• Air Fryer Veggies

    I am obsessed with my Air Fryer.  I know I am kinda late to the game but I am 100% on board now and love trying new recipes … but one of my go to ones I make every week are these Air Fryer Veggies. Let’s talk veggies… One of my favorite parts of going to the grocery store is walking through the produce area and finding what veggies I am going to cook for the week.  Almost every Sunday I roast, or now air fry, a large batch of veggies and use them in salads all week long or as quick fix sides for dinner. This last week as…

  • Loaded Candy Blondies

    Have Ester candy hanging around?  Let’s make blondies!!! Load them up! I am blondie fan… especially loaded ones like these cookies & cream blondies and these pistachio white chocolate blondies.  Today I was craving something sweet and starting looking around and realized I had a ton of Easter candy that I had not sued so I decided to throw a lot of it into a blondie. Let me tell you… I am obsessed with these… OBSESSED!! Use what candy you have… So I threw in mini cadbury chocolate eggs, peanut butter eggs, M&M’s and sprinkles.  You could just use one kind of candy or more, if you have more… just…

  • Roasted Herb Carrots

    Carrots are not just for the Easter bunny… we can eat them too! Fancy them up a bit… Carrots are a staple.  The little ones are perfect for quick snacks and lunch boxes.  You can roast them up super quick for weeknight sides.  Throw them into salads, stir fry or in desserts, like these Carrot Cake Cupcakes. For the Holidays though we like to maybe give them a little extra love and fancy them up a bit with some Herbs de Provence and maybe some extra butter… I mean it is the holidays after all.   If you do not have Herbs de Provence on hand you can use any…

  • Gluten Free Pistachio Blondies

    Pistachio Blondies are so, so good but when they are Gluten Free almost everyone can enjoy them making them even better! Hello (toasted) Pistachio I am going to be fully transparent with you, it took me a couple of tries to get these blondies right.  To get them to that perfect, slightly ooey gooey goodness. As with most gluten free recipes, the blondies were a little too dry the first go around, and then the 2nd one wouldn’t set up enough and then finally on the 3rd try we finally got there.  These blondies have a beautiful golden crust, each bite is filled with tons of pistachios and hints of…

  • Lucky Charm Cookies

    Lucky Charm Cookies are the perfect last minute St Patricks Day treat!  They are not only super fun they are SUPER YUMMY!! Are you a Lucky Charm? I was strolling down eh cereal aisle the other day, remembering all the kid cereal I ate growing up.  Everything from Coco Puffs to Captain Crunch (I liked the one with berries) to Cookie Crunch… and then I saw Lucky Charms.  I LOVED the marshmallows in Lucky Charms so much.   The unicorn was my favorite one, but I was also a big rainbow fan as well.  As I was standing there reminiscing for a second it hit me… let’s put them into…

  • Iced Sugar Cookies

    These Classic Iced Sugar Cookies are a MUST MAKE.  They are super tender, topped with a delicious icing with hints of vanilla bean in each bite and fun sprinkles.  A perfect cookie for any Holiday or Special Occassion. No rolling here One of the things that annoys me about sugar cookies is having to roll them out.  Rolling pins and I don’t have the best relationship.  I tend to roll things too thin, or not thin enough…it just never seems to be right.  With these cookies though there is no rolling…that is one of the reasons why I love these cookies. I also love how tender they are.  Not so…

  • Skillet Salsa Chicken

    Ready for a quick and easy dinner everyone is sure to love?  This Skillet Salsa Chicken is a super quick dinner perfect for even the busiest of nights (like tonight). It all starts with the skillet… Like I mentioned above this Skillet Salsa Chicken is the perfect quick fix dinner.  It starts with browning the chicken, then adding in the salsa, then roasting it for a little bit and then topping with cheese and voila you are done.  Quick & easy!! The key to this dish is getting your skillet hot in the beginning so the chicken gets a great sear on it, this help build the flavor and keep…

  • Reuben Grilled Cheese

    Are you a reuben fan? Are you a fan of grilled cheese.  I love them… they can be simple… some with meat, some with multiple types of cheese, thick bread, thin bread, fancy bread.  However…I just love grilled cheese. Closed or Open? There is a great delicatessen here is Houston call Kenny & Ziggy’s.  This is the first place I ever experienced The Rueban.  I am almost embarrassed to admit this but it was about 12 years ago that I fell in love with this amazing sandwich.   It all started with a shopping trip to the Galleria with my brother for my sis-in-love.  Afterwards we went to Kenny &…

  • Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

    Sugar Cookies have never been better than these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies!  Yes… Gluten Free and they are AMAZING! The Great Sugar Cookie Debate… Are you a thin & crispy sugar cookie person or a fluffy and chewy sugar cookie person?  For me I like both.   My MeeMaw would make me her sugar cookies every time I would come see her (you can find the recipe here), and they were thin & crispy and SO GOOD!  Like super yummy, I would eat all of them and not share with anyone. On the other hand we had a family friend who would make more of a lofthouse kinda cookie with…

  • Teriyaki Salmon

    Teriyaki Salmon will turn anyone into a salmon lover in no time.  Perfectly cooked salmon covered in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce that comes together in NO TIME!   Ain’t your momma’s salmon Growing up the closest we got to salmon was the canned version made into croquette patties.  As much as I loved those croquettes as I grew up I started to appreciate just how good fresh salmon really could be.  There are so many options from grilling to roasting to pan searing. For some fun recipes, check out this Grilled Salmon or this Chili Rubbed Salmon for a little extra kick.  I will say though this Teriyaki version is quickly…