Comfort Food for Chilly Weather

My mom came to visit this weekend.

PS. By the looks of this photo you may need to know that on Saturday it was NO WHERE near chilly. So not only were we sweaty, but our skin had some nice color added to it (I clearly need to defend the looks of me).
Anyways . . . It’s one of her many trips to visit me, but this one we started 5 years ago when I moved to Houston. Each year she comes down to run the Race for the Cure Houston. Continue reading →

Mile High City or Bust!

Spence and I headed out to the Mile High City to watch our Houston Texans beat the Broncos.


There was much discussion about how we were traitors. Spence is legitimately a Texan – so he is obviously NOT a traitor. I ,on the other hand, was born and raised in Colorado Springs, but I’ve always been a Texas girl at heart . . . just ask anyone who has ever known me. Continue reading →

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

It’s official. I love this recipe. Why? Well because I’ve made it twice and liked it both times. Like + Like = Love (in my book).

The first time I made it I took it over to Scott and Stephanie’s house for a little dinner and visit with their new darling addition, Addison. I remembered really being surprised with how well it all turned out. So, I decided to see if it was a fluke or if it really was that good. Continue reading →

Sometimes I Cook

I truly enjoy cooking, I just don’t have too much spare time to do so, unless it’s summer time. This summer, Spence and I decided to go vegan. Spence is much better at it than I am, I would like to say I am better at being a vegetarian considering I like to snack on cheese while having wine and visiting with friends. But, this week I did much better.
I pulled out my trusty “Cooking Light Way to Cook Vegetarian” cookbook (and a glass of wine) and got started. Continue reading →