Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes.  Double Baked Potatoes.  Whatever you call them, they’re one of my favorite comfort foods.

So very, very many mouthwatering adjectives could be used to describe this wonderful dish from my childhood.

Delicious, Creamy, Cheesy, Comforting, Rich…. the list goes on and on.

twice baked potatoes with grilled sausage  |

This is a combination of two of my favorite dishes from childhood — grilled sausage links and twice baked potatoes…. 

Read More »

she shimmers

She Shimmers

  She lays her head in my lap and asks me to braid her hair. I weave my fingers through silky gold strands and remember when they were little more than feathery tufts.  She holds my hand and talks of dolls and books, of science and world hunger.  She shimmers between childhood and womanhood.  … 

Read More »

New Year's 2015 Blank Pages quote

Here’s to Blank Pages and Hope

image source   Happy 2015, y’all!  Hope you ate your grapes, made your wishes, kissed loved ones, laughed, and are eating black eyed peas and greens or whatever foods you eat to celebrate the New Year. Love, Blessings, and Kitchen Wishes, y’all! Here’s to 2015 <3 Hope all you e-mail newsletter subscribers enjoyed the special… 

Read More »

boots by the christmas tree

Twas The Night Before Christmas in Texas, Y’all

Since it’s Christmas Eve, I thought I’d share a fun little present with y’all The traditional Christmas Eve, poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ Texas Style T’was the night before Christmas, in Texas, you know.  Way out on the prairie, without any snow.  Asleep in their cabin, were Buddy and Sue,  A dreamin’ of Christmas,… 

Read More »

spicy bloody mary with bacon and spicy green beans

Rachel’s Texas Bloody Mary Recipe

Do you want to build a snowman? No? How about a Bloody Mary? Yes? I knew you were my kinda people. Huge Thank you to Absolut for sending me an incredible complete bar set up, that scrumptious bottle of Absolut Peppar (my favorite) and a gift card to have a Bloody Mary brunch in celebration… 

Read More »

shortbread cookies, fudge, and chocolate cookies for the food blogger cookie swap

Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

It’s finally here! The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Recipe Reveal Day!  Today is the day that I can share the recipe for the easiest shortbread cookies!   This was my 2nd year participating in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap and I love it! Not only are delicious cookies shipped from food bloggers all across… 

Read More »

chocolate dipped shortbread cookies

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 78}

Happy Monday! Today’s a two post day!  Mouthwatering Mondays {of course} and then a bit later it’s Food Blogger Cookie Swap Recipe Reveal Day! Stay tuned for the recipe for these adorable and super easy chocolate dipped shortbread cookies!   I can’t believe we’re already in the last week of school before Christmas break! WHAT!!  Where has… 

Read More »

pecan sandies aka pecan snowballs

Texas Pecan Butter Cookies

A Texas Staple; these easy and delicious buttery, pecan filled, powdered sugar coated cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie swap recipe.  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this recipe    Bring these Pecan Sandies to your next Christmas party or cookie swap, and you’re guaranteed to be invited back! They’re buttery, sugary, crunchy, powdered sugar coated… 

Read More »

Monkey posing in his Fisher Nuts 4 Texas Volunteer Shirt

Our Evening at the Food Bank

For Princess’ 11th birthday last month she spent the evening helping to pack holiday necessity packs at the Houston Food Bank Representatives from Fisher Nuts spent November 18th at Food Banks across Texas donating time, money ($40,000 to Feeding Texas) and raising awareness with their #fishercares #Nuts4Texas campaign.  As a Think Fisher Ambassador, I was… 

Read More »

Cast iron baked spiced pear cake

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 77}

Happy Monday! Wouldn’t your morning cup of coffee be perfect with this Spiced Pear Cake?  {you should enter the giveaway while you’re checking out the recipe} Did you have a delicious weekend?  We visited Old Town Katy, ran into a sorority sister of mine that I haven’t seen in more than 13 years, ate some scrumptious steak… 

Read More »

Cast iron baked spiced pear cake

Spiced Pear Cake

Spiced Pears baked into a cake in a cast iron skillet.  This cake is simple to make, and delicious to eat! This spiced pear cake is rustic, simple, delicious, and makes your house smell incredible.

Thanksgiving Table

This Week in Happiness {Week 24}

That made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it.  I grabbed the image from pinterest – which isn’t a source, but I haven’t been able to track it to an original source/author, if you know.. let me know who it is, let me know so I can give proper attribution! If you want… 

Read More »

santa monkey

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 76}

It’s Cyber Monday!  Did you have a delicious Thanksgiving?  Did you eat your body weight in Turkey, or are you more an eat your weight in Pumpkin Cake kind of person? Did you decorate for Christmas, or are you waiting until December? Oh WAIT! It’s December 1st. Santa Monkey says Hi

Crunchy, Salty, Delicious Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon, Pecans, and Sugar OH MY!  You can’t go wrong with ingredients like those!  a huge thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this post I’m not one for jumping on bandwagons, and while I love bacon – I don’t think that every single food out there needs bacon added to it, however… the saltiness and savoriness… 

Read More »

NYC with Oh Sweet Basil, Aggie's Kitchen, and Picky Palate

This One Time in New York

Last month Fisher Nuts flew all of the #thinkfisher ambassadors to NYC for an event at Butter with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli It was such an incredible experience.  It’s been more that 20 years since I was last in NYC, and while I remember NYC being big, I don’t remember it being quite so BIG! The… 

Read More »