My Favorite Things Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

There are 11 shopping days left until Christmas. How are you faring? Are you hyperventilating at the idea of the Single-Digit-Countdown coming on Monday? ...more

#HEBJoyville Virtual Progressive Dinner Party: Appetizers

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to talk appetizers for the #HEBJoyville Virtual Progressive Dinner Party! This week, I’ve joined 4 other Texas bloggers to talk you through some of our favorite entertaining tips, food, and drinks this holiday season: Monday – Table Decor by Handmade Mood Tuesday – Drinks & Wine by Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine Wednesday – Bacon & Cheese! Thursday – Main Course by A Zesty Bite Friday – Desserts by The Baking Fairy You, too, can join in the delicious fun and be entered to win a $100 gift card and a $50 Prize Pack! ...more

My Favorite Things Giveaway: Kitchenaid 6-Quart Stand Mixer

The 3rd item of our Favorite Things giveaway is for the Cake Baker: a shiny, silver KitchenAid 6-Quart Stand Mixer. While the Pilgrims and pioneers made it through just fine(ish) without a stand mixer, I’ve played countless rounds of Oregon Trail in my day to know that anything that can make life a little easier and a little dysentery-less is totally worth the money. I use my mixer several times a week – while it’s main job is mass-batch-of-chicken-breast-shredder, it has seen countless cookies, bread/pizza doughs, cakes, brownies, frostings, and the world’s most irresponsibly-fattening batch of mashed potatoes ....more

Virtual Progressive Dinner Party & Instagram Sweepstakes with HEB

It’s December and, around here, that means my weekends are packed solid with get-togethers with friends, more friends, fringe friends I see once a year at these parties, and family. It also means goodies abound! And if those goodies aren’t loaded with tequila, butter, or sugar, then you know what that means: Bacon ....more

My Favorite Things Giveaway: Cuisinart 12-Piece Cookware Set

The 2nd item of our Favorite Things giveaway is for the Dinner Maker: a big 12-piece set of shiny, stainless steel Cuisinart cookware. It’s all yours to do whatever you’d like to do. Boil, sear, simmer, scorch, and burn ....more

Roasted Pecan and Chorizo dressing

This year, I decided to make two different dressings at Thanksgiving: next to the Roasted Jalapeno & Cheddar Cornbread dressing will sit this beauty. Because nothing says “I am thankful” to your loved ones like pushing multiple vats of carbs on them like it’s meth. When my daughter came home from a weekend away at Gram’s house with two bags of pecans from their trees, I decided our favorite dressing would go ahead and make an appearance at Thanksgiving, but not before getting a Texas makeover ....more

My Favorite Things Giveaway: Lightroom and Photoshop

It’s here! It’s here! The most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the year! ...more

‘Tis the Season!

Tomorrow begins our annual holiday giveaways here on the blog. WHY SO EARLY, SHAWNDA? CAN YOU NOT RESPECT THE BIRD?! ...more

Chicken Pot Pie with Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits

If you don’t use goat cheese in – and on – your chicken pot pie, I’d like you to reconsider how you make chicken pot pie. Although technically this might be considered “Chicken & Biscuits” but let’s not get bogged down in the details. Humor me ....more

{giveaway} Pumpkin Spice (not even sorry) Bundt Cake

Like anyone else with a pulse, I have major love-hate for the Pumpkin Spicing of everything. (And the Red Velveting of everything but I’ll whine about that in Febraury.) Some of it’s good. Some of it’s just eh ....more