Coffee and Bourbon Brined Turkey

I was recently asked by Central Market to share a Thanksgiving recipe with you…just in time for turkey day.  Lucky for me, I ADORE Central Market, so of course I agreed! Bourbon, Coffee, and Turkey.  Sounds like a delicious nap waiting to happen, don’t you think? All good things.  Bourbon is so flavorful, soothing, and […]

Mushroom, Pea and Parmesan Bow Tie Pasta

Meet the tastiest, simplest and most delicious pasta you can put on the table in half an hour or less. Thanks to Skinner® Pasta for sponsoring this post. I’ve never met a pasta I didn’t like. You? Tomato sauce. Alfredo. Truffles. Pesto. Cheese. Cream. Top a bowl of pasta with just about anything – I […]

Holiday Prep with Samsung and Best Buy

As you may be aware, our house drowned, thanks to Hurricane Harvey. Hard to believe, that was 6 weeks ago.  It’s taken a lot of friends and family and HOURS of their help to get us to where we are today…which is a house with walls but without floors.  We are also kitchen-less. You read […]

Family Travel…Georgetown, Texas

A few weeks ago, before the flood, before schools went back to class, before we saw Seven return to Virginia, Rusty and I took our little man for a quick weekend trip to Georgetown, Texas.  Being a still new Texan, I am always excited to get out and see new-to-me Lone Star towns, and after […]

What’s Important…Surviving Hurricane Harvey

Did you ever play that game in your head? The “What If My House Caught On Fire Game”? You know the one. When you’re trying to fall asleep at night, and your mind goes to those places. Where, God forbid, disaster struck. You have a minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes. What would you try to […]

Travel Experiences with Trip Advisor

Yes, you read the title correctly. Not only is TripAdvisor the go-to for reviews on cities, hotels, and destinations far and wide – it’s also THE place you should be heading to actually BOOK the details that will make your trip unforgettable.  The experiences. You all know I LOVE to travel, and I spend a […]

Cheesy Baked Pasta

  Today I’m sharing another pasta dish with you, courtesy of our sponsor Skinner® pasta.  I hope you’ll love it!   You may recall that a few days ago, I posted about a Texas themed pasta – a dish that we all adore here at our home just outside of Houston.  It’s become a regular on the […]

Family Travel: A Weekend in Grapevine, Texas

I’ll be upfront with you here…until I WENT to Grapevine, Texas, I really didn’t expect much from Grapevine, Texas. The very first time I went was about 4 years ago, to a mommy blogger conference, with some of my most favorite friends. We stayed at the Gaylord Texan. For 5 days. And in 5 full […]

Central Market Annual Hatch Chile Festival

I was recently asked by Central Market to check out their Hatch Chile Festival.  Being new to Texas, and to grocery stores that actually CARRY things like Hatch Chiles, of course, I said yes. I live just outside of Houston, in a suburb called Spring.  Downtown is only about 15-20 minutes away, depending on the […]