Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on this bright Hawaiian Christmas Day I have a special place in my heart for Hawaii. My family went on vacation to Maui when I was ten and I was forever changed by the food and culture. I went from a fairly picky eater to a girl ordering…

Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

With just four ingredients, you can have a taste of Hawaii! Aloha, Rosies! This is such a fun recipe; it’s fun to make and fun to eat. Hell, it’s even fun to say! Haupia (pronounced how-pee-ah) is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that’s served at luaus, Christmas dinner, and many other occasions. It’s a delicious coconut…

Pumpkin Picnic

For the second event in my Quarantine Halloween series, I invited my friend Emily over for a socially distanced pumpkin picnic in my backyard. I set up two blankets in a corner of my yard by my raised bed garden with my pumpkin vines in between us. I made a lovely fall soup & salad…

Blue Bayou’s Lamb Dinner

Make your own Disney magic at home I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eaten dinner on the screened porch at my mom’s lake house and said, out loud, “This reminds me of Blue Bayou!” The famed Disneyland restaurant is practically an attraction in and of itself. It’s inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride…

Harvest Festival

Halloween may look a little bit different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t all have fun at home! I had my quarantine crew, my parents, over for a backyard harvest festival-themed lunch. Here’s how I did it, recipes and all! The Food I wanted a super causal menu that would be easy to…

Vermont Cheddar Popcorn

I am such a popcorn snob. I eat popcorn for dinner easily two Fridays a month when I don’t feel like cooking. This cheddar popcorn is quick and easy to make. This popcorn has real melted butter, the highest quality cheese powder, truffle salt, mustard powder, and a little smokiness from paprika. I really could…

Autumn Dinner in the Garden

Who says autumn colors have to be red and orange? I had my friend Irene over for a socially distanced dinner in the garden on Friday and set a nontraditional fall table that I’m in love with! I used my mint green tablecloth (which you might recognize from my Princess and the Frog party or my…

Donut & Whiskey Tasting

Did you know that Dallas has the best donuts in the country? Seriously! The Salty has been ranked the top donut shop in the nation by Zagat, Thrillist, and Business Insider. They’ve even been featured on national television and it’s easy to taste why. These are the best donuts on the planet. The Salty’s 24-hour brioche dough…

Lavender Julep

It’s a rare day that I post a recipe the same day that I made something but I’m sitting here drinking this lavender julep and I just had to share the recipe with you ASAP. I’m a bourbon girl, what can I say? There’s little I love more than a frosty julep glass and a…