Hearty Bean Soup Mix

Hearty Bean Soup Mix

Today is a very exciting day for me, since I’ll be presenting this soup mix in a cooking segment on a local news station here in Austin called KXAN. I’m beyond thrilled and very thankful to have this opportunity, and I cannot wait to...

S’mores Truffles

Smores-Truffles

Truffles are one of my favorite holiday desserts to make, since they’re so simple and always an attractive two-bite treat for party guests craving something sweet yet small. Here’s a tasty and different spin on truffles that you may have never seen before –...

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

I can barely believe it’s been six months since we moved into our first home in Texas. And now, just as quickly as we signed on the dotted line, we’re celebrating our first Christmas here! Well, not exactly here, but at my in-laws’ cozy...

Mini Gingerbread Loaves with Cream Cheese Glaze

Gingerbread Loaf

One of the things I love most about this season is giving. Giving heartfelt hugs to my family and friends, giving them a nice compliment, and best of all, giving them a gift home-baked from my kitchen. Besides hugs and compliments, it’s the way...

10 Tips to Simplify Baking

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Baking requires precision and patience, but it can be made perfectly simple with the help of a few handy tips and tricks. When you’re short on time, try softening butter with a rolling pin. Or, if you’re missing heavy cream, make your own by...

Tuscan Herb Spice Mix

Tuscan Spice Herb Mix

Since Thanksgiving is now just a memory and another major holiday is just around the bend, you could probably use something easy in your life. This perfect blend of Italian spices to rub on a juicy roast or steaming medley of sautéed vegetables is...

Pumpkin Cake Truffles with White Chocolate and Walnuts

Pumpkin Cake Truffles with White Chocolate and Walnuts

Since Thanksgiving is near and my family is traveling today to spend the holiday with us, I figured what better time to celebrate with something sweet! As much as I love the traditional apple pie, I’m a big lover of cake, and especially cake...

Sausage and Apple Stuffing

Sausage Apple Stuffing

At my family’s annual Thanksgiving party, what I most look forward to is lots of laughter, wine and aromas coming from all corners of the house. But besides the traditional turkey and pies, casseroles and soups, one of my favorite dishes has been the...

45 Recipes for Thanksgiving

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Still need some ideas for your Thanksgiving feast or a dish to bring over? Well, you’ll be happy to hear I’ve got you covered, from breakfast to appetizers, the whole bird to side dishes, and of course a delicious array of fall desserts! For...

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to pumpkin pie, my husband is the true fanatic since, sorry to say, I prefer a good piece of cake. But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I figured I’d give his favorite fall treat a whirl and see if I...