Snack Trios

I don’t know about your house, but we are right in the thick of the “I don’t want that…I want something else” phase of toddler eating. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten a snack or meal ready in the past few months, only to hear “I don’t like that, I want cereal”….

Honey Barbeque Chicken Wings

Is it ever too early to prep your super bowl menu? I think not. I must confess, my favorite part of most holidays is menu planning. I could care less who is playing, but bring on the endless appetizers! These honey barbecue chicken wings are going to be perfect for the big game in a…

Shrimp Topped Avocado Cups

I love New Year’s Day. Three years ago, three and a half years into our marriage, my husband and I started a tradition that we’ve continued the past three years. Every New Year’s Day we have a coffee date and discuss our budget for the previous year. This may not sound too exciting, but then…

Curry Coconut Fish

I am in the haze of post Christmas pre-New Years when all you want to do is avoid taking down Christmas decorations, sleep in, and eat all the leftover Christmas cookies. We traveled to my parents house for Christmas this year. As much fun, excitement, and quality family time as it brought, it also left…

Gingerbread Cookies

Amid the chaos that the holidays bring, the shopping, cooking, traveling, decorating, some traditions are really worth the effort. These cookies make the cut. No leaving the house, no battling crowds, no sleepy toddlers fighting to stay awake for Christmas lights. I plan on making them every year. They’re classic, warm with spices, and so…

Dairy Free Chocolate Cream Pie

Growing up, my family was all about traditions during the holiday season. If we did it once, we had to do it every year. We used the same old flannel shirt of my dad’s to make the scarecrow for Halloween, the same dressing recipe for Thanksgiving, and we watch the recorded cartoon How the Grinch…

Christmas Cookies

Every year when I was young, I looked forward to my Christmas cookie marathon. For weeks before, I would scour cookie recipe books picking the perfect combination. One chocolate mint, one oatmeal chocolate cherry for my mom, a challenging stained glass butter cookie, and a sliced peppermint. I’d get so carried away that we would…

Tex-Mex Stuffed Acorn Squash

Texas was hit with a cold front this week. A haul in the fig tree and succulents kind of cold front. It was glorious. We made a fire in the backyard, got to wear our cozy once-a-year flannel, and made this delicious fall-inspired dish. If you have not tried acorn squash, and are not too…

Sweet Potato Pie

This pie y’all. Sweet potato pie is my absolute favorite. It’s the one that my mom makes especially for me every year. My brothers are all about the chocolate cream pie, the cherry, and the pecan, but for me, it’s not Thanksgiving without a Sweet Potato Pie. Warmly spiced and sturdy enough to hold up…

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Introducing: your new favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts. I barely had time to take pictures before my husband and I ate all of these little gems. The bacon gets perfectly crispy, the Brussels sprout gets soft with a few crackling leaves poking out, and the tangy dipping sauce ties this dish together. Need I…

Tourtière

A delicious French Acadian meat pie sure to please your in-laws.

Gluten Free Fried Shrimp

I believe I have gushed about my love of gulf shrimp in a previous post, so I will not bore you with a second account of why and how much I love my favorite protein. Suffice to say, I try to work shrimp into our meal plan as often as my family will let me….