Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies

Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies

I hope you get a chance to thank a serviceman or woman this Memorial Day weekend. And buy them a drink. Because there’s no such thing as too much appreciation when it comes to our veterans and service people. Our freedoms aren’t by any means free. And without those fine folks, life would look a [...]

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BBQ Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

Barbecue Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

I have been on a major grilled pineapple kick lately. Like, mayjah. Guacamole, burgers, margaritas, and of course – those nachos. The other two people in this house are not so… passionate about grilled pineapple. There have been eyerolls and little remarks and sighs. Nor are they passionate about taking the contents of 5 leftover [...]

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Loaded Queso Fries

Loaded Fries with Chile con Queso

“You’re going to get me kicked off the internet for this.” Not the first time I’ve said those words to Jason… probably won’t be the last, either. But he has a point. There is no such thing as too much queso. Nor is there any shortage of things to do with the leftovers. Especially if [...]

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Guacamole with Grilled Corn, Bacon, and Goat Cheese

Guacamole with Goat Cheese, Grilled Mexican Corn, and Bacon

Let’s be honest here – anything more than salt, lemon, a little lime, and avocado isn’t really necessary to make guacamole. It’s pretty perfect, just like that. But that doesn’t mean you have to – or should – stop there. I know I almost never do. For this year’s Cinco (Cuatro) de Mayo Bash, I [...]

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Mexican Grilled Corn (Elote)

Mexican Grilled Corn

We grew up on a quiet, country road. Our house marked the midway point from the bus stop to Martha’s house. On any given day, if her kids weren’t at my house, my mom’s kids were at hers. We introduced Martha to chocolate gravy, baked beans, and snow ice cream. Martha introduced us to chorizo, [...]

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Simple Ceviche

Simple Ceviche for Cinco de Mayo

You know what beats a weekend bowl of ice-cold ceviche, crunchy tortilla chips, and a frosty-mug margarita by the pool? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. A few years ago, Jason & I dumped our not-even-a-year-old little girl in my aunt’s lap, ran away laughing maniacally, and then spent the better part of the next week sustaining on the [...]

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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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{giveaway closed} Salmon With Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade & Goat Cheese

Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade and Goat Cheese

When I look at The Four Year Old and tell her that we’re having salmon for dinner, she gets this hopeful look on her face and asks: Cooked salmon? The disappointment is instantaneous when I tell her yes, I will in fact be cooking the salmon first. I was 22 when I had sushi for [...]

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