Mini Piloncillo Banana Bread

Last week my next door neighbor gave me the oddest sugar I’ve ever seen. Piloncillo. It’s a Mexican version of unrefined cane sugar. You’ll find the same thing in health food stores labeled as rapadura. The difference between piloncillo and rapadura is that the Mexican version is sold in cones, very hard cones, while rapadura […]

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Ham hocks and Beans

Ever since we moved to Texas, I’ve been researching places to get local food. It’s a different situation here than it was in Caliornia. There are a lot more farms offering pastured meat our here, but a lot less offering organic produce. Every area has it’s ups an downs. I had the privilege of visiting […]

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Blueberry Swirl Muffins

I’ve been on a huge smoothie kick lately. When I got my wisdom teeth out in June, I started drinking them again out of neccessity, and realized how much I’d been missing. Guiltily, I dusted off the brand new blender that I got as a wedding present and had never used. Since then, I’ve been […]

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Almond Cupcakes with Nectarine Amaretto Frosting

Taylor and I have been blessed to get some really thoughtful housewarming gifts since we moved into our new place here in Texas. A tea towel with a carrot on it. A sturdy multi-purpose plastic table. Gifts cards for home improvement and entertainment. One of the most recent gifts we got was from my mother-in-law. […]

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Chipotle Cheddar Cornbread - Lou Lou Biscuit

Chipotle Cheddar Cornbread

I’ve really been having fun with chipotle peppers lately (aside from the time I minced them in the food processor and inhaled the fumes…oww). I put them in the Spicy Pork Enchiladas¬†and they’ve made it into every chili recipe I’ve tried in the last few weeks. Sadly, none of those recipes have been good enough […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - Lou Lou Biscuit

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is coming! My husband is more familiar with the weather patterns here in Houston, so I asked him, “is it almost time for hot chocolate and sweaters and pumpkin desserts!?” “Not even close.” He responded. Apparently this 100 degree humid bog of a summer doesn’t go away permanently until late October. Well, six weeks […]

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Kitchen Sink Granola

Do you like chia seeds? It seems like they are popping up everywhere. What do they do? Why are they suddenly a super food today? Before five years ago they were only used for chia pets, and suddenly it’s an essential part of a healthy diet. The funniest part to me is that they add […]

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Spicy Pork Enchildas with Slow Cooker Filling

We got our first real summer storm yesterday! I was so looking forward to the type of thunder storm that rolls in out of nowhere and pummels us with rain. It was such a different experience for us, since in California, the thunderstorms we get (like once a year) are usually really cold. Taylor and […]

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Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

When we lived in California, I did ALL of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. We live too far from the nearest TJs here, so I’ve been getting used to shopping at places like Costco and H.E.B. We’ve enjoyed the variety it’s providing. I’ve found things like whole wheat capellini, andouille sausage, and superfine cornmeal. […]

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Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

Two weeks ago today Taylor and I moved into our new house here in Texas! I’m not a California girl anymore! ¬† I’m here in the Houston area. We’ve really been loving the last two weeks. All of our stuff is out of boxes, we have settled into a fairly regular routine, and it’s been […]

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