Hill Country Day Trip

Summers are for road trips and the Texas Hill Country is one of the prettiest parts of Texas. I’ve spent many an hour in a car driving back roads discovering this state’s many wonderful places. That’s how this road trip happened… First Stop: Mazama Coffee Company; Dripping Springs These folks know coffee…and treats. They offer…

Summertime Means Cherry Time!

I recently received a bumper crop of cherries from Northwest Cherry Growers. What’s a gal to do with a box full of cherries you ask? Dig in and eat ’em by the handful. Cherries from this region are the best… and these cherries did not disappoint. There is an old saying, “The darker the cherry,…

Princi Italia – Plano, TX

If you know me you know I have a fatal attraction love for Italy. This love has taken me on a quest for authentic Italian food stateside. SO, when I was invited by my friend and pastry chef, Ryan Jungman, to try Princi Italia in Plano I said, “Oh, heck yes!” Princi Italia is the brainchild of friends Patrick…

Morning After Brunch – Dallas, TX

Dallas is home to many foodie events, but one of my favorites has to be The Dallas Observer’s Morning After Brunch.  I mean come on! Who wouldn’t eat breakfast every meal of the day? I sure would. I have had the pleasure of attending this event for the two years it has been around. Here…

Dallas Chocolate Festival Take Two

I was so lucky to attend the Dallas Chocolate Festival last year. It was aces! Well, I attended this year’s festival and it was even better. Dallas Chocolate Festival at the F.I.G. 1807 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 http://dallaschocolate.org/ The Greatest Chocolate on Earth…that was the theme of this year’s festival. Think of it as…

Dinner and a Game of Cards

I recently helped my mother host her quarterly dinner and card game. We took the easy way out and had it catered by Chino Chinatown and Chef Uno. First things first, if you haven’t dined at Chino’s you need to. Right away. It is the whole package: fantastic food, inviting atmosphere and exceptional service. Okay,…

Topsee Tulip Frosting

When Rachel at Topsee Tulip reached out to me and asked me to try their frosting I couldn’t resist. I am no fool! So glad I did because this stuff is crazy good. Topsee Tulip is simple in the best way. The frostings are made with just four ingredients: powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and…