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....

Baked Cuban Sliders

Today is National Hummus Day and for all you hummus lovers I’ve baked up a simple Cuban Slider. There’s something about a satisfying sandwich. Exceptional bread, great meat, superb cheese and of course salivating fillings like hummus. For the past couple of years I’ve noticed a Baked Ham and Cheese sandwich floating around Pinterest....

Tomato Avocado Salsa

In between the rain and storms, occasionally there will be one or two nice days that pop up. It’s like everyone understands that right now one nice day might be your last for a while so everyone is making the most of it. The grills are going, people are outside planting their gardens (hoping...

Pancetta Leek Risotto

Rain… Sometimes we spend countless hours praying and hoping for just a drop to wet our dry, dry soil. Well, for the past couple of weeks we’ve received plenty and it’s not stopping anytime soon. In fact you may have seen Texas on the news the past couple of days for flooding, sinkholes and...

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

First off thank you for the kind words to my recent post on the BIG News on the Homefront! We are definitely excited about our little arrival in November. Most of the time I’m dreaming up twists to classic recipes or trying out something completely new to me. Funny thing is I spend most...

Olivia's sister announcement-5

It was three days before I hopped onto a plane for a much-needed girl’s weekend trip to Deer Valley. After months and months of negative pregnancy tests we finally had a positive one. Now I’m not one to take just one pregnancy test to confirm it. Yes, in fact I took 4 just to...

Peach Galette

Do you ever just sit and scroll through Pinterest just looking at dream homes and the gourmet kitchens that come with them? I have a board just for my one-day dream kitchen and pantry, and I’m hoping that one day it “will” become a reality.  I’m really not asking for much, but since my...

Chocolate Streusel Bars

It was about 8 o’clock in the morning a couple days ago when I saw that my friend Kristen was enjoying a nice big bowl of ice cream for breakfast. Have I ever had ice cream for breakfast? No, but it sounds damn amazing. It made me think about comfort food and how I...