Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Birthday Lemon Bars

I’m busting out the cone hats, the party horns, the goodie bags, the party streamers, and the birthday balloons on the blog today. Why such a festive celebration? Well, today is one of my very best foodie friend’s (BFF) birthday. Happy birthday, Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! *Horn blowing* Jen may be in Texas, but...

Espresso Mousseline Au Chocolat

Happy 100th birthday, Julia Child! When I found out Julia Child was turning 100, I knew I had to celebrate by making a dish from one of her cookbooks. She deserves something special for her birthday, so I chose a variation of her rich, decadent Mousseline Au Chocolat. Julia inspired the world to take...

Running: Week 3

Running:  Week 3

Here’s what I’ve learned about running: It’s hard at first. You’re not going to take down a 5k on your first day. It’s just not going to happen. Period. However, with a little patience and practice, you can build yourself up to have speed racer stamina. You have to start off as the tortoise...

Blueberry Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Happy #MuffinMonday, y’all! I’m very excited about this week’s muffin recipe. I made blueberry cinnamon chip muffins, and they are AMAZING! I have a feeling that this recipe is going to become my go-to muffin recipe. They’re the perfect combination of moist, cakey center and crispy, crunchy crust. Absolute perfection. Why, hello there muffin....

Back to School Peach Clafoutis ~ #SundaySupper

It’s Sunday, and you know what that means… #SundaySupper! Today we’re celebrating #SundaySupper with back to school recipes from Katie Workman’s Mom 100 cookbook. Summer flew by! I feel like the school year just ended, and now it’s almost time to do it all over again. Ugh! I start the fall semester on August...

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya

I have a confession. I love nail polish! It has become one of my very many obsessions, and it’s getting worse. I practically own the entire O.P.I collection. Maybe my obsession is verging more along the lines of a disease. I’ll leave that for you to decide. I’m at the point where I can...

Running: Week 2

“Just keep running. Just keep running. You can do it. Just keep running,” are the thoughts that go through my brain as I’m trying to push through my run. I may have a bit of a Nemo/Disney obsession (child at heart, here). I can feel my muscles getting stronger each time I run and,...

Nutella Swirl Donut Muffins

I’ve been MIA for the past week, and I’m so very sorry. My grandfather had surgery last Tuesday, so I travelled on up to Cow Country to take care of him. I waited on him hand and foot, because I’m his favorite granddaughter (I’m his only granddaughter), and that’s what favorite granddaughters’ do to...

Running: Week 1

Running:  Week 1

Yesterday marked my first week of running. Guess what? I think I’m actually beginning to enjoy it. Who knew that little ol’ me would enjoy exercise. Guess what arrived at my door yesterday? My new CamelBak. I. Love. It. No more holding water bottles or iPods while trying to run, and no more loose...