Super Bowl Jalapeno Poppers

Living in Texas, football is kind of a big deal. People are die-hard fans of either high school, college, or professional teams - and sometimes of all three! I became a football fan when I moved to Texas the first time, way back in 1994. High school football is a really, really big deal and … Continue reading Super Bowl Jalapeno Poppers

Stuffed Acorn Squash

As with so many of us, we used January as a time to reset our healthy eating habits. I feel like we really feel off the rails from Thanksgiving to New Year's and by December 31, we both felt like rolly pollies! This month we have been focused on clean eating and dry January. We … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash

New Year’s Eve Pasta Aioli

Happy New Year's Eve! I can't believe that the last day of the year is here. Where did 2018 go? It's been a pretty amazing year for me - one of the best, in fact. I launched this blog, saw my favorite Broadway play, Les Miserables, when it came to Dallas, took Brad to New … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Pasta Aioli

Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day to reflect on the past year over a delicious meal with friends and family. But for those of us with food allergies or sensitivities, this food-filled holiday can be anything but enjoyable. Don’t worry – I have you covered this year! My mom … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I have always loved ice cream. When we lived in Michigan, we would always go to The Yum Yum Tree for ice cream. It was one of my favorite spots and I would always order mint chocolate chip in a cup so I wouldn't get my fingers sticky. My grandpa loved butter pecan ice cream … Continue reading Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Warm Chicken Stew on A Rainy Day

I love cooking with butternut squash. It’s a good substitute for sweet potatoes and it can be used in a variety of dishes. When I can, I usually buy butternut squash pre-cut because it’s just so difficult to cut a whole squash. I was in Trader Joe’s last week and I saw they had fresh, … Continue reading Warm Chicken Stew on A Rainy Day

Soup Season Has Arrived

Soup season is here! According to my Granda Mary, it's always soup season but eating soup in 100+ degree weather isn't very appetizing. The cooler temps are starting to make appearances in Texas and it's a lovely break from the heat. Soup is a fall and winter staple for us. I like to make a … Continue reading Soup Season Has Arrived

Roast Chicken on A Rainy Sunday

Today is the first day in Dallas it actually feels like Fall! I don't think the cooler temps are going to stick around, but I'll take it, even if it's just for a day. It's been overcast and raining all weekend so we are spending a quiet day at home watching football...and catching up on … Continue reading Roast Chicken on A Rainy Sunday

Easy Pesto

At the beginning of the past two summers, we planted a little spice container garden on the back patio. This year, we planted a lot of basil, thyme, and rosemary. We thought we had bought mint that we could eat, but discovered we actually bought catnip! That is supposed to keep the mosquitos away, but … Continue reading Easy Pesto

Saying Good-Bye To Summer…sort of

I can't believe that it's September - where did the summer go? We had a great summer. We traveled a little, started some house projects, my parents came to visit, and I launched this blog. However, in Dallas it still feels like summer. Our summer temps usually stick around through September so it's hard to … Continue reading Saying Good-Bye To Summer…sort of