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...

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,...