Macaron & Mayhem Guide: Marfa, TX

Keep in mind Marfa is a tiny town of just a few thousand people. Some locals I spoke to made mention that travel magazines have overly written up the town to be larger than it is and I’d have to agree. Still, a lovely trip, but here are a few tips to keep you on…

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…

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last Friday, I dropped off four Peanut Butter Cookies to a colleague as a simple, “happy-Friday-eat-these-with-your-coffee” treat. I come to find out that somehow she had rationed just a few cookies so that she could share them with both her mum and boyfriend. So sweet. Naturally, the next step was to make an entire batch…

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…

Hotel Crescent Court – Dallas

One more night in Texas! What a fun trip full of bits and pieces of everything high and low. The trip ended on a very high note, at the Hotel Crescent Court. The lobby was just DIVINE. Like could this be my living room? Or someone send me some funky flowers? I mean… And the…

Hotel Saint George – Marfa

Not knowing how’d I’d feel about sleeping in a trailer (which was THE best), I booked my second night at the new hotel in town, Hotel Saint George. I stopped by early in the day hoping for a shower and a snack since both are limited in Marfa. No go. Good thing I didn’t, as…

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…

Supermodel Project: Braised Short Ribs

I was a little nervous for the Valentine’s Day main event, Chrissy Teigan’s Braised Short Ribs, because I’d never made them before. It was a leap of faith down the supermodel cooking runway. Ms. Teigan suggests serving said ribs over a sweet potato mash that is flavored with maple syrup. While I may like Valentine’s…

Ina’s Tri-Colore Salad

I’m grossly uncool when it comes to Valentine’s Day…I LOVE IT. It’s just a nice excuse to plan an elaborate meal for no real reason and make others, or even just yourself happy. A few girlfriends tried to talk me into a weekend away, but I stuck to my tradition and whipped up a nice…

Marfa Tour

Fresh out of the Dutch tub (and certainly not the freezing shower), it was time for a tour of the town. Lots can be done via foot, but it is a bit sprawling, so I was glad I rented a trusty Nissan Sentra. Lucky for me, I passed the famous Prada Marfa store on the…

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…