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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]