Our Amazing Week in Austin

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For an entire week, my husband and I spent our time enjoying the sights, sounds and sinfully good barbecue in Austin, Texas, and wow, what a week it was! Between visiting friends, exploring the city and searching for our first home, it was a...

Homemade Limoncello

Easy Homemade Limoncello

Yesterday was our last day in Austin, Texas, where it is hot hot HOT, so in saying goodbye to the sizzling weather I’ve dedicated this luscious limoncello recipe to my favorite Southern city. We have had an absolute blast enjoying good friends, music and...

My Spring Favorites & A Special Trip

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Today, Mark and I are leaving for a week in Austin, Texas, and let me tell you, I am weak in the knees with excitement! We visited the friendly, foodie heaven of a city briefly last year and have been itching to explore it...

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini and Parmesan

Pasta Salad Tomatoes Zucchini

Living in the city like I have for seven years, there aren’t many occasions to enjoy outdoor barbecues like I used to as a kid. So, since my husband and I will be buying our first house outside the city this spring, having friends...

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Happy April Fool’s Day! Sorry that I don’t have any wacky fool-your-friends recipes to share. But, I can guarantee that you can fool your friends, family or unsuspecting spouse into thinking that this creamy, heavenly homemade ricotta cheese was bought from the store… Except for...

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

While my husband and I were honeymooning in jolly old Londontown two years ago, I had every intention of trying all the traditional English dishes. On my list were Yorkshire pudding, cottage pie and a scrumptious Sunday roast. But after my first (attempt at...

Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle Recipe (2)

I think it’s funny that food plays a big part of so many important occasions in the world. Take, for example, ham for Easter, cakes on birthdays, turkey on Thanksgiving. There’s nothing better than sharing a big meal around a table with your family...

Fresh Fruit Phyllo Tartlettes

Fresh Fruit Phyllo Tartlettes

There are two things I had been meaning to do for quite some time. The first was to visit the Smart & Final store that I’ve lived close to for almost four years, but had never stepped inside. And the second was to experiment...

Crispy Scallion Potato Pancakes

Scallion and Parmesan Potato Pancakes

I’m a morning person who really enjoys breakfast, and when I have it I usually have it on the sweet side. Whether it’s pancakes with maple syrup, cereal with blueberries, or a strawberry smoothie, I love a fruity, flavorful morning meal. However, sometimes I...

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

If today wasn’t my husband Mark’s birthday I would have no idea that it’s also Pi Day. But, thanks to him I’m well aware and every year, I have a great excuse to make him a pie. Last year, it was chicken pot pie....