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Starches

Leesa’s Green Chile Cheese Grits

These cheesy, satisfying grits are the perfect side dish for grilled steaks or baby back ribs.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour
Dips

The Pioneer Woman’s Salsa

I prefer smooth (not chunky) salsa, and think that this recipe from The Pioneer Woman is perfect.

Yield: 12 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Soups

Brian’s Southwestern Soup

Ground beef and pantry staples turn out a fantastic soup in 45 minutes.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Seafood

Laure’s Shrimp Gumbo

My cousin Laure lives on the gulf coast. As my grandmother got older and less able to cook a Thanksgiving feast for the family, Laure started a new tradition. She would prepare seafood dishes like this one and take them to Grandma’s to serve the family. We now congregate at her house every year.

This stew of tomatoes, onion, celery, okra, and shrimp is thickened with a roux and seasoned with Old Bay, thyme, bay leaves, and garlic.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 2 hours
Grains

Dad’s Rotel Rice

Dad is a whiz with rice. He loves preparing it, and he loves eating it. This is one of his simple methods for preparing rice using a can of Rotel diced chiles and tomatoes.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Dips

Tory’s Party Dip

This mild version of queso includes ground beef, sausage, onion, Velveeta, and Rotel.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Dips

Dad’s Queso

Dad used to make this queso often when I was living at home in Austin.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 20 minutes