Recipes

Cocktail Hour || Mexican Vanilla Moscow Mules

As you might expect, this holiday season in Austin is markedly different from the last 10 that we spent in LA. For starters, we are surrounded here by immediate and extended family and there is no shortage of invitations for Christmas cookie baking parties, trail of lights adventures or holiday celebrations.  Also, as I’m typing this it’s 47 degrees outside and I’ve worn a coat more times in the last week than I did in an entire LA winter. (Not complaining, I happen to LOVE coats!)  The last month has been filled with …

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Recipes || Butternut Squash Soup with Pesto

You should know up front that I’m writing this from a king-sized bed with hotel sheets in Minneapolis.   Let me be clear. I am about to sleep in an entire king-sized bed all by myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I miss my family, but also this is kind of heaven. Also, it’s 9:45pm and Fixer Upper is about to come on.  I am one happy girl right now.  I couldn’t be more excited about November, too.  Without a doubt, the next two months will present countless opportunities to gather with friends and family around a table, …

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Cast-Iron Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This mini pumpkin pie recipe is so cute to serve up as a Thanksgiving or fall dessert. Baked and served in mini skillets, these darling desserts are sure to please your guests! When it comes to our marriage, our roles in the kitchen have always been pretty clearly defined.  I cook, he cleans… and most nights I’m pretty sure I have the easier of the jobs.  I can make just about anything and it’s usually really delicious (if I do say so myself!), but I’m a real pro at being able to dirty the most amount of dishes and …

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Petite Eats || Chicken Veggie Wrap

Let’s talk about lunch shall we?  Breakfast to me is easy. Oatmeal? Eggs? Toast with Almond Butter?  Dinner I find to be pretty easy to plan for ahead of time making it pretty stress-free.  Lunch on the other hand stumps me every time.  I’m always looking for that magical trifecta in the center of the Vin Diagram where inexpensive, healthy, and fast line up and it’s usually a pretty elusive thing to pinpoint.  When Deepika sent over the recipe for a toddler chicken veggie wrap, I felt immediately inspired and knew …

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