Austin Lamb Jam Re..


TweetI was asked to judge the first annual Austin Lamb Jam on Sunday, sponsored by the American Lamb Board. They’ve been hosting these competitions around the country for the last five years in cities like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and D.C. but this was the first year they’ve come to Austin. Fifteen restaurants from Austin and one from […]

Maple Coconut Gran..

maple coconut granola

Tweet I first shared a version of this homemade granola recipe in the newsletter several months ago (and lezbehonest, that was 2014 and I haven’t sent out another one. Babies take up lots of time…) and since then I’ve been tweaking it weekly — I eat a lot of granola — to see just how low […]

Sweet Potato Ginge..

sweet potato gingerbread

Tweet I came up with this sweet potato gingerbread recipe because I had a bunch of sweet potatoes around because I’m trying to eat healthier, but I also wanted cake because I’m not the best when it comes to eating healthier. This is my grandma’s gingerbread recipe, but I swapped out half of the butter for sweet, […]

Best Smoothie Reci..


TweetSmoothies are great way to ingest all the food groups that your diet is lacking in one big gulp. Dairy group, vegetable group, fruit group, protein group, fat group, even whole grains — any and all can be crammed into a smoothie to make your body (and your cardiologist) happier. I must point out the distinction […]

Best Products for ..


TweetIn my short experience being a new mom (and with some input from Chris, the new dad) these are the items we’ve found we can’t live without, some for baby and some for me. (Small disclaimer: Images are Amazon links and if you buy through these links, I get a small commission from Amazon.) Cake […]

Spicy Black-eyed P..

blackeye pea salad

Tweet With the new baby sucking up all my time, I have just about zero hours a day to cook, so things that can be made in advance are the tops, as are things that can be begun and then halted for 2-48 hours until I get a chance to get back in the kitchen and finish […]

Biscuits and Gravy

biscuits and gravy

Tweet Last year when Chris and I were at “YouTube Camp“, we stumbled upon Pann’s Restaurant. From the outside, it looked exactly marvelous and once we were inside, we knew we were destined to find it. Besides a giant plate of cheese eggs and chicken and waffles, we also shared an order of biscuits and […]

Deluxe Chocolate C..

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Tweet I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. […]

Expecting Hilah on..

Expecting Hilah on Ulive!

TweetMeet the Baby! My new series on ulive is out! Follow my “maternal journey” (#majourney!) from the last trimester through the first three months of parent-hood. Subscribe to ulive on YouTube to get notified when new videos release (Wednesdays and Saturdays). There are also several other parenting series on the ulive YouTube channel that you […]