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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

I recently hosted a little macaron making party for my nieces and wanted a fun beverage for the party. This Strawberry Lemonade is delicious and makes a beautiful presentation. It tastes especially refreshing right now in this summer heat! Currently, I also have about 4 […]

Rigatoni with White Wine and Marsala Chicken Cream Sauce

Rigatoni with White Wine and Marsala Chicken Cream Sauce

It may be mid-July, but as you Game of Thrones fans know, tonight “Winter is Coming”. I was motivated to make a heavier “wintry” dish and this delicious and hearty cream sauce pasta did the trick. I am usually more of a tomato based-pasta sauce […]

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad

My childhood self would probably be gagging, but as an adult I have grown to love beets. I typically cook with red beets and the only downside is that they have such strong natural coloring that they will literally stain everything that they touch, so […]

Summer Key Lime Pie

Summer Key Lime Pie

Nothing says summer like a fresh key lime pie. This is my dad’s favorite, so I made it recently when going to my parent’s for dinner. This is such an easy recipe to make ahead of time, and it is absolutely delicious. Enjoy! Recipe Tips: The […]

Osso Bucco Style Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Osso Bucco Style Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

My husband and I leave next weekend to embark on our annual beach trip to South Texas with my 25+ family members. Since we will be spending next week migrating from the pool to the beach on repeat and living in our swimsuits, we have […]

Hot Cheese Bacon Squares

Hot Cheese Bacon Squares

This recipe comes from my dad’s grandmother, Grandmother Watson – my great grandmother. Needless to say, I have been eating these my entire life. I crave these little bites of cheesy goodness. They are very filling and make a ton so I have to find […]

Italian Sausage Pepper Pasta

Italian Sausage Pepper Pasta

Thank you to everyone who has supported me this week for the “launch” of Cowtown Cook. I really appreciate all of your feedback and encouragement. I posted every day last week to kick things off, but now I will be settling into a more manageable […]

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

I love to cook much more than I like to bake, so I love desserts that are easy to whip together ahead of time. You can never go wrong with Banana Pudding – it is delicious and so easy to make. This is a pretty […]

Flank Steak Marinade

Flank Steak Marinade

This is a Nixon Family classic from my Father-in-Law and his side of the family. I remember that this was one of the first dinners I had at my now in-laws when Stewart was “courting” me and I loved it! This is wonderful to serve […]

Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

I love potatoes in all forms, but I think au gratin might just be my ultimate favorite. This has always been my go-to at a nice steak house and recently I have mastered the art of making them at home.  After I made these, I […]