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How to Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Collin County

For all those who think that Valentine’s Day is an overly commercial, manufactured holiday—I see you, I hear you, and I don’t even disagree with you. HOWEVER, for many of us, date nights can be few and far between, especially when free family babysitters aren’t an option. Valentine’s Day motivates us to make time for […]

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

It was the first meal I was hosting at my new home. We had moved two weeks before and things were still a little messy. Boxes still needing to be unpacked, renovation projects still in progress, but I was embracing life and the mess and wanting to open the doors to the outside world! This […]

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Savory Fall Recipes

The weather is turning cool and it’s time for comfort foods. These are three easy fall recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy! Simple Bean Soup   Ingredients: 1lb. pinto beans 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup onion, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 1 ham hock (Honey Baked Ham sells them!) 1tsp sage (optional) Instructions: […]

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The Laughing Lunch Box

The Laughing Lunch Box

Caleb was “the new kid” in school this year as he entered second grade, so I wanted to give him that extra little smile on the first week of school. After some thinking about it, I came up with a silly surprise for his lunch box…and it’s actually something that was such a hit in […]

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Quick & Easy Fall Meals

When I cook, I pretend I am auditioning for a Food Network competition. Great motivation, right? After years of reading cookbooks like they were fiction novels, watching cooking shows and taking notes, I have collected a file folder full of recipes and meal ideas. In making so many lists, you notice a few ingredient trends—onions, carrots, […]

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