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. […]

Caribou Iced Coffee

I have just recently started drinking coffee. I know. I know.  I am one of the strange creatures that escaped the lure of dark roast, despite the amazing smells, despite cooking with it, despite working in a restaurant for years, despite being one tired mama.  I escaped it. Until I met Mr.Texas. He’s quite the […]

Pineapple Barbeque Chicken Wings

Dear Parents, I know you may be hunkered down in your master bedroom closet, the door locked and no light on, save for the tiny glow of your cell phone. I promise, I will not make that phone chirp, so bear with me.  We have a few minutes until your child finally finds you. Here’s […]

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 […]

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. […]