Posts tagged "recipes"
Crock Pot Time Machine & A Quick Kimchi Beef Tofu Soup

Crock Pot Time Machine & A Quick Kimchi Beef Tofu Soup

I am a very nostalgic person. Maybe even a little sensitively so. Over the years, well before food became my main occupation, I’ve collected trivets and memories in the form of well-loved kitchen items. My Great Grandpa’s 1930′s Hotpoint Gazelle Toaster. My Great Grandmothers Clock Cookie Jar. Fading sets of neutral toned pyrex bowls. Cast...
Mini Rosemary Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches: Let There Be Brunch!

Mini Rosemary Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches: Let There Be Brunch!

I have been looking for an excuse to make waffles for a while. Correction:  I have been looking for an excuse to buy a waffle iron for a while. I’m not sure why the obsession began. Benedicts, egg-topped pizzas and the occasional leftover-induced towering tostada have been my usual weekend jam. Maybe there’s something nostalgic...
Culinary Throw Downs & The Crema Pesto Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Culinary Throw Downs & The Crema Pesto Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You might recall a few weeks back I had the exceptional opportunity to visit and tour California Dairy Country. What might have started off as a friendly newborn calf frolicking-dairy dancing-cheese eating championship actually turned into a full-on throw down of ultimate culinary competitiveness. In other words, once we made it back to San Fransisco...
Side Show: Chopped Salad With Oregano Vinaigrette

Side Show: Chopped Salad With Oregano Vinaigrette

We are moments away from a weekend filled with picnics, BBQs…front stoops with blankets and chilled wine. Moments from all and every kind of last chance let’s give summer a big ol’ long hug goodbye type of eating situations. Yup, I’m pretty thrilled too! Now is not the time to frantically make a grocery list...
Campari Soda Popsicle #PopsicleWeek

Campari Soda Popsicle #PopsicleWeek

I’ve been enjoying early evening Campari sodas on my stoop this summer. They’re crisp, refreshing and provide a much needed cool down from the lack of climate control in my house. When the highly hilarious Wit & Vinegar asked me to participate in #PopsicleWeek with a handful of other bloggers, I knew exactly what I...
Migas Recipe & The Lingering Magic of Texas

Migas Recipe & The Lingering Magic of Texas

I know, I know. I’ve been talking a lot about Texas lately. Talkin’ about how I love their caviar while toobin’ and their frozen icee cool down while…well, toobin’. But Hey! When something  is done right it tends to stick to a special place in your heart (and in my case in my stomach). I...
Tiger's Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Tiger’s Blood Cocktail :: Inspired By Barton Springs

Oh summer! Ice cream trucks and water-side refreshment huts full of frozen treats and for me… one hot stuffy house where ice cubes, wet washcloths and an industrial-sized floor fan make a stand-in for proper air conditioning solutions. On that note: You’re fired “AC”. When the house burns hotter than the weather map claims,  it’s...
BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

I don’t know about you, but I tend to find most store bought decorations for Independence day a little…well, over the top and overly starry and stripy. Don’t get me wrong – I love America and our patterned flag of freedom, I just don’t want to necessarily use it as my table cloth when entertaining...
Hamilton Pool, Austin TX: Texas Caviar Recipe With Chorizo

Hamilton Pool, Austin TX: Texas Caviar Recipe With Chorizo

I’ve just recently returned from one wild-west of an adventure over in Austin TX. After spending a few days catching up with the fine peeps at the BlogHer Food conference and panel-chatting about turning your blog into a business, it was time to kick off my shoes and get to know the local side of...
The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

The Perfect Paddle: Aloe Remedies For Skin & Body

_________________ Aloe paddles, like cactus paddles, seem an intimidating kind of of plant for my kitchen. I have tried to conquer the cactus (in taco form) – but results were of the  slimy mushy-mush variety. Read: No Bueno. Preconceived notions aside, when a massive leaf of aloe showed up in my weekly CSA box…I was...
Hey Daddy-O! Father's Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

Hey Daddy-O! Father’s Day Recipes & Food-Centric Gift DIY For HGTV.COM

If you follow along on instagram, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of crafty business happening behind the scenes around these parts. As an independent creative, it’s pretty exciting that each week brings an array of surprise work your way. You never know what new projects you’re going to be tackling (be it recipes, local...
The Summer Sandwich Must Have: Bánh mì Recipe

The Summer Sandwich Must Have: Bánh mì Recipe

We eat a lot of Bánh mì  sammies in our house and they always seem to become more of a frequent flyer once the Spring and Summer months push through. Maaayybbeee that has to do with how perfect they are to enjoy in the park or on the beach – just sayin’. This Vietnamese treat...