Yogurt parfait with strawberries, blueberries, honey and granola

Yogurt Parfaits

Saturday, August 13, 2016

My mom is the type of person who loves to recreate images from cookbooks. So even a simple fruit and yogurt breakfast can turn into a presentation. She’s made yogurt parfaits for years but she just introduced them to our kids during her last visit. And now, a regular bowl of yogurt simply will not ...

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5 Ways to Add Watermelon to Your Summer Menu

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Few things scream summer as much as watermelon. It’s sweet and refreshing, not to mention hydrating - just what we need during the brutal Texas summers.   Watermelon is not just for kids, and it’s certainly not just for slicing. So as we dive into the hottest month of the year, which also happens to be peek ...

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Watermelon, Arugula, Feta, Mint Salad

Fresh and Light Watermelon, Feta, Arugula Salad

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I love a good summer salad. Something light, colorful and easy to throw together. This watermelon salad with feta, arugula and a hint of mint is perfect as a light lunch or a great side when you’re throwing something a little less healthy on the grill.   There's some chopping involved but it's basically a throw together ...

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Simple Summertime Sangria

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sangria is a summer party staple at our house. It’s not something you drink everyday but it’s a great way to turn an ordinary bottle of wine into something special. With so many options, you’re bound to have ingredients on hand to whip up a batch on short notice. At it's core, sangria is wine, fruit ...

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kids making homemade pizza

Homemade Pizza! Pizza!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Making pizza has become one of our favorite family traditions.   Just like everyone else, we love pizza. Well, we love good pizza. No offense to people who love Pizza Hut or Dominos, but that’s just not my jam. Sometimes we need a quick dinner and there are some really great places in Dallas so that you ...

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Getaway Guide: Rosemary Beach, FL

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nestled between Panama City and Destin lies a sleepy stretch of freeway called 30A; home to some of the best beach towns in Florida.   The beaches in South Walton are some of the most beautiful in the country – soft sugar sand and crystal clear turquois blue water for as far as the eye can see. ...

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Learning About Tequila from the Masters at Patrón

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bad tequila causes headaches, but the good kind makes you smile. If you learn nothing else from this post, that’s enough.   For many people, drinking tequila congers up images of salt, shots and crazy nights. And certainly there’s that. But, there’s also a whole other side of tequila….hand-crafted, meticulously aged, smooth and celebration worthy.   Last year, I ...

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Mini Pinata

Ideas for a Fun, Festive Fietsa, Any Time of Year

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  Inevitably, Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby fall within days of one another – and while both provide a great excuse to celebrate, prepping for two parties just isn’t go to happen. This year, the Derby is winning out (stay tuned for more on that!) And I live in Texas – we pretty much ...

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Holy Guacamole!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Guacamole is my go-to. Whether I need a tried and true something to bring to a friends house, a quick app when entertaining last minute guests, or a healthy afternoon snack, homemade guacamole never disappoints. Generally speaking, there are a million ways to make great guac. It’s all a matter of preference and what’s handy. If ...

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Confetti Eggs

Mini Easter Piñatas, aka Confetti Eggs

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

So let’s be real here – there is no logical argument for making Cascarones (otherwise know as confetti eggs) from scratch. While the whole process is super easy and inexpensive, it requires prep and time. And to get all those nice clean eggs you either have to start collecting early, or be prepared to eat ...

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