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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I have loved Lettuce Wraps since I was a kid and would order them at P.F. Changs with my dad. Since then I have expanded my horizons – in Dallas my favorite Lettuce Wrap is at Shinsei. My favorite Lettuce Wrap that I have ever had is at […]

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

My oldest sister, Carol, gets credit for coming up with this recipe. She became Gluten Free about 10 years ago (before it was common) and had a hard time finding snacks that she could grab on the go and keep with her during the day… and […]

Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes

This is a dish that my mom made often growing up so it is a nostalgic meal for me. Over the years she has tweaked it only to make it better. This is essentially like a crabcake, but made with salmon instead. These are absolutely […]

The Essentials of High Tea

The Essentials of High Tea

My mother is truly a Victorian lady. She may have been born in the wrong era, but she has done her best to bring the class and sophistication of that age to modern society and instilled it in her four daughters. One of my mom’s […]

Chicken Harissa

Chicken Harissa

I visited Napa earlier this year on a girls trip. One morning we had breakfast at the Oxbow Market in downtown Napa. It is akin to a beautifully curated Farmer’s Market, but that description really does not do it justice. Here is a brief overview of the […]

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 […]