• Gingerbread Cookies

    UPDATE – This Gingerbread Cookie post is from several years ago but I just love the pics, and the memories and everything about it so I just had to repost it.  I also love Gingerbread cookies so there is that too. ************************************************************************ This past weekend I got to watch my niece and nephew for a night and making cookies was on the menu for sure.  Not too long ago I was at World Market and found this great pack of sprinkles that had a little bit of everything from cinnamon dots to metallic sprinkles and everything in between. My little helper is the BEST EVER Anytime I can get my…

  • 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…

  • 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 &…

  • Classic Iced Sugar Cookies

    These Classic Iced Sugar Cookies are a MUST MAKE this Holiday Season.  They are super tender, topped with a delicious icing with hints of vanilla bean in each bite and fun sprinkles.  A perfect Holiday treat. 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 fragile they…

  • Salted Caramel Brownies… YES PLEASE

    Salted Caramel Brownies make me happy… like giddy happy.   I have tried several recipes and all are good (like these) but this is the BEST in my opinion. Caramel Yumminess… Salted Caramel is a must in my life.  I love it on ice cream, poured over cheesecake, dip fruit in it and of course drizzle into super fudgy and delicious brownie batter.  There is just something about chocolate and caramel together. I usually make my own salted caramel sauce but for these brownies I used this Salted Caramel Sauce.  I love it because it is thick and super creamy, and holds up well as it is baked.  You can…

  • Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

    Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin everything is where I am right now.  Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin creamer, pumpkin latte and now Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta!   One of my most favorite places to find everything pumpkin is Trader Joes and as you can see from the pic below I am all about it!!  If you can go… GO NOW! There was also a pumpkin kringle in there.  I just CANNOT get enough pumpkin!! Really in Pasta? So I am a BIG, BIG pumpkin and pasta fan.  My first experience with it was in a ravioli (similar to the ones I got from Trader Joe’s) and then I had it with butternut squash…

  • Lemon Italian Cream Cake

    This Lemon Italian Cream cake is what dreams are made of.  I literally woke up thinking about this very cake this morning.  It is just the perfect summer treat! Let them eat cake (Italian Cream Cake) I am a HUGE fan of cake and this  Chocolate Sheet Cake and this delicious Pound Cake are some of my favorites, but this lemon cake is light and airy making it perfect for summer. Trust me you need this cake ASAP! Tube or Bundt My family has always been fans of a good bundt cake.  My mom would make them and have them in the freezer for when company showed up unexpected or for…

  • Skillet Lemon Chicken

    I don’t know about you but during the heat of summer i just don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, but I still want to put delicious dinners on the table … well I have the perfect recipe for this summer, Skillet Lemon Chicken. All in one skillet Yes you read that right….the chicken and sauce are all made in one skillet, start to finish.  The beauty of one skillet is that the flavors are going to build on one another without a lot of extra ingredients and there is one one pan to clean up at the end.   I am a big, big fan…

  • Taking peach cobbler to another level this summer…

    It is Summer and that means it is time for a Texas peach!!  Not too long ago I was asked what my favorite dessert was and I really had to think about it.  You see there is not just one that stands out above everything else, but there are a few that I crave.  First up is my caramel brownies, next would be lemon bars and third would be cobbler.   Now I am not super picky when it comes to the fruit in my cobbler, but peaches are definately a favorite.  It’s all about the crust No kidding my most favorite part of cobbler is the crust.  Honestly I…