The Clock is Ticking…

…not THAT clock! The time-to-visit-the-State-Fair-of-Texas clock. The State Fair of Texas ends on October 23! That is only 7 days. My Fair Faves The Texas Skyway is a great way to see the fairgrounds and surrounding areas from above. The aerial track floats above the Midway in both directions between the stations located in the…

Quarantine Cookbook ~ Volume One

Living the quarantine life has been one with a flood of different emotions. Stress. Bewilderment. Fear. Sadness. Gratitude. Joy. Contentment. One of the bright spots is cooking with my daughter, Kate. The weekly menu plan idea came from Elizabeth Minchilli and her daughter, Sophie, who are quarantined in Umbria, Italy. The two are sharing their…

The State Fair of Texas – Musts and Don’t Misses

It’s fall y’all. Well, that’s what the calendar says anyway. These Texas temps are saying something different. No matter the weather it’s time for the State Fair of Texas! 1. Plan your visit on a Dallas Cowboys’ game day! Whether they are playing here or away; the crowds at the fair are lighter. 2. Go…

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…

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…

85C Bakery Cafe – Plano, TX

I attended 85C Bakery’s newest location in Plano tonight. Though widely known for its affordably-priced bakery items; the name is derived from the temperature coffee tastes the best…85 degrees Celsius. Bottom line: I love coffee and I love baked goods and 85C Bakery has plenty of both.  When I entered the bakery I was greeted…

Dallas’ Newest Lunch Spot and Caterer

I recently tried a new lunch place called BlueGreen Canteen. It is located off of Denton Drive near Love Field Airport and open Monday – Friday from from 10 am to 3 pm. The decor is bright, clean and inviting. When I walked in I was greeted by a sparkling case full of homemade pies,…