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Shirley's Apricot Fried Pies

These tasty pastries can be baked instead of fried. Place pies on a lightly greased baking sheet, and bake at…

Life of Pie: Texas' most tempting treats

Few edibles rank as high among Texans in the category of necessary foods as pie. One of the dishes we…

Amaya’s Migas

“When I was a kid growing up in Corpus Christi, we used to eat migas for dinner during Lent,” remembers…

Bean Dip

Home-cooked frijoles refritos taste much better than the canned kind as a side dish. They taste great in bean dip,…

Spanish Sauce

Tex-Mex Spanish sauce is a tomato sauce with onions and a touch of chili powder added. It is lighter than…

Carne con Chile

Jorge Cortez at La Margarita in San Antonio remembers when his family made this Mexican beef and chile stew with…

Frijoles Refritos

The mashed potatoes of Tex-Mex, refried beans are served with almost everything. If you already have unseasoned cooked beans, this…

Flour Tortillas

Makes 8 tortillas

Homemade Lard

The idea here is pretty simple. You melt pork fat without browning it, then strain it to remove the bits…

Larry’s Cheese Enchiladas

Larry’s Mexican Restaurant is frozen in time, as are many other things about the “Twin Cities” of Richmond and Rosenberg.…

King Ranch Casserole

Most versions of this popular entree involve Ro-Tel tomatoes and canned soup. So what if it’s not exactly gourmet fare?…
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