Caramel Apple Muffins

It’s crazy to think of how my pregnant mind thinks about certain situations. Monday I celebrated my 31st birthday and my emotions ran all over the place on that day. I found out at lunch that my husband got a trip of a lifetime to go Elk hunting in Idaho for 10 days but...

5 Year Blogiversary

Five years ago I sat in my apartment in Houston staring at the screen waiting to hit publish on A Zesty Bite. I had just bought the domain in previous hours and was anxious and nervous about the first post going LIVE. Of course back then I only expected family and friends to follow...

Pork with Stir Fry Noodles

Do you ever sit and wonder how you can meet a complete stranger, yet tell them your whole life story in about 30 minutes or less? How did you meet your husband? How many kids? Where did you grow up and go to college? What do you do now? How do you succeed being...

Nutella Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Dear Miss Suzy,   I’m sorry that it had to end this way. You’ve been great for our family for the past two years and it all had to come to an end one afternoon. It was nice to see your effort a couple times a week in attempting to help us out. I...

Caramel Macchiato Pancakes with Syrup

As I’m sitting down thinking about yesterday’s current events I stop to ponder on what characteristics I possess and the ones I don’t excel at as well as others.   We all have this feeling or notion of what we perceive of ourselves. Until recently I would have considered myself a pretty patient and...

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Rice Bowls

This week has been one for the books. My husband had to leave for a three-day work conference and I was left to take care of two kids and an ever-growing baby bump. Two doctor appointments down, flag football practice, outdoor play, dinners, school, packed lunches and of course my own personal errands. I...

Cheesy Italian Dutch Oven Bread

Operation countdown to baby has begun. I’m already in my third trimester even though I’m not sure where the first two went. This Friday will be week #31 and I just have this feeling that the little man will come early just like Livi did. If I could place a bet on my own...

Behind the Scenes for August

The month of August was definitely a busy one for me.  My nephew is now living with us and we are also busy prepping for the arrival of our little boy come November.  We also took a week long trip to San Antonio so my husband could attend a work conference while the rest...