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 […]

Family Travel: A Weekend in Grapevine, Texas

I’ll be upfront with you here…until I WENT to Grapevine, Texas, I really didn’t expect much from Grapevine, Texas. The very first time I went was about 4 years ago, to a mommy blogger conference, with some of my most favorite friends. We stayed at the Gaylord Texan. For 5 days. And in 5 full […]

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 […]

So I Made My Own Wedding Cake

Did you know?  I just got married.  That handsome fellow I told you about?  Mister Texas? Rust?  Yeah…I married him a few days ago, in the hotel where we met.  It was a perfect day, with close family and friends, great food, lots of smiles.  I count my blessings that I found him, and that […]

Being Part of the Bold Percent

Lately, I have had a lot of readers and friends email or comment to me that they think I am bold. I guess because I packed up my life, took a chance, and moved halfway across the country.  But to me, that wasn’t bold.  That was safe.  That was following my heart to be with […]

Celebrating Local Eats…Peli Peli in Spring, Texas

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. As you may or may not […]

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 […]