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Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day is upon us once again and like me, many of you will be firing up the grill and popping open a cold one to celebrate the long weekend. While you are enjoying all of the yummy goodness let's not forget what this day is really about. Over the last few years I have… Continue reading Memorial Day Recipes

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Frito Pie Casserole

If you have ever been to a sporting event in Texas or taken part in Fiesta in San Antonio then you have probably at least heard of Frito Pie. It's pretty simple, you open a small bag of Frito's corn chips and then pour in chili and top it off with cheese and sour cream.… Continue reading Frito Pie Casserole

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Spicy Pad Thai Lettuce Wraps

This week I decided to combine two things that I really enjoy into one, while trying to make it slightly healthier. Me and my wife both enjoy pad Thai but we don't always enjoy the calories that come from the noodles in it. I've also always enjoyed those little Asian lettuce wraps that you can… Continue reading Spicy Pad Thai Lettuce Wraps

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Jalapeno “Firecracker” Poppers

  This past July 4th I decided to make my jalapeno poppers for our neighborhood get together. Well... Decided may be a bit of a stretch in this case. These poppers are pretty popular among my friends and they are something that happen to be requested quite a bit when we get together. So in… Continue reading Jalapeno “Firecracker” Poppers

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Southwest Meatloaf

  Meatloaf is one of those foods that everyone has had a love/hate relationship with in their life. It changes drastically based on what part of the country you are in and everyone has their own way of making it or thoughts on how it should taste. Should it have brown gravy or red sauce? Do… Continue reading Southwest Meatloaf

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Quick and Easy Chili Mac

I know that there are times when you just don't have the time to cook an elaborate meal but still want to make something good for yourself or your family. That's why every now and then I will try and put together something relatively quick and easy for you guys that can be cooked with little… Continue reading Quick and Easy Chili Mac

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Homemade Sloppy Joes (with a Texas Kick)

  If you are anything like me then the highlight of your day growing up was when you went to the cafeteria in elementary school and it was sloppy joe day. When I was a kid those old sloppy joes were a favorite of mine. They were usually served on a generic little white bun… Continue reading Homemade Sloppy Joes (with a Texas Kick)

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Southern Fried Chicken

You guys are probably thinking that for someone who claims to be from the south, I haven't put up many southern recipes. Well I figure that it's about time I shared a traditional southern recipe with you. So today I m going to share one that is near and dear to my heart. I'm going… Continue reading Southern Fried Chicken

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Carnitas Torta (Santa Fe Style)

I enjoy traveling around the country and visiting new places and most of all trying new foods. It seems like every place I go has their own unique flavor and local dish. One of my favorite places to visit is Santa Fe, New Mexico. The people are very nice and friendly, the scenery is beautiful with… Continue reading Carnitas Torta (Santa Fe Style)

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Out and About Review: Crispy’s Bar and Grill

Welcome to Cast Iron and Fires first official restaurant review. Before we get started just keep this in mind. I will never put up a negative review of a restaurant. If I don't care for it then I wont write about it. So if you see me review something, it's a safe bet that I really… Continue reading Out and About Review: Crispy’s Bar and Grill