Houston Hotspots: Lolli and Pops

Tucked away inside Memorial City Mall in Houston, is a candy haven for sweet tooth addicts like myself.  Lolli and Pops is a gift shop for anyone who loves anything sweet.  Lolli and Pops has various locations across the U.S. in major cities like Chicago, IL,  Atlanta, GA, Sacramento, CA and Houston, TX, just to name a…

Papaya Pumpkin Ice Cream

In continuation of National Ice Cream Month here is another tasty ice cream recipe: Papaya.   Pumpkin.  Ice cream. I’ll let that sink in for a bit. The combination of these two fruits (yes pumpkins are technically a fruit) may sound weird, but trust me when I say this is devilishly delicious. I tested this…

Moroccan Glazed Carrots

Carrots, Carrots, Carrots. What can I say…I love carrots!     So many things you can do with carrots (refer to my CARROT TACO SHELLS post) believe it or not. If you love carrots as much as I do, then today is your lucky day! Tonight for dinner I made some Moroccan glazed carrots and…

Roasted Cherry Ice Cream

In honor of National Ice Cream Month (July) and National Ice Cream Day (July 16th) I am dedicating my next few blog posts to ICE CREAM RECIPES!   I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good creamy ice cream! Even the non-lovers of ice cream will not be able to resist these homemade recipes!…

Funfetti Pancakes

If you’re looking for a fun (and easy) recipe for your family & kids then this is it! If you have a jar of sprinkles just laying around this is perfect and pretty simple to make!     FUNFETTI PANCAKES (makes about a dozen small pancakes) 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons of sugar…

National Doughnut Day: Vanilla Bean Peppermint Doughnuts

Since we’re talking about doughnuts here   What’s better than one doughnut recipe? How about two? So here’s another throwback doughnut recipe to celebrate the National Holiday DOUGHNUT DAY! Vanilla Bean Peppermint Doughnuts INGREDIENTS: Cake Flour – 2 cups – 200g – 473ml Granulated Sugar – 3/4 cup – 108g – 175ml – Baking Powder…

National Doughnut Day: S’more Doughnut Holes

National Doughnut Day is today! I wanted to repost one of my favorite recipes… S’more Donut Holes! S’more is a popular American treat! Mainly consisting of 3 simple ingredients: chocolate, toasted marshmallows and graham crackers. Pretty simple right? So this is just a basic donut hole recipe with some added cocoa powder and some marshmallow…

Cheap Eats: Salmon Napoleon

I’m making a post for my frugal readers out there because not everyone can afford to eat out. And most people don’t have time to make a meal that’ll take more than 20 minutes to make. So today’s post is all about taking a cheap grocery store item and making it into a gourmet meal….

DIY Mother’s Day Cookies

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to show your appreciation for the most important woman in your life than to bake her some cookies! Even if you’re not an expert baker this simple recipe and DIY design anyone can do.  So let’s start baking!     Ingredients you’ll need for the sugar…

Houston Hotspots: Honey Art Cafe

Tucked away in a small shopping strip center near the museum district in Houston, is a small, colorful cafe owned by art duo Lulu and Lin.  With a creative vision and the help of Kickstarter this gifted pair has made Honey Art Cafe become a reality. The pair have set up an outlet where creative Houstonians can…