Blood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margaritas

Spring is sprouting little by little here in Austin, and the weather is slowly but surely taking a turn for the warmer. This has meant shorter skirts and longer evenings spent out on our porch, sipping strong drinks while watching the sun sizzle down....

Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese Cups

Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese Cups

Around here, we’re all about comfort food, and if you aren’t aware that macaroni and cheese is synonymous with comfort food… well, let me educate you. Macaroni and cheese equals all that is good in this world. It’s a hug in a bowl, a...

Salmon Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Salmon Couscous Salad

We eat a lot of good food in this house, but one element that’s severely lacking in our daily diets is fish. What we need is fewer fats and more Mediterranean – olive oil, vegetables, red wine and plenty of thick pink salmon! …Not...

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Quick Chocolate Covered Strawberries

So, yes. This may be a bit late, and too romantic of a scene for a random Wednesday, but I’ve had a revelation: Why do we only enjoy these tasty one-bite treats on Valentine’s Day anyway? Why not on a random Wednesday? Wednesdays are...

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

There’s nothing better than lazing around on a Sunday and being finished preparing dinner by noon. This chicken chili was so delicious, full of flavor, and super simple to boot! Just combine a bunch of basic ingredients, including kidney and black beans, chopped peppers,...

Rustic Peach and Ginger Tart

Rustic Peach Tart

Okay, now. I’m sure you’re not seeing too many peach recipes lately, and I’m well aware of why that is. Full disclosure: I moved to Texas last summer and immediately began living and breathing for ripe, in-season peaches that soften in your hand, drip...

Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Asiago Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

My husband has been away on a business trip for nine days, and while I surrendered early on to the fact that peanut butter sandwiches and cereal would be my new meals, that’s not been the case at all. I’ve had dinner with neighbors,...

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse

There’s simply nothing better than a silky chocolate mousse made with good quality ingredients, served with homemade whipped cream and enjoyed with someone special. And ok, I usually advocate going on the cheap for ingredients, but why not spend a little more for your...

DIY Easy & Cheap Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Chalkboard Table

Last week, I hosted a fabulously fun wine tasting party with a bunch of girlfriends. We enjoyed good food, delicious wines, and lots of laughs, and it was a really creative, tasty way to toast Valentine’s Day early in the company of friends! See,...

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

Stained Glass Heart Cookies

Last year, I wrote about a special memory of my first Valentine’s Day with my husband. Every year he’s been my Valentine since has been more special than the last, but though I may be a hopeless romantic I’ve never made a huge deal...