Holiday

Spiced Apple Cranberry Pie

The season of pie is upon us and I am here. for. it. Growing up I was never much of a cake person, especially birthday party cakes (you know the ones I’m talking about… bright colors from the grocery store with insanely sweet icing) and pretty much always opted for […]

Beef & Barley Stew

Tell me, is there really anything better than a piping hot bowl of stew on a cold day? I think there is not. And this Beef & Barley Stew the perfect, hearty, healthy meal to get you through a long winter. Flavorful beef stew meat and veggies are slowly simmered […]

Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Mini Tarts

Call me crazy but I honestly have very little need for a turkey at Thanksgiving. Sure it looks great in the center of the table and I do love me some post-Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches but appetizers and sides are definitely my favorite parts of the holidays. These […]

Bacon, Brown Sugar & Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

While I would most definitely classify Brussel sprouts as one of my favorite vegetables NOW, as a teenager they were not really my thing. That is until one Thanksgiving when my Aunt Patricia presented us with Brussel sprouts that had been steamed in a brown sugar, chicken broth mixture and […]

French Silk Boo Cups

Love a good Halloween “Boo” cup but feeling something a bit more sophisticated than the traditional boxed pudding and Oreo combination? Well this recipe is for you! Using a deliciously light and fluffy French silk pie filling combined with crumbled chocolate bunny graham “dirt” and an adorably spooky meringue ghost […]

Pumpkin Spice “Nice”cream

When my British husband first moved to Texas a few years ago he was a little baffled about the overwhelming obsession everyone in Texas seemed to have with the Fall season. Especially when it meant families dragging their sweater wearing toddlers to pumpkin patches for photos in 90 degree heat. […]

Maple Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fall Veggies

I know that fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd but y’all, I. am. ready. This year’s Texas summer has seemed especially restricting with all the COVID related closures of indoor activities. I am ready for some cooler weather and safe outdoor fun, especially for the kids. And most importantly, […]

Asian Green Bean Salad

Over Labor Day weekend we took the kids to the beach with some of my family. Now I typically pack snacks of the cracker variety for such outings so I was surprised when my Aunt Patricia pulled out a giant freezer bag full of marinated green beans from her cooler. […]

Orange & Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

This Orange & Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake is a moist, flavorful, lightly sweet treat that goes fabulously with a cup of tea or coffee. What is ricotta cheese? Ricotta cheese is an Italian whey cheese with a light, creamy texture somewhat similar to a mild cottage cheese, but much smoother. […]

Skillet White Cheddar Mac-n-Cheese

Growing up for me meant that macaroni and cheese came from a blue cardboard box (sorry mom). And to be completely honest, I still think back on that powdery cheesy mess quite fondly. But had I known how easy it was to make your own homemade macaroni and cheese with […]