October 23, 2011

Brisket, Two Ways: Part 1

This weekend, I took a shot at one of my favorite Texas meals. Barbecue is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. It's right up there with steak, fajitas, chicken fried steak, and sweets of all kinds. It is something that absolutely must be mastered before I leave Texas in less than year. For my friends in Tennessee, this is a totally different type of barbecue than you are used to. That is not pork you see in that picture. It is beef brisket. And you cannot judge brisket by what you find at the barbecue restaurants in Tennessee. It is simply NOT the same.

October 19, 2011

Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This is my first ever attempt at decorating a cake. It's definitely not perfect, but as first tries go, I think it turned out pretty good! I asked Drew for cake decorating supplies for my birthday. So, on my birthday, I printed out some coupons, and Drew took me to Michaels. It was VERY exciting!

October 14, 2011

Chili, Salsa, and Cornbread

First, I'm terribly sorry for the long, long time since my last post. There have been lots of tests going on the last couple weeks. I have been doing lots of cooking, though, and I've taken pictures of all of it, so as  soon as I have time to write them all up, I have lots to share! This week, I even baked and decorated an AWESOME chocolate cake.

A few weekends ago, Drew and I had some friends over, and I was craving salsa, so we decided to have chili, cornbread, and chips and salsa. Drew kinda cheats when there are chips and salsa available. This salsa is totally addicting, though. So, you can't blame him.