Migas – My Favorite Breakfast Taco

In this episode, I interview Carlos Rivero, co-owner of both El Chile and El Chilito. El Chilito has been a popular spot for breakfast tacos, anytime-tacos, and frozen sangria since the beginning of time. Or at least since they opened their order window 10 years ago on Manor Road in Austin. Migas tacos are one […]

Breakfast Meatloaf (including Pork Sausage Recipe)

My brother’s friend Cameron described to me a fantastical breakfast phenomenon he once imagined, called a “Breakfast Meatloaf”. I took on his dream as if it were my own and created this absolutely GD delicious breakfast meatloaf, using my maple-sage pork sausage recipe, combined with a goodly helping of vegetables, stuffed with hard boiled eggs, […]

Grandma’s Gingerbread Recipe

Gingerbread Muffins Recipe video (Scroll down for recipe) Grandma used to pick me and little brother up from school every day for years — all through elementary school. (Actually, Grandma also used to drop us off at school lots of mornings, too. She drove one of those cars that’s really long and solid with lots […]

Egg White Omelet

To be honest, I never got the whole egg white omelet thing. Partly because I’ve never been one to worry very much about calories or fat or cholesterol (a fact which may turn out to haunt me later but nevertheless I thank my parents for not cursing me with a bunch of body image issue […]

Streusel Pear Cake: Old Lady Recipe #3

My mama might kill me for calling this an Old Lady Recipe, since she used to make it all the time, even before she was an old lady. (Just kidding, MOTHER!) So if I turn up dead tomorrow, you know who to blame. (Just kidding, MOTHER!) But all seriousness aside, folks, this here is one […]

How To Make a Frittata

It seems like I have many stories involving frittatas. But really, it’s just two. For starters my dad used to make them a lot. He’d always put in leftover bread or pasta or even rice. While he called it a frittata, his were really more similar to a Spanish tortilla because they’d end up being […]

Old Lady Recipes #2: Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is one of those Old Lady recipes that’s been around forever practically. It’s great for breakfast or even a light dessert. It’s delicious with roasted meats or cabbage rolls. And it’s a classic accompaniment to potato latkes which are delicious. Making applesauce is such a cinch, you hardly need a recipe. But here’s […]

Pumpkin Empanadas!

These are seriously amazing. I finally tried making my own dough for empanadas and never again will I use store-bought pie crust! For one thing, you know, generally I steer clear of pre-made anything. But mostly, this empanada dough recipe is just superior to pie crust for making these little baked hand-pies. It’s also really […]

Sun-dried Tomato and Cheddar Scones

As promised, here’s the recipe for the exquisite savory scones I made for Austin Bakes last weekend. People were RAVING about them (mostly me and Chris, but whatev). Scones hail from Scotland and are pretty much like biscuits in that they have the same 3 basic ingredients: flour, butter (or some kind of solid fat), and milk […]