This is more of a toddler food and she’s at that in-between stage. So I needed a second opinion and who did I go to? The neighbors baby and she liked them so it’s a go. Spinach