Strawberry Muffins

April 17, 2012
Fresh Strawberry Muffins

The first signs of spring hit southeast Texas nearly two months ago. We swam (with a leeeettle help from the pool heater), we started putting in this year’s spring garden plants, and we hit up a nearby farm to pick strawberries. 14 pounds of strawberries. And I was leaving for a California trip in less [...]

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Spring in Texas: Froberg’s Strawberry Farm

April 13, 2012
How to Wash and Store Fresh Strawberries

A few weeks ago, we headed down to a local farm, Froberg’s, to pick strawberries for the second year in a row. It’s a great opportunity to let the little one run around, pick strawberries, and pull out the camera. We’re also big fans of the Jalapeno & Cheese Venison Sausage [swoon] from their smokehouse [...]

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PPQ: Guanabana Margaritas

April 8, 2012
Guanabana Margaritas

It’s my week to host Project Pastry Queen! A turn that happens to coincide with the end of Lent so you know what that means. TEQUILA. TEQUILA. TEQUILA. TEQUILA. 40+ days without a margarita. There is much ground to be made up! Have you ever had guanabana? I hadn’t even heard of it before The [...]

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Grapefruit Marmalade

February 23, 2012
Ruby Red Grapefruit Marmalade

Happiness comes in a jar. I’ll also concede that it often comes in a corked bottle. And a salt-rimmed glass. But for today, it’s jarred. Last Christmas, my Secret Santa Megan sent me a jar of her homemade Pink Grapefruit Marmalade in my squee-inducing box of goodies. And it was gone in no-time (as was [...]

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Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

February 17, 2012
Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

It’s a girl! One of my favorite bloggers and friend Courtney of Cook Like a Champion and her husband are expecting a sweet baby girl soon. (She also has one of the funnest blog names ever.) And our friend Josie has put together a virtual shower to celebrate! I chose to make Pink (er, Ruby [...]

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Seared Scallops with Blood Orange Salsa

February 14, 2012
Scallops with Blood Orange Salsa

I present to you the very original Red Food on Valentine’s Day recipe. My favorite part of winter isn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving. Or the fact that it’s not 112 degrees out every day. Okay, maybe that is my favorite part of winter… but the bounty of winter citrus surely runs an extremely close second. Our [...]

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Grapefruit Curd Squares

February 7, 2012
Grapefruit Bars

Surpriiiiise! It’s another grapefruit recipe! I hope you’re not tired of them. Because I’m not. If you’re thinking that I must have an entire counter piled high with citrus, you wouldn’t be too terribly wrong. We’ve been cooking, eating, drinking, and baking with it a lot lately. It’s hard to pass up those dirt-cheap bags [...]

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Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

February 1, 2012
Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

I don’t think I’ve thrown a party in the last 5 years without a pile of fresh fruit, skewered or cut, and a bowl of yogurt dip along side. I do it partly because there’s usually a real need to balance out the menu with something a little lighter and healthier. And partly because I [...]

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