Author Archives: Karen Ann Lockyer

About Karen Ann Lockyer

At the age of 21, I married my husband, AC and moved from Texas to Florida. I was a long way from home and missed my family. So I began cooking the recipes my Mom had cooked. I quickly became a Mom and wanted to give my children the same experience I had growing up with meals around the dinner table every night. I started with the classics like chicken and dumplings, pot roast, chicken enchiladas and desserts. Every good meal has to end with something sweet. Now my children, Lauren, 22 and AJ, 20 are grown. I spend my time in the kitchen expanding my cooking skills and writing down recipes. I am here to share with you the recipes I grew up on and the ones my kids and AC love. I also travel with AC on his business trips and try to find great restaurants and food along the way. I attribute my love for cooking and food to my family who always encourage me and enjoy being my guinea pigs.

Red Bell Pepper, Onion and Spinach Frittata

Since our daughter is getting married this year, I have been spending time every month at her house in Texas.  She did not take much interest in cooking when she lived at home, but with trying to learn to live … Continue reading

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Texamerican Crockpot Pinto Beans

I make these beans often instead of baked beans.  Baked beans have a large amount of sugar and since my husband is diabetic, this recipe is a better side dish. Texamerican Crockpot Pinto Beans Serves 8-10 1 lb. dry pinto … Continue reading

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Sauteed Swiss Chard

As my kids were growing up, I cooked and we ate dinner together as a family at least 4-5 times a week. I made a main dish, two vegetables and a starch or salad in place of one of the … Continue reading

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Whenever I make Mexican food, I love to make guacamole.  I can eat guacamole and chips as a snack or a meal.  I like straight up guacamole.  I do not need any fancy ingredients or twist, just good ole guacamole. … Continue reading

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Fresh Salsa

I started making this a few years ago instead of buying jarred salsas.  It is chunky more like a pico de gallo, but my family likes the freshness of the ingredients. Fresh Salsa 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped 1/2 … Continue reading

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