Spring Picnic at Kuhlman Cellars

I had the best time visiting my friends at beautiful Kuhlman Cellars down in the Texas hill country last week! I spent my last normal day of 2020 before all hell broke loose sipping wine at Kuhlman Cellars so it holds a special place in my heart and I’ve been dying to go back. My…

Happy Hour on the Beach

The time has finally come: my first picnic on our new beach at the lake house. We have dreamed about having a beach out at Blueberry Hill for at least a decade! I’ve been saving my 2017 Ignis from Kuhlman Cellars for a special occasion. It seemed fitting to toast the beach with a really…

Rainbow Pasta Salad

Wondering what to do with rainbow pasta? Here’s a super simple chilled pasta salad that lets the beauty of rainbow pasta shine. Normally I would add a ton of herbs and veggies to pasta but I found this gorgeous rainbow pasta and I didn’t want anything to detract from its beauty. I’ve been spending a…

Herbed French Potato Salad

Looking for a quick and easy side dish that won’t heat up your kitchen in the summertime? You’ve come to the right place. This potato salad only has a few ingredients and really lets garden fresh herbs shine. This is a French-style potato salad, one without mayonnaise or any of the traditional American ingredients. It’s…

Charcuterie Cones

Could this be any cuter! I’m squealing just looking at the pictures. A couple of years ago, I made homemade bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars because Disney’s California Adventure sells the “cozy cones” at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land. For my dinner, I filled the cones with mac ‘n’ cheese a la…

Sunset Picnic by the Lake

This week I celebrated my friend Jacob’s birthday with a sunset picnic by the lake at the beautiful Harbor District in Rockwall, Texas. The Harbor is about twenty minutes east of Dallas and has gorgeous Spanish-esque architecture, fountains galore, an amphitheater, and a picturesque lighthouse. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the…

Loaded Focaccia

Today in the kitchen we’re taking a trip to Italy! My loaded focaccia is cheesy, flavorful, and easy to make. With mozzarella, homemade pesto, olives, and tomatoes, this focaccia is a dream Italian lunch. I’ve spent a lot of time this past year virtually traveling through YouTube and blogs. I was reading old Europe posts…

French Inspired Picnic

I’ve been dreaming of a trip to the French countryside lately so my fellow France-loving friend Thi and I decided to have a French Inspired Picnic at a park this weekend! It was the first beautiful day of spring: 64 degrees, vast blue skies, and no clouds in sight. I slipped into the dreamiest dress…

Pesto Picnic Sandwich

I can’t remember the last time I had a better sandwich. I could write a love song about this sandwich. I wanted an easy baguette sandwich for a French Inspired Picnic with my friend Thi. This only has a couple of ingredients but WOW does it taste magical when you put them together! I decided…