Cooking with Ease: A Memorable Memorial Day Menu

Cooking with Ease: A Memorable Memorial Day Menu

Rockwall, TX (May 17, 2024) – I’ll never forget the first Memorial Day that our son, Micah, spent at home as active military. At 25, he is now a Captain in the Air Force. He’s finishing his training as an F15 Strike Eagle pilot next month. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2020 […]

Cooking with Ease: Love is…

Cooking with Ease: Love is…

Rockwall, TX (February 7, 2024) – I am going to tell my age here, but growing up I always rushed to pull the comic section from the newspaper. My mom went for the TV Guide, my dad went for sports, and I grabbed the comics. My favorites were Garfield, Cathy, Peanuts, Blondie, Family Circle, and […]

Cooking with Ease: Host a holiday cookie swap

Cooking with Ease: Host a holiday cookie swap

Rockwall, TX (November 21, 2023) – “It’s the holiday season (the holiday season). So hoop-de-do and dickory dock.” Such a fun time of year. Celebrating, shopping, singing, and cooking all the holiday foods. One of my favorite events is a good old-fashioned cookie swap. They used to be so popular and have faded over the […]

Cooking With Ease: King Ranch Casserole

Cooking With Ease: King Ranch Casserole

Rockwall, TX (September 28, 2023) – At this point, I think we can safely say the 100-degree days are behind us. For me, this means casseroles, soups, stews, chili, cornbread, cobblers, and all the other fall things. Growing up, my mom made this casserole almost weekly. It was one of her go-to meals. It’s easy, […]

Cooking with Ease: Make-ahead meals for busy, back-to-school mornings

Cooking with Ease: Make-ahead meals for busy, back-to-school mornings

Rockwall, TX (August 7, 2023) – Embarking on a new school year requires lots of preparation: clothes, shoes, supplies, athletic gear, haircuts, and easy meal ideas for little and big ones to grab on the way out the door. I am not a morning person, so breakfast is always the hardest. I often look for make-ahead […]

Cooking With Ease – A Different Story: Oven Baked Brisket Tacos

Cooking With Ease – A Different Story: Oven Baked Brisket Tacos

Rockwall, TX (June 24, 2023) – Most people that read this will already know what my day job is. My husband and I run one of Rockwall County’s oldest family-owned cattle farms. We raise cattle, sell beef, and cook tasty beef-centric meals. Most of our cooking is done over open fire. This is, traditionally, how […]

Cooking with Ease: Candy Sushi for the kiddos (or the kid in you!) this Valentine’s Day

Cooking with Ease: Candy Sushi for the kiddos (or the kid in you!) this Valentine’s Day

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 8, 2023) We have made it past the New Year and are headed straight into Valentine’s Day. A day designed for lovers. All the hearts, candy, flowers, balloons and stuffed animals. You are now probably wondering how Candy Sushi fits into this category. Well, it fits for a few reasons. Let me […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Hot Chocolate

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Hot Chocolate

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) As we edge towards the New Year, my brain already starts going toward new goals. What do I want to do different next year? What do I want to do better? How can I support my people more? How can I use my gifts to spark joy in myself, and […]

Cooking with Ease: Make the Most of Fall Food Holidays

Cooking with Ease: Make the Most of Fall Food Holidays

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 30, 2022) October is an easy month to celebrate. It’s the beginning of fall, State Fair season, high school football, cooler weather. But it also boasts a list of food holidays! At this point, you may be wondering what a food holiday is. Well, it’s a real-life designated holiday made to celebrate […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Peach Ice Cream

ROCKWALL, TX (June 30, 2022) Homemade ice cream is not something I make often, but I want to change that. And I want to change it because of the reason I don’t make it often. I love homemade ice cream. I think everyone probably does. But it takes so long to make that I rarely […]

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