Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

pumpkin spice chex mix blog (1 of 1)

Is it too late in the season to still be playing with the whole pumpkin spice thing? I feel like it’s just now fall, now that the temps are (hopefully) going to stay below 80 degrees around here. When I’m still wearing shorts, it’s hard to think that Thanksgiving is on the horizon. But now?…

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Sesame Broccoli

Sesame Broccoli blog (1 of 1)

How adept are you at calling an audible when it comes to dinner? Are you more of a planner, or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants cook? Me, I’m typically a planner. I do well making a weekly meal plan, and while I’m fine with switching up days, if I realize I forgot to buy an ingredient, or had…

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Pollo con Mole Verde (Chicken in an Herbed Green Sauce)


Growing up in Texas, I’m familiar with certain parts of Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. I have made barbacoa. Tacos de lengua. I’ve pickled carrots and jalapenos, am fairly intimate with enchiladas and have made countless tacos. I’ve even made nopalitos. And yet, there is still so much that I am not familiar with at all. Mole,…

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Prickly Pear Lime Margarita (Prickly Pear Syrup)

prickly pear lime margarita blog

The other day, I stumbled upon some gorgeous purple prickly pear at the farmer’s market. I’ve seen them on the roadside in the past few weeks, ripe and beautiful. But never have I had the nerve to stop and pick them. Besides, they have spines that will definitely cause some painful regret if you grab…

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