January 20, 2015

Simple Supper - Hard-Boiled Eggs on Avocado Toast

Happy (Belated) New Year!

I don’t know about you but, I’m trying like hell to get a handle on 2015.  I’ve made so many To Do Lists – household projects, blog posts, last To Dos on the new blog site (yes! A whole new site! Soon!) and just about anything else I can think of – that now I think I need a To Do List to manage my To Do Lists!  (Pretty sure that’s a record for number of times “To Do List” has been used in a sentence.)

The holidays were great, albeit a little injurious for me: major blisters on my Papa Toes from dancing the night away in new shoes, a broken front tooth crown which had to be repaired during the week between Christmas and New Year’s (spoiler alert for your future holiday dentistry needs: THEY’RE CLOSED) and an extremely painful burn, somewhere between 2nd and 3rd degree, on the top of my foot on Christmas morning.   Luckily, the green bean casserole for which the homemade cream of mushroom molten lava soup was being made, came out tasting fab.  My cousin locked down Hostess of the Year 2014 award by having real-deal pain pills when I arrived at her house.  Alright, alright, alllriiiightttt. 

November 17, 2014

The Ultimate Women's Gifts Giveaway!

It's that time of year again.  You know, that time of year when you start to break out into a cold sweat, followed by a debilitating hot flash, both of which are sure signs that a full-blown panic has set in.  There's no getting past it, it's time.  To shop.  For HER.

October 28, 2014

Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping With A $300 Amazon GC or PayPal Cash Giveaway!!

Okay, now remain calm.

I need to tell you something that may freak you out a little bit. Or, a lot.

September 23, 2014

Eat Light at Night with Salata

Sometimes, living in Dallas can have its hardships.  Seafood costs an arm and a leg, it’s beyond hot here in the summer (and in the spring and in the fall and…) and for us single gals, we have to deal with a type of man called the “$30,000 A Year Millionaire” which means, sure, he drives a Porsche but he doesn’t have any furniture in his (tiny) apartment.  Sometimes however, the geography gods smile on us and we’re rewarded for living here.  Like being located in one of only 3 states lucky enough to have locations of the deliciously yummy and healthy restaurant Salata (don’t worry, more are coming!).  If you’re not familiar with Salata, it’s a unique fast casual restaurant that specializes in healthy salads and wraps, 100% customized by YOU.  How great does that sound?!?

September 2, 2014

Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Avocado and Roasted Corn

Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Avocado and Roasted Corn, And Lime Sauce
Blackened Shrimp Tacos
It's Taco Tuesday!

Was that a thing in your house when you were growing up?  Alliteration-based menus? 

Macaroni Monday!

Taco Tuesday!

Wine Wednesday! (Okay, okay, so that’s a current thing in my house.)

It wasn't in my house.  My mother, who thank goodness was, and still is, a very good cook, had a library of tried and true recipes that she rotated through on a pretty regular basis, most of which I ate happily, some of which I did not (I‘m looking at you, Stuffed Bell Peppers).  Tacos, I’m sad to say, wouldn't start making an appearance in the rotation until I was a ‘tween, or as we called it back then, 10 years old.