Detoxifying Foods and Restorative Recipes

We talk about spring cleaning our homes, but what about our bodies? This is the perfect time of year to freshen up your fridge and pantry and add some healthy and delicious foods to your diet.  I’m not a big fan of ‘cleansing’ or going to an all liquid diet, way to extreme and unsustainable! Instead, I try to add extra fruits and veggies into my routine. I end up […] Read Full Post

Chicken Mole with Cilantro Rice

Whenever I see mole on a restaurant menu, I have to order it. It’s surprisingly uncommon to find, even in the Tex-Mex capital (a.k.a. Dallas) but the rich, creamy and complex flavors are a comforting delight. The first time I tried it was on a trip to San Antonio with my father and every time I eat it I still remember that father-daughter vacay we took together. It’s an unusual […] Read Full Post

How to stretch your Dollar and Still Look Romantic

It’s not easy being romantic on a dime, you often times end up looking cheap.  But using high end ingredients and knowing a few cooking tricks, you can create an incredible gourmet meal for two (or more!) for pennies compared to an upscale restaurant. Lobster Linguini Scampi 2 large lobster tails 1 lb linguini pasta, 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 large lemon, […] Read Full Post

Super Bowl Entertaining to Feed a Hungry Crowd

Nothing says Super Bowl like biting into something meaty, tangy, crunchy, salty, sweet and spicy! Ive got you covered with some of my favorite game day appetizers.  And if your guests don’t go crazy over these Pineapple sweet and sour pork meatballs or this Seven Layer Hummus Dip, send em packing (or make them do the dishes!) SWEET AND SOUR PORK MEATBALLS  Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs  ground lean pork ½ […] Read Full Post

Weeknight Dinner: Healthy Turkey Meatball Dinner

Lighten up this classic American comfort food and have it on the table in under 45 minutes. My healthy turkey meatballs will warm your family’s bellies and get your week started off right! The best part is this recipe makes enough for leftovers tomorrow, and taste even better reheated. Enjoy! Healthy Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs 1 lb ground dark meat turkey ½ onion, chopped and sautéed in butter 1 egg […] Read Full Post

Diet Friendly Football Food

Watching a football game with friends wouldn’t be complete without something to nibble on.  But before you break out the cream cheese filled, bacon wrapped jalapeños (that sounds awesome too!) try some of these equally decadent but more healthful foods.  I am not a huge beer lover, so I lean towards a glass of wine or skinny cocktail for entertaining. If you’re watching calories, consider a light colored spirit like […] Read Full Post

Making the Most of Your Groceries: Tips for Not Wasting Food

We’ve all opened the fridge to cluttered shelves filled with half eaten leftovers.  If your New Year’s resolution is to eat more healthy food at home, your refrigerator may already be packed, and I want to help ensure you don’t waste one leafy green.  Below are my tips for maximizing the freshness of your food and cutting down on waste. It was featured multiple times on Good Morning Texas and […] Read Full Post

Black Cherry Bourbon Mash – The Perfect Drink to Enjoy By the Fire

    Bourbon is a trendy cocktail ‘of the moment’, but I’m not a big fan of sipping it neat.  Lucky for us, bourbon also mixes really well to make an awesome cocktail. Black cherry is a flavor that is rich and not overly sweet, so it’s perfect to mix with earthy, smokey bourbon. Give this drink a try, and cheers to you! Black Cherry Bourbon Mash 1.5 ounces bourbon […] Read Full Post

Snowman Marshmallows

In less than 15 seconds you can make these adorable little snowmen marshmallows. They’re perfect for popping on top of hot cocoa or placing on a skewer for s’mores.  The best part is it isn’t messy, so it’s perfect to make with the kids and not destroy your kitchen! 1 bag jumbo marshmallows powdered sugar Black and orange edible markers (I found mine here) Directions: Cut marshmallows in half horizontally. […] Read Full Post