Courtney McBroom

  • How-To: Make Queso

    Courtney McBroom, a native Texan, believes that one of the best things to come from her home state is queso, a gooey concoction of processed cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, and cilantro.

  • Texan Queso Recipe

    Other than football and the Alamo, this might be one of the most important things that defines Texas.

  • Blackened Shrimp Cocktail

    Loaded with black, white, and cayenne pepper, these shrimp have got quite the kick.

  • Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe

    Make these guys year-round with all kinds of cookie cutters and shapes and decorations.

  • Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

    Stuffed with cheese and topped with more queso, these jalapeño poppers are our cheesiest yet.

  • Ranch Dressing Recipe

    Screw the store-bought stuff and make your own. It will take you less than 10 minutes.

  • Salsa Roja Recipe

    The secret of this salsa is that it’s half cooked and half raw, so you get the brightness of raw tomatoes and the depth of cooked ones, all in one delicious bite.

  • Sun Tea Recipe

    Throw your favorite fresh herbs, tea bags, and water into a jar and stick it out in the sun for a Texan-inspired tea.

  • You Should Be Eating Queso on Cinco de Mayo

    Many wonderful things hail from Texas, but one of the best things is queso, our unofficial state dish. And since it’s Cinco de Mayo, it's what you should be shoveling into your mouth with a Michelada in one hand, tortilla chip in the other.

  • How to Make Queso

    Watch Courtney McBroom, chef at Casa Blanco, show us how to properly make an iconic Texan appetizer: queso. Mix her Swayze sauce (named for her favorite actor) into the oozy cheese and you've got the most gluttonous snack for the most gluttonous day of...