• Everything Bagel Dip

    Everything Bagel Dip is everything you love about your favorite everything bagel but without the bagel… I know cheesy. Thank you Trader Joes! If you have followed me for long I am sure you know I have a special place in my heart for Trader Joes.  I love their flowers, their produce, their spices, seasonal offerings and of course their wine. As for their spices though my favorite (behind their pumpkin spice blend which is AMAZING) is their Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning.  It is loaded with onion, sea salt, garlic and sesame seeds.  If you do not have a TJ’s close to you I highly suggest you order…

  • Grilled Summer Veggies

    I am still all in on the summer veggies that are everywhere right now and so to celebrate them I heated up to grill to let them shine. It is still summer  Y’all I know I am so ready for cooler weather (& pumpkin spice everything) but one of the best summer things happening right now are the veggies.  There are some amazing veggies happening at the farmer’s markets and grocery stores. The zucchini is amazing, the squash is just so good, then onions are the perfect sweetness, broccolini, asparagus everywhere & the corn… y’all THE CORN!  PS… more corn recipes coming, I cannot get enough. Summer Lovin & Everything…

  • Key Lime Cookies- The Perfect Spring Treat

    Key Lime anything is a must have in the warmer months… and according to the calendar it should start warming up soon.  That means it is time to celebrate that cute little green fruit! Key Lime Cookies for the Win! Pie is what most people, including myself, think of when they hear “key lime” but that is changing.  Don’t get me wrong I love a good pie, but they are also more involved to make.  These cookies literally come together in about 15 minutes and are ready to indulge in within a hour.  No chilling, no wait time to set up… mix, bake, ice and eat.  DONE! Yes… you can…

  • 4th of July Berry Trifle

    Looking for a way to celebrate the 4th of July in this crazy time we are living in?  How about this Berry Trifle?  It is delicious, quick, easy and so pretty!! Berrylicious Everything  Walking through the produce section (with my make on) of my local grocery stores and farmers markets I am overwhelmed with all the beautiful berries. With the long Holiday weekend here I want to highlight them in this amazing triple berry trifle.   Even better it is  red, white and blue making it perfect for 4th of July holiday.  Ok really it is perfect for any summer party you have coming and it is so pretty!! Trifle Fun Now I…

  • S’mores Brownies

    S’mores are a must make for me each summer.  Growing up we would have them every July 4th at my grandparents farm and I just fell in love with them, and even now as an adult I crave them when it gets hot outside.   There is one problem though, I do not live on a farm and I don’t camp so to still enjoy a favorite treat I decided to make them into a brownie…yes S’mores Brownies! It’s all about the layers I just love the combo of graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow.   For these brownies it starts with the graham cracker crust…it is golden brown, buttery and…

  • Summer Bucket List FUN

    Happy First Day of Summer!! I cannot believe how fast this year is going.  It feels like Christmas was just yesterday.  Because the year is flying by I have made a commitment to enjoy the summer with my friends and family.  Slow down a bit and try and knock off as much as I can off this bucket list. A little something for everyone… Fun inside and out Being from SE Texas where it is 100% humid all the time and can rain one minute and be sunny the next I made sure to have activities that are perfect for inside and out.  I love getting out as much as…

  • a summer must…homemade chimichurri sauce

    I am a sucker for sauces.  I love them on almost any dish…heck I love sauces on really anything.  Literally I love a good hollandaise for breakfast, and nice pesto for lunch and something like this Chimichurri for dinner (or anytime of the day). And it is so pretty I first fell in love with Chimichurri Sauce when I went to one of my favorite restaurants ever…Americas.  It is the way cool Latin American inspired steak house.  As you sit down they bring you crispy plantain chips with a light chimichurri sauce, the two pair so well together.  Trust me I could fill up on just those as I drink…

  • A new way to sundae

    Confession time…I never once had a traditional strawberry shortcake until I was in my 20’s.  Growing up my mom and grandmothers made their own version of “shortcake” with pie crust.  Yep you read that right…pie crust. It is all about the crust My dad’s most favorite dessert is crust and strawberries.  It is really as simple as it sounds….it is pie crust topped with chopped strawberries.    The key is the super flaky and very tender pie crust, and how we cut it.  Trust me this will change how you think about pie crust! Double duty crust recipe My MeeMaw and Mom have been using this recipe for both these…

  • The ULTIMATE Rice Krispies

    My brother, James, is a HUGE fan if Rice Krispie treats.  So much so that that is all he asks for when his birthday rolls around.  I am, of course, more than happy to make them because he has to be one the hardest people in the world to buy for.  If rice krispie treats make him happy I am in. Family Affair My brother has now got my nephew loving rice krispie treats as well.  Truth be told I love to make Wesley just about anything so rice krispie treats are becoming quite the regular treat around our houses. Taking it to the next level Me being me I…

  • Homemade Ice Cream has never been so good (& easy)

    Summer is officially here and it is ICE CREAM TIME!!  Honestly it is always ice cream time in my world, but especially in the summer.  I mean just look how refreshing it looks…it is the perfect summertime treat!! Homemade and OH SO EASY! Growing up my dad would always make homemade ice cream for every get together we had in the summer.  Way back then he used one of those old fashioned ice cream makers where you had to sue rock salt and it seemed to take FOREVER (at least to a kid it seemed like forever)!   Now I use a much smaller machine and it is done in…