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…

Beef Brisket; 5 Ways

Brisket. It’s such a delicious, bountiful, flavorful cut of meat that your family can eat on for days! There are a lot of different ways to eat it so that it doesn’t feel like you’re having leftovers night after night. It’s a great way to stretch a good cut of meat, cook once and eat…

Black Owned Food Businesses I’m trying

Never have I been more convicted to do my part for Black Lives Matter than I am right now. I sit here almost ashamed of my naïveté and ignorance, born of my sheltered life of *relative* socioeconomic privilege. I cannot change that, but I can do my part in educating myself and becoming ACTIVELY acti-racist….

Herbacious Romain Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This salad is a great way to use a head of Romain, or some left over shredded lettuce from taco night. If you hadn’t already guessed, so much of my recipe development comes from me trying to get creative with my left overs or bits and pieces of things I have left in my refrigerator!…

Blueberry Sourdough Muffins

Sweet Mercy am I glad I decided to make another wild yeast starter from scratch during this COVID 19 Quarantine! How it has expanded my baking horizons. I thought the only think you did with starter was make (amazing) sourdough bread from scratch. Wrong! Did you know you could make bread, muffins, cakes and pancakes…

Chicken Fried Steak

So delicious. So comforting. So perfect. All the time, but especially for this time. Everyone needs a good comfort food meal. What’s your go-to? This is an absolute favorite of my husbands, and I dig it too. Pretty hard. At first I didn’t think I would, but then I became a convert. I also like…

Geography with Aaliyah🤣

I promise I do a better job of homeschooling than this video alludes. I really do 🤣. I just really like making folks laugh! In a moment of hilarity or weakness, I’m not quite sure, I decided to make this goofy little video. Never in a million years did I think it would strike a…

Cinnamon Rolls

These were overnight cinnamon rolls, but I did not use my starter for these! I think I was kind of intimidated. I wanted to see if I could nail a good yeast cinnamon roll before I used my own starter. These did not disappoint. I’ll probably make 1 more batch before I use my starter….