Courtyard Redesign

I was originally going to title this Backyard Redesign but honestly I’ve had too much going on and that would be too long of an article so we’ll start with the courtyard. When I bought this house almost four years ago, I said that someday I wanted to add garden beds to the courtyard. That…

Ice Cube Tray Salmon Sushi

Craving sushi but don’t have a mat or seaweed in the house? You’ve come to the right place, my friend! This is dead simple and takes no time at all. In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t been serving my dinner guests sushi as an appetizer all these years. It’s so easy and fun! It…

French White Wine Mussels

I adore mussels. In fact I pretty much die for most French peasant food. I usually make my Steamed Mussels with Fresh Tomatoes, but this week I decided to lean way French and make classic white wine mussels. This dish turned out so good, I had to write it up for you! This is a simple…

Pollo Rose Table Tacos

This is the dreamiest taco recipe: roasted chicken tacos with crispy chicken skin, pickled onions, crunchy romaine, juicy tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese, with a drizzle of sour cream and a squeeze of lime. I made this for my mom and me for Sunday dinner and we were swooning. We couldn’t even follow a conversation. We…

Summer Floaties

I wasn’t planning on writing this article but I’ve been blown away by how many of you have messaged me about my new summer floaties and then immediately ordered them for yourselves! First of all, I have to say that I keep all of my floaties at my parents house, my childhood home, which is…

How to make German Spätzle

This German girl knows spätzle. These little pillows of noodle goodness take just a few minutes to prepare and don’t require an expensive pasta maker. My spätzle maker costs $12 on Amazon and works brilliantly. (I’ll link it here for you.) You basically just whisk together flour, salt, and nutmeg, then stir in beaten egg…

Pickled Onions

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I do not have a great affinity for purple onions. A little goes a long way with me. I’ve always wanted to try pickled onions to take the sharpness out of an otherwise pungent raw onion. I loved them even more than I thought I…

Mint Greek Frappé

What a delightful afternoon pick me up! I’ve shaken up my Greek Frappé with mint simple syrup that I had leftover in the fridge from making Mint Juleps. I love the subtle addition of mint here. This tastes like a Starbucks drink for a fraction of the price! It’s so easy to make too. You…

Mallorcan Scallops

A five minute dinner that’s sure to impress How gorgeous is this dish? It tastes as amazing as it looks. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures: melt-in-your-mouth seared scallops sit atop a bed of tart apple slices with crispy bacon drizzled with bourbon cream sauce. Are you swooning yet? I’m swooning. I’m calling this Mallorcan…

Kuhlman Cellars New Spring Wines

I could not be more excited about Kuhlman Cellars‘ new spring wines. I spent the last day of my pre-quarantine life in the beautiful Texas hill country sampling these new wines with Kuhlman Cellars’ winemaker Bénédicte Rhyne and Kuhlman’s Assistant Vigneron Ollivier. It was a gorgeous spring day in March and we three sat in…

Lavender Dalgona (Whipped) Coffee

I adore lavender coffee. I feel like I’ve sampled every lavender latte Dallas has to offer. I keep homemade lavender sugar in my pantry and it made the most amazing dalgona coffee! What is dalgona coffee? It’s a whipped coffee drink layered over milk with a 1:1:1 ratio (one part coffee, one part sugar, one…

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

The silkiest ice cream you’ll ever had. This is the best ice cream I’ve had outside of Europe. It’s unbelievably silky and rich. Both baking chocolate and cocoa powder are used in this recipe. Imagine chocolate mousse in ice cream form. If you love ice cream, this is a must-try recipe! This is a custard-based…