Thaw your turkey now!


Handle and Store Turkey at a Safe Temperature Ensuring that your turkey is safe for consumption on Thanksgiving starts long before you actually begin cooking the bird. Proper handling and storage of your turkey at a safe temperature are just as important as cooking it correctly. Forget to do so and you may end up […]

Texans love green beans casserole for Thanksgiving

Del Monte's Classic Green Bean Casserole just in time in for Thanksgiving includes at least one surprising ingredient

Texas is ranked #14 in the U.S. for love of green-bean casserole, according to the Del Monte Green Bean Index. To conduct this study, bean counters at Del Monte — of the country’s iconic grower, distributor, and marketer of green beans and many other vegetables — asked 1,500 Americans to “go green bean” and rate […]

Thanksgiving Cocktails


APPLE PRESERVE MARGARITA 2 servings INGREDIENTS: • 3 ounces apple cider • 2 ounces silver tequila • 1 ounces Grand Marnier • 1/2 lime • Pinch of brown sugar • Pinch of cinnamon • 2 apple slice for garnish DIRECTIONS: 1. In a cocktail shaker, add the apple cider, tequila, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. […]

Mexican Sugar in Plano Celebrates Dia de los Muertos 

day of dead

Stop by Mexican Sugar on Saturday, Nov. 1 as they honor those who have passed with a Dia de los Muertos celebration. A face painter will be on-site from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. to offer traditional face art for staff and guests. Live music will be playing throughout the evening. The following $5 cocktails will be served all […]

Kids Eat Free

kids eat free

 Sunday Blue Mesa Grill: From 9am–3pm, kids 5 and younger eat free with the purchase of an adult entree (children 6–10 years are $6.95). Multiple locations. Dickey’s: Free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult meal. Free ice cream, as well! Ages 12 and younger. Multiple locations. Hard 8 BBQ: Kids 10 and under eat free all day […]

3 Gumbo recipes for a spicy hearty meal

“Gumbo-laya” Stew with Spicy Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp with Okra

Gumbo gained widespread popularity in America in the 1980s thanks to popular chef Justin Wilson, but the southern Louisiana dish dates back to the 18th century. Created by Louisiana Creole people and there are different versions of the dish, for example some feature seafood and others sausage and chicken. However, it is fairly standard for […]

3 Sausage Pizza Recipes for National Sausage Pizza Day

Italian Sausage & Caramelized Onion Pizza

Did you know 93% of Americans eat at least one pizza every month? I am certainly one as it is one of my favorite things! October 11 is National Sausage Pizza Day. Don’t go the easy route and pick up the phone to order the same ole pizza. Try your hand at making one of these […]

Great Food at the Texas State Fair


Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato by Butch Benavides   Chicken Fried Loaded Baked Potato A baked potato stuffed with butter, cheddar cheese and bacon is coated with a blend of spices and flour and deep fried. Served with ranch dressing for dipping. Deep Fried “Breakfast for Dinner” by Edna Sutton & Tom Grace A huge flour tortilla […]

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