Dinner for Two: Peanut Butter Steak Tacos (with sriracha!)

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This post is sponsored by Sargento Cheese. Oh, yes. I went there. Don’t run away from peanut butter on your dinner plate! I had a peanut butter steak taco the other day at a local taqueria, and fell in love.  There’s something addictive about warm, melty peanut butter drizzled with sriracha and gooey cheese. We’ve dragged [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 & [...]

Dinner For Two: Mushroom and Swiss Patty Melts

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When I feel like we’re being ‘too good,’ I make us patty melts.  When we’re digging holes to plant trees, cleaning house from top to bottom before company arrives, and spreading 40 bags of mulch in the garden, we deserve greasy diner food. When the only thing working harder than us is the washing machine [...]

The Best Peach Desserts

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My sweet friends, it is already August.  This means our summer days with peaches are limited. I’m not ready to part with my daily snack of a fresh peach.  I look forward to the ripe, juicy peach in my lunchbox each day.  When I get home from work and smell the peaches ripening on the [...]