Appetizers & Snacks

Peppermint Cocoa Dip

Peppermint Cocoa Dip

A festive, five-minute appetizer perfect for the holidays

Margarita-Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

Margarita-Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

*The subject of this post is intended for readers 21 years of age and older. I will go ahead and say that I am not really that into watermelon. I mean, it’s better than cantaloupe for sure but I don’t typically keep it in my […]

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Someone recently said that the reason millennials can not buy homes (what?) is because we eat too much avocado toast (see article here) and I just really do not see the correlation. Could excessive avocado toast consumption be part of a larger theme of generally […]

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing

This simple fresh fruit salad with sweet orange mint dressing is the perfect contribution to any gathering.

Dodo (Fried Plantain)

Dodo (Fried Plantain)

Easily pick and fry the best dodo (fried plantain) with this simple recipe.

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 […]

Texan Twist Pastry Braid

Texan Twist Pastry Braid

If appetizers could greet you, this one would say “Hey, y’all!” I was inspired to create something party worthy with the Strawberry Jalapeño Smucker’s Fruit & Honey spread I found in my December Degustabox. (If you aren’t familiar with Degustabox, read my rundown here and click […]

Festive Fruit Centerpiece

Festive Fruit Centerpiece

Edible Arrangements has nothing on this girl here, y’all. I have been making and gifting fruit bouquets and centerpieces for a few years now and it is such a special way to dress up an event or make someone feel appreciated. People always love them! […]

Veggie Rose Tart

Veggie Rose Tart

A simple and savory appetizer made with sliced squash arranged in the shape of rose petals on top of an herbed, all-butter crust

Hot Mess Harvest Dip

Hot Mess Harvest Dip

Hot mess harvest dip is made with melty, baked brie cheese, pumpkin seeds, chopped apple, golden raisins, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey.

Pumpkin Spicy AF Salsa + Homemade Chips

Pumpkin Spicy AF Salsa + Homemade Chips

You’re probably reading this and thinking “Pumpkin salsa?! People just try to force pumpkin into anything this time of year.” and I feel you on that. Some things just shouldn’t be but this salsa is NOT one of those things! It promise you that I […]

Slow Cooker Honey Fire Meatballs

Slow Cooker Honey Fire Meatballs

A bit of sweet, a bit of spicy, and made simply in your slow cooker. Try them for an easy appetizer or as part of a main dish!

Praline Brie Dip

Praline Brie Dip

The ultimate in sweet meets savory: warm praline sauce poured over baked brie cheese.

Beginner’s Cheese Board

Beginner’s Cheese Board

A few lessons from the French on how to create an easy cheese board whether you’re making a snack or throwing a party, start with this beginner’s cheese board. The holiday season is nearly here. Although, if you enjoy entertaining like I do, the subject […]

Easy Wing Trio

Easy Wing Trio

I am not a huge fan of wings. Like crawfish, I feel like the amount of meat you get isn’t worth the work put into eating them. But also like crawfish, I do enjoy wings when prepared well. Wings are a generally beloved food, especially […]

Quick Salsa

Quick Salsa

A fresh quick salsa that comes together in about ten minutes using a food processor or blender and is perfect for snacking or topping entrees