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


Top 10 Recipes in 2017

Happy New Year! Can you believe we already almost through with our first week of 2018?

My resolutions this year are to break outside of my comfort zone more often and to focus more dedicated effort into this site. I am really excited to continue to evolve and share with you all more fun, easy recipes that you feel inspires to make on your at-home cooking journey. Read More


Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

There is a restaurant here in town that serves the best Enchiladas Verdes, or Green Enchiladas. When I go there, it’s really the only thing I order. The sauce is the most delectable, yummy sauce that you could just eat with a spoon. And they drizzle the enchiladas with Mexican Crema (similar to a thin sour cream). After a few attempts, I figured out the trick to the sauce: chicken bouillon. The bouillon gives the sauce this salty flavor that is so irresistible. I roast fresh tomatillos, garlic and jalapeño, then simmer in a large pan with water and chicken bouillon. Read More