Month: January 2017

Etta’s Kitchen Houston

Etta’s Kitchen Houston

Have you ever walked into a place and just felt like everything was just perfect? From the location, to the food and drink, to the music playing, that’s how I felt the first time I visited Etta’s Kitchen for a preview. Shakti Baum, the owner […]

Strawberry Cake Donuts

Strawberry Cake Donuts

These strawberry cake donuts are delicious, easy to make, and have an addictive, delicate flavor. If you can make cupcakes, you can make these!

First-Time Homebuyer Guide

First-Time Homebuyer Guide

Millennials are so amazing. We are a generation focused on uplifting others, entrepreneurship, and defining success on our own terms. One trend among my peers is homeownership at a “young” age. And I definitely got the homebuying bug early on and almost can’t believe I’m at the […]

Crunchy Kale Salad

Crunchy Kale Salad

Five ingredients, five minutes, and the salad dressing of your choice. That is all that’s standing between you and this fresh, simple salad. We all know we should get lots of greens in our diets but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and pass […]

Houston Have To-Dos

Houston Have To-Dos

Being a native Houstonian is becoming rarer and rarer these days. When I tell people I was born and raised here (with short detours for college and grad school), they are often surprised. I did a brief stint in Dallas but that’s neither here nor […]

BBQ Chicken & Veggie Bites

BBQ Chicken & Veggie Bites

Thank you to H-E-B for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. My city (Houston, Texas) is in overdrive right now getting ready for the biggest day in American football and I’m just over here concerned with what to cook, what to wear, […]

Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

Coming back to work after the holiday hiatus has been a little harsh. Because I am starting completely new projects at work this month, it reminded me of those winter breaks back in college when your routine is turned upside down (read: sleeping til whenever) and […]

Girls’ Night In – Founders’ Day Edition

Girls’ Night In – Founders’ Day Edition

This post is inspired by the upcoming 109th Founders’ Day of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, which is the oldest historically black sorority, founded by a group of visionary women on January 15, 1908 at Howard University. With sisterhood and all things magical in mind, […]

Post-Workout Smoothie

Post-Workout Smoothie

A one-minute post-workout smoothie that tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty!

Berry Swirl Cake + 2 Year Bloggerversary

Berry Swirl Cake + 2 Year Bloggerversary

Easy vanilla cake swirled with lingonberry jam, 3 lessons learned as a blogger, and a discount code to Mary’s Secret Ingredient.