Join Us for Dishing with Di-Anna.

Di-Anna Arias, of Don Strange of Texas, has a monthly segment on Daytime where she shares her favorite recipes.

National Chili Day

Beef Chili


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 3 pounds angus ground beef
  •  1/4 cup chopped fresh garlic
  •  1/2 cup ground ancho chile pepper
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 cup tomato paste


Optional toppings: Shredded cheese, Fritos, Green Onions, Sour Cream, etc.


  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium/high heat.
  2. Add ground beef, yellow onion, and chopped garlic. Sautee for 10 minutes or until beef is fully browned.
  3. Add ground ancho chile pepper, cumin, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, oregano. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the chicken and beef broths, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir well.
  5. Bring beef chili to a boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes or until thick.

National Grilled Cheese Day

Texas Goat Cheese and Strawberry Jam Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 2 slices of bread (your favorite)
  • 1 oz Butter, room temperature
  • 2 oz Texas goat cheese (like Mozzarella Company), room temperature
  • 2 oz Strawberry jam (you can use apricot or fig)
  • 2 slices of candied bacon (or cooked bacon)

Butter the bread on one side each piece. On the other sides of the bread spread the goat cheese on one piece and the jam on the other piece. Place the bacon on top of the goat cheese and close the sandwich. Cook in a skillet or on a griddle on medium approximately 3 minutes each side until lightly brown on each side.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Scones


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  • ½ cup raisins (or add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, nuts, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, lemon, or orange zest)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a grater. Use your fingers to work in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbles, then toss in raisins or your favorite add-in. Whisk sour cream and egg together in small bowl until combined. Stir in sour cream mixture into flour mixture using a fork until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to shape the dough into a ball. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7–8-inch circle, about ¾ thick. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar, use a sharp knife to cut into 8 equal triangles: place on the prepared baking tray, about 1 inch apart. Bake scones in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes; serve warm or at room temperature. Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.  



“The Royal Treatment” Blackberry Mimosa


  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 10 blackberries
  • Favorite sparkling wine
  • Garnish – whole blackberry, fresh thyme, sugar rim

Dip each glass into a shallow plate filled with ¼ inch water, then dip in a plate filled with baking sugar. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons muddled simple syrup & blackberries to the champagne glass, top with very cold sparkling wine and garnish.