Easy Texas Lonestar Pasta Bolognese

Today I’m sharing a pasta dish with you, courtesy of our sponsor Skinner® pasta.  I hope you’ll love it! As you may know, I’m now a Texan.  Becoming a Texan has been easier than I imagined, as coming from a very proud state (both Virginia and West Virginia), I know how to puff up my chest and […]

Easy Sweet and Smoky Chicken Sausage Garden Grill

Y’all…it is HOT down here in Texas.  And while it’s not even been 100 degrees yet this summer, it still feels ridiculously hot.  Our house?  It’s pretty big, and so open.  Even with 2 A/C units, we are finding it very difficult to keep the house as cool as we’d like.  So, turning on the […]

Where to Stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Did you survive the winter? This year, to me, has flown by, and one of the reasons has been the weather. Certainly, these past few months have been record setting, no? Here in Texas, we saw only a two-day cold snap, then out of nowhere, temperatures were hovering around the 80s. Which is fine, you […]

Summer Learning with Brain Chase

It’s not very often I get terribly excited about school.  Nor do I really think about your child getting excited about school, especially in the summer, when life is supposed to be lemonade and pool parties. But this year, I am.  And so is Seven. I stumbled on to a genius site called Brain Chase. […]

Peanut Butter Pie

I wish I loved peanut butter. Really, truly, LOVED peanut butter.  My Rust does.  Sometimes, in the middle of the night, he will sneak out of bed, and five minutes later will snuggle up close, smelling of spoonfulls of JIF.  I can’t tell you exactly how many giant jars we go through every month, but […]

Chocolate Covered Bourbon Caramels

I know you are looking at this picture and thinking…I must have one of these caramels. I must. But first, you need to know the backstory.  I like a good backstory, don’t you? So let’s just dive right in, shall we? Chocolate Covered Caramels are waiting. Several years ago (well, about SEVEN years ago), I […]

Spicy Jalapeno Meatballs and Waffles

Are you still looking for things to serve on Game Day? Look no further.  You’ve found what you are looking for. Waffles are so IN right now.  Not just for breakfast, you know – but for dinners and lunches and snacks as well. From the classic diner to the top gastropub to the finest restaurant, […]

Amsterdam Getaway

I have a love of all things Europe. I especially love when the airlines make it ridiculously affordable to visit there, and lately, they have really been having the sales. Under $500 round-trip?  Sign me up, any day of the week. Rust and I, before we even got engaged, booked a December jaunt to Amsterdam […]

Fluffy Belgian Waffles…Breakfast for Dinner

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, the makers of PEPCID®. I received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.   I travel a lot.  As in, […]