My little buddy turns six

I can’t believe he’s already six. I remember when I adopted the little guy, at six weeks old, in a small shelter in Joshua, TX. My baby is growing up! 🙂 To celebrate Archie turning six years old yesterday, we got him his favorite dinner (rotisserie chicken, which made for an easy and delicious dinner … Continue reading

Duck Confit Mini Pot Pies

Not too long ago, we went out to a pub that had recently revamped its menu to be fancier than just bar food. One of the menu items was duck confit pot pie, of which Chad ordered. We were both excited to try it – in our limited culinary experience, neither of us ever considered … Continue reading

Springtime, Recognized

This spring, I have a slight obsession with green. Not that I didn’t love it before (I’m not afraid to tell people that green is my favorite color because of my favorite Super Mario Bros. character, Luigi), but this spring I’m more about owning it and wearing it. Plus, emerald green is the color of the year, so … Continue reading

Done with Winter, Ready for Spring

I’m so excited for spring to get here already. The realization that we are somewhat close to it came with the the clock “springing forward” last week. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that we get to experience more sunlight, but I hate losing out on sleep (sleeping is my jam). Since the time has … Continue reading


I know I’m very behind with posting on the blog after making stuff, but I will try my best to catch up in the next week or so!  So this post is about making baguettes. You know, the clobberers made out of bread (ok, I hope no one actually uses them to clobber people or … Continue reading

Beef McTasty (a.k.a. Boeuf Bourguignon)

I finished reading Zeitoun (by Dave Eggers) recently and decided for my next book that I would read Julie and Julia (by Julie Powell). I’ve seen the movie and enjoyed it, and I’m a fan of Julia Child. Although I haven’t cooked her recipes, nor own her cookbooks yet, I am a fan of her … Continue reading

Scallops with sun-dried tomato risotto

  My husband was away for the weekend spending time with the guys, so I had PLENTY of time to waste today… I made scallops and risotto for dinner. I was a little worried trying to make risotto (I’ve watched enough food competition shows to see how many times real chefs have screwed this up). … Continue reading

If I Were A Billionaire

So I read this article the other day about what this particular writer would do if they had a billion dollars, and naturally, I too wondered what I would do. The original article can be found at the following link – 10 Things I’d Do If I Were A Lady Billionaire After a whole lot of … Continue reading

Originally posted on from scratch club:
“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living.  For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish.” – 
Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949) From scratch chicken stock is so easy. It does takes some time…