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Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos. On every worth-their-salt Mexican restaurant menu in Texas. The great thing about these is that it doesn’t matter if you’re vegetarian, carnivore, or somewhere in between, you can fill your taco with whatever tickles your fancy, and have a delicious breakfast in just a few minutes. I’m pretty sure the first time I …

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Pluck It Cake

I don’t really know when this recipe came into my grandmother’s rotation, but I can say that the entire family got down on their knees and gave thanks that it did. This simple coffee cake is great for breakfast, snack, or after dinner dessert. You just can’t go wrong with a combination of brown sugar, …

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

So, if you’ve ever met my dad and spent any significant amount of time with him, you learn two things pretty quickly: 1) He’s a musician. 2) He LOVES to eat. Funny enough about a guy who loves to eat, he couldn’t cook a lick when my parents got married. He literally struggled to boil …

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Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada (car-ney gee-sada) is a thick Mexican beef stew, typically served in flour tortillas, which, by definition, makes a taco. For future reference – food inside tortilla = taco, regardless of the variable fillings. You can have it on its own, or topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream. Where I come from, it’s …

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Butterscotch Brownies

Brownies themselves are the stuff of lunchroom bake sales and hot July afternoons, paired with an ice cold glass of fresh lemonade. But I’ll tell ya, you don’t need no stinkin’ box to make brownies. It’s just as easy to make brownies with all the pantry standards you already have in stock. And then there’s …

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