Bubbly Rosemary Lemondrop

Don’t be jealous, but Mionetto Prosecco asked me to share another post with you today.  Of course I said yes…because hello?  It’s Mionetto. (read:  SO GOOD.)  So, sit back, take notes, and get ready to make this sweet little celebratory drink yourself!   There’s just something wonderful about this time of year. Of course, I […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Browned Butter. Chocolate Chips. Yeah…I put all of this into one delicious cookie. It’s baking season, and if you haven’t started already, I know you are about to this week. It’s such a fun time, getting together with friends and family, baking and celebrating.  It’s on our agenda all week, from Yule […]

Texas Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade cookies aren’t just cookies. Cookies can do a lot.  Can mean a lot. They can be a time machine to easier days, or a magical transporter to help you forget your current troubles. Yes, sometimes, they are magic. A couple of weekends ago, my Rust had friends over to play a little poker.  Earlier […]

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream and Wok Wednesday Dumplings

Okay, stop the presses. Did you know there’s thing called Wok Wednesdays now? Yep…#WokWednesday.  To follow #TacoTuesday, which follows #MeatlessMonday. I really need to invent a day. Like #3OldPicklesAndCheesestickThursday, which, in our house, could literally be just about everyday, because I am the laziest dinner-maker I know.  I’m not sure what Rust must think of […]

Oreo Stuffed French Toast

As you may be aware, things have been a little stressful around here lately.  But…I’m getting back on my feet, getting out an about, and am steadily remembering that life is for living.  It’s time to be happy. Yes, sad things happen.  Bad things.  But there’s so much good out there too.  There are so […]

The Perfect Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffin…and How a Muffin Can Lead to Forever

I shouldn’t have met Rust. Oh, don’t get me wrong…it’s the best thing I could have hoped for. I’m beyond lucky, I’m happy, and for the first time in a long time, the future seems so promising. Getting up in the morning beats going to sleep every single night. That’s quite a change for me. […]

Pineapple and Peppers Sausage and Rice

I love dinners that take only a few minutes to make. That’s right…a few minutes. Sure, there are days when I want to drag our Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and set out on a roasted chicken endeavor, but those days are hard to come by.  Four hours to make dinner? Yeah, […]

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Milkshake

I have a skinny kid. I am NOT a skinny kid. However, I am hovering in the 40 year old mark, and both my growing kiddo and I need calcium.  It’s true.  We all need it, if we want healthy bones. I’m going to tell you a secret. I thought that crap I used to […]

Mixed Berry Lemonade Sparkling Sangria

It’s not everyday I get sent a couple of bottles of sparkling bubbly, and am asked to just enjoy it. But that’s exactly what happened when Mionetto Prosecco arrived at my door here in balmy Texas. (I SAY balmy, to keep my spirits up. Truth is, it’s hot. Muggy, and scorching hot, or raining in […]