Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

About a week ago, we had some longtime friends come to stay and enjoy four days of delicious food, fun around Austin, and of course a lot of gun shootin’ and barbecue eatin’! By Easter Sunday, we were all worn out from the wonderful...

Mini Raspberry Cobblers

Mini Raspberry Cobblers - Copy

After being together for almost nine years, I’ve heard most of my husband’s stories. After the twelfth telling of an old family joke, even the good storyteller in him begins to lose me. However, I do have ones I can hear over and over...

Chicken Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

Chicken Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

Though these coming months will only make for my second Texas summer, I can already tell we’re in for a hot one! Our early spring days have been heating up and I’ve been slipping on my favorite sundresses and spending a bit less time...

Croque Madame & Monsieur

Croque Madame and Monsieur

When we lived in Los Angeles, my husband and I used to frequent this bustling little French bakery on the West side. It’s called La Dijonaise and they make a croque madame (and monsieur!) that’s so good it will make your croissant-loving head spin....

Springtime Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

Birds Nest Cupcakes

Growing up, I found an Easter basket at the foot of my bed every year until I moved out of my folks’ farmhouse and onto the big city. But every year since, I’ve missed it more and more! Easter has always been one of...

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera means “spring pasta,” and since here in Austin, Texas we’ve been fully flung into the season, I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate to make for dinner last week! …It may also have to do with the fact that we are serious...

Mediterranean Cucumber Cups

Mediterranean Cucumber Cups

Hello, foodie friends! Today, I’m guest posting for Jen of the adorable, creative and always tasty blog, The Three Little Piglets! She and I share similar passions for easy, budget friendly and enjoyable food, and I think you’ll really like what she brings to...

Spring Giveaway with Sokenbicha Tea!

Sokenbicha Replenish Tea

There’s nothing that sends me sailing into spring with more ease than an ice cold, refreshing drink. When I reach for one, it’s often iced tea with a hint of fruity flavor and a replenishing feeling, like these Sokenbicha Teas. One sip and you...

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Let’s be honest. We’ve all been there, late at night, fridge open and Hershey’s chocolate syrup squeeze bottle in hand. Shameful, but oh so delicious. Now, imagine that the chocolate syrup isn’t chockfull of artificial flavors, preservatives and processed sugars, but simple, quality ingredients...

Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Before winter is gone for good and cold days make way for colder drinks, I want to share with you one of my most favorite warm, comforting desserts ever. This bread pudding is crafted from fresh, buttery croissants, melt-in-your-mouth gourmet dark chocolate and pure...