Sugar Skulls with a Snap, Crackle, Pop: H-E-B Rice Crispy Cookie Butter Skulls

Sugar Skulls with a Snap, Crackle, Pop: H-E-B Rice Crispy Cookie Butter Skulls
Celebrating Día de los Muertos each year has quickly become a BarbacoApparel family tradition. Each year we spend weeks packaging shirts and prepping decorations for our booth setup at MuertosFest, San Antonio’s amazing two-day Día de los Muertos celebration. One of our favorite booth decorations are sugar skulls, which we...

Frito Pie: Texas Staple, American Dream

Frito Pie: Texas Staple, American Dream
Few things pair better with corn chips than warm chili, diced onions, and melted cheddar cheese, a combination found at any high school football stadium throughout the Lone Star State and known to all as Frito Pie.

Capirotada: The One Thing You Should Never Give Up for Lent

Capirotada: The One Thing You Should Never Give Up for Lent
It’s been a minute since I sat down and had my first piece of capirotada, a tradition rumored to have originated from Renaissance-period Spain. Born out of a need to abstain from meat during the 40 days of Lent, this bread pudding offers itself as a sweet-yet-hearty comida de cuaresma,...

Chocolate-Dipped Mexican Wedding Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Mexican Wedding Cookies
Mexican wedding cookies, or “biscochitos” as they are known in Mexico, are the best part of any wedding reception. Not too sweet, not to crispy, with a pinch of spice and an amazing crumbly texture, they’re probably the perfect snacking cookie. But why wait for a wedding to enjoy this...

Game Day Recipe: Dr Pepper Glazed Jalapeño Meatballs

Game Day Recipe: Dr Pepper Glazed Jalapeño Meatballs
Now that football season is officially here, there’s lots of tailgating, grilling, and grubbing going down ― and cheering and shouting and, sometimes, even tears. It’s OK. Your team will get ‘em next time! In the meantime, here's a recipe worth crying over.    If you want to show off your...

Oh, boy! It's Chamoy!

Oh, boy! It's Chamoy!
This week in the BarbacoApparel test kitchen, we’ve got fresh twists on everyone’s favorite mangonada topping: chamoy! This addictively sour, sweet, salty treat has been my summertime staple for years, but I had no idea how it was made. After scouring the Internet, I found a HEB recipe that made...

Tequila Corn Cake and Tequila Key Lime Milk Shake Make Heat Bearable

Tequila Corn Cake and Tequila Key Lime Milk Shake Make Heat Bearable
This summer has been hot. Very hot. With today being national tequila day, we thought we’d bring you a couple recipes to help you cool down. Luckily for us, tequila is already a summer spirit, so we didn’t have much trouble. Today we’re bringing you a tequila lime corn cake...

Sopapillas!

Sopapillas!
Did you know the sopapilla, or sopaipilla, and the strudel were the official State Pastries of Texas from 2003 to 2005? Well, It’s true! You can even check out the official document here, which describes sopapillas as having “historic origins and universal appeal; embraced today by Texans of every ethnic...