Tips

The Perfect Lime for The Perfect Margarita

Fresh squeezed lime juice

This, my friends, is liquid gold. Pure liquid gold. One post-preschool-drop-off morning last week, I spent the better part of two hours driving around west Houston scouting the price of limes. Grocery stores roll their weekly prices on Wednesdays and with our annual Tequila & Taquitos Bash approaching, I needed to find the most affordable […]

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Canned Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Storing leftover chipotles in adobo

I adore canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Adore them. They’re smokey and spicy and are one of those pantry staples that can make any dish better, from taquitos (ahem, flautas) to Eggs Benedict. Most recipes usually call for 1-2 peppers, maybe a little sauce and then… what do you do with the extras? Wrap it […]

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Friday Finds: Shredding Chicken With a Mixer

Shredding Chicken With a Mixer

Most things on the internet seem to fall into two categories: 1) Whoa! How about a NSFW warning next time?! 2) HOW DID I LIVE WITHOUT THIS?!!!!?! Shredding chicken with a stand mixer. And after poking around on Pinterest, I see that someone has even used a regular hand mixer. 4 years ago. And if […]

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Photo Fridays: How I Set Up, Style, and Shoot

Homemade Sriracha

I’m going to walk you through how I setup, style, and take a standard shot, start-to-finish. What you’ll see below is an accurate representation of how I shoot a recipe photo – especially the missing prop – with maybe 5-7 minutes extra to account for the extra stop-and-start points. Oh – the recipe for the […]

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