Cooking Texas Style

It has been years since I made gravy from scratch. I usually buy the gravy mixes. Being an old bachelor it’s easier. The other day I was wanting to fix some gravy to pour over hash browns, but I didn’t have any white gravy mix. I didn’t have any bacon grease to put into the white gravy mix.

So I started searching the Internet to see if I could find a recipe for making a country style breakfast gravy without bacon grease. I ultimately tried substituting vegetable oil, but gravy made that way is not nearly as good.

In my search I came across this blog with a lot of recipes for Texas style food. So If you have a hankering for some good ol’ Texas comfort food? Here’s a list of recipes. The blog was the Home Sick Texan. He has recipes for everything from appetizers, to preparing vegetables, and everything in between.

November 2008

Low Calorie Pasta Dish

This recipe is supposedly a favorite of John Ashcroft, a for Governor of the State of Missouri.

  • Sm. shell pasta, cooked until tender
  • 1 can light cream of mushroom soup (lowfat variety)
  • Skim milk (enough to alter the consistency
  • Chunks of imitation lobster


  • Broccoli or Asparagus (cooked, broken into slightly larger than bite-size pcs.)
  • Season to taste

Cook the pasta until tender. Add the rest of the ingredients.

February 2008

Wall Mounted Spice Racks

I wrote about using a in cabinet spice organizer the other day as one way to organize and store spices.

This blog Article is rather timely I think. The title of the Article is “Attic Clutter to Useful Spice-Rack“. The article is about a ladies problem in how to store her spices. This lady faced the same problem that a lot of people do.

Her Pantry was poorly designed, and she had limited cabinet, or counter space for spice storage. Then she remembered that there was an old wooden spice rack stored in the attic. She dug it out. Her husband did some work on it, and her storage problem was solved. Read the rest of this entry »

June 2007

Fruits with Breakfast?

Something I never give much thought to, is including fruit in the Breakfast menu. To me Breakfast consist of eggs, bacon (ham,or sausage), gravy, hash browns (or some form of fried potatoes), toast, and or biscuits. If the eggs are scrambled a little salsa is good, and melted cheese always goes good with fried potatoes.

The only place fruit fits into that kind of breakfast in my mind, is with the jelly.

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May 2007

Get the Grill Ready!

OK it’s that time of year. Get the Grill out and get ready for cooking outdoors. The outdoor barbecue is a great American past time, whether your cooking for family, and or friends.

I came across this article today in the Desmoines Register That you might find helpful. Find the perfect frill for your outdoor grill. The article is basically an advertisement, but it contains a lot of tips, and tools you might be interested in.

May 2007