Easy Salsa Recipe

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Hola muchachos! Long time no post! I spent the weekend in Austin again, the last of three trips there this month. I usually hate it when people go on and on and on about their life prior to getting to a recipe, so I will simply provide you with a short list of highlights: We did a ton of hiking each visit. My favorites included going up Enchanted Rock (I didn’t make it to the top, but close. Stupid fear[Read more]

Lemon Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies

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How is everyone doing this fabulous Monday afternoon? Is it raining? Snowing? Otherwise miserable outside? Hopefully I will make your day a little better with these lemon vanilla cookies! Winter makes me gloomy, so naturally I wanted something bright, summery, and fresh to elevate my mood. These really did the trick. It’s funny because I got the idea from a vegan vlog. They took the animal products out and I threw them back in. How often does that happen? lol. I[Read more]

How to Make Crepes

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I was craving crepes this week. I had a really amazing one last weekend at a little place in Austin called Crepe Crazy. The owners and staff are all deaf, which is pretty cool. You can read more about them here. The crepe I got was tiramisu flavored. It was amazing. It even had espresso-soaked ladyfingers in it.  Crepes are so in right now. I swear to you, they are everywhere. There is a little place by my house that[Read more]

Two Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas!

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My goodness, it feels like it’s been weeks since I’ve posted! Things have been kind of hectic around here lately because I’ve spent the last two weekends in Austin, TX. My in-laws rented a house there for the month so we’ve been painting the town red. I keep bringing my laptop with me thinking that I’ll surely post before bed, but  we do so much hiking (and eating!) that I always end up just browsing Reddit for 30 minutes and then passing[Read more]

How to Make Kolaches: Texas Style

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When I first moved to Texas I remember being very perplexed by the cuisine. Specifically breakfast foods. For example, “steak and eggs” made no sense to me since steak was clearly a dinner food. And if we’re all just supposed to accept that it’s proper to eat steak for breakfast, then why is “chicken and waffles” served for dinner? So confusing. 😛 Don’t even get me started on “chicken fried steak” and the uber-redundant “chicken fried chicken.” But today’s post is[Read more]

Valentine’s Day Toffee

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Good afternoon, friends! Today I have for you a quick and easy treat that is sure to make your significant other randy, if you know what I mean. 😉 If you’re a Pinterest addict like me then you may already be familiar with what is affectionately known as “Christmas Crack.” This version is just as addicting, but it’s been given a makeover specifically for Valentine’s Day. 🙂 Just imagine it, if you will: A saltine cracker base, topped with warm homemade toffee,[Read more]