News — food stuff

Lunch on the Back Porch.

Matthew Potter

Tags food stuff, hot and spicy, New Product

We love the back porch at the shop...especially on days like these. We test all our rubs many times back here before they go to the shelf. It gives us a chance to get our customer's feedback and let's face it, we'll use any excuse to bust out the charcoal and fire up the pit. Speaking of pits, we've got a big Gator Pit smoker that can handle a ton of meat but isn't exactly ideal for a few chicken breasts or a steak. By customer recommendation, we went with a Pit Barrel Cooker and have been loving it. Holds temp great...

Eight Minute Cheesecake

Matthew Potter

Tags desserts, food stuff, recipes

Recently some of our favorite customers came by the shop and brought us a beautiful cheesecake made especially for us....topped with strawberries and blueberries, it was not only delicious but looked like it had taken a longtime to make....I love cheesecake but am chronically short on time for making things like cheesecakes....if you find yourself in the same time crunch, here's a great recipe for cheesecake that you can make in 8 minutes according to the recipe card in my wife's recipe file...I don't know where the recipe came from and I'm certainly not claiming ownership of this but I can tell you it is delicious and perfect...

Hatch Chile Festival

Matthew Potter

Tags chiles, events, food stuff

Drop whatever you’re doing and head to Hatch, New Mexico for this weekend’s annual Hatch Chile Festival…’s a link to the festival website, .  From our shop in Old Town Spring, it’s a smooth 810 miles so you might be rolling in a little late for this year’s event.  But if you enjoy beautiful scenery and great tasting food made from the big green chiles they ground around Hatch (there isn’t really a Hatch chile, no matter what HEB says) then make a plan to attend next year….or better yet, make a plan to go after this weekend…’s 89...

Steaks in the Skillet

Matthew Potter

Tags food stuff, recipes

A cast iron skillet, a couple of ribeyes and a simple sauce make for a great way to enjoy that next steak you’ve promised yourself.  Here at Simply Texas, we enjoy steaks on the grill but every now and then, it’s fun to try something a little different.  If you’re on board with that, try this recipe some time.   You can put the skillet on a hot grill or to keep it simple, try this out on your stovetop.  - 2 ribeyes, cut to 1 ½” thickness, about 1 pound each,  would be our preference but any thick cut, marbled steak...

Dried Chiles Become Pureed Peppers

Matthew Potter

Tags chiles, food stuff, hot and spicy, recipes

These chiles have been drying on my kitchen counter for a couple weeks and needed a home...too many times my excess peppers end up lost and forgotten.....I am not sure what variety these are as they were harvested off a plant given us by our friends Denise and Leroy....all I can tell you is they are hot and flavorful....anyway, we've got lots of dried, ground chiles at the shop so I decided this small handful of chiles needed to take on a different life so how about some pureed peppers?  Here's what I did and I was really happy with the results.... - split the chiles and...