If you’re even halfway on top of current events-and I don’t mean politics, but entertainment-then you know Meghan Markle made a whirlwind trip to NYC this past… Read more “Meghan Markle and Moroccan Mystique”
Even though I’m still in holiday mode, I just realized we’re several weeks past Thanksgiving and still have a couple weeks to go before Christmas and… Read more “Coffee and Pancakes”
WE MADE IT! And Turkey Day 2018 is going down in the books as a success! And now it’s on to Christmas decorating. But first, as… Read more “Thanksgiving 2018: That happened, who needs a drink?”
It’s Thanksgiving Break and while I love nothing more than all the extra time I get with my sweet kiddos, it’s never a bad idea to have… Read more “Winter Break And the Worlds easiest no-cook play dough recipe!”
Lets get real for a minute and start with the Cookie Butter Milkshake, shall we? Friday nights are Family Movie Night at our house and it’s a… Read more “Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner Day 7: Chickpea Veggie Burger with Cookie Butter Milkshakes”
Italian, when done right, can be one of the quickest but heartiest weeknight vegetarian dinners. While the pan fry technically takes a little bit of time, my… Read more “Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner Day 6: Eggplant Parmesan”
Yesterday Old Man Winter paid a seriously cold visit to Houston. With temps hovering above freezing and the whipping winds, I wished we could have a Texas… Read more “Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner Idea Day 4: Mushroom Stroganoff”
I was at Trader Joes with my daughters this morning. I love it for the fresh fruits and veggies and my girls love finding Sandy the squirrel… Read more “Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner Idea Day 3: Warm Orzo with Vegetables, Feta and Chik’n in a creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing”
So I make a potato soup that is so soft and creamy your kids will think they’re eating mashed potatoes but you’ll know it’s a healthier version of the classic side dish we all ate growing up.
And after scouring the Internet in the hopes of finding some new recipes to add to our rotation, I decided that there are relatively few vegetarian meal plans that actually work for the whole family. It’s time I change that.
I have a kitchen confession to make: I do not own a microwave. What started out as a personal challenge morphed into a lifestyle change that I’m… Read more “Election Day Death By Chocolate: The Best Brownie Pie Recipe Ever”
My love language is gifts. And I enjoy the brainstorming and code-cracking of their interests way more than just buying what they told me to-for me, there’s… Read more “It Is Better To Give Than To Receive: My Top 5 Best Guy Gifts To Give This Holiday Season”
A new family tradition for us has been to have a White Christmas. We both grew up in Texas but neither of us can ever really get… Read more “Family Holiday Destination 2018: All Aboard the Polar Express!”
Whisps of white smoke billowed out of the top, ominous. Its height an imposing force, looming, against the picture-perfect blue skyline. And yet below Mt. Etna, life… Read more “My Italian Honeymoon and The Food Of Memory Lane”
So in the spirit of our favorite ginger Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan’s rockstar fashion status on their first ever royal tour, I’m sharing a ginger cookie recipe with y’all that, like the Duchess of Sussex, works hard while being kind.
It was so inspiring to see people there selling products that they made with their own two hands, crafted from ideas in their heads and dreams in their hearts.
But now fast forward and there has been so much British royal amazingness crammed into such a short amount of time, I don’t know that we’ll ever be able to go back to the long months of waiting for sightings or hoping for exciting news from the royal family. Is this just me?!
I used to be obsessed with 30 Rock, that absolute gem of a show that had witty humor and sharp writing delivered in dont-talk-or-you’ll-miss-it quickness. I miss… Read more “Outlander Season 4 Premiere and The Food Of Scotland”
We are so proud of our home, but I’m going to be honest with you-when we first walked inside, we realized we paid mostly for the curb appeal because the inside needed some Love with a capital L. But, with a lot of blood, sweat and tears (mostly from my husband) we have made this house our home and have grown to really love a fixer upper that we can make our own.
It’s warm out of the oven as the kids are coming downstairs which makes me feel like a rock-star-mom and the sweet cinnamon smell that wafts through the house doubles as the alarm clock so, win-win.
I don’t just love change, I need it. I’m very bad at sitting still. I make sure to have a book on hand, a project in the… Read more “Caramel Candy Apples and How To Celebrate The First Day Of Fall”
A recipe named after the World War One-era French 75 mm field gun, it’s tart and refreshing-I use vodka in mine since we always seem to have Tito’s on hand, but using gin is truer to the original recipe and just as delicious.
Maxwell proved you can take the man out of Texas, but not Texas out of the man with his absolutely gorgeous Spring 2019 collection. He decicated the show to ‘Texas and my family for making me who I am.’
Here’s a good problem to have: What do you do when the space between your knuckles just isn’t big enough to accommodate anymore diamonds? You pull and pull until you’ve physically stretched the finger enough to make room for one(grunt) more (grunt) gem (shriek and exhale).
So now I think it’s time to share a recipe with you that you’re going to LOVE. And with carrots as the star, it’s a locally grown, farm-to-table, eggless dish that would make even the most critical foodie drool.
Before crashing on the bed for a much needed night’s sleep, I raced to the windows, undid the latch and threw the two shutters open, recreating a scene I’d probably watched in my The History of Italian Cinema class.
It takes potted fairy gardens to a whole new level and it’s a clever way to add a little magic to your daughter’s day. What could be better than those smiles?
Baby you could steal my heart like Jesse James Or come in guns blazing just like ole’ John Wayne Well, now’s your chance to save the girl… Read more “Godless And My Love Affair With New Mexico”
There’s nothing quite like reading a great book, or in this case, watching a great movie that makes you really think on things and reflect, even after the credits roll. Such is the case with La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), a 2014 Italian Film and Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.
Of all the beautiful home goods in the lineup at Target, my favorite piece that I was most excited about in the Hearth and Hand collection was, of course, the dollhouse.
My husband forgot his lunch today. With a busy weekend on the road and a hectic early morning meeting to make, he walked right out without it. … Read more “But First, Coffee: Out & About For Minuti”
Grandparents say the silliest things. Great grandparents take it to another level. My oldest daughter was the first grandchild and great grandchild on both sides of the… Read more “The Perfect Brunch Staple: Deceptively Delicious Banana Bread”
I’m going to share one of my favorite ways to look like I spend a lot of money on my wardrobe. Spoiler alert-I don’t! This trick is pretty genius if… Read more “Style Secret: The Way I Go The Distance With My Capsule Closet”
Did you watch Food Network Star last night?!? My kids and I love watching Giada’s shows and Food Network in general, so Giada on Food Network Star… Read more “Little Chefs In The Kitchen With Kid Stir”