Rosemary Arnold Palmer Drink

Six years ago I was sitting at lunch with some fellow co-workers when the waiter/waitress came to take our drink orders. I ordered my usual water with lemon while everyone else got diet cokes, tea and an Arnold Palmer drink. Arnold Palmer? I won’t lie at first I thought it was an alcoholic drink...

Vanilla French Toast

For the past week things have been quiet on the blog, but far from quiet in the home. My five year old nephew has been staying with me and I’ve been keeping him and Livi quite busy with swimming, shopping, park visits and just good ole’ playing outside. This week I’m finally back in...

cucumber salad with ranch

For a refreshing and quick starter or side dish I recommend this Cucumber Salad with Ranch. My memory can recall such events when I was a wee little tot. There are certain memories of me visiting both sets of grandparents for the summer weeks and getting to learn the ins and out to farm...

Grilled Turkey Burger with Avocado, Pineapple, Ginger Salsa

School’s out for the summer. That means family trips, camps, reunions and of course lots of family gatherings outside around the grill. This past week I went outside to our plush backyard (due to heavy rainfall in Texas) armed to the nine with bug spray and lit the grill. It was time for burger...

Mahi Mahi en Papillote

Roasted Mahi Mahi en Papillote for a healthy and quick meal choice. For the past couple of months my family planned a well thought out family vacation at a resort outside of San Antonio. Well, this past weekend we finally had our much needed getaway and were even able to dodge the rain most...

Loaded Twisted Taters

Growing up I remember the larger than life fairs and stock shows. Carnival games (that you never win at), fair food, animals and good-looking cowboys in town for the rodeo. After riding some of my favorite carnival rides and at least playing a game or two I would head toward the food section. You...

Vegetable Zoodle Salad

Everyone has seen spiralized food by now. After looking at this nifty machine for the past year I finally broke down and bought the Paderno spiralizer. We’ve now had it for about a week now and I’m completely sold on what it can do and I basically want to spiral everything in my pantry...

S'more Brownie Ice Cream Cake

I know people celebrate Christmas in July but I basically celebrated it at the first of May. Having 6 cartons of Tillamook Ice Cream show up on my doorstep was basically a pregnant girls dream. Unfortunately, my daughter saw me opening up the box and now thinks that the ice cream is for her....