Corny Biscuit

I garner inspiration and ideas from plenty of different resources. Books, magazines, films, travel, and discourse with friends all influences my culinary life just as much as the other aspects of my life. One such beautiful friend has beautiful Italian blood flowing through her veins, so we naturally tend to discuss (among other things) Italian…

┬íViva Mexico! – Part 1: Healthy

I’m very blessed with SILs who know and encourage my adventures in the kitchen. A few times (without consulting with one another) they’ve given me similar gifts for Christmases or birthdays. This past Christmas, one SIL gave me a fun assortment of culinary books/cookbooks to flip through, garner inspiration from, and improve my culinary skills…

Bruschetta Break

It’s the end of another long workweek and I’m enjoying a 4-day weekend. Yesterday, I spent the day sleeping in, roaming around Target, doing my weekly grocery run, stopping off at Calloway’s, and grilling! It was so nice and hot outside, I couldn’t resist that stop at Calloway’s Nursery to walk around and soak up…

Veggie-Tales

All day at my part-time job I see people load up the whole conveyor belt with a cacophony of items and ring up tickets of several hundred dollars or more. However, I’ve seen times when someone brings a whole cartful of produce up to the check stand and comes away with only lightening their wallet…

On the Lam(b)

It’s no secret that I meal plan and budget every week for our groceries. My PT job is basically my grocery money and since I’ve been working so many extra hours lately, I have more disposable income to spend and splurge on groceries and gifts as occasions arise. I don’t splurge too much, but I…

Asian Persuasion

We’ve been enjoying so much Italian and salads lately that I thought I’d switch things up a bit and go for something with a little more of an Asian influence. It’s been so long since we’ve done takeout that I thought it might be a nice change. We rarely eat out due to our busy…

Par-tay!

Friday nights used to be about putting to rest the former week and celebrating the weekend’s return. Nowadays everyday is Friday and Monday all wrapped up in one. It’s like one long, lazy day of Summer, except there’s no vacation to look forward to and schoolwork/office work to be done every day. Everyone is cooking…

Brioche

I’ve always been a sucker for a good rom-com. That’s right. Give me all the girly movies! To this day, Hallmark is one of my favorite channels for all the gooey romance! Granted they aren’t necessarily an in-depth source for culinary knowledge, but they certainly provide many an inspiration for future adventures. In one such…

Resurrection Ribs

Happy Easter to all! I hope everyone enjoyed the day despite its being the most unusual Easter Sunday in recent memory. We spent the morning watching our church’s livestream service on TV while I prepped four baby back rib racks for the smoker. Yes, FOUR! For Christmas this past year, my SIL gave me a…

Ragin’ Cajun in… Waco?

It’s finally here! The newest volume of Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table cookbook dropped this week and I was thrilled to receive my pre-ordered copy! I’m not deep into the whole “farmhouse design aesthetic,” but I was so excited to sit down to plan some meals right away! I found her newest volume was definitely elevated…