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Pistachio Frozen Custard

*Sticks pinky toe outside* it is officially summer in Houston therefore it is appropriate for me to bust out another frozen custard recipe!  After visiting Cafe Azur and Peli Peli I became obsessed with pistachio ice cream! Prior to visiting these local restaurants, I did not trust green ice cream so I avoided it.  I felt like Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials, because after trying it I actually liked it.  When I try random things out, it makes me want to go home and try to make it on my own to suit my tastebuds and pickiness (See here [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pistachio Frozen Custard

BGWB Buttercream Recipe

On a rare occasion, the cooking spirit comes over me I run to my kitchen to whip up something new or play around with old recipes.  Years ago I perfected a homemade buttercream that I have been making ever since.  I literally will buy a box cake and throw my own buttercream with it!  On this occasion I just wanted the buttercream, dats it.  But I quickly realized that a dish created from butter and sugar only looks good when it's on a cake! So I was forced to create the whole shebang for the sake of this blog.  My [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|3 Comments

Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard Recipe

Many many moons ago, I was an unemployed attorney living the housewife life (don't ask lol).  With a gift card I purchased my most cherished kitchen item, a KitchenAid mixer.  It immediately sent me into a baking frenzy and recipe creation. Then once I picked up the ice cream attachment I was deep into creating the perfect at home frozen custard because the ice cream starters kits are for suckers.  I shared this recipe on an old blog that I no longer post on.  Since I abandoned it, the recipe has been shared countless times, so it seemed like a [...]

By |January 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|1 Comment

Potluck Time: Banana Trifle

I love to start a post with a somewhat relevant story, so here it goes!  When I graduated law school I entered into the suckiest legal market in recent history.  With little experience I was relegated to the document review world or as I called it, the land of the unwanted attorney.  Basically, the work was super boring and simple enough that a trained monkey could do it.  Then the jobs were temporary with no benefits.  When I tell you it was THE worst.  As you can imagine, we tried to make the best of it.  On one project, everyone [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Potluck Time: Banana Trifle

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

As you know I am a make reservations kinda gal rather than spend all day in the kitchen.  However, because I do not does not mean I cannot!  When the urge hits me I generally try to whip up something homemade and a little more detailed.  On this particular Sunday, a trip to Trader Joe's had me wanting to roast my own chicken and concoct some good hearty sides to go with it.  Most importantly have some leftovers to get me through the week. So I started out using this recipe from Carnal Dish for a Meyer Lemon & Garlic [...]

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

White Chocolate & Honey Blondies

  A few weeks ago I received my second Degusta Box!  Opening the monthly subscription box still feels like Christmas.  As promised, each box will include some things you have probably seen before or tried.   This go around, that item was the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.  The other draw of course are new items that you may have never heard of.  In this box I was immediately intrigued by the White Lily White Grape Seed Flour.   I have spurts of baking madness where I am using my KitchenAid mixer weekly, but I have not had much inspiration [...]

By |August 20th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on White Chocolate & Honey Blondies

Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

If you recall in my Los Angeles recap, I raved about the Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip cookie I devoured at the Tiago Coffee Shop on Hollywood Boulevard.  As promised, I went home and tinkered around in my kitchen until I created a cookie similar to the one I had in Los Angeles!  Baking has a chemistry aspect to it that I am not well versed in, so I started with a recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon.  I follow this blog on Instagram so they were a familiar name that I trusted. In case you forgot *swoons* The first [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Time for Fall: Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

When I am asked that cliche question, "Can you cook?" I usually respond affirmatively, but note that I am even better at making reservations *hair flip*.  Even though someone else doing the cooking is ideal, this foodie actually can cook... when I feel like it!  Since starting this blog, I have intended to add my at home foodie adventures to the mix, and the holiday season is as good of time as ever. Here is my Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe! For me fall means sweet potato season NOT pumpkin season.  My favorite stores are on the pumpkin bandwagon, so I have [...]

By |November 26th, 2015|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Time for Fall: Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe
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