recipes

Recipe: Kenny and Ziggy’s Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

March 24, 2022 | By

The food served during the eight-day celebration of Passover, which starts on April 15 this year, has deep symbolism.

6 Pumpkin Recipes to Try Now

November 13, 2020 | By June Naylor

Sure, pumpkin pie is tasty, but let’s not limit the bright-orange gourd to a brief appearance at the Thanksgiving table. As these Texas chefs and creators from top restaurants and tourist destinations prove with their innovative recipes, pumpkin can be spicy, savory, crunchy, and deep-fried, too.

Step Up Your Kitchen Game with These Texas Cookbooks

April 8, 2020 | By Amanda Ogle

While it’s more important than ever to support local restaurants, this is also an opportune time to improve your skills in the kitchen. These five cookbooks are by Texans, for Texans, and explore a wide range of cuisine, from barbecue to Tex-Mex to Southern. Not only do these books break down the recipes, they include tips, techniques, and suggested tools, so even beginners can create culinary masterpieces.

11 Classic Comfort Food Recipes to Cook at Home

April 1, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

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.

New Book Shares Stories of Aransas County’s Culinary History

May 15, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Full of recipes and anecdotes, the tome dives into this Gulf Coast region’s food culture

Hye Market’s Fermented Peach Salsa Recipe

May 9, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

Matt Church is chef at the historic Hye Market in Hye, between Stonewall and Johnson City—in the heart of Texas Hill Country peach orchards.

Mattie’s at Green Pastures Pimento Cheese Recipe

March 20, 2018 | By

Mary Faulk Koock, the third of five children of Mattie and Henry Faulk and the original proprietor of Green Pastures Restaurant, wrote The Texas Cookbook: From barbecue to banquet—an informal view of dining and entertaining the Texas way, published in 1965. This is an updated version of Koock’s recipe for “cheese filling,” which contains pimentos and hard-boiled eggs.

“The Austin Cookbook” Showcases the City’s Essential Recipes

March 15, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Holiday Comfort Food Recipes from Your Favorite Texas Chefs

November 7, 2017 | By

The spectacular cooks featured in our coverage of Texas holiday meal traditions also shared the secrets of their favorite dishes.

Melon menu

July 17, 2017 | By

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit. No cookout or poolside outing is complete without it.

Mouth-watering beef recipes

June 22, 2017 | By

 
If traversing the Chisholm Trail has upped your hankering for beef, the Texas Beef Council is happy to sate your cravings.

Make Time for Tea Cakes

October 14, 2016 | By Lori Moffatt

In her new cookbook From Tea Cakes to Tamales: Third-Generation Texas Recipes, journalist and former Texas Highways editor Nola McKey returns to her roots as she explores how recipes, cooking, and food bring families and communities together.

‘Holidaze in a Glass”

December 18, 2015 | By Lori Moffatt

Most cocktail recipes call for a dash or two of Angostura bitters, but this lush and spicy number uses the bitters as a base spirit.

National Deviled Egg Day

November 2, 2015 | By Anthony Head

Just heard. It’s National Deviled Egg Day.

A Trio of Madeira Cocktails

July 24, 2015 | By

Thomas Jefferson and Sam Houston probably drank their Madeira straight (and so can you, of course), but the wine—which is fortified, heated, and aged in oak barrels— also makes an intriguing addition to cocktails, as I discovered recently during a series of experiments with friends.

Praline Daze

June 24, 2015 | By

One of the great pleasures of being in Texas (and the South) is the bounty of pecans.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Food

May 5, 2015 | By

Buffet of Fortune

December 31, 2014 | By

Like many, the New Year is welcomed with a buffet of hope for good fortune. The greens for money, the beans for good luck and more.

Recipes: Deviled Eggs

March 3, 2014 | By Anthony Head

Deviled eggs may be the perfect party food. Portable, protein-packed, inexpensive, pretty, and easy to make, these little nuggets of deliciousness can stand up to myriad flavor combinations, from basic (mayo, mustard, pickle relish) to exotic (cream, truffle oil, pink peppercorns).

Pumpkin Flan

October 29, 2013 | By Lois M. Rodriguez

Pumpkin pie can hold its own (and it’s one of my all-time favorites), but this pumpkin flan is the pie’s more delicate and moist cousin.

Tex-Mex Enchiladas

February 7, 2013 | By

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