Home Cookin’ with KUTX

On Friday, November 27, join KUTX and HOME (Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers) for Home Cookin’ for the Holidays. This free, virtual event will feature some of your favorite artists singing and cooking! Guests include Shinyribs, Jackie Venson, Lucinda Williams, Gina Chavez, Ray Benson, Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Delbert McClinton, Miss Lavelle White, and many more. The stream is free, but donations to HOME are appreciated.

Watch Home Cookin’ for the Holidays on the KUTX YouTube channel – Friday, November 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.


In honor of Home Cookin’ for the Holidays and Thanksgiving, some KUTXers shared the recipes that make them feel at home (even when they can’t be home) …

Cheesy Potatoes

I think it annoys my mom that after all the hard work she’s done over the years cooking for the holidays that this became the “famous” family favorite. Now she doubles the recipe and makes two batches to ensure we have enough to eat all the leftover turkey with.  Also, she didn’t note on her recipe card but she garnishes with parsley, ya know to spruce them up for the holidays.

– Amy Chambless, Assistant Manager, Cactus Cafe

Classic Meatloaf

My wife & I actually printed a cookbook with a mix CD in it for our family a few years ago. Each recipe came with a song & listening recommendation. Here’s our favorite meatloaf recipe, to be prepared while listening to Queens of the Stone Age.

It’s the ultimate comfort food. It takes longer than you might think, so make it when you have plenty of time & aren’t rushed. Great for a Sunday dinner. HINT: Cheapo white bread, ketchup & a slice of this loaf outta the fridge is the sandwich of a god the next day. Not sure just sure what god is that lazy, but it’s totally their sandwich.

– Jake Perlman, KUTX Production Engineer

Amparo’s Ambrosia Salad

This is my mother’s recipe. She passed in 2016 and I make this every Thanksgiving and Christmas in her honor.

– Matt Munoz, Manager, the Cactus Cafe

Central Market Knock-off Wild Rice Salad

Okay, this isn’t my wild rice salad – it’s my take on a to-go side I used to frequently buy at Central Market back in the late 90s. I left Texas in 2002, and didn’t return until I took the job at KUTX in 2015, so while I was away from Texas and all things H-E-B, I had to improvise my favorite side dish. Over the years, my version has become a Thanksgiving staple – we’ve brought it to both family gatherings and Friendsgivings ever since.

– Jacquie Fuller, KUTX Assistant Program Director

Nana’s Cream Cheese Cookies

While my Nana regularly made them around the holidays, these cookies were loved and devoured year-round. My first memory of these cookies was a time she made them for my Aunt’s drill team, and she would call them Eaglette cookies (after the drill team). I started making them myself for the first time in high school. My best friend and I would spend a whole day making treats for our friends, and the entire next day delivering them. Regardless of the occasion, these cookies remind me of my favorite person … then I look down, and they’re all gone. Note – her recipe specifically calls for yellow cake mix, but you can use whatever mix you like!

– Taylor Wallace, Host, weekday mornings

Deidre’s No-Recipe Turkey Recipe

I’m a gal that loves efficiency. So that’s why this crock-pot turkey is the best for a carefree, easy Thanksgiving. You can throw in whatever you want – no need for a recipe! I usually chop up an onion, celery and potato or two and throw in some baby carrots. Put the turkey breast (even if it’s still frozen!) in the crock-pot, fill with enough water or chicken broth to cover the turkey, add your salt and spices, turn on the pot and cook for 6-8 hours while you binge Netflix. The end.

– Deidre Gott, KUTX Live Music Producer

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