The World’s Easiest Cheesecake Pie

Easy Cheesecake Pie

When I was a young gal, learning my way around the kitchen, I ran across a recipe that even I couldn’t ruin. Cheesecake Pie! (not to be confused with the much more complex Manhattan Cheesecake) TAKE THAT PINTEREST FAILS! This pie has stood the test of time and I still make it today.  Matter-of-fact, a […]

Easy Baked Spanish Rice

Easy Spainish Rice

When I was a newlywed with limited culinary experience a friend passed along this easy recipe for Spanish Rice and it has remained a family favorite.  The first time I made it I was so proud of myself for producing something that tasted exactly like I wished it would taste, exactly like someone else would […]

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies Twist


Remember the Perfect Oatmeal Cookies and the recipe I posted for them some time back?  No?  You missed that post?!   ~faint~ (hello, email sign-up) Here’s the LINK for the recipe and a visual refresher: Mmmm, look at those oatmeal cookie badboys.  So delicious. Yes, they are perfect just the way they are, but…. …I went […]

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

The German gave me her cookie press when I got married and it’s on its last leg.  That wonderful workhorse has lasted through at least 40 Christmases. It’s a vintage aluminum tube with a screw-on top.  You crank the handle and it pushes the dough through the tube to get the desired length and form […]

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Portuguese Sweet Bread

I’m a sucker for carbalicious bread, in any form.  Portuguese Sweet Bread.  Ever heard of  it?  Ever had it?  If you answered “yes” then you’re smiling and wishing you had some RIGHT NOW!  If you answered “no” then you’re in for a light, buttery, addictive addition to your baking arsenal of recipes to cherish. That’s […]

Two Vital Tricks When Making Spaghetti

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Wait.  There are two vital tricks when making spaghetti?  Really?  There are tricks to making one of the easiest dishes on the planet? As my great Italian auntie says, “Yeah, buddy.” OK, I don’t really have an Italian auntie, but as a Texan I say that all the time. To the tricks! First, I hope […]

Easy Homemade Meat Sauce for Pasta

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Sometimes healthy eating = bland food.  Not in my house, dadgum it!  Like is too short to eat stuff that gives you a sad. One of our favorite healthy meals is whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce.  In the winter I load the sauce with hot spices and garlic to ward of the flu-debil; gotta […]

10 Reasons Homemade Hot Chocolate is Good For You. Bonus Deliciousness Included.


Ooooo, OMT! loves her some delicious homemade hot chocolate!  I bet you do too. I’m talking the kind that you heat on the stove and uses milk, vanilla, a teeny bit of sugar, and pure unsweetened cocoa powder.  Oh, yeah.  I see you nodding in agreement. Yet, while you like it, or love it, do […]

Texas Pecan Coffee + Coupon = One More Reason To Drink

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If you don’t like coffee, you may as well click out now, or stick around and let this post be your gateway drug. Dang, that sounded a little skeevy and dealer-esque.  You know, like, “Hey little girl/boy.  Want some coffee?” But, seriously.  Want some coffee?  Or at least a line on something new to add […]

Brownie Lurv


Attention All Brownie Lovers: Get your brownie lurv here! I think we all know how I feel about brownies and all things brownie.  To refresh your memories, check it HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE  and HERE. Dadgum, that’s a lot of brownie lurv! But wait, there’s more! I was feeling all Valentiney and wondering what might […]