Confections of a Foodie Bride

She is a former bakery brat and a retired large account Project Manager from the tech industry (or maybe she's just on hiatus - she hasn't really decided yet). Her emergency kit includes a boxed cake mix and a box of shells & cheese. By day she manages investment properties, gets her butt kicked by a toddler, wears a light dusting of flour, and is constantly searching for AA batteries that don’t need to be recharged. By (ridiculously late) night, she publishes Confections of a Foodie Bride and The Brewer & The Baker, wields a mean plasma grenade, and speed-watches DVRed General Hospital.

Garden Fridays: Double the Fun!

How does your garden grow? It has been a month since I planted too-early-but-not-really and had to start all over again. Since then, all kinds of great things have happened in the backyard ....more

Whole30: The Craft and Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

I would literally steal candy from a baby right now. LITERALLY. Right this second ....more

The Return of Whole30

Hey – remember that time I did Whole30 last year and it was so awesome that I had a very big and very public ugly-cry meltdown (The Meltdown, as we refer to it… when we dare refer to it) in the middle of Whole Foods over the price of strawberries and embarrassed the &^$# out of my husband and freaked out the produce guy? Guess what. I’m doing it again ....more

The Boss

That bad boy is the make-at-home version of Kerbey Lane’s “Boss” burger. It’s one of those things I’d happily just let Kerbey Lane make for me… but in 4 years of asking on Twitter, they have still yet to open a Houston location. And Austin is just too far to drive for lunch ....more

Grapefruit Mimosas

A couple of weekends ago, we were crouched over a “Boss” burger and a bowl of Kerbey Queso when the server dropped off a frosty carafe full of a perfect pink drink at the table next to us. I contained my squeal but my “OHMYGODINEEDTHATRIGHTNOW” face was met with a silent, disapproving head-shake. After like 10 years, we now mostly communicate with a series of eyebrow movements, squinty faces, and throat clicks ....more

Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

Aside from pick-up-phone-and-order-Chinese, this might be the fastest non-cereal, non-PB&J, non-Hot-Pocket dinner ever. 5 minutes of prep, 7 minutes under the broiler. All while you’re microwaving some steam-in-bag broccoli or reheating the leftover roasted asparagus from the night before ....more

Garden Fridays: Garden 2.0 (Already)

It’s a good thing the growing season here in Texas is so long. Because I get to start aaaaaalllll over this year. And I’m still pretty bitter about it ....more

Creamy Goat Cheese and Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

So, yeah. I’ve made this twice this in two weeks. And both times, I would’ve happily cage-fought a 12-ft tall land-sharkzilla for the leftovers ....more

Goat Cheese & Asparagus Grilled Cheese

Who else went overboard and bought nearly 6lbs of asparagus because it was $.88/lb? Welcome to the hoarder club! Who else has eaten roasted asparagus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner pretty much every day? ...more

Guilty Pleasures: The “My Nerd is Showing” Edition

Goodreads The guy/gal who invented the barcode-scan feature of the Goodreads app is on my list of technological heroes, right up there with the inventors of deposit-a-check-by-phone and the electric citrus juicer. Because I can hit up my To-Read list after depositing a check from my little brother while sipping a not-from-a-bottled-mix margarita. NONE OF WHICH REQUIRE PANTS ....more