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Hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting and crushed pecans on top sitting on an orange cake stand.

Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake Recipe

This popular southern Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake is an moist and flavorful layer cake. Made with ripe banana, perfectly sweet pineapple,...

Bowl filled with salad greens topped with sliced strawberries, crumbled feta, sliced red onions and chopped pecans.

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

This beautiful summer Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is packed with fresh juicy strawberries, pecans, feta and drizzled with a healthy poppyseed dressing. Easy, colorful, and...

Hibiscus margarita in a glass rimmed with sugar and garnished with a lime wedge.

Hibiscus Margarita

Easy to make, this Hibiscus Margarita is made from Hibiscus simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and tequila. Perfectly sweet, tart, and a beautiful dark...

Garlic bulbs spread out, some with tip cut off to reveal cloves inside.

Best Garlic Substitutes

There could be several reasons why you’re looking for the best garlic substitutes. Maybe you’re in the process of cooking and realized you’re out...

Cast iron skillet with ribeye steak, garlic and rosemary.

Cast Iron Ribeye Steak

This cast iron ribeye steak is a great quick and easy family dinner recipe. Tender, juicy beef with a gorgeous sear all made in...

Cup of homemade mangonada served with a tamarindo straw.


This Mangonada is a popular Mexican drink made with layers of frozen, sweet mango with a tangy, spicy chamoy and tajin. Serve with a...

Headshot of Serene Herrera cooking in kitchen.

welcome to my kitchen!

Welcome to my Texas Kitchen. My name is Serene Herrera. I love tacos, queso and BBQ. Tex Mex is my favorite, and I comfort myself with classic Southern foods. I am here to share my love of Texas foods with all y’all. So that you can feel excited to get into the kitchen to create home cooked meals for your family!

About Me

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