Cooking With Kate: Quick Fish Tacos with White Sauce and Spicy Slaw
White sauce and spicy slaw makes Our Director of Catering Kate Rudasill's Quick Fish Tacos extra delicious.
 

Quick Fish Tacos with White Sauce and Spicy Slaw

Ingredients
      • 10 small corn tortillas
      • 1 (19 oz) box frozen battered white fish fillets
      • Lime wedges, for serving
White Sauce                                               
      • ½ cup plain yogurt                                            
      • ½ cup Food Club mayonnaise                       
      • ½ cup Food Club sour cream                          
      • 2 tablespoons lime juice                                  
      • 2 tablespoons minced capers                         
      • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning                        
      • 1 teaspoon cumin
      • ½ teaspoon dill weed
      • ½ teaspoon garlic salt                                      
      • 1 teaspoon dry minced onion
      • pinch of cayenne pepper
Spicy Slaw:
      • 1 (10 oz) pkg shredded cole slaw
      • 1 tablespoon lime juice
      • 1 tablespoon honey
      • ¼ cup Food Club Italian dressing
      • ¼ small red onion, minced
      • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 425°F.
      • Wrap corn tortillas in foil.
      • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
      • Add frozen fish fillets in a single layer.
      • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
      • Remove pan, turn fillets over, return pan to the oven and add foil wrapped tortillas and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until fillets are hot and crispy.
      • Cut each fillet in half lengthwise. 
For white sauce:
      • Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
      • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
      • Chill until ready to serve.
 For spicy slaw:
      • Whisk together Italian dressing, honey, and lime juice. In a large bowl, mix shredded slaw, red onion, and cilantro.
      • Add dressing and toss to coat.
      • Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
Assemble tacos:
      • Add crispy fish fillet to a tortilla, top with slaw and a spoonful of white sauce.
      • Serve with lime wedges.
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View other recipes from Kate Rudasill,  Director of Catering for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
Cooking with Kate: BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Pineapple and Cilantro
Are you looking to liven up that Brookshire Brothers Rotisserie Chicken that you picked up for a quick dinner? We've got these quick and easy BBQ chicken quesadillas with pineapple and cilantro to freshen up rotisserie chicken from our Director of Catering Kate Rudasill.

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Pineapple and Cilantro

Ingredients
      • 8 Fresh Harvest flour tortillas, fajita-size
      • 4 tablespoons Food Club barbeque sauce
      • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken (original or barbeque flavored)
      • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
      • ½ cup fresh pineapple, in bite-sized pieces
      • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
      • 2 cups Food Club shredded Monterrey jack cheese
      • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened
      • Food Club sour cream, for serving
Directions
      • Preheat a cast-iron grill pan (medium-high heat), gas or charcoal grill, or electric griddle to 375°F.
      • Sprinkle 1 tortilla with ¼ cup shredded cheese.
      • Add shredded chicken, sliced red onion, pineapple pieces, and chopped cilantro.
      • Add small dots of barbeque sauce evenly around toppings (about 1 tablespoon per quesadilla).
      • Sprinkle with another ¼ cup of shredded cheese.
      • Top with another tortilla.
      • Spread softened butter on outsides of both tortillas.
      • Grill or griddle for 2-4 minutes on each side or until tortillas are crisp and cheese is melted.
      • Slice in triangles and serve immediately with sour cream and more cilantro.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your BBQ Chicken Quesadilla needs!
 

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill,  Director of Catering for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
Cooking With Kate: Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup
Ingredients
      • 2 tablespoons oil
      • 2 tablespoons butter
      • 1 medium onion, small dice
      • 2-3 carrots, small dice
      • 2-3 stalks celery, small dice
      • 3 cloves garlic, minced
      • 1 small can enchilada sauce or 1/4 cup ketchup
      • 3 cups shredded chicken
      • 4 cups (1 quart) chicken broth
      • 1 packet taco seasoning
      • 2 tablespoons dried guacamole seasoning or dried cilantro
      • 2 tablespoons cumin
      • 1 can Rotel, mild, not drained
      • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
      • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
      • 2-3 cups frozen yellow corn
      • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
      • 4 oz cream cheese
Directions
      • In a soup pot, over medium-high heat, add oil and butter. Sauté onion, carrots, celery until soft. Add garlic, enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, chicken broth, taco seasoning, dried guacamole seasoning, cumin, Rotel tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, and yellow corn.
      • Simmer 20 minutes or until well heated.
Add and mix in until melted:
      • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
      • 4 oz cream cheese
*Serve with Fritos or crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and sour cream.
 
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View other recipes from Kate Rudasill,  Director of Catering for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
Cooking With Kate: One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
Ingredients
      • 2 tablespoons olive oil
      • 1 lb. chicken breasts, thawed
      • 1 package taco seasoning or 3 tablespoons fajita seasoning
      • 1 medium onion, small diced
      • 2 bell peppers (green, red, orange, or yellow), small diced
      • 3 cloves garlic, minced
      • 2 cups chicken broth
      • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
      • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (Rotel)
      • 8 oz uncooked pasta (penne, rotini, fusilli, gemelli, farfalle, campanelle, cavatappi, or orecchiette)
      • ½ teaspoon salt
      • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Directions
      • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with half of the taco seasoning. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat in a large skillet with a lid. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook, without stirring, until one side is browned, about 1-2 minutes. Turn the chicken to the other side and cook until browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
      • In the same skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over high heat. When the oil is very hot again, add the onions, bell peppers, and the rest of the taco seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are slightly blackened. Turn heat to low, add minced garlic, and stir until fragrant and well combined, about 30 seconds. Remove the veggies to the plate/bowl with the chicken.
      • In the same skillet, add the chicken broth, cream or half and half, diced tomatoes, uncooked pasta, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 10-12 minutes (depending on your pasta shape) until pasta is al dente and liquid is mostly absorbed. Add the chicken, peppers, and onion back to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
      • Serve immediately with steamed/roasted vegetables or a green salad.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your fajita needs!
 

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill,  Director of Catering for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
 
Cooking With Kate: The Luck of the Irish…
Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1601 before the US was a country? Now, more than 1600 years after the life of St. Patrick, we commemorate Irish and Irish-American culture on March 17th by wearing green clothing, eating green foods, and having a pint of Guinness, Harp, or Smithwick’s. Here are two St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes! Check out your local Brookshire Brothers and Brookshire Brothers Anywhere for great deals!
 Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Makes 12-15 servings.
 Ingredients
      • 2 tablespoons minced garlic, fresh or jarred
      • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
      • 3 (6.5 oz) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
      • 1 (10 oz) jar premade Alfredo sauce
      • 8 ozs. shredded mozzarella cheese
      • 3 ozs. shredded Parmesan cheese (not the grated cheese in the can!)
      • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
      • Pretzels, crostini, crackers, and/or chips, for serving
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8” X 8” glass baking dish.
      • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended. Spread mixture in the greased baking dish.
      • Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until dip is hot and bubbly and the cheese is melted.
      • Serve warm with pretzels, crackers, chips, and/or crostini.

Irish Coffee Cupcakes

Rich, espresso-infused chocolate cupcakes with Whiskey Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting
Makes 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
      • 1 (15.25 oz) box Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix
      • 3 large eggs
      • 1 cup warm water
      • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (Medaglia D’Oro is a good brand!)
      • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Frosting Ingredients 
      • 3 sticks (12 ozs.) salted butter, room temperature
      • 1 ½ lbs. (24 ozs.) powdered sugar, sifted
      • 1 tablespoon good quality vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
      • ¼ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor
      • ¼ cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 24-count muffin cup pan with paper cupcake liners.
To make the cupcake batter – In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix warm water and espresso powder until dissolved. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, espresso, and vegetable oil until blended. Add cake mix and mix until combined. Divide batter evenly between the 24 cupcake liners (they should be about ¾ full). Bake in the preheated oven for 18-25 minutes or until the cupcake springs back slightly when gently pressed. Let cool completely before frosting.
To make the buttercream frosting – In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed for 7-8 minutes. Change the speed to low and slowly add in the sifted powdered sugar. Continue mixing until the sugar is fully incorporated. Add in vanilla, Bailey’s and Jameson whiskey and mix until incorporated. Turn the mixer back up to medium-high speed and beat the buttercream for an additional 7-8 minutes. If the buttercream is too thick, add in more Bailey’s, one teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes and serve.
Note: Frosting can be stored for up to three days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Before using, bring frosting to room temperature and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
 For all of your St. Patrick's Day needs visit your local Brookshire Brothers.
 

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill, Coordinator for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
 
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
 
Cooking With Kate: Super Simple, Super Game Day Food
The BIG game is coming up this Sunday, February 2nd. Whether you watch the game for the football, the halftime show, or mute the game and just watch the commercials – one thing that makes it a great Super Bowl party is the food! Super Bowl snacks are legendary…and these three recipes are just what you need to keep the food prep simple and quick. Check out your local Brookshire Brothers for other great deals on all of your Super Bowl snacks!
 
Cooking With Kate: Super Simple, Super Game Day Food
 

Bacon-Wrapped Crackers

Makes 12-15 servings.
Ingredients
      • 1 sleeve Club crackers
      • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
      • 1 lb thinly sliced bacon
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 250°F.
      • Lay the crackers face up on a large rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
      • Sprinkle evenly with grated Parmesan. Cut the bacon in half to make 3-4” pieces.
      • Wrap each cracker with a slice of bacon, being careful to not disturb the shredded cheese.
      • Place the bacon-wrapped crackers on the rack.
      • Bake at 250°F for 2 hours or until crackers are crisp and bacon is cooked through.
      • Serve warm or room temperature.

Mini Buffalo Chicken Cups

Makes 12-15 servings.
Ingredients
      • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
      • ½ cup hot sauce (Frank’s or other)
      • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
      • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
      • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
      • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
      • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing
      • ½ cup Food Club biscuit / baking mix
      • ½ cup milk                                                            
      • 2 eggs
      • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
      • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
      • additional sauce (for drizzle)
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 375°F.
      • Spray a muffin cup pan with non-stick cooking spray.
      • In a small bowl, mix melted butter, hot sauce, seasoned salt and pepper to make Buffalo sauce.
      • In a medium bowl, mix shredded chicken, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing.
      • Pour about half to three-fourths of the Buffalo sauce (reserve remaining for serving) into chicken mixture. Mix until combined.  
      • In a medium bowl, mix together baking mix, milk, and eggs with whisk or fork until blended.
      • Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup chicken mixture.
      • Spoon 1 tablespoon batter over chicken mixture in each muffin cup.
      • Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops are golden brown.
      • Cool 5-10 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a serving tray.
      • Top with blue cheese, chopped cilantro and a drizzle of reserved Buffalo sauce.
      • Serve warm.

Roasted Corn Dip

Makes 8-12 servings.
Ingredients
      • 16 ozs. mayonnaise
      • 8 ozs. sour cream
      • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
      • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
      • 24 ozs. frozen corn and bell pepper blend
      • 4 green onions, finely chopped
Directions
      • Mix mayo, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl.
      • Add corn/pepper mix and sliced green onions.
      • Mix well.
      • Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve or up to 3 days.
      • Serve with assorted chips and crackers.
For all of your game day needs visit your local Brookshire Brothers.

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill, Coordinator for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
Cooking with Kate: Back to School
With the summer heat ramping up the past few weeks, it is hard to believe that the new school year is just around the corner! Turn the back to school blues into back to school bliss with these simple tips to make busy school days stress free.
 
  • Encourage lunch planning. Create a template with your child's name, day of the week, and meal. Complete this every Sunday night before the next week and encourage input from your kids! This also allows for your kids to help pack and prepare meals.
  • Invest in compartmentalized to-go containers. Do you have little ones who struggle to open zipper bags and prepackaged snacks? Make lunches easy by using containers that keep food separate, but are easily opened.
  • Cook ahead and freeze for later. Make a week's worth of meals - sandwiches, wraps, etc. - and freeze until needed. This works great for PB&J or meat and cheese, without the veggies. Wrap each sandwich in plastic or place in a sandwich bag before placing in the freezer.
  • Free yourself from sandwiches. If you dread the thought of making hundreds of sandwiches this school year, try creative ideas such as homemade pizza rolls, cheese and sausage quiche, or ham and cheese rollups.
  • Tame the afternoon hunger. For the after school snacks, store fresh fruit, nuts, veggie straws, crackers or our favorite, Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars (see recipe below), in a basket or clear bin on the lowest shelf in your pantry for easy access.

Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

A stack of granola bards
 
Ingredients
      • ¼ cup butter
      • ¼ cup brown sugar
      • ¼ cup honey
      • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 2 cups quick oats (do not substitute rolled oats)
      • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
      • pinch of salt
      • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
      • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
Directions
      • Lightly coat an 8” X 8” pan with non-stick spray.
      • Heat butter, brown sugar, and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
      • Cook until melted and sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
      • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
      • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, cereal, and salt. Pour hot sugar mixture over cereal mixture and stir until well combined.
      • Fold in marshmallows.
      • Pour into prepared pan and press down firmly.
      • Sprinkle chocolate chips over top and press them into mixture.
      • Chill pan in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes, until bars are set but not hard. Using a sharp knife, slice into 10-12 bars.
      • Remove bars from pan and wrap individually in plastic or place in snack-size zipper bags.
      • Bars can be stored at room temperature for up to a week.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your back to school lunch and snack needs!
 

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill, Coordinator for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
 
 
Cooking With Kate: Summer Produce Bounty
Happy National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! I LOVE this time of the year for the sheer abundance and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables! Celebrate the bounties of summer by visiting your local Brookshire Brothers to pick up all the produce for one of these three great recipes!
 

Italian Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables in a glass pan on a blue table
*Makes 8-10 servings
 Ingredients
      • 1 large yellow or red onion
      • 1 yellow bell pepper
      • 1 red bell pepper
      • 1 green bell pepper
      • 3 zucchini
      • 3 yellow summer squash
      • 2 bunches asparagus spears
      • 8 ounces mushrooms
      • 1 carton grape tomatoes
      • ¼ cup olive oil
      • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
      • 8 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
      • Salt and pepper, to taste
 Directions
      • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
      • Wash all produce.
      • Cut onion into large chunks.
      • Remove cores from bell peppers and cut into 1-inch pieces.
      • Slice zucchini and squash in half lengthwise, and then slice into ½-inch pieces.
      • Trim asparagus spears and slice into 1-inch pieces.
      • Cut mushrooms in half. Add cut vegetables to 2 large, rimmed cookie sheets.
      • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
      • Toss to coat and spread into an even layer.
      • Roast vegetables for 20 minutes.
      • Stir well.
      • Add grape tomatoes to the mix.
      • Continue roasting for an additional 10-25 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender.
      • Serve warm.
 

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

*Makes 12-16 servings
 Ingredients
      • 8 ounces miniature Farfalle or other short, shaped pasta, uncooked
      • 2 (15 ounce) cans grilled corn
      • 1 large avocado
      • 3 green onions, sliced thinly
      • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
      • ½ fresh jalapeno, finely chopped
      • 1 (3 ounce) package cooked bacon pieces
      • ½ cup Queso Fresco, crumbled
For the dressing:
      • ½ cup real mayonnaise
      • 1 lime, zested and juiced
      • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
      • ¼ teaspoon paprika
      • ½ teaspoon chili powder
      • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or hot sauce
      • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
 Directions
      • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
      • Drain and rinse under cold water.
      • Lay cooked pasta onto a sheet pan so that it can dry.
      • Open cans of grilled corn and drain well.
      • Peel and chop the avocado into small pieces, thinly slice the green onions, coarsely chop the cilantro, and very finely chop the jalapeno.
      • Crumble the cheese into small pieces.
      • In a large bowl combine the completely dry and cooled pasta, drained corn, avocado, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, bacon, and cheese.
      • In a small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk together until completely combined.
      • Toss dressing with the salad until everything is well-coated.
      • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving.
*NOTE: If making this salad ahead of time, mix together but omit the avocado and cheese. Chill until ready to serve and add the avocado and cheese right before serving.
 

Spicy Pineapple Mango Salsa

*Makes 12 servings
Ingredients
      • 1 cup chopped peeled mango, about 2 mangoes
      • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces
      • ½ cup red onion, minced
      • ½ cup diced sweet red, orange, or yellow pepper
      • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
      • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
      • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
      • 2 limes, juiced
      • Salt, to taste
      • Tortilla chips, for serving
Directions
      • Combine diced mangoes, pineapple, red onion, sweet peppers, cilantro, green onions, and jalapeno.
      • Squeeze in lime juice and add salt.
      • Stir to combine.
      • Chill for at least one hour before serving with tortilla chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish.

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Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill, Coordinator for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers

 
Cooking with Kate: Easter Potluck Recipes
It’s finally springtime and Easter is right around the corner! Both are wonderful reasons to round up friends and family for a potluck lunch. One of my favorite potluck dishes? Deviled eggs! What I don’t love? Peeling the boiled eggs to make deviled eggs! Here are some tips for foolproof peeling:
 
    • Use “aged” eggs! In older eggs, the outside membrane has started loosening from the shell which makes them easier to peel once cooked.
    • Boil the water first, and then add your eggs (gently!). The shock of the hot water causes the egg proteins to seize up and set more quickly away from the shell (and thus makes for easier peeling!)
    • Simmer the eggs for just 11-12 minutes. Overcooked eggs = dried out yolks and whites.
    • Give them a soak in an ice bath. PRO TIP: Gently crack the shells before adding the boiled eggs to the cold water. This will allow a little water to seep between the egg and shell before you peel them.
    • For stuffed eggs, chill completely (at least 2-3 hours) before slicing. Egg whites that are slightly warm will tear easily.

Cajun Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Deviled Eggs on a Platter

Ingredients
    • 1 dozen eggs, preferably not fresh
    • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 2-3 tablespoons sour cream
    • 1-2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chives or green onion, minced
    • 3 ozs. cooked bacon pieces, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Smoked paprika, for garnish
Leftover hardboiled Easter eggs? Use them up in these top five recipes.
 
 Directions
    • Boil eggs, using the tricks above, to hard cook.
    • Remove shells by peeling.
    • Chill at least 2 hours before cutting in half and removing the yolks.
    • Place the yolks in a medium bowl; add mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream, and red wine vinegar.
    • Use a fork or whisk to mash the yolks with the other ingredients. (Note: Depending on the size of your eggs, you might need to add more/less mayo and sour cream to get to a creamy consistency.)
    • Add chives or green onions, chopped bacon, Cajun or Creole seasoning, and salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well.
    • Spoon or pipe into egg white halves.
    • Sprinkle with smoked paprika.
    • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
 *Makes 24 deviled eggs
 

A mom and dad with two young daughters sitting down to an Easter meal outside. One of the girls is excitedly reaching to take the most beautiful Easter egg out of a basket on the table.

Stroll into spring with more potluck recipes from Kate!
 

BLT Dip

Ingredients
    • 8 ozs. mayonnaise
    • 8 ozs. sour cream
    • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 12 ozs. sliced bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled, divided
    • 4-5 green onions, finely sliced
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon (or more) ground black pepper
    • 2 cups finely shredded lettuce
    • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
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 Directions
    • Set aside ½ cup crumbled bacon for top of dip.
    • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, shredded cheese, remaining crumbled bacon, green onions, garlic powder, and black pepper.
    • Mix until well combined, add more seasoning if desired.
    • Spread sour cream mixture onto a large serving platter or into a glass serving dish.
    • Sprinkle with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and reserved crumbled bacon.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    • Serve with assorted crackers, pita chips, or bagel crisps.
*Makes 8-10 servings
 
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your Easter needs!
  

View other recipes from Kate Rudasill, Coordinator for 1921 Catering by Brookshire Brothers.
Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.
 
Cooking with Kate: Pour and Explore – A Trip Down Under…
We recently partnered with a vineyard in Australia for a multi-course dinner where we were able to research Australian cuisine and food culture. These two popular recipes from the dinner are simple to put together, with readily available ingredients. Try a small taste of Australia sometime soon!
 
 

Australian Sausage Roll

Popular in Australia and New Zealand, these sausage rolls are eaten for breakfast, lunch, and as appetizers at parties. They are delicious warm or room temperature.
 
Ingredients
1 pound pork sausageAustralian Sausage Rolls
¾ cup onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup flour, reserved for rolling out pastry
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Don't forget to check your weekly ad or the latest digital coupons for extra savings on the ingredients!
 
Directions 
    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, onion, basil, chives, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined. 
    • Lightly dust the counter with a small amount of flour. Roll out the sheet of puff pastry into a 12x15 inch rectangle.
    • Slice it across the middle so you have two 6x15 inch rectangles. Brush each longer edge with the egg wash.
    • Using your hands, divide the sausage mixture in half. Form a long log of sausage along the edge of the dough of each rectangle.
    • Roll it up and press the edge to seal. No need to seal the ends because you want the grease to cook out.
    • Place each roll on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  
    • Brush the entire roll with the egg wash and then sprinkle the tops with paprika, white and black sesame seeds.
    • Place in oven and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
    • When the 20 minutes is up, remove from oven and tip pan to drain grease.  
    • Increase heat to 375°F and bake for another 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
    • Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes.
    • Slice into 2 inch pieces and serve.
 *Don't worry the sausage cooks in the pastry.
 

Anzac Biscuits

These nationally-famous cookies have a long-standing history with Australia’s ANZAC Day – originally a day of remembrance for the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought in the first World War, it is now a day of remembrance to honor all servicemen and women.
 
Australian Anzac Biscuits / Cookies
 
Ingredients 
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
¾ cup shredded or flaked sweetened coconut
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup or dark corn syrup
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water
 
Directions
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    • Line sheet pans with parchment paper.
    • In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, sugar, salt, and coconut.
    • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and dark corn/golden syrup until mixture is bubbling.
    • In a large bowl, combine the baking soda and boiling water, then stir in the hot butter mix. Be prepared: the mixture will bubble up energetically.
    • Stir the butter mixture into the dry ingredients until mixed.
    • Drop the dough, by teaspoonful, onto the prepared baking sheets. Leave at least 1 1/2" between them; they will spread quite a bit.
    • Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until they are a deep mahogany brown; the cookies are meant to be crisp/crunchy and dark brown, not chewy/light brown.
    • Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool them on the baking sheets.
    • Store, well wrapped, for a week or so at room temperature; freeze for longer storage.
    • Yield: about 3 dozen 2 1/2" cookies.
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Kate knows food. She grew up with the Southern tradition of good food with the hospitality to match.  A graduate of Texas A & M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate’s greatest joy is bringing people together over a scrumptious meal.

 

 

  
 

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