Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pretzel Bites

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pretzel Bites

It’s a been a busy week, and to cap it off, yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting a few light and tasty comfort foods on Austin’s KXAN news channel! It was the most thrilling 3 minutes of my week, I tell ya! I’ll...

Fluffy Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Fluffy Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

When it comes to cooking I’m pretty creative, but as for baking… I like it nice and predictable! Knowing it’s going to come out alright makes it all much more worth the while – and the time, ingredients, and general hunting around for just...

Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I’m not too particular of an eater. Sling me a saucy, slimy plate of fresh seafood… heck, I’ll try it! Try out a topsy-turvy soufflé on me… pass the fork! But overload an otherwise good chicken salad sandwich with mayo? No way José. That’s...

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

There is so much to love about fall… the fresh, brisk air, snuggling up inside a big warm sweater, the crunch of crisp leaves under your boots, and of course… digging your whole forearm into a giant orange squash, grabbing the guts of it,...

Soft Ginger Cookies

Soft Ginger Cookies

Give me a plate of soft sugar cookies, a hot mug of chai tea and a Snuggie, and I can pretty accurately describe my ideal fall day to you. Make it ginger cookies and you’ve sent me straight to heaven! Soft, buttery ginger cookies...

40 Meals Made Easy From Your Pantry

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All of us – and our grocery bills – could greatly benefit from using what we’ve got on hand. However, this is especially true for the Hurricane Sandy sufferers who are left without everyday conveniences like a stocked supermarket. For some, I understand, a...

Perfect Caramel Apples

Easy Caramel Apples

Happy Halloween, my little goblins and ghouls! I wish I had a crazy costume photo to share with you, but this year’s party is still right around the corner – Saturday, in fact! After then, I’ll be sure to embarrass myself (and hubby) thoroughly...

Baked Penne with Italian Sausage

Baked Penne Recipe

Mangia, mangia! Pull a chair on up and scoop yourself a big spoonful of baked penne… it’s saucy and scrumptious, and it’s one of my and my husband’s favorite fill-you-up meals! With cheesy ricotta and mozzarella, tomato sauce, fragrant seasonings and crisp Italian sausage,...

Pumpkin Honey Cornbread

Pumpkin Honey Cornbread

There’s just about nothing I love more on a brisk evening than a big bowl of spicy chili, and nothing better alongside it than this pumpkin cornbread! Whether you need a scrumptious side dish for soups, stews and chili, or just a creative way...

Spicy Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Potatoes

Spicy Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Potatoes

Here in Texas, the warm weather is just starting to give way to cooler temps, so we’re finding ourselves being able to enjoy the outdoors more often! This means plenty of card playing on the porch, watching our pup race around the yard, and...