Lemon Love

It’s Spring Break here and while all the kiddos are away, it’s up to local businesses to try to manage in the presence of a temporarily diminished workforce. At the Mr’s restaurant, about 70% of the workforce is comprised of students. Thankfully not all have flown off to “break into spring,” but it still means…

Irish Eyes Are Smiling in Dallas

Occasionally, the Mr and I will find fun festivals or events to hit up locally for date night. The general rule is that they have to offer good food and a fun atmosphere. Also, since the Mr gets up so early every morning for work, it’s ok if we only stay a couple of hours…

Reveling

Often during the week, the Mr is in “go mode.” He’s at work early in the morning and coaching soccer in the evening. Somewhere in between, he somehow finds time to hit the gym. Sometimes when he’s blowing through on his way to his next adventure, he doesn’t have time until much later to stop…

Fish Dinner

It’s that time of year when Lent begins and fish is in abundance because so many are eschewing meat on Fridays in favor of fish due to religious reasons. We aren’t part of that crowd, but we do enjoy a good flavor-packed, baked fish dinner from time to time. Round it out with some, beans,…

Shape Up

Daylight Savings Time is upon us and that means Spring isn’t too far away (hopefully)! This means all the bright, fresh, lighter food is emerging from hibernation. Spring and Summer is a time when we instinctively switch to a lighter diet. Here in Texas, it’s difficult to function in the heat after a heavy meal!…

FĂȘte du Mardi

Yesterday was Mardi Gras and, while we don’t generally celebrate with much fanfare, I do like to cook with a theme. So while all were reveling down in New Orleans, I was making Laura Bush’s Spicy Cheese Grits with Shrimp. Really any excuse to make (or eat) the Southern classic shrimp & grits is a-ok…

Winging It

On an average week, I typically use recipes from my beautiful collection of cookbooks. I can cook without them, but for me it’s about the exploration and trying new things and getting inspiration from different recipes that I really love. Eventually, after so many dishes, you build a great knowledge of flavors and profiles and…

Seven Layers of Heaven

A few days ago, we were treated to a beautiful dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Fort Worth for the Mr’s (belated) birthday. I will admit that, though I am a food blogger, I often get so caught up in the moment of enjoying the company I’m with while we’re out, I forget…