Carriage Picnic 2018

Last weekend I packed up a picnic and headed to Black Star Sport Horses with my friend Morgan for the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event, one of my favorite events of the whole year. Basically, you hang out on a beautiful fall day and watch a bunch of horse-drawn carriages compete in various events…

Chilled Butternut Squash Salad with Crispy Sage

Fall flavors that travel well for outdoor dining! It was 90 degrees when I hosted my Fall Dinner at the Farm and I was so, so glad that I chose a chilled menu to serve outside. Texans and Southerns alike know the struggle of wanting fall when it’s still blazing hot outside. This is a great…

Pumpkin Picnic

This week I baked one of my favorite fall treats, my pumpkin oreo pie with cinnamon whipped cream, and headed out to Black Star Sport Horses for a little pumpkin picnic with my horse, Wendy. I laid an earth tone colored quilt down in front of the pasture and decorated with a few medium sized…

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…

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…

Spring Horse Picnic

Ever wonder what the heck I do the day after Disney Dinners? Why I head to the stables for a nice relaxing picnic with my horses! After Beauty and the Beast, I realized that – gasp! – we somehow had some Veuve Clicquot left and I just can’t casually drink Veuve so I decided on…