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Jelly Beans in a Glass Easter Egg

Easter Sunday

I got a new camera last week and can not put it down! It’s my first DSLR and my first real investment towards improving my photography. Previously, all my photos were taken with my iPhone 4. I took over 1000 photos this weekend but here are just a handful of the best ones. I still … Continue reading

I want to make Macarons

Ive been day dreaming a lot lately about macarons. I want to learn how to make these sweet little bites of heaven. With a little research, I stumbled up this awesome blog, Food Nouveau, with a step by step guide about how to make perfect macarons! I am thinking about using this recipe to make … Continue reading

Love Dip from Central Market

Love Dip from Central Market

Looking for an inexpensive and super easy appetizer or snack to share this weekend? Or maybe you want to get all your co-workers on your good side? I have the answer, Love Dip. It’s lovely. Creamy, delicious, flavorful and the perfect snack or appetizer. Best of all, you can swing by Central Market and pick … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Short Bus Subs Austin, TX

Short Bus Subs

I’ve been hearing about Short Bus Subs for a while and finally last weekend after a few hours at the pool, my friend Karen and I made our way down to the food trailers on South Congress. Despite the increasing temperatures outside, I was eager to get my hands on one of these toasty subs. … Continue reading

Butterflyed Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Vinagarette

Butterflied Shrimp Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

This spicy southwest salad was perfect for a healthy weeknight meal! Light and fresh was just what I needed. You’ll need: 1/2 lb of unpeeled shrimp 2 ears of fresh corn Baby greens 1 can of black beans 1/2 a small Red onion 1 small tomato 1 small avocado Cotija cheese 1 teaspoon cracked red … Continue reading

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread

Have I told you about my love affair with sourdough bread? Well, it’s true, I love the stuff. A while back I made a Sourdough Starter. However, my first batch of bread I made didn’t turn out so well. It actually wasn’t bread at all, it was a huge sourdough biscuit. I mean it tasted … Continue reading

Crab Stuffed Avocados

Crab Stuffed Avocados

This dish is inspired by an appetizer at one of my favorite restaurants, Uchi. Uchi’s Avo Bake is definitely a lot different than the one I made but that’s where the inspiration for this came from. Here goes! You’ll need: 8oz crab meat (I used claw meat because it is sweeter) 2 Hass Avocados 1 … Continue reading

How to make Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

For dinner this week I had a few friends over and the dear Mr. Taylor Byrd could not handle showing up empty handed even though I insisted I already had everything and it really was not a big deal. So, even though I usually don’t eat dessert, we decided he could handle that course. Well, … Continue reading

How to make Lobster Bisque

Coconut Curry Lobster Bisque

I’ve been wanting to make lobster bisque even though lobster has never been my favorite ingredient. Interesting because I love seafood especially crustaceans. I originally had the idea for coconut lobster bisque because I frequently use coconut milk in my soups, but then I wanted to make it spicy and that’s where the red curry … Continue reading

Risotto Cakes Company Cafe Dallas, TX

Company Cafe Dallas, TX

I was in Dallas last weekend for a hot minute and upon the recommendation of my friend Megan Kniepp we went to Company Cafe . Its a great little place tucked away near Katy Trail Ice House . They have a great outside area to dine in although we chose to sit inside as it … Continue reading

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