Berry crisp with ice cream

Mixed Berry Crisp


Monday, September 26, 2016

I love fruity deserts. I’ll take a hot, fresh berry crisp or crostini topped with ice cream over a dense chocolate dessert any day of the week.   Crisps and crumbles are awesome in the summer when the berries are poppin’ off the bushes and they work in the winter when you want a warm, comforting dessert. It ...

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party popcorn

Party Popcorn


Thursday, September 15, 2016

We love popcorn. We love chocolate. We love sprinkles. So of course, we love party popcorn! Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Party Popcorn falls into that category. It was a last minute add to Evie’s birthday party menu but it was probably the most popular sweet treat. Not to mention I found some little ...

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summer time cocktail with lime juice, grapefruit juice, fresca and tequila

Rosemary Beach Paloma


Saturday, September 3, 2016

I'm a margarita girl at heart, but this Rosemary Beach Paloma has been my go to this summer. I totally made up the name of this drink - I felt bad calling it a straight up Paloma because a key ingredient is Fresca. I’m pretty sure the dudes in Mexico who created the Paloma did ...

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flowers, hydrangeas, roses

Beautiful Flower Arrangements Every Time


Thursday, September 1, 2016

  Post party let down is real. The house is quiet, food is mostly gone, and it's time for clean up. But looking on the bright side, there's still fresh flower arrangements around the house! Festive or formal, it really doesn’t matter. Flower arrangements are the quickest and easiest way to spice up any room.   Flower arrangements are ...

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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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Watermelon

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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