Pecan praline ice cream

Does anyone remember the movie Night of the Twisters starring an old childhood crush of mine Devon Sawa. I probably saw that movie a billion times just so I could watch him on my TV. If you didn’t see the movie it is where it was a beautiful day in this town and then...

Baked steak fingers

DQ…. that’s what I like about Texas.  Growing up I remember riding my bike and meeting my friends at Dairy Queen for an ice cream blizzard.  Chocolate chip cookie dough, crushed butterfingers, crushed peanut butter cups and caramel turtle blizzards are my favorite.  I love the way they flip them upside down to ensure...

Spinach artichoke dip spaghetti

The first thing that comes to mind with spaghetti is comfort food.  I like to a pull a freshly baked garlic herbed cheese bread out of the oven and then pour myself a tall glass of my favorite cabernet.  It’s like I can already taste it all as I write this.  I love to...

may behind the scenes

Can you believe that school is out and summer is OFFICIALLY here.  In fact I put on my swimsuit yesterday so I can paddle my way through my daughters 1 foot kiddie pool.  They’ve come a long way with the regular plastic kiddie pools. Before we splished-splashed in the pool I was finally able...

stuffed red potatoes with cheese and bacon

The first weekend with absolutely nothing planned is down for the books.  Lately it has been go-go-go and this past weekend nada, zilch and I loved every minute of it.  I made some cupcakes for a bridal shower but other than that I really didn’t even step into the kitchen to a cook a...

Grilled pineapple and strawberries

Pop open a beer, grab a lawn chair and get ready to be outside with the start of summer. Well, technically this has been me for the past couple of weeks but who is counting. When spring and summer roll around you can bet that we are using the grill at least one a...

Burrata fruit salad

Have you planted your garden already?  We just bought our herbs, seeds and plants yesterday from Home Depot.  A step-by-step tutorial will be up shortly about what we used and built just in case you are behind like us.  Usually I already have fresh vegetables growing if I haven’t killed them already.  When we...

Baked corn dogs

We just got home from a wonderful three day weekend to a friends house outside of San Antonio.  The drive home on Monday was quite nerve-wrenching because we were driving thru towns with tornado warnings and trying to miss golfball size hail.  When we arrived back home we basically had a large pond across...