Meat


Duck Chili

I have some personal news…we have cats. I know. Cats??? But here’s the thing – we basically live in the country. We have alpacas for next-door neighbors and chickens which live just up the street. There’s a horse ranch up the hill and a herd of cattle across the road. […]

This chili is a no-tomato, textured bowl that packs a punch of heat.

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales.

Skillet Tamale 2

Cornbread + Jalapenos + Ground Beef = an affordable one pan twist on tamales. Want to skip the bits about my mom and just get to the grub? Just jump to the recipe. If my mom hadn’t been my mom, she would have made a fantastic audio book narrator. It’s […]


Spicy Stuffed Shells

So you meet this guy and you kiss a little. You talk a little. You eat, read and laugh a little. And somewhere between peeling oranges and walking dogs, you realize he made it onto your speed dial – and stayed there. Because there’s something about the way he brings […]

Spicy Stuffed Shells

Lamb Meatballs

Lamb Meatballs, spiked with feta

Recently I shared a recipe for Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Bell Peppers. And then I shared a recipe for Blackberry Cheesecake. I was too excited about both of them to contain myself.  What I really should have been telling you about is something I briefly covered on Making […]


Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash

This weekend, my sister and I got matching tattoos. They are birds, small ones with black beaks and black wings. They’re on our ankles. It took roughly 30 seconds to put them on. And, we rocked those fake babies like it was our job. I still am.  Why do a […]

Sweet Potato Brussels Sprout Hash by Mikaela Cowles

Savory Black Bean and Roasted Corn from Baguette Taste Wonder Bread Budget

Black Bean and Roasted Corn with Poached Eggs 2

Recently I went to Fort Worth, Texas. It was a whirlwind. An older southern gentleman told me I was there during a very good time. “The heat hasn’t hit,” he said, his drawl pulling at the letters. There was basketball, lots of basketball. There were drinks and bull riding. (The […]