Recipes

Weeknight Meal Plan || #1

When I was in college I worked on the weekends for a wonderful family, doing some of their grocery shopping and errand running so that they could enjoy more time with their kids. Every Sunday afternoon, the mother would sit at the dining room table with her favorite cookbooks and come up with a meal plan for the week and then carefully craft a grocery list accordingly.  It’s taken me many years to get in the habit of planning our weeknight meals ahead of time, and some weeks are better than others (Aaron can attest), but it’s …

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Baked Chocolate Raspberry Donuts with Powdered Sugar

Rest assured friends that, while contrary to what the last two posts might have you believe, this is not donut week over here on the blog.  However, while Gourdough’s are a must try for anyone who finds themselves in Austin, these are of the much lighter, healthier variety.  They’re also a super sweet way to say good morning to the ones you love, whether it’s next Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) or any ol’ day of the week.  Donuts are never a bad idea and these baked chocolate raspberry donuts are a really, really …

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Super Bowl Seven Layer Dip, Texas Style

This delicious Seven Layer Dip has refried beans, sour cream, chile con queso, guacamole, black beans, chopped brisket, and pico de gallo.  It’s a little naughty, but so delicious! This is the part of the post where most bloggers will tell you about how they only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials or how the Puppy Bowl is the real attraction for them on that first Sunday in February.  Sorry, not this blogger. I’m the one yelling at the TV during the play offs and startling my two year old.  (Oops.) The upside to my …

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Recipes || Kale Salad with Fig Preserve Vinaigrette

Hi, friends! As I sit here writing this I can’t help, but wish we were all crowded around this lovely marble table that belongs to my friend, Katie, enjoying a salad together and catching up. Perhaps one day, that will be a real function of the internet?!  It kind of is already, isn’t it? It’s been a calm, rainy week here in Austin. The storm before the storm? We are moving into a new place this Friday and I am both so excited and also dreading moving and the bumpy transitions that can accompany it. On the other hand, …

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