Tag: grilling

Weekend Recap: Ritual Houston + Citrus Balsamic Marinade + Downtown Tomball

Ritual Houston

Jon Boy and I FINALLY got a date night “in town” after a YEAR of living here in Houston. WHEW! Every single time we’ve scheduled a date night that involved coming in town to a new, trendy restaurant, something terrible would happen. Someone was sick, our dog was dying, someone died in the family, work

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Spicy Poblano Burgers + Pickled Red Onions + Chipotle Cream

spicy poblano burger chipotle cream pickled red onion

These. Burgers. Will. Blow. Your. Mind. First off… I mean how friggin’ cute can a burger get I ask you? One reason they’re one of my faves is because you can do basically everything minus the grilling ahead of time. The red onions can be made up to a week ahead [and go great with

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

loaded baked potato casserole

Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato? Ohhmyygeeerrddd. When I was pregnant, I devoured potatoes. I found this recipe around that time, so naturally, it was an instant fave. I’ve played with the ingredients a little bit to fit our tastes + lifestyle, and now voila: Potato Nirvana. Potatoes + sour cream + bacon [bits]

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Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños + Scenes from the Weekend

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

We had such a great weekend at home with family and friends. I’m sure like you, it’s a rare thing for us to have a weekend with ZERO plans. It was nothing short of amazing. Jon had to work late Friday, so we ate leftovers and were passed out by 11:00 [which, sadly, is late

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Marinated White Beans

marinated white beans

It’s getting closer and closer (or if you’re in south Texas, you’re already there) to grilling season! Toot toot! We actually got to grill out on a Friday night a little while ago which means a good cocktail, great music, and some delicious, healthy, easy-to-make food. My husband grilled a marinated pork tenderloin and I

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Simple Pasta Salad

Simple Pasta Salad

This one is a gem. I could literally make it half awake, which I may have done the last time I made it for a baby shower. The biggest key is to let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours before taste-testing. Never, ever sample it before because you’ll think you’ve ruined

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Mario Batali’s Chipotle Steak and Mexican Corn

Chipotle Steak and Mexican Corn

I do love the summer. You wanna know why? My husband cooks more than I do. Okay, that’s not true. But he does cook more than usual which gives me more time to play with our little man and sip a little cocktail. This recipe from Mario Batali (love him) was super simple, quick, and

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The Office Burger

The Office Burger

This. Burger. Right. Here. I can’t tell you how delicious this was! Ok, I can. It was AMAZING! It is hands down the best burger I’ve ever made at home. I saw the recipe in Food Network Magazine, and my inner preggo said that I had to have it. (Their picture is way better than

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Grilled Thai Shrimp with Creamy Sauce

Grilled Thai Shrimp with Creamy Sauce

A recipe in Food Network Magazine caught my eye the other day. A Hollywood chef had catered a party for one of my faves, Sofia Vergara and her fiancé Joe Manganiello. The super sexy couple wanted food that was delicious and yet light. This shrimp is definitely delicious, and I can’t believe that it is

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