The Victory Cup: My First Polo Match

Prior to Saturday, I had never seen polo before and was so excited for my first match. I took some friends to The Victory Cup at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, TX, about an hour west of Dallas. It’s an all-day event, but my friends and I got there early since everything that came…

Summer Picnic Inspiration

Need some summer picnic inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! I took some friends out to beautiful Black Star Sport Horses for a summery picnic. My gorgeous, fashionable, lovely friend Wendy Darling (not to be confused with my horse of the same name) and I shared a picnic blanket and collaborated on the design…

Cheesecake Mason Jars with Blueberry Sauce

What is more delightful than cheesecake in a jar? Get ready because I’ll be making variations of this recipe all summer long. I love it because it does not require turning on the oven and you only need the stove for minutes. It gets hot here in north Texas so any delicious dessert that doesn’t require…

Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad

This salad is so damn good. I’m not a huge dill fan but it’s perfect here, and gives it such a different flavor. This salad tastes fresh and healthy and is a great side dish. This would also be delicious tossed with some lemony orzo for a heartier lunch! Photos by Darling Photography  This is hardly…

Fruit Skewers

This one of those non-recipe recipes that so many of my readers request. Let’s call it more of a serving suggestions than a recipe! Photos by Darling Photography  These look so pretty and are actually really practical for picnic and outdoor dining. Plus they look like a rainbow, which will put a smile on anyone’s face!…

Prosciutto Cantaloupe Skewers

I have posted several variations of this over the years. I’ll never tire of the prosciutto / cantaloupe / mozzarella combination. I really could eat these every day all summer long. And maybe I will! Photos by Darling Photography  I made these for my recent summer picnic and could not stop eating them. This is what…

Brioche French Toast

This is one of those dishes that looks fancy but takes minutes to prepare. You can easily scale this up and make French Toast in an electric skillet for a group, but I’ve noted a single serving below. French Toast is one of the first dishes that I learned how to make. I made it…

Grilled Banana Boats

This has got to be the most fun dessert to make ever. It takes all of six minutes, zero prep time, and is as much of an activity as it is dessert. The best part is that you can customize them a million different ways! Young or old, these are a blast to build and…

Summer Travel Ideas as seen on GMT

Is anybody else dreaming of the english countryside right now or is it just me? Good Morning Texas invited me on the show to discuss summer travel ideas. Watch the segment here and get the details below: Europe It’s actually cheaper to fly to Europe than El Paso from Dallas right now! The trick is…

Buttermilk Scones Four Ways

When Good Day Fox 4 asked me to come on the show to film a royal wedding cooking segment, I knew I needed to whip up some good old fashioned English scones. After all, the Royal Wedding seemed like a great excuse for a sconeapalooza to come with some new variations to my favorite scone!…