If you’ve been reading along with me for a while now, you know I can’t help but bake a lemon dessert every couple of months. Lemon blueberry cake, lemon chia seed muffins, lemon sugar cookies, lemon zucchini bread, etc. etc. etc. But my absolute favorite dessert is a good lemon bar: sweet, tart, bright, and perfectly balanced. Continue reading “Easy Mini Lemon Tarts with Cheesecake Topping”
This recipe post is coming to you from a time where comfort food means a lot. We have been huddled inside all weekend as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc over all of the Texas coast line. Places like Rockport, Corpus, and Victoria have seen the worst of the wind, while Houston is currently being devastated by floods. So far, most people I know are in the clear and their homes are dry, but many have not been so fortunate. Highways are underwater, cars are trapped in the streets, and no one is going anywhere for a few days. All I can think to do is pray and bake and drink tea and hope for the best.
A berry and citrus combination is the unofficial flavor of Summer in my book. No matter how many times I pair lemons with blueberries, limes with raspberries, and grapefruit with blackberries, the flavors always taste fresh and exciting. There’s just something about the sweet and sour combination that you can’t get enough of!
So, this month at work has been rough you guys. Exhausted, and even frustrated on some days, there are really only two ways to unwind: dessert or cocktails… or wine… or beer. Ok, I don’t discriminate on beverages. Continue reading “Margarita Cocktail Cookies Recipe”
So there is no Fri-DIY today, but I have some very exciting news. I’ve been accepted into the Houston Food Blogger Collective! I’m joining tons of other amazing food bloggers, photographers, bakers, and lovers in their search and adoration of good food. I will be attending events at various Houston establishments and look forward to sharing photos and recipes with y’all so you can enjoy all that Houston and it’s food have to offer.
Along with the introduction to satisfactory sips and snacks, I’m looking forward to an introduction to some really amazing Houston food bloggers. Since I usually share something with you all on Friday’s, I wanted to share some posts from some of my new favorite Houston bloggers! Check them out and watch out for drool….
Erika from Pancake Princess is quite literally the queen of the cake. Her pictures are to die for, and the food is fit for royalty. Just look at this stack. Did I mention there’s buckwheat in there? I don’t know how she makes such healthy things so delicious, but she does.
I was obviously drawn in by the blog name at Let them Eat Queso (you know me and puns), but I love the mix of travel, recipes, and food adventures that Hannah shares. Her last recipe post was for fried green tomatoes, a perfect accompaniment to eggs at brunch that I see down here a lot!
Next time I talk with you, maybe I’ll have actually met some of these people! Have a lovely weeked!
A couple of months ago I was approached by Adagio Teas to try out their products and make a few items for my blog. My first sponsored post, how fantastic! Overjoyed and overly excited I hopped over to their website and ordered a bundle of different teas. I then proceeded to take a multitude of vacations and got extremely busy at work and had no time to try them out… until now! Continue reading “Vanilla Chai Tea Bundt Cake Recipe”
Being in Hawaii for Spring Break was incredibly inspiring. I can see why artists go on extravagant adventures to places they’ve never been before. Getting to experience such a unique culture in Maui was eye opening and exciting! I saw new animals, ate new foods, smelled new plants, and breathed the ocean air in a way I never had before. Continue reading “Hawaiian Coconut Pineapple Crumble Recipe”
Although I had fully intended to put up a post about the preppy, off the shoulder dress I’ve been working on, I didn’t finish it because I was having a BLAST enjoying the to-die-for weather we had in Houston! The cold dark winters really get me down after a while, so my mood exploded into happiness with this bath of sunshine and warmth. Only the weather and a seriously fun bunch of activities with my best friends could compete with wanting to craft and share my fun with y’all! Continue reading “Orange + Almond + Dark Chocolate Biscotti Recipe”