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1/3      cup brown sugar 2/3      cup white sugar 1          teaspoon kosher salt             Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste 1          teaspoon ground cinnamon 1          pound pecan halves 1          egg white, room temperature 1          tablespoon water Preheat Oven … Continue reading

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Bacon-wrapped scallops are one of the most luxurious appetizers you can serve, not to mention one of the easiest to prepare. And for me, that’s a great combination. I like using big, plump Alaskan sea scallops and apple wood smoked … Continue reading

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I love the old-fashioned broiled tomato. It is simple, delicious and brightens every plate.  This mustard sauce and the breadcrumbs make the best version of the dish so I added it to the recipe and grill them while the chicken … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s because I grew up in the South, or maybe it’s because I relish all food. But whatever the reason, I love and celebrate both highbrow and lowbrow food equally! A few years ago, a journalist interviewed me and … Continue reading

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One of the many things that I love about Thanksgiving is that within a few variations, it is the only meal of the year that the same menu is served and eaten by the entire country.  Sure, Italian families add … Continue reading

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New York Times, Dining & Wine Dinner’s Journal By Pete Wells Published July 9, 2012 When I used to go to Hill Country Barbecue Market as a civilian, I regarded the sides and desserts as unnecessary calories that would keep … Continue reading

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How to Make Cow Head Barbacoa Courtesy of Homesick Texan by Lisa   “What do you want with a cow head?” asked the farmer selling beef at the Union Square Greenmarket. “We don’t sell cow heads here in New York—they’re … Continue reading

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And a champagne toast for January… “Happy New Year! May 2014 be the BEST Year Yet!”  

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Elizabeth’s Holiday Prime Rib with Decadent Horseradish Cream This recipe is the star of my family’s holiday dinner—but it’s not a fussy star!  The recipe is easy enough for a new cook and so good that you will make it … Continue reading

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November Thanksgiving Menu  Nibbles Fresh Pears with Stilton Spiced Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds * * * Dinner Renaissance Ribs Grilled Maple Glazed Turkey Southern Sausage Dressing Cider-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Creamed Spinach Casserole Smashed Potatoes with Caramelized Pan Gravy Whole Wheat … Continue reading

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