Bluebonnets & Brownies

Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, I took my Tex Mex heritage for granted. Now that my husband and I live in New Jersey, I have missed breakfast tacos, real salsa, and tamales like I never thought I could. This was the basis for my blog, Bluebonnets & Brownies. I wanted to start sharing with the world outside of South Texas just exactly what they're missing!

Banana Yeast Bread & Magimix Giveaway!

Banana Yeast Bread is a totally different way to think about “banana bread”. With a cinnamon brown sugar swirl, you may never go back to quick bread again. Call me crazy, but I’m kind of over banana bread ....more

Meyer Lemon Butter Cake

Meyer Lemon Butter Cake needs no frosting or frills. It’s light and sweet, and perfect for snacking. Here we are, y’all ....more

Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Scones

Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Scones combine my favorite flavors of Fall into one delicious treat. I eat them for breakfast and tea time, and you should too! You know, I’ve come to realize that I miss baking ....more

Celebrating Evan’s Birthday with a Giveaway!

I really can’t believe that a year ago today, I fully expected to be having a baby. Evan was due on October 19th. It would be another 10 days, 20 hours of labor, and a c-section before he actually made his appearance ....more

Candy Corn White Chocolate Blondies

Candy Corn White Chocolate Blondies use Hershey’s seasonal treat to make them special. Every bite is something special. Oh, Target ....more

Beer Brined Chicken Bites with Cook’d Right™ Sensors

This recipe was developed at the request of Volk Enterprises Cook’d Right™ Sensors, for compensation. All opinions are 100% my own. ‘Tis the season for tailgating ....more

Dark Chocolate Coffee Brownies & Giveaway!

Dark Chocolate Coffee Brownies are any coffee lover’s dream. The marriage of coffee and chocolate couldn’t be more solid or romantic. I’m a big fan of all things chocolate and all things coffee ....more

9 Months

Here we are, a full 18 months since life changed in a pretty significant way! Evan is now 9 months old (9 and a half, actually, but I’m lame at writing blog posts these days), and holy moly, is he 9 months old! I broke out my big girl camera and took some shots of him, finally ....more

Mocha Malt Shakes

Mocha Malt Shakes are the answer to any malt lover’s craving. In our house, these are a new favorite. There’s not a thing with malt in it that my husband doesn’t love ....more

Tropical Trail Mix

This tropical trail mix is great for noshing anytime. We’ve been eating it all summer, but it’s great for an after-school snack too. I’ve mentioned before that a while back, James found out he has ridiculous cholesterol levels, caused mostly by genetics ....more