• Easiest Pie EVER

    Ok, Ok I now I talked a lot about how much I love all the berries right now yesterday, but I just have to share one more recipe with you.  This one is all about blueberries and they are SOOOO good!! Easiest Pie I have EVER made I love summer.  We are in the pool all the time.  Playing with my niece and nephew.  Enjoying the sun (& humidity).  Eating yummies whenever I want and loving every bite.   The only problem is I don’t want to spend a ton of time int he kitchen and lets be honest traditional pie takes a while…but these Blueberry Pie Bars don’t.  Trust…

  • A steakhouse night at home in no time

    It is no secret that I love going to a nice steakhouse for a wonderful dinner, but it is even better when you can everything you love at home.  ANYTIME you want!!   Bringing the steak home To cook a nice steak dinner at home I like to go with a nice strip steak or a filet.  I am a no bone steak kinda girl…but my rancher brother (& the other one too) is all about a bone in ribs eye.  It is all up to you, just adjust cooking time as needed for thickness and desired doneness. To be rare or not? How do you like your steak cooked?…

  • Celebrate with this berry trifle

    The first long weekend of the summer is here.  School is getting out.  The days are getting longer and it is time to enjoy it all with family & friends.  Trust me this berry trifle is a perfect way to enjoy it all! Berrylicious Everything  Walking through the produce section 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 Memorial Day (& the 4th of July too).  Ok really it is perfect for any summer party…

  • potato salad is a must have this weekend…

    Memorial Day is fast approaching and that means it is time to start planning for the big BBQ you are going to be having and potato salad is a must have on our menu…and this potato salad is a delicious one!! Now I have made my fair share of potato salads over time but this definately one of my favorites.  It all starts with the bacon.  I mean any recipe that starts with bacon has to be yummy.  Next comes the potatoes, I decided to roast the potatoes in just a tad bit of bacon grease (it’s just a little)…I mean I could have just stopped there and been so,…

  • Ribs by James…

    My brother James and my mom are HUGE fans of ribs.  Anytime we go eat at any of our local BBQ joints (which we have several of here in Texas) they always order ribs.  Me, I am more of a brisket and sausage gal, but that is for another day and another recipe.   It is RIB time OK… now back to the ribs…being that my brother loves ribs & he loves to grill and smoke things he took it upon himself to make the best ribs ever…and I will admit they are really, really good. He experimented with several variations of this recipe but finally found the perfect combo of…

  • THE BEST EVER…cornbread that is

    Cornbread is one of those recipes that I seem to have a 1000 recipes for.  Some sweeter than others, some super savory, some spicy, and even some with bacon but this recipe will be my go to recipe from here on out.   Sweet or Savory I grew up with a more savory cornbread and was not really introduced to sweet cornbread until I was in high school and I immediately fell in love, but still went back to a savory cornbread recipe when I would make it.  But over the years I find myself going back to the sweeter side of cornbread…and this recipe is the BEST! A treat…

  • Valentines at home

    Valentines Day is almost here and I don’t know about you but I love to have a special dinner at home rather fighting the crowds…and this year it is all about steaks. Not your ordinary steak The Hubby loves steaks, and is always up to grilling his favorite cut of meat but this time it is going to be so much more than just a grilled steak…he just doesn’t know it yet. First off we need to season the steaks.  Most of the time I like to keep things simple with just a little salt & pepper but for this steak I want something a little different so I am going to add…

  • Dill Pickle Dip…yes you read that right

    Well it is Super Bowl Weekend!!  I can’t believe it is already February….this year is already flying by. Party Time?! What fun plans do you have this weekend? I live in the Houston area so we are going to take in some of the fun Super Bowl activities and taking some time to chill out a bit with family.  We will be watching the Big Game from home and I know one thing that will be on the menu…Dill Pickle Dip!  Yes I said dill pickle dip. Dill Pickle Dip? Ok, so I know this may not be what you were expecting, but trust me it is AMAZING!  There is a local restaurant that…

  • Sweet, Sticky & Grilled

    The Super Bowl is just a week away, and that means it is time to start thinking about the food.  In our house we will have a dip of some sort, like this Party Dip or this Dill Pickle Dip.  We will also be grilling. Since we do live in Texas, grilling is almost a requirement and these sausages are definitely on the menu. A little sweet & a little heat The Hubby loves a little sweet with his heat and these grilled sausages offer a bit of sweet for sure.  To bring a little sweet with a little heat I start with my Homemade BBQ Sauce.  This sauce is my…

  • bacon makes this party dip ROCK!

    One week from today is the SUPER BOW!!  What do you have planned?  Are you starting home with just the family? Planning on having a big party? Maybe going to a party? Well, whatever your plans this dip would be a great treat that everyone is sure to love. A classic…updated So why this dip…well every party we have we always have the Ranch Party Dip.  The little dip packet you find in the salad dressing aisle.  And we love it, just as it is. As much as I love it I know I could take it to the next level and what better to do that than to add bacon.  In my family bacon…