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 […]

Mixed Greens & Blueberry Salad

So, I’ve made it to Texas. I’ve been hunkered down here in this big ol’ house, hanging pictures, decorating, arranging the kitchen.  It’s been 12 days now – but it seems like so much less. Time is FLYING.  Soon, Seven and my mom will be here (one week from today!) and we JUST got their […]

Brazilian Pasta Salad

Gold Medal Recipe, kids. In case you’ve been napping, this summer holds an exciting event…the Olympics.  This year – it’s in RIO.  Can you imagine?  The Summer Games in magical Brazil, in the shadows of Sugarloaf and around the corner from Iguazu Falls?  In Rio, a city that is so robust and alive, full of […]

Loaded Barbeque Baked Potato Salad

I created this fun and summery recipe for a new-to-me brand of mayonnaise – Blue Plate® Mayonnaise. I was thrilled that they wanted me to experience and use their new Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt, as I’ve been itching to make a potato salad again, and mayo is exactly what I needed! Summer. […]

Low Calorie Blueberry Ginger Ale

Blueberry Ginger Ale. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this sooner, but perhaps it’s because I lived in Virginia, versus Texas. Why should that matter? It does.  It really, really does. You see, in March, in southern Texas?  It was in the 90s. Not the COOL 90s, like, with Nirvana and The DMB, […]

Buttery Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’m just going to say it… Chocolate Chip Cookies. There is NO ONE PERFECT RECIPE. Just like there is no one perfect pair of shoes, no one perfect car, no perfect mate, no one perfect place to live. Because we are all different. Our tastes are different.  Our histories are different.  Your brand of delicious […]