Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Skewers

The weather may be cooling where you are (and boy, am I jealous), but here in Austin we’re still in the middle of what feels like an eternal summer. I’m starting to long for breezy walks and chunky sweaters, hot apple cider and crisp orange...

Avocado Lime Rice

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Though I love to serve zesty Mexican favorites like tacos and enchiladas, I’m always stumped about what to dish up on the side. Salad? Eh. Potatoes? Pass. Rice? Yea, but booorrrinnngg. I was looking for a way to jazz up rice that didn’t involve a lot of...

3-Ingredient Creamy Tomato Angel Hair Pasta

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When you think of comfort, what comes to mind? To me, it’s a tall swirl of saucy, scrumptious pasta piled on a plate and sprinkled with Parmesan. A little basil to brighten up the color and flavor doesn’t hurt, either. Even better if I have...

Lemon Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

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Where has this dessert been all my life?! Simple as it may seem, I think my new favorite summer treat has been decided. And, since we’re still in full-fledged, triple-digit-temps summer mode here in Texas, I think I’ll help myself to a few more. To beat...

Spinach Basil Pesto

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As soon as the frost melts and winter turns into spring, we roll up our sleeves and plant our summer crops. On the menu? Juicy grape tomatoes and fiery jalapenos, crisp bell peppers and heaps of bright green basil. You’d think we were left with...

Super Soft Lemon-Raspberry Muffins

My time to sit and savor meals is fairly nonexistent lately, with one eye on my plate and one eye on my baby girl. This is especially true for breakfast! I don’t know one person who doesn’t wish their breakfast were even quicker and easier...

Root Beer Turkey Sloppy Joes

When I first met my husband, a college kid at the time, he lived with five guys in a small city apartment. They decorated with beer cans. They heaped dishes in the sink and wet towels on the floor. But, they cooked! At least whatever their best...

Easy Chocolate Caramel-Stuffed Cookies

Tomorrow, we’re ringing in the third month with our daughter. Three months. Ninety-ish days. Not a long time, I know, but I think that deserves a cookie. And not just any cookie. A gooey, chewy and chocolaty cookie stuffed with caramel, dotted with chopped hazelnuts and made...

Simple Southern Potato Salad

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Before I wrap up all my summer recipes and suddenly come at you with cinnamon-pumpkin-autumn everything… it’s time to introduce you to the BEST potato salad ever. It’s easy. It’s delicious. It’s a whole lotta mashed up, mustardy, creamy goodness in a bowl. And, we all...

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Did you know a traditional slice of pineapple upside down cake clocks in at almost 400 calories? Not very summer-body friendly, now is it? That’s why I love shrinking ‘em down and skinny-ing ‘em up by baking mini cakes. They’re under 185 calories each,...