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11 Classic Comfort Food Recipes to Cook at Home

11 Classic Comfort Food Recipes to Cook at Home

As COVID-19 keeps Texans at home, there’s never been a better time to cook up comfort food. Expand your recipe repertoire with these hits from the Texas Highways archives.

Shake Up Your Routine with These 6 Cocktail Recipes

Shake Up Your Routine with These 6 Cocktail Recipes

Texas Highways also has a collection of cocktail recipes to share from our archives. Because liquor stores and grocery stores remain open during this time as essential businesses, you should be able to access (or get delivered to your door) everything you need to make these simple drinks.

Celebrate Fourth of July with These Tasty Recipes

Celebrate Fourth of July with These Tasty Recipes

Whether you plan to spend Independence Day with a cookout, barbecue, or picnic, we’ve got crowd-pleasing recipes that are sure to keep your guests satisfied.  

10 Can’t-Miss Beach Eats of the Gulf Coast

10 Can’t-Miss Beach Eats of the Gulf Coast

Whether you’re a beach bum or you’ve never felt the sand between your toes, you’ll be craving a trip to the Gulf Coast after learning the stories behind these 10 iconic beach eats

How to Make the Most of Texas Peach Season

How to Make the Most of Texas Peach Season

As summer begins, so will annual pilgrimages to roadside stands and farmers markets where popular varieties of Texas’ succulent freestone peaches arrive in successive waves through Labor Day. Those peaches set a national standard for sweet-ness, and—here’s the really good news—they are mostly reserved for Texans.

What the Heck is Ranch Water?

What the Heck is Ranch Water?

You can belly up to any bar in West Texas, whether it’s a dark dive or a glamorous hotel, and, without even glancing at a menu, order a ranch water. Heck, these days, you can do that at pretty much any bar in Texas. The simple cocktail has developed quite the fan base, and it’s led to contested origin stories and bubbling debate about the proper ingredients.

How to Make Chile Macho

How to Make Chile Macho

A longside traditional barbecue sauces and fixins, an unusual accoutrement kicks things up a notch at Come and Take It BBQ in Alpine. A salsa with origins in Northern Mexico known as chile macho graces the eatery’s
tables, as it does many across West Texas. Owner Scott Turner uses a chile macho recipe he learned from his childhood best friend’s mother, Terlingua resident Dominga Acosta.

This South Texas Olive Orchard Feels Like a Mediterranean Oasis

This South Texas Olive Orchard Feels Like a Mediterranean Oasis

Visits to Italy in 1994 and Spain in ’99 inspired
Winokur to recreate that Mediterranean setting in her home state, just south of San Antonio. After living in Manhattan for 14 years, taking art classes and illustrating children’s books, she had returned to Texas to help take care of family. “I’m a sixth-generation Texan, and most of my folks ranched, so certainly I wanted to have cattle, but I also wanted to do something else,” she says. “It seemed to me that olives could be a good crop for Texas.

Opa’s Smokehouse in Fredericksburg Has Kept Generations of Customers Coming Back for More

Opa’s Smokehouse in Fredericksburg Has Kept Generations of Customers Coming Back for More

The Opa’s story began in 1947 when Arno Schwethelm, a merchant and rancher from Comfort, gave a small meat market to his daughter Ruby and son-in-law Milton Edwards as a wedding present. The young couple renovated the building and established their meat market as Fredericksburg Lockers’ Inc.

Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Give Campfire Cooking a Try

Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Give Campfire Cooking a Try

That was more than a decade ago, when my husband David Norman and I moved from Manhattan to a staggeringly beautiful property in the Hill Country. But what we lacked in frontier skills, we made up for in enthusiasm. So we drove our truck over the cattle guard and dove in.

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to stick on the shelf, their name in a register at the highest point in Texas. To help you achieve those goals, we’ve compiled a list of only-in-our-state pursuits you need to check off before another summer speeds by.

More to Ponder

More to Ponder

My dining party is enjoying our cobbler when a clang pierces the hum of lunch conversations at Ranchman’s Cafe in Ponder, a small North Texas town 10 miles west of Denton.

National Deviled Egg Day

National Deviled Egg Day

Just heard. It’s National Deviled Egg Day.

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