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Dessert, Vegan

Single Layer Vegan Vanilla Cake


 This is a small batch dessert recipe, which I love because we don’t eat a lot of sweets in our house, so when we crave it, we can make a little without letting the rest go to waste! My seventeen year old daughter often sends me vegan recipes on Instagram […]

Dinner, Mains, Sides

Pan Seared Ribeye


 The greatest lesson I ever learned about ribeye steaks came from a butcher in the meat department of a grocery store in Little Rock, AR. He pointed to the outer rim of a ribeye steak in his counter, and said, “This is the one you want.” I noticed the outer […]

Breakfast, Dessert, Healthy, Mains

Instant Pot Yogurt

In my research, I’ve found that there are two ways to make Instant Pot yogurt. The first time I tried it, I had to heat the milk to a certain temperature, then cool it to a certain temperature. And I wasn’t even sure if a meat thermometer was precise enough […]

Mains, Mexican

Enchilada Casserole


 Enchiladas never appealed to me before. My interest was piqued when a blogger friend in Portland made a meatball recipe with enchilada sauce. I wondered if I was missing out on something. Indeed, I had been. My husband loved it. I could tell he wondered what the catch was. Why […]

Asian, Sides

Bean Thread Salad


 This is a type of salad that you can serve warm or cold. Bean thread noodles are also known as glass noodles or clear noodles. I love them because they’re inexpensive, versatile, and they soak up sauce deliciously! I often serve mine either as a side with duck breast, or […]


Seared Duck Breast

To make the perfect seared duck breast, I score the skin very delicately so that I don’t cut into the meat. I typically marinate the breast in a sesame ginger soy concoction, then I pat the duck breast dry before adding it to a very hot pan. I like my […]


Shrimp Spring Rolls


 We love spring rolls! Filled with shrimp, duck breast, or flat iron steak with thin noodles and fresh herbs, they’re like hand held salads wrapped in a thin, soft rice paper wrap. Then dipped in a spicy, garlicky, lime dipping sauce, they go fast! You can order these at a […]


Gianna & Sasha


 My daughters are currently 16 and 14. We are in our ninth month living in the Dallas, Texas area. We’ve been exploring the area, and so far, our favorite thing to do in the North Dallas area (Frisco, Plano, Allen) is in the Legacy West and Shops at Legacy area. […]