Sally Lunn Bread

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We all have our insecurities.  Since I pay money to rent this space on the internet, I’m going to tell you all about mine.  Lucky you! I become insecure when I learn about a classic Southern dish of which I’ve never heard.  My blood rushes to my face, my palms clam up, and I try [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Skinny Buttered Rum Cakes

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As the season starts to change, my preference for booze changes, too. This summer has seen its fair share of fruity, chilled cocktails.  Leinenkugel’s lemon-berry shandy pumped through my veins almost daily.  I can’t count the homemade beer-garitas we enjoyed, and our foray into cocktails made with jam instead of simple syrup was quite delicious. The [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Pumpkin Meringue Ice Cream

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Let me guess:  you’re ready for pumpkin desserts even though it’s still hot outside.  Are you already ordering pumpkin spice lattes? Is that you in the drive-thru line in front of me, accepting a venti pumpkin spice latte through the window with eagerness unparalleled at 7am?  It’s cool.  I’ll wait the extra 10 seconds in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Jam Cocktails: Fig + Rye Whiskey

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I’m here to help you streamline your cocktail routine on Fridays.  Your at-home mixology skills could use a shake-up. It’s Friday and you need a drink after work.  Stat.  But, you’ve had such a crazy week that making a batch of simple syrup isn’t in the cards.  I got ya covered.  Grab a jar of jam instead! Jams add sweetness [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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A few weeks ago, I made these red velvet cupcakes for a friend’s birthday. These ruby cupcakes are also on the menu for another sweet friend’s wedding in a few months. This leads me to believe that my red velvet cupcake recipe is worthy of an update on this site. Make no mistake:  the recipe [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Mason Jar Lid Pies: Spiced Peach

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I know you love mini pies, but I also know that you might not own mini pie pans.  When I saw these mason jar lid pies on Pinterest, I knew you would like them.  Everyone has mason jar lids laying around from craft projects these days, right? These handheld pies are so dang adorable, even [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner For Two: Picadillo

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Many of the recipes that come out of my kitchen have a lot of spice. I can’t help it—I grew up in the land of Tex-Mex food and I know my way around jalapeños, chipotles, tomatillos, and pasillas.  If you ever want to get me talking, buy me a frozen margarita (with salt) and ask [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Frito Chocolate Chip Cookies {for Amber!}

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Have you heard that Alabama song “If you want to play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band?”  If this post had a theme song it would be “If you want to impress a Texan, you gotta have Fritos on the plate.”  And the Texan I’m trying to impress today?  Miss Amber of Bluebonnets & [ Click to continue Reading! ]