Scenes from the Lake

I don’t know about you but I am craving travel content lately. All I want to read about it is lovely places full of lovely food where a lovely time is had. I may not be traveling but I do frequent my parents’ lake house in east Texas. If you follow me on social media,…

Fall Fairytale Picnic

Life is but a dream I had the loveliest evening last weekend with my friend Lucy! We went to Prayer Lavender Garden in Rockwall, TX for a socially distanced picnic in 76 degree weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky! Prayer Lavender Garden is revamping their lavender fields this fall but the property is…

LVE Red Blend 2016

A spontaneous trip to the lake house with my mom turned into a spontaneous happy hour featuring Legend Vineyard Exclusive (LVE)’s Red Blend 2016 ($50). We sat at the bistro table on the porch enjoying the killer view of the lake on this almost-stormy-but-not-quite night, with just a hint of chill in the air. It’s…

Plantain Chips

Craving a culinary vacation? In twenty minutes you can be eating homemade plantain chips to transport your tastebuds to the Caribbean! I was feeling a little blue that my 2020 Caribbean trip was cancelled, so I decided to have a little vacation at home with plantain chips and guacamole by the pool, inspired by my…

Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats

Missing Disneyland? Want to add Disney magic to your day? You’ve come to the right place to take a mini culinary vacation to the park! These are hands down the most delicious Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats you will ever have. I wish I had taken a photo of the inside so you can see…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Quite possibly my favorite thing in the world is a deep, dark chocolate chocolate chip muffin. I always treat myself to one on vacation, which is why this recipe is part of my Vacation at Home series. There’s just something about a rich muffin with melty chocolate chips that makes any day instantly special. One…

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sauce

If I may say, I make the best coconut shrimp. That’s why I named the official recipe The Best Coconut Shrimp! Here I’ve added a delicious mango sauce, chunks of pineapple, avocado slices, and white rice for a ten minute dinner that feels like an instant vacation! My mom and I could not have loved this…

Folktale Viognier at the Lake

I still think about the dreamy afternoon I spent at Folktale Winery on my trip to Carmel, California. I loved the wine so much that I shipped quite a lot back home. I opened a bottle of Le Mistral, Folktale’s 2017 Viognier, at the lake house the other day for an evening picnic. In my…

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…