Blood Orange Bars with Cream Cheese Crust

I have been taking an online photography class by the wonderful Sarah Fennel at Broma Bakery (check out her stuff ya’ll). It’s been so fun to learn new compositional techniques and work on editing, all among a group of people who struggle with similar things that I do! The class has really forced me to take a constructive look at this blog, my content, and actually look into strengthening my photography skills. Read More

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

I miss handing out Valentine’s cards and candies every year. When I was little, I would slave away at my cards, picking out just the right one for each person in my class, making sure the candy was securely fastened to the card. The ritual of walking into school with a giant bag filled with goodies for my friends, so excited to give one to each and every one of my peers. I do that – I get elated when I can give something to someone else. It’s probably what I enjoy most about cooking and baking. Just knowing I can brighten someone’s day with a plate full of goodness made especially for them.  Read More

Sweet Heat Salmon

The easiest and possibly most flavorful salmon ever. This is one meal that is definitely on a weekly routine at our house. We can’t get enough of the salty and spicy flavor combo. Not to mention our love for Asian food (sushi, Thai, Chinese, anything really). This has the comfort of Chinese takeout but also delivers the punch of a healthy, home-cooked meal. Read More

Candy-Coated Chocolate Covered Pretzels

We have an ice day!! It never snows in San Antonio and we are on our second snow/ice day this winter. This is record-breaking for us. Schools are closed, highways are shut down, and most importantly I am spending the day on my couch in my slippers, drinking peppermint lattes, and watching the sleet come down outside. Living in a city that cries “Uncle!” the minute our forecast predicts weather below 35°F is glorious.  Read More