Vanilla Pear Infused Water

At the end of each year I check out the latest and greatest trends for the upcoming year. This list can contain vegetables, spices, ethnic regions and possible recipe ideas. One of these trends is infused cocktails and water. It’s almost a shock that something so simple could be a hot commodity this year. So...

Baked Chicken Drumsticks

When I was younger we would typically eat out after church if my mom hadn’t put a pot roast in the oven that morning. Living in a town of 5,000 people lunch options were at a bare minimum with one Mexican food restaurant, McDonalds, Sonic, DQ, BBQ, KFC and a few others. On some...

Behind the Scenes November-6

With the addition of a new one in the family and two holidays back to back the Behind the Scenes took a backseat for a month. I’m back today to show you November and December’s behind the scenes from the blog. It’s fun showing you a look at what I see from behind the camera...

top Recipes from 2015

2015 has been a great year for the blog although that also means I’ve been very busy. I finished up with the weekly cooking shows for my local station in March and then basically started filming live segments at the station in April. For some reason the live shows are easier for me because...

Slow Cooker Mexican Dip

I know most of us asked for a white Christmas, but I wasn’t considering an actual blizzard to be taking place in Texas. Tornadoes, flooding and a blizzard all happening in one day in this great state. We’ve hunkered down and have stocked up on all the essentials like bread, peanut butter, toilet paper...

Tex Mex Mule

An open letter to my parents.   Dear Mom and Dad, As a child I remember all the fun I had on Christmas and summer breaks. The last bell would ring at school and I would run out of school just knowing that there was fun to be had at home. I would beg...

Eggnog Fudge

It’s like Christmas came early for this girl. One of my best friends came to visit me and give me some much needed girl chat time. She’s been here for the past couple of days and that has allowed me to take naps, get recipes done and of course treat someone out to dinner....

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Every weekend I like to wake up to a completed breakfast casserole dish.  Something that was prepared the night before and just waiting to be popped into the hot oven.  It can be loaded with vegetables, eggs, crusts, bacon, sausage, ham and of course cheese.  This Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole has become one of...