Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! This is a twist on my classic chocolate chip cookies, which are the best cookies ever (if you love soft cookies like me!). Bittersweet chocolate chips balance the sweetness of the peanut butter chips. The key with these cookies is knowing when to pull them from the oven….

Ham Orchards

It just isn’t summertime without a trip to Ham Orchards! The Terrell, TX staple is worth the trip from Dallas. Located about 45-minutes east of Dallas (and about 20 minutes east of Rockwall), Ham Orchards has incredible BBQ, cute photo ops, pick-your-own peaches, and an adorable store with all sorts of local produce (think fancy…

Oreo Bar Cookies

Do you ever wake up one morning and think, I wonder what would happen if I baked Oreos into my favorite bar cookies? Girl, same. The result was a work of art. Just look at how pretty they are! This recipe starts with my Chocolate Chip Bar Cookie base. I reduced the chocolate chips by…

Growing Black Krim Tomatoes

This is the tomato I was the most excited to grow this year. There’s just something about the unusual color and shape that had me chomping at the bit to try this beautiful tomato. Also known as the Black Crimea Tomato, this Russian heirloom tomato is a great producer of large, show-stopping tomatoes. Read about…

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Is this not the cutest little cake?! It’s so demure and very German with its single layer and whipped cream in lieu of frosting, hence the name Chocolate Strawberry Torte. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: my Best Ever Chocolate Cake freezes really, really well. I baked two layers and used…

Lemon Lox

Don’t know how to cook but want to be be a superb hostess (or guest)? This is a no-cook recipe, making it perfect for summer entertaining and beginner cooks! All you have to do is assemble it and voila: elegant, easy entertaining. There are few things I love as much as salmon. I could quite…

Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Let your summer garden tomatoes shine with this easy heirloom tomato pizza! I am devastated that I didn’t take any pictures of this pizza while I was making it. I posted some Instagram stories but I totally forgot to take prep photos! Oh well, I was hungry. But this was too delicious not to share,…

Growing Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

We have to talk about Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes. When I bought this little plant at Vintage and Vines in east Texas, I had no idea I was growing the tastiest tomato. Cherokee Purple is hands down the best tomato I’ve ever eaten. My mom said the same and she’s from California, the land of…

Burrata Summer Salad

Wondering what to do with all of those fresh garden tomatoes? Here’s a simple burrata salad to make use of an abundance of summer tomatoes. I’ve been loving my big, dark-hued Black Krim tomatoes. These juicy tomatoes have a brown-ish red color and slice up beautifully. For visual interest (and because I have an insane…