Chocolate Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

The summer heat is taking its toll on me.  The kids want to be outside but after 5 minutes I want to call it a day.  The sweat is dripping down my face and I’m over on the outdoor furniture trying to play it cool like it’s not affecting me.  Oh, but it is....

Peach Ice Cream

Every summer we would load up in the car and drive a couple of hours for a family weekend getaway.  It never failed that halfway through the trip I would need to make a pit stop at one of my most favorite towns, Fredericksburg.  I would beg for fresh ice cream or a stop...

Pork Lettuce Wraps

There are times with our family that dinner is a well planned out meal while other nights its a clean out the refrigerator type of night.  We typically scrounge around and come up with a recipe which at times is what I do best and other nights I resort to pancakes and bacon for...

Vanilla Banana Pancakes

When did you first start drinking coffee?  I made it all the way through college only drinking maybe one or two cups period.  It just wasn’t my thing and I couldn’t stand the taste.  Shortly after college I took off to go work in London for a couple of months.  It was there that...

Garden Tea Cocktail

Happy hour anyone?  Seriously, I stay pretty busy these days with work, kids and trying to keep things tidy at home.  Sometimes I just need a little cocktail, beer or wine to help celebrate the long tidiest day that I’ve just experienced. Every couple of months I try to come up with a cocktail...

Classic Chewy Brownie Recipe

Right before Mother’s Day I received a text from my cousin.  He wanted an easy brownie recipe so that he could make them with his girls for Mother’s Day.  His wife loves chocolate, and it was going to be a special treat for her.  After browsing through the site, I soon realized that I...

Jalapeno Beef and Chorizo Burger

I couldn’t embark on the weekend without sharing another grilling recipe for this gorgeous, long holiday weekend coming ahead. I’ve already got you covered on one side dish with this fast and easy Grilled Romaine Salad. Today we are pulling up our sleeves and getting downright dirty with this Jalapeno Beef and Chorizo Burger....

Grilled Romaine Salad with Parmesan

Most people assume that grills are only for burgers, ribs, brisket or pizza. I’m here to prove that theory wrong today by adding some romaine lettuce to the grill. In fact, my opinion is that it’s the only way to truly enjoy this piece of lettuce. It transforms this leafy green into something magnificent....