Dinner with Danny – Veracruz

Tucked away next to WalMart in Midlothian you’ll find Veracruz.  We met friends for dinner and I was very pleased with the overall look as we entered.   Everything looked nice and clean and it was an inviting atmosphere.   We were seated quickly by a friendly hostess.  The waiter came over and took our drink…

Summertime and the Smoke is On

By Phillip Morgan If it’s summer time in Texas, it is HOT! Although we North Texans know how to keep cool – we also know how to celebrate our heatwave months by firing up the smoker. I could sum up my summer plans in cooking with three words – equipment, eclecticism, and enjoyment. Without those…

Baking Basics for Your Pups

Story by Angel Schiffer When I cook at home I often have a furry little shadow named Leo beneath my feet and even though they say not to give your dog any table scraps, who can honestly resist literal puppy dog eyes? That is why the most common question I ask in my kitchen is…

Dinner With Danny

Story & Photos By Dining with Danny Chances are you have heard or seen someone talk about Zagala’s on Facebook.   I know I saw a few different friends post about it.  We finally made the trip to Palmer to give it a try.  Zagala’s is located right in the heart of downtown Palmer in a…

Dinner With Danny

STORY & PHOTOS BY DINNER WITH DANNY I have lived in Ellis County for 24 years.   The last few years between Waxahachie and Midlothian.   We have passed by Jimmy’s for years but never stopped to eat.   That changed tonight and we won’t be driving past it any more.   I can’t say why we never stopped…

Pantry Pasta Sauces

STORY BY MEAGAN CAMP Pasta is my go-to dinner idea. I find endless ways to take whatever pasta shape I have in my pantry and pull out the odds and ends in my refrigerator and make a cohesive, thoughtful and satisfying dinner – or lunch the next day. The key to staying away from the…

A Hidden Connection

Story by Lucy Braddock Do you know where your beef comes from? If you have ever taken a drive out of Ennis, heading southeast on Hwy 85 to Cedar Creek Lake, you have passed Rosewood Ranches. Located 13 miles outside of the city limits sits an oasis of Texas Wetlands, almost 2000 head of wagyu…

posh picnic

Recipes: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

A picnic is a perfect activity for his time of year. Embrace the outdoors and ditch the traditional simple picnic food. Spice it up with some fresh ideas from Chef Lucy at Home Grown Market in Ennis. Opt for a fresh buffalo chicken dip, pimiento cheese, crackers, sliced meat, fresh vegetables & Fruit. Not only…