Appetizers, Basics, In Season, Salads

Strawberry Summer Caprese

Edited*** This is a little embarrassing, because I thought I came up with this genius idea, but it turns out Christina wrote a very similar post for FFWD five years ago! You can read about it here. I am clearly getting so old that I can’t remember posts!   Summer […]

Basics, Desserts, In Season

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Apparently baby 6 is having more of an impact on my blogging than I anticipated. This is actually a recipe that I made right after I had the baby, but somehow, I’m only just writing about it now! Baby Camilla is officially a one month old, so I think it’s […]

Basics, Breakfast Food

Buttermilk Syrup

I don’t know that it would have ever occurred to me to make my own syrup (but oddly enough I have made my own mustard!). Syrup seems like one of those tricky science type of recipes. You, the ones where you have to get everything exactly right, or else there […]

Basics, bread

Mark Bittman’s Yogurt Biscuits

Am I the only one who is on a constant quest for the perfect biscuit? I want something that rises super high and is soft and fluffy ( I think I just described the pillow situation on my bed!). Obviously the biscuits also have to taste delicious. I prefer a […]

Basics, drinks

DIY Chocolate Syrup

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a great week-end. This was the first week-end since the Spring that was actually pleasant enough to be comfortable outside. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks when the weather in South Texas is pretty much perfect! For your viewing pleasure […]

Basics, Thanksgiving

Cranberry Sauce … Texas Style

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple for pretty much everyone. The basic recipe is super simple, but it’s also a blank canvas that’s easy to personalize. The basic idea is equal amounts sugar and water, plus cranberries. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes, and you have something homemade for […]

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