Take and Bake Pizza…Papa Murphy’s

“Dear Susan, would you care to go have a pizza on us?” Pardon? Papa Murphy’s offered ME a night off from cooking, and wondered if I would be interested? Umm, yes? ...more

Blogger Bash 2016 in New York City

If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that I spent a good chunk of last week in Manhattan. God knows, I love New York....more

Caribou Iced Coffee

I have just recently started drinking coffee. ...more

Pineapple Barbeque Sauce

Dear Parents, I know you may be hunkered down in your master bedroom closet, the door locked and no light on, save for the tiny glow of your cell phone. I promise, I will not make that phone chirp, so bear with me....more

Tangy pineapple barbecue sauce that will make your chicken wings sing

Summer is for being outside, hanging out by the pool, playing golf and grilling. Yes, if you aren't grilling at least four times a week in the summer, I'm not sure we are friends. Cooking outdoors is a privilege, and everyone should get involved because... it's summer.Summer is also for parties and pot lucks and barbecues....more

Easy Dinner Picnics with Farm Rich

I have GOT to stop prefacing every post I do now with “Wow, is Texas hot.” But seriously you all, Texas is hot. I was warned, repeatedly, before moving here, and yet, it didn’t sway me....more

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Milkshake

I have a skinny kid. I am NOT a skinny kid. However, I am hovering in the 40 year old mark, and both my growing kiddo and I need calcium....more

Mixed Berry Lemonade Sparkling Sangria

It’s not everyday I get sent a couple of bottles of sparkling bubbly, and am asked to just enjoy it. But that’s exactly what happened when Mionetto Prosecco arrived at my door here in balmy Texas. (I SAY balmy, to keep my spirits up ....more

Celebrating Local Eats…Peli Peli in Spring, Texas

As you may or may not be aware, I have recently (well, less than two weeks ago) packed up everything I own and moved 1000 miles away, from Virginia to Texas. It was a leap. It has been a good one ....more

Mixed Greens & Blueberry Salad

So, I’ve made it to Texas. I’ve been hunkered down here in this big ol’ house, hanging pictures, decorating, arranging the kitchen....more