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myra byanka
myra byanka
Homemade Rocks
Dallas, TX, TX (United States)
Joined February 26, 2012
Professional Chef
All star, Top Photographer, Top Reviewer, 12427 CookEatShare points

About me

Before "retirement" in 2012, I owned Cookin' Cowgirls, a catering company.
I love Tex-Mex because it's anything you want to wave a jalapeno at, but it sure can be delicious. Plus, I llike bbq and many comfort foods.
I'm making homemade condiments and seasonings these days. Bread and baked goods are a new hobby, too.
In the pictures above, the border collie/beagle mix is "Bonnie." The wolfman-looking Cairn terrier mix is "Skeeter." They like to supervise what gets prepared at home - just in case.
My Recipe Taglines:
For a Large Group:12 or more people.
Sunday Supper: Main dish comfort foods that have a sauce, or gravy, and their side dishes.
Tex - Mex: Mexican/American fusion foods.
Easy: Minimum prep and/or just a few ingredients.
Also, if you need a hard to find Mexican ingredient, email me and I can make suggestions on where to find it, or how to make it yourself, or we can swap items of equal value via mail.

Cooking Influences

Growing up in Texas, which is known for bbq and Tex-Mex, got me interested in learning how to cook those foods. Since I have also lived in several other countries, I developed an interest in Greek, Mexican, and Italian fare, of which I used to cater a fair amount, particularly for weddings.

Comments

  • Rebecca Smith
    Rebecca Smith
    Hi Myra,
    Great to hear from you. Living in Tucson. [email protected]
    Bec
    • Chere
      Chere
      Hello. I am new to the site. I have a brand new Electric Pressure Cooker and will be cooking for myself and My service dog Stella. I see you have a wonderful canine child - have any great bone recipes? I have a recipe for dog cookies I developed. I see you are a professional chef. If I send you my recipe can you tweek ti? I am a beginner and have been using organic coconut flour, eggs and water to hold the cookies together - sure could use some trips. Thank you
      • myra byanka
        myra byanka
        Sorry I took so long to reply. I have posted 2 dog biscuit recipes, one with peanut butter, which all dogs seem to love.

        Regards,

        Myra
      • Connie Jackson
        Connie Jackson
        Looking forward to trying some of your recipes. Love your pet.
        • Rebecca Smith
          Rebecca Smith
          Hi Myra,
          Love to reconnect. I am now in Tucson, no longer Washington State. [email protected]
          Becky
          • Rebecca Smith
            Rebecca Smith
            Hi Myra!
            Great recipes. Cute dog! Have you ever tried to get to New Orleans by bus? I hear the food is fab!
            Becky
            • Vicki
              Vicki
              Can't wait to try your recipes and your dogs are dolls.
              • myra byanka
                myra byanka
                Hi,

                Thanks about the dogs. They are always watching me cook, hoping to get a treat.

                Regards,

                Myra
              • Lea Ann
                Lea Ann
                Just tried you crockpot Italian sandwiches. Loved it and will blog about this one.
                • Bob Vincent
                  Bob Vincent
                  Hi Myra:
                  Congratulations on being the Featured Chef at the Home Page. You certainly deserve it with 356 posts. I view your posts frequently and enjoy the added input and information you provide. Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing.
                  Best Regards,
                  Bob
                  • Jen DePaolo
                    Love your dogs.
                    • Treat and Trick
                      Treat and Trick
                      Hi,

                      Thanks for introducing me to CookEatShare. I'm so excited to connect and share my recipes. Hope to receive your feedback about my recipes.
                      • Veronica Gantley
                        Veronica Gantley
                        Just curious, What type of dog is Bonnie? She is so very cute!
                        • Vicki
                          Vicki
                          What caught my attention first on your profile? The doggies plotting shenanigans! I look forward to following your recipes and trying to make them gluten & wheat free where possible. Vicki
                          • myra byanka
                            myra byanka
                            Evil-doers!
                          • Kyra Martin
                            Kyra Martin
                            I can't decide which I like better: your recipes or your dogs. :) I look forward to more pictures of each.
                            • myra byanka
                              myra byanka
                              You're sweet. Skeeter and Bonnie are a God send. They like my recipes, too! Skeeter is particularly dedicated to hoping something becomes up for grabs.

                              Myra
                            • Anna Boot
                              Anna Boot
                              Sounds good!
                              • Debby
                                Debby
                                I am interested in the business you had. Cookin cowgirls? How long did you have the business? Was it a success?
                                Debby
                                • myra byanka
                                  myra byanka
                                  Had it 12 years. It's really economy driven, unless you just do weddings and corporate stuff.


                                  Myra
                                • loiswilson
                                  loiswilson
                                  it sounds so yummy iam in new zealand um do you think you can email some of your recipes .please. they sound so good and look yummy. thankyou lois.
                                  • Roz
                                    Roz

                                    Hi Myra,

                                    Thanks for stopping by. I have much to learn from your cooking because Tex-Mex and Mexican is the cuisine that I have the least experience in.

                                    Have a great day,
                                    Roz
                                    • myra byanka
                                      myra byanka
                                      Hey Roz,

                                      Glad you joined.

                                      Regards,

                                      Myra
                                    • BRATT
                                      BRATT
                                      I love the picture of your little dog, and I love tex mex, I live in az, and I am always looking for new recipes that spice it up
                                      • myra byanka
                                        myra byanka
                                        Hey,

                                        We're kindred spirits, then.

                                        Any Mexican recipes from Arizona you can share?

                                        Regards,

                                        Myra
                                      • Supriya Srivastava
                                        Supriya Srivastava
                                        Hi Myra!
                                        Thanks for following. Glad to know you like Indian food, will posts some Indian favorites soon. B/w I have lived in Dallas for over an year and your restaurant recommendations do remind me of the city a lot. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Will try some and let you know how they turned out.
                                        Cheers!
                                        • myra byanka
                                          myra byanka
                                          I love Indian food. My favorite place to eat "India Gardens" used to be in Garland, but don't know if it's still open.

                                          I've posted some Indian-American recipes tagged Country Captain, and look forward to yours, Indian, or whatever.

                                          Regards,

                                          Myra
                                        • Winelady Cooks
                                          Winelady Cooks
                                          Hi Myra, Thanks for the friendship. I look forward to sharing recipes.

                                          Joanne
                                          • myra byanka
                                            myra byanka
                                            Hi,

                                            Don't check my mail often. Good to heat from you.

                                            I'm a winelady, too. I love to drink it and cook with it.

                                            I don't think there's a cooking with wine group. Why not start one?

                                            Regards,

                                            Myra
                                          • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                                            Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                                            Thanks for your comments! Checking your recipes!
                                            • stella dias
                                              stella dias
                                              Dear myra
                                              Thank you.I will send homemade recipes.Give my kind regards to every one at home.
                                              stella-srilanka
                                              • myra byanka
                                                myra byanka
                                                Thanks, Stella, that means my two wonderful dogs, Bonnie and Skeeter.

                                                Myra
                                              • stella dias
                                                stella dias
                                                Dear myra
                                                Thank you adding me.Best wishes.
                                                stella
                                                • Judit Hogya Demcsak
                                                  Judit Hogya Demcsak
                                                  Hi Myra! Thank you for follow me! It is very nice to meet you and also your tasty and delicious meals and recipes! Sending you a big greeting from Slovakia!:)...Judit

                                                  • Elaine
                                                    Elaine
                                                    Hi Myra:
                                                    Thank you for your invitations to join these different food groups. I LOVE your pet pic!! Being an animal lover myself, I appreciate adorable pictures of family pets!
                                                    Happy cooking to you! :)
                                                    Elaine

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