Month: April 2017

How To Make Beef Wellington

How To Make Beef Wellington

Step One: Do not be intimidated! Beef Wellington makes a fantastic presentation for a dinner party or a family gathering, but it is not as complicated as it may appear. You can make this quintessential British dish in a little over an hour and it […]

Classic Pizza Dough

Classic Pizza Dough

This is a simple and classic pizza dough recipe. See my full blog post on Cast Iron Skillet Pizza and Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce for the full effect.      

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

This is a quick and simple recipe to make a delicious and quick pizza sauce at home. 

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

I recently purchased a new Le Creuset cast iron skillet and am enjoying experimenting with unexpected cast iron recipes. This week’s edition: PIZZA. This recipe is inspired by America’s Test Kitchen magazine, Cook It In Cast Iron. Also, I want to highlight a few locally […]

A Texas Gem: Homestead Heritage

A Texas Gem: Homestead Heritage

Thanks to my wonderful colleague I recently discovered a Texas culinary gem – Homestead Heritage. This community is located just outside of Waco – about 5 minutes off of I-35. Their mission and description from the website sum it up perfectly:    “Homestead Heritage is an […]

Italian Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers

Italian Bolognese Stuffed Bell Peppers

We love these as a weeknight dinner because they are a very flavorful and very filling all in one meal. I usually serve these with a side green salad and dinner is done. Also, they save very well for leftovers or for lunch the next […]

Simple and Delicious Crème Brûlée

Simple and Delicious Crème Brûlée

I am a lover of all things French, especially crème brûlée. I was a French minor in college and studied abroad in Paris and tried my fair share of desserts throughout the city. Although there are many amazing French delicacies, crème brûlée remains my favorite. This is […]

Meyer Lemon Pots de Crème

Meyer Lemon Pots de Crème

The credit for this recipe goes to my Mother-in-Law, also Allyson Nixon, but spelled differently. Living in Houston, she has the most beautiful Meyer lemon tree growing in her backyard and the first time I tried this recipe was at her house from her home […]

Healthy Chicken Chili

Healthy Chicken Chili

I like to make this dish to meal prep for healthy lunches. I personally like it because when I am trying ( key word *TRYING*) to eat healthy I still want something very flavorful and full of good ingredients. This is chocked full of veggies […]

Cranberry and Pecan Chicken Salad

Cranberry and Pecan Chicken Salad

This is my all time favorite chicken salad recipe because it has a very light dressing. This is a great go to for girls get togethers or for hosting showers. I like to serve this on a croissant or for a party on mini croissants […]