Easy Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies

Easy Chocolate Chunk Caramel Brownies

I probably have a few more guilty pleasures than most! Among my many are wearing pj’s all day, piling heaps of fluffy freshly grated Parmesan on a big bowl of pasta, and crawling into a clean, crisp white bed with a good book. My...

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Apart from being a shrill, shouting TV chef, Gordon Ramsay has long been a big influence in my cooking. The softer side of him is evident in many of his Britain based shows. In my new favorite, Ultimate Cookery Course, he highlights his love...

Spooky Spiderweb Cookies + A McCormick Halloween Giveaway!

Spooky Spiderweb Sugar Cookies

…Not that I’m big on spiders or anything, but aren’t these the cutest? These tasty Halloween inspired treats are really pretty simple – just a basic sugar cookie tinted orange, topped with black and white royal icing, and decorated with a creepy, crawly spiderweb...

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

I love warming up with a hot bowl of soup, but since the toasty temps in Austin are just starting to drop, I’ve only just started to make them again. I especially love this chicken tortellini soup… it’s a great all-in-one meal with soft,...

Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Keep your meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and bread puddings. In my mind, comfort food begins and ends at mac and cheese. There is just nothin’ better! Now, mind you, the same sentiment isn’t shared with such passion by all tenants of my house… much to...

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

When you spend the entire weekend mulling over whether to be a Spartan cheerleader or Princess Peach, it’s about time to stop telling people you’re “just not into” Halloween. Seriously! For years I’ve been denying how much I really enjoy the day of jack-o-lanterns...

Cheesy Tex-Mex Chicken Pasta Skillet

Cheesy Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet

There’s a whole lotta pasta and chili always going on in this house, so I find myself craving both unreasonably often. So, I hatched a plan to combine the two into one delish dish that’s easy on time and HUGE on flavor! You’re welcome....

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan Crisps

We’re fresh back from the beautiful Berkshires and six delicious days spent with family and friends. Our days were spent admiring the lovely leaves during long walks, reading by a roaring fire and whipping up giant pots of chili, chowder and soup. And I...

Beef Sliders with Avocado and Chipotle Mayo

Beef Sliders with Avocado and Chipotle Mayo

This weekend, I’ll be crowded in at a cozy Massachusetts lake house with my big family for a big barbecue. I haven’t seen them in almost three years, and it’s due time! Today it’s all about traveling though… We’re bleary eyed, Boston bound and...

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

It really is a great thing to have a handy hubby, I tell ya! A few weeks ago, we had our good friend Anique over for a little tech talk 101, since she was having some computer issues. In return, we got this amazingly...