Otto Lenghi’s Genius Squash Recipe

I’ve never roasted a fall/winter squash before with the skin on and eaten it before. So when I was perusing Food 52 and saw this recipe for Squash With Chile Yogurt & Cilantro Sauce From Yotam Ottolenghi, I had to try it! Plus, it was dubbed “genius” by Kristin Miglore, author of Genius Foods. So I…

Jacobs Well, Wimberly and Lucky Arrow

I’m happy to report and share another whale of a time and grand adventure with the kiddos! I love finding hidden gems and exotic type locations right in our back yard. Traveling is tough during COVID19, but not impossible. And there are tons of outdoor, social distance friendly type places to go. This was a…

Congress Bridge Bat Egress

Well I won’t lie, I was not immediately intrigued when a friend mentioned a “Bat Egress” for my next adventure with the kiddos… but boy was I glad I proved myself wrong! Nature just has this way of being magical, majestic and beautiful *always* and especially when and where you least expect it. The bat…

Stonehenge II, Waterslide Dams and Wineries, oh my!

Aka Day 2 of our Fredericksburg/Ingram family getaway. What a whale of a day! Not sure we could have crammed more into it, but it didn’t feel rushed! There was adventure, excitement, ice cream, relaxation, wine, beer, food. All the fun things. One thing I love about about having Littles is that you wake up…

Pizza Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good pizza?! I know I certainly do! That being said, pizza can be a little tough sometimes. I feel like we get pigeon holed into thinking it was something that has to be ordered, and is only good when it’s loaded with tons of cheese, high sugar sauce and sausage. At…

Fredericksburg, Texas

A Day 1, packed fun family itinerary; ie what we did 🤣 Day 1 (for us) denotes a travel day. However if you leave early enough to get to Fredericksburg around 1 in the afternoon, there’s a lot of time to explore, even for a travel day. The first place we stopped was The Pacific…

Apple Nachos

Best way to eat an apple if you ask me. And there are endless combinations. I feel like I will be returning and adding to this post again and again 🤣 All you need is an apple, your favorite but butter and desired toppings. And boom. You’ve got the making of a very delicious snack….

Spicewood, Texas with the Fam

Waterfalls, mermaid rocks, rope swings, secret caves, natural springs, waterfalls, pools, cliff jumps oh my! Feels like you’re in Bali or some place, but not Texas! Anyhoo. We decided to take the family to Krause Springs in Spicewood, TX one hot summer July day after discovering it on the blog “My Curly Adventures.” This blog…

Kale, Fennel and Plantain Salad

Have you ever added sauteèd plantains to your salad?! Neither had I until I read about it in this issue of Bon Apetit. And then found this amazing Collard, Fennel salad with Plantians and Sumac from Chef Ashleigh Shanti from a restaurant called Benne on Eagle in Asheville, NC. I didn’t have all the ingredients,…

Zucchini Bread

It’s summertime folks, and that means ‘tis the season for all kinds of delicious fresh produce. Tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries and all kinds of herbs abound. One of the most versatile of these, in my opinion, is zucchini or the summer squash! You can use zucchini for zoodles, casseroles, smoothies, salads and even as a pizza…