croque monsieur crostini

YOU GUYS. This is a big day on the blog because 1) this is one of my new all-time favorite recipes ever ever, and 2) y'all have a chance to win one of those beautiful boards in the photo above!First, these little crostini. I absolutely loooove a croque monsieur, but hardly ever make them/order them unless it's like, serious indulge time ....more

balsamic roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta

Hey hey! How was your Thanksgiving?! We had a great one with family and friends, full of tons of food of Austin sunshine ....more

maple bacon cornbread muffins

I seriously cannot believe that Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK. Weren't we just in summer? All of 2014 has flown by, but this fall feels like a blur! ...more

little french fudge cakes

It's been SO chilly here in Dallas this past week, and all I want to do is bundle up with Gilmore Girls on Netflix and one (or two) of these little chocolate cakes.These miniature cakes are absolutely perfect - not too sweet, a bit dense and decadent, and just the right size. These would be ideal for entertaining, too - just whip up the batter, pour it into the baking tin, and keep in the fridge until it's time for dessert. In 20 minutes you'll have fresh, warm chocolate cakes ....more

breakfast grilled cheese

I can't even begin to describe how crazy I am about Joy the Baker's new cookbook, Homemade Decadence! I have a list a mile long of sweets I want to make, but this savory breakfast grilled cheese stood out to me as an omg-I-need-to-make-this-now situation. The brie-cherry-ham-mustard flavors are decadent, a little sweet, and just all-out fantastic ....more

ginger pumpkin bread with walnuts

Hi, hi! I promise I'm still alive over here. The fall has continued to be busy, and I'm not in the kitchen or in this space nearly as often as I'd like to be ....more

crispy quinoa cakes with peas and parmesan

Now that it's officially fall, there are more amazing cookbooks coming out than I can possibly keep up with. I've got wayyy too many on my wish list (this and this at the top!). My first fall cookbook purchase was Easy Gourmet - and what a good buy it was! ...more

pappardelle with lamb ragu

We spent the past weekend in New Orleans, taking in the sounds of the streets (they are my favorite), the beautiful architecture, and - of course - the incredible food. Every meal in New Orleans feels like a stand-out meal, but our best one this trip was dinner at La Petit Grocery. Every dish we had there was delicious (blue crab beignets, what?!), including a handmade pappardelle with braised lamb that was to ....more

blueberry cornmeal butter cake

I KNOW. Pumpkin spice everything is already dominating the food world. But I'm still loving the late summer produce that we're getting from our CSA! ...more

crunchy quinoa salad with peanut vinaigrette

It's the beginning of the school year, so to say things are busy right now is a bit of an understatement. Meals like this one - which can be enjoyed hot, room temp, or cold, and can be eaten all week long - are just perfect right now....more