The Merveilleux are Coming The Merveilleux are Coming

Merveilleux, the little northern French pastry, perfected by the Belgians, is coming on with a vengence. So far there’s places in NY and LA where you can walk in and get these pretty little ethereal desserts, but you can easily make them at home too. Layers of crispy meringue surrounded by fresh flavored whipped cream and topped with a variety of delectable toppings (but especially shaved chocolate) ....more

Chilaquiles For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Chilaquiles (chee-la-kee-lees). A Mexican dish, usually served for breakfast or brunch that uses tortillas and salsa as its base (how can you go wrong there) and adds in meat, refried beans, eggs, onions, cilantro and cheese (depending on what you like or don’t like). How have you not made chilaquiles before? ...more

Flavored Homemade Flour Tortillas

You’re never going to believe how easy it is to make homemade flour tortillas. You’re also never going to believe how much better they taste than store bought tortillas. As in these tortillas have flavor, for real! ...more

What To Do With Easter Eggs

By now you’re wondering what to do with Easter eggs. Yeah, you’ve eaten them plain with salt, you’ve turned them into egg salad, but you still have a zillion of them left…now what? How about cured egg yolks? ...more

Take a Trip Through Texas’ Bluebonnet Trails

As soon as the last bits of winter erode from the Texas ground, people start to wonder when the bluebonnets are going appear. Of course not being a native Texan I just want to know when the bluebonnets will be popping out so I can go see them knowing it will be one of the last enjoyable weather days I’ll get to experience for the next 6 months or so. Texas…home to oil, cowboys, big hair and bluebonnets (the latter of which are definitely the prettiest) ....more

Tuxedo Chocolate Cheesecake

This isn’t just any ol’ chocolate cheesecake. Don’t let its simple exterior fool you. This tuxedo chocolate cheesecake has three luscious layers of chocolate ....more

Easter Treat Recipes – Oreo Bunny Butts

How cute are these little Easter Treats? Oh sure, you can go out and buy a bunch of bags of stuff to pour into your Easter baskets, but wouldn’t those baskets look a whole lot cuter with some of these bunny butts in there? Yes, they would ....more

Easter Blondies – Gluten Free Desserts

You’ve gotta love a cookie/dessert that comes together in minutes and tastes like a million bucks – that’s blondies. These little squares of heaven are so rich and delicious you almost don’t need chocolate…almost. I needed to bring a little sum’n sum’n to a pre-Easter get together and I just didn’t have time for anything elaborate ....more

OXO Spring Cleaning the Kitchen

After all the cold and muck comes beautiful Spring. And with that comes the annual Spring cleaning (UGH). Thankfully, OXO has great ways to help with that yucky task ....more

Cheddar Beer Bread Recipe

I’m all for a good kneaded bread, but sometimes you just want a hearty slice of bread that doesn’t take 3 hours (or more) to make – am I right? Let me introduce you to beer bread. This hearty, slightly crusty, slightly sweet slice of happiness is just what the doctor ordered ....more