costco quinoa salad

I’m a little too late to the beach scene.  School has started back up and vacations for “most” people are over.  Not the case for our family.  I’m packing us up and we are headed to Charleston this weekend for a little R & R. Can we talk about faux tans for a minute?...

Tailgating foods

Football season is here and that means party time.  Today I’m showcasing 15 tailgating foods from the blog and other sites.  Some of my personal favorites are the sausage biscuits, crispy cuban egg rolls and jalapeño popper dip.  Now let’s get ready for pigskin, tight pants, booze and lots of great food options. Buffalo...

cheeseburger soup

Updated post with new photos. I am accident-prone. There I said it. If I’m not tripping you can bet that I’m running into objects or banging my body up. This past week I was working on some recipes for SheKnows and I was totally in my groove.  The music was blaring, stretchy pants on...

Fig, prosciutto and burrata crostini

Dinner parties….. Yay or nay? I would say that I love them, but to be honest I don’t really ever attend or host them.  Total bummer especially for someone who loves putting little appetizers or finger foods together.  On most occasions I create an appetizer just to have my husband and I eat it...

Bacon pistachio goat cheese balls

This past weekend I took a total of 5 naps in 3 days.  I took two on Friday before 1pm and I finally think I am caught up on my sleep.   Coffee is no longer a necessity to keep me awake so all I need is just a nice comfort drink in the morning. ...

Coffee cake

Did you know that coffee cake doesn’t have any coffee in the recipe? Bizarre I know. It’s the classic breakfast recipe that is paired with a hot cup of jo and you don’t want to miss out on it. In fact I’m pretty sure that I could eat one of these slices every morning...

quinoa chicken broccoli and cheese

My life has been incredibly busy for the past two weeks.  Eleven years ago I pledged a sorority in the fall of my freshman year at Texas Tech.  Since moving back to Lubbock I have gotten back involved and even decided to be a co-advisor during recruitment.  Apparently I had forgotten the LONG nights,...

Baked crab wontons

A couple weeks ago I talked my husband into letting me take a cruise with 50 other fabulous bloggers for a photography conference.  I’d like to say this is “work” but being on a cruise with camera in hand is more like my happy place.  The best part is Royal Caribbean is our sponsor,...