Baked Salmon with Hatch Chile Butter

The fresh green chiles have been available for a couple of weeks but now it’s time to get serious. The roasters have been set up outside my grocery store, ready to scorch case after case of hatch chiles. They are easy enough to roast at home… but they’re also easy enough to buy a bag of fresh-roasted-by-someone-else chiles and take them home to chop and freeze ....more

Honey & Thyme-Glazed Chicken and Apricot Skewers

If you need another excuse to cook dinner on the patio and work in a little more grilled summer fruit into your diet, you’ve come to the right place. I am the enabler’s enabler. One of my very favorite things right now are grilled peaches, plums, and apricots ....more

Gochujang and Honey-Glazed Salmon

Gotcha-what? I know, I know. STAY WITH ME HERE ....more

Pressure Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Those who know me, know that I’m a sucker for a few things: A “new” trendy diet I mean, most of them aren’t new by any stretch… so maybe let’s call them repackaged diets. But as long as it’s trendy and getting press, I’m gonna juice whatever refuse I can find on my back patio for the sake of checking some dumb box. I mean, whether it’s eating only orange foods (Ranch is okay as long as it’s stuck to a carrot, right?), shunning meat (just kidding – I’d never), “eating” things only if they can be sucked through a straw, or eating only things that were available before the creation of spoken language… I’ll give anything a try once ....more

Spring Garden 1.0

First broccoli of the season! #oldladygardengram A photo posted by Shawnda (@shawndah) on Apr 9, 2016 at 7:55am PDT Howdy! It’s your 6th-favorite slacker blogger checking in with her vegetable garden details ....more

School Night Eats: Skinny Orange Chicken

Quick. Easy. Not horrible for you ....more

Sriracha Honey Lime-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Year of the Monkey? Nope. 2016 is absolutely shaping up to be the Year of the Brussels Sprout ....more

$100 Sweets4YourSweet Giveaway (And Texas Sheet Cake Pancakes)

Happy Valentine’s Weekend! The weekend of too much chocolate (if there is such a thing), too much wine (there absolutely is such a thing), and not nearly enough football. We’ve taken what feels like a commonly evolved path of Valentine’s Day celebrations: back in the good ol’ DINK days it was flowers and fancy restaurants and spendy wine, then fancy dinners at home with an over-the-top chocolate dessert because WHY ARE THERE 3,000 PEOPLE TRYING TO EAT AT THIS ONE LITTLE RESTAURANT TONIGHT?! ...more

Daisy Girl Scout Oreo Pops

We have learned promises. We have learned songs that stick with you longer than the Minnie’s Bowtique song. We have sold our first box of cookies (#TeamCaramelDeLites) ....more

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Meet the second-biggest hit of our Christmas treats this year, behind the Peppermint Bark Cookies. With an 80-degree Christmas in southeast Texas, we did the most logical thing: leave the turkey in the freezer, replace the menu with a TexMex enchilada & tamale feast, and make a vat of cranberry and pomegranate margaritas. And go swimming ....more