Grilled Chicken Caprese

An impressive weeknight recipe that takes just fifteen minutes! My regular readers know how much I love fast and easy recipes that require little clean up. I’ve been making this crowd pleaser all summer long, particularly when I have really good tomatoes from the farmers market. I often pick up meat from the farmers market…

Mokara Spa Day at Omni Dallas

Last week my glamorous friend Wendy Darling and I had the pleasure of a spa day at Mokara Spa in Omni Dallas. It’s been a hectic, stressful summer for us both and we were desperately in need of some girl time and R&R. Mokara Spa is inside Omni Dallas and has the most incredible views…

Ice Cream Board

In an effort to post more entertaining ideas, I give you the Ice Cream Board. Think cheese board but instead of crackers and charcuterie, we have chocolate chips and cookies and everything else needed for a fabulous summer soiree. I’m going to confess this right off the bat: I technically used gelato. What can I…

Frozen Bananas

The perfect summertime treat! My family has an inside joke about frozen bananas. Once at Disneyland we were all picking afternoon treats and my dad saw a cart and said, “Ooh, how good does a frozen banana sound?” He was so excited to see what that meant and completely dismayed when the cast member handed…

Crazy Rich Asians Dallas Premiere

What a night! I’m interrupting my usual food content to tell you about a very special night. Crazy Rich Asians is one of my favorite book series. My mom and I screamed when we found out they were making a movie so imagine how hard I screamed when I got invited to the Dallas premiere…

Chicken Gyro

Some of the best meals are so simple. I truly could eat a gyro for lunch every day. When I studied abroad in Greece, I almost did! They’re filling and crunchy and creamy and so delicious. The garlicky (and healthy!) tzatziki sauce just makes it! Chicken gyros come together very quickly. Make the tzatziki sauce…

Two Nights in New Braunfels

I just love New Braunfels. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend planning a trip, particularly in the summer time when the river is cold and the tubin’ is easy. Home to the original Schlitterbahn water park, New Braunfels has great German food, fantastic coffee, and pastries galore. I spent quite a lot of time…

Disney Dinners: Moana

A colorful Hawaiian menu set on the island of Motunui “You have to see Moana. You remind me so much of Moana. YouΒ are Moana,” said my friend Candy right when the film came out. Having just seen it, I laughed and responded, “You mean unbelievably stubborn and reckless?” “No,” she said. “I mean brave.” When…

Pineapple Pork Skewers

I have long loved skewers. If it’s on a stick, I’m probably a fan. If you love sweet and savory together, you’ll love this easy dish that can be used either as an appetizer or main course. I served these skewers at Disney Dinners: Moana as the appetizer. Pork is popular in Hawaii (sorry, Pua!)…

Mai Tai

When I think Hawaiian cocktails, I think mai tai. The problem is, the classic mai tai is not what most people associate with a mai tai. The original is two ounces rum, one ounce lime juice, one half ounce orange syrup, one half ounce orange liqueur, and a mint sprig but when I think mai…