Back when I was a kid, my family did a stint in New York and Connecticut. My brother was actually born while we lived in New York (for six months), so now if I want to make him mad, I just remind him that he's not a real Texan, he's actually a Yankee. 😉 Anyway, … Continue reading Amish Soup
(I wrote this post two years ago and never published it! Oops!) I’ve become convinced over the last several years that technology is bad for dinner conversation. And I’m not just talking social media, I’m talking the more basic forms such as cell phones and texting. It used to be that when something interesting happened … Continue reading Much Ado About Dinner Conversation
A few years ago, I came across this recipe on Pinterest. It contained lots of things we like (potatoes! sausage! peppers!) and seemed like a good one to try. Now that I've made it a couple dozen times (!) I've pretty much perfected it for our family and everybody gets excited when the answer to … Continue reading Let’s Hash it Out
Several years ago, I retired my old pizza crust recipe that originated from my mother and started making something better. Much much better. The pizza dough recipe that I use for my calzones is from Annie's Eats and you can find it here. There's a LOT of good stuff on the Annie's Eats blog. You … Continue reading Let’s make calzones!
I have this amazing book about baking by Nick Malgieri. It was a gift from my grandmother when I was around 13 years old. It has everything... cakes, breads, scones, pies. If you can bake it, it's most likely in this book. Though I've had the book for nearly 20 years, I've barely scratched the … Continue reading Fresh baked bread in under an hour?!?!
I'm about to utter a phrase that, as a child, I never thought would pass my lips: I LOVE CHICKEN 'N DUMPLINGS.There. I said it. I'm pretty sure I gave my mom fits whenever she cooked up chicken 'n dumplings when I was a kid. I just didn't get it! Cooked chicken and doughy things... … Continue reading Chicken ‘n Dumplings
The Pioneer Woman and I go way back. We're so tight, I call her P-dub. I think I started reading her blog and making her recipes back in 2008 or 2009, but whenever it was, I've never looked back. I love her so much, I own all three of her cookbooks. That's commitment, baby.I discovered … Continue reading Best tomato soup EVER
Y'all. I made something totally awesome for dinner. It was inspired by this recipe which was shared with me by my fab friend Melissa. She's a good cook, a devoted wife, an excellent seamstress, a great mom, a kick-ass army veteran, a gardener of renown, and she builds one heck of a farm table. (Love her. … Continue reading How do you say farfalle?!
I still remember the first thing I bought after getting married. My new husband (!) and I were at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport the day after our wedding, getting ready to board a flight to Colorado for our honeymoon. (Incidentally, I had not yet had the opportunity to refer to Josh as "my husband", but I … Continue reading Thank you, Martha
Dinner conversation at our house is always an interesting proposition. Sometimes I feel like we are just listening to each other chew, other times everyone has a lot to say, and sometimes I'm forced to wonder if my girls are really girls or just gross boys in girl disguises. The other night we were enjoying … Continue reading Throwing down the gauntlet