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.

August 25, 2014

Homemade Mondays - The Best Pimento Cheese & A KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

I really don’t know what I’m more excited about…yummy, creamy, tangy homemade Pimento Cheese or this awesome Kitchen Aid Mixer giveaway that I’m a part of.  I mean, can you get any more Southern than pimento cheese?  It really is a cornerstone of Southern cooking and everyone has their own little spin on it to make it theirs.  Me, I forgo the usual pimentos and use piquillo peppers instead.  They have so much more flavor than the regular old pimentos and add a slightly smoky punch that really sets this recipe apart.