Jalapeño Popper Eggs

Pop this in your mouth! Just your mouth. Only your mouth. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, open cuts, or netherlands for days after prepping this. I won’t share which combination of mistakes I made with this…. I do not know what on earth happened, but I purchases either the hottest batch of jalapenos or perhaps,…

Carrot Cake Bars

Every year for my very lovely friend’s birthday on March 12, I bake a carrot cake. Last year, as with tradition, I did so and got (jokingly) yelled at for baking an entire cake for one person. While I implored him to just freeze part of it, he opted to have a rather festive birthday…

Green Eggs and Ham – aka the recipe for Arugula Pesto

Just in time for St. Pat’s, or Dr. Seuss Week…I understand that is a thing…? Here is a very festive way to clean out your fridge – a green eggs and ham egg bake. First, you’re going to take that bag of arugula that you bought a week ago and didn’t really touch and turn…

Funk Food: Sweet Potato Muffins

After my weekend of experiments with mashed sweet potatoes, I didn’t know what to do with all of the leftovers…and there were quite a few! I came across this recipe on Pinterest for “muffins” made of mashed sweet potato. They looked lovely, but after they came out of the oven, I wasn’t totally bowled over…

Peanut Butter Cookies

A recipe so nice, I’ve made it twice (this week). (Don’t worry, mostly to distribute to friends and colleagues). The basis of this is Ina’s recipe, but it has been modified a bit for ultimate enjoyment and accolades from your friends and family. The need to try this came from the realization that I had…

Cochineal Marfa

Valentine’s Day is over (boo). So, let’s get back to Marfa (yay!). Can we go back to Marfa? Maybe with someone handsome to share a teepee with and dine under the stars at Cochineal? Nothing too specific… Cochineal came recommended, not as highly as Stellina, but still decently much so by a number of Marfians…

Stellina Marfa

My first night in Marfa, it was rather apparent there were not many a restaurant – especially open ones. Lucky for me, Stellina was one such with unlocked doors. Eager to return to my Dutch tub at El Cosmico, I test drove the joint for an early dinner. The glowing blue restaurant was already a…

Do Your Thing Coffee

After years of thinking about it, it was finally time for my Marfa adventure!! A 2:30AM wake-up call, two flights, world’s worst car rental counter, and a 2.5 hour drive through the Davis mountains punctuated with a border control checkpoint….I was in Marfa! Two protein bars in 12 hours was not cutting it. I needed…

Arlo Grey

The first night in Austin was dinner at the ever-so-chic hotel, The Line. Oh yeah. And I stayed there- review coming soon. The restaurant is called Arlo Grey which sounds like a Southern baby name, but is really the concept of top chef winner, Kristen Kish. How chic is the signage? This was the clear…

Perla’s Austin

Howdy partners! After a very long few days in San Antonio and then a sort of long, sort of…. storied Mega Bus ride to Austin, I decided I deserved the loveliest of lunches. Perla’s on South Congress, it had to be. Doesn’t hurt that it’s next door to one of my favorite boutiques, By George….

Biga on the Banks

After touring a number of event spaces and restaurants for a couple events I was planning in San Antonio, all roads pointed to Biga on the Banks. My colleague and I loved the space, vibe, and planner. We decided it was in everyone’s best interest if we had a nice dinner. First up, we tried…

La Panaderia

Never much for boring hotel grub, I opted to seek out some local flavor, starting with brekky at La Panaderia in San Antonio. I’d read their menu online and had pre-selected an egg white avocado combo that sounded delightful. I didn’t realize I’d have to have the self control to walk past a wall of…