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

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

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

How To Poach An Egg

Happy Tuesday everyone! I created a new section How-To’s! This section gives basic instructions on kitchen tasks and other good foodie tips. If you have a burning question or requests for this section please send them my way! I’m a lover of poached eggs and although I’ve given some instructions on this before, I thought … Continue reading

Lucky’s Puccias

After a long weekend of traveling I’m keeping today’s post nice and short. During SXSW a few friends and I stopped by The Tiniest Bar in Texas to grab a few brews and some live music. We also grubbed at Lucky’s Puccias. These fire grilled Italian sandwiches do not disappoint. The homemade bread has an … Continue reading

Tuna Tartare with Grilled Pineapple and Honey Garlic Glaze

Well, I certainly could not let any tuna go to waste, so I thought I’d try my hand at tuna tartare. I wanted to make the final presentation into one of those perfectly shaped little things but lets be real, I couldn’t wait that long to eat this! So maybe next time haha. You’ll need: … Continue reading

Seared Tuna with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I’ve been dreaming about this dish for a while. Mmmm fresh fish with the perfect veggie and fruit salsa… So delicious. The soy in the salsa and sesame seeds on the tuna add a nice nutty flavor. Tuna is definitely one of the more expensive ingredients I’ve worked with so far but it’s well worth … Continue reading

Hasselback Strawberries

I feel like summer is almost here! All the fresh herbs and produce popping up at the store has me all excited. I loooove me some basil and thought this was a fresh twist on a traditional caprese salad with some inspiration from hasselback potatoes. You’ll need: Fresh Strawberries Fresh Basil Fresh Mozzarella Balsamic vinegar … Continue reading

Russell’s Bistro

I caught breakfast with a few friends this weekend away from my usual brunch stomping grounds so I thought I would share with you all. Russell’s Bistro had a great patio and lunch and dinner menus as well. I started off with an iced coffee. TJ’s latte which I was kind of jealous of.. Russell’s … Continue reading

Chicken Stuffed Shells with Arugula and Pistachios

Wow! What a crazy week it has been in Austin with SXSW! I’m glad to be back in my house and ready to restore some normalcy to my schedule. However, while couch surfing last week I did throw together this dish at the last minute for my kind friends who let me crash at their … Continue reading

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