Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac Cheese

Three days a week, I’ve been bounding out of bed and onto a treadmill, if for no other reason than because I love good food. And let’s be real… it’s about time to face the music and cut out some of my delicious vices....

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Last Friday my hubby stumbled home from a weeklong business trip, tired of working and traveling, and wanting home cookin’. Poor guy had to eat steaks and sushi all week on the company dime. It’s a hard knock life. That day, I whipped up...

Mini Banana Pudding Trifles with Shortbread Cookies

Mini Banana Pudding Trifles with Shortbread Cookies

There are dozens of reasons I love Southern living – We have just about the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, the best knee slappin’ music you’ll ever stomp your boot to, and the hottest temperatures you’ll ever endure. Well, that part I don’t love...

Sausage and Peppers

Homemade Sausage and Peppers

I always say the essence of Italian cooking is simple ingredients, simple preparation and a whole lotta love! Sausage and peppers fits into that category and then some. Soft, tender veggies and hearty, crisp sausage combine with fresh garlic and a splash of red...

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta (1)

Before summer’s up and all the perfectly crisp produce disappear with the sizzling sun, we’re firing up the grill more than ever! But not just steaks, skewers and pizzas. With the high heat from a gas grill or grill pan, you can quickly toast...

Spicy Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Spicy Italian Stuffed Zucchini

Before he followed his nose and peeked under the foil, just as dinner was going in the oven, I was convinced I had him on the aroma alone. Hearty tomatoes, meaty mushrooms and savory, woodsy spices nestled together in hollowed out zucchini halves surely...

Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta & Corn

Watermelon Salad

The dog days of summer are just about over for the rest of the country, but here in Texas it’s still mighty temperate! Actually, let’s just be honest. I won’t be busting out the cozy sweaters ‘til November. It’s gonna be temperate for a...

Spicy Southern Fried Chicken

Spicy Southern Fried Chicken

My husband and I enjoy chicken grilled, baked, poached and pan-seared all the time, but once in a while we feel like being a little naughty. Ok, alotta naughty. Mom, don’t go yet – you can keep reading! Every few months we get a...

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed peppers are one of my favorite weeknight dinners to make, because they’re a simple, all-in-one meal that can include servings of protein, vegetable and starch all in one. These baked beauties are all-vegetarian (omit the cheese to make ‘em vegan) and all the...

Light Apple Pecan Crisp

Light Apple Pecan Crisp

Home is very much with my husband here in Texas, where we’ve made a nice little love nest. But, nothing – and I mean nothin’ – takes me truly home like a warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. One scoop...