cake batter brownies

It’s Friday and I think we ALL deserve a little something extra today to celebrate another week in the books. In fact I made you something real special today because I needed to clean out my over packed pantry. You know the one where you keep buying items but don’t have any shelf space...

Mozzarella and spinach stuffed chicken

Have you seen the show Fixer Upper on HGTV? To say I am slightly obsessed with this show would be an understatement. I love everything about the hosts down to the houses and decorations. I want a fixer upper. Let me rephrase that last sentence. I ONLY want a fixer upper if it is completed...

Apple scones with apple pie spiced icing

If you haven’t noticed it’s officially fall. There are pumpkins everywhere, talk about Halloween costumes, pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that (guilty), the fall foliage is appearing, mum flowers and football season. My favorite season is here and I love every bit of it, except for the multitude of rainy days. In years...

One pot chicken orzo soup

I live in West Texas and for the past several years there was hardly a drop of water that fell from the sky.  We were in serious drought mode with water restrictions all over the place. And then 2014 hit. We are basically a desert rainforest if that makes sense. We are in the...

crab cakes with aioli sauce

Do you consider yourself an adventurous eater or do you tend to play it safe? Ever since we dined out in Santa Fe and let the chef have complete control over our entire meal, I’ve decided to do it more often. That is let the wait staff recommend or give me options between two...

kiawah island and resort

Two weeks ago we packed our bags and headed to the airport for a family trip to the sandy beach coast at Kiawah Island and Resort.  Kiawah resort is located 45 minutes south of Charleston and it leads for a beautiful scenic drive from the Charleston airport.  As you approach the island you start...

Chocolate chip pumpkin shortbread cookie sandwiches

Four years ago I sat in my apartment in Houston ready and anxious to write my first recipe on A Zesty Bite.  Back then all I had was a point and shoot camera, no editing software and basically 3 readers.  Thanks to my family, friends and my awesome readers who supported me along the...

One pot breakfast frittata

I customized my coffee using Folgers Flavors, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #remixyourcoffee The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.  I think every American remembers this catchy tune and I can recall a lot of their commercials while growing up even though I...