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…

sweet charcuterie board

Love is Sweet

Desserts can be the sweetest gift. Whether you are searching for the perfect hostess gift or something for your friend that seems to have everything she needs. It’s hard to say no to perfectly baked treats in adorable pink bakery boxes sealed with a gold sticker. Gooey chocolate chip cookies, the fudgiest brownies, and impeccably…

tomato basil soup with pearl couscous

Roasted Tomato Soup with Pearl Couscous

You’ll live for weeknight dinners To me, and anyone who adores pumpkin spice everything, the month of September marks the beginning of the most delicious season of the year, fall. If you are meal planning or the head cook in the family, the harvest season is great for batch cooking for a crowd. Start off roasting fresh…

Pork Belly Burnt Ends. Need We Say More?

Pork Belly Burnt Ends Ingredients: 4-5 lb. Pork Belly, without skin 1/4 Cup BC Original Spice Rub, Chipotle Blend 1 stick Butter, sliced 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/8 Cup Burleson’s Clover Honey 1/2 Cup BC Original BBQ Sauce   Method: 1. Prep smoker to 225-250˚. Add wood of choice for smoke flavor. 2. Take fresh pork belly and cube…