May Favorites

May Favorites

Four days into June, I’m having a hard time remembering what I even did in May! But nonetheless, I did have some May Favorites to share with you. Favorite Book P.S. I just checked, and I am apparently three books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads Reading Challenge! Woohoo! Reading books like The Last Mile by David Baldacci, makes it pretty darn easy to read. As I have said before, Baldacci is a special author. Between his memorable, likable characters and the way he details each scene, his books are absorbing.…

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (I Can’t Believe I’m Sharing This)

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins - sheerheart.org

Most mornings, oatmeal is for breakfast. Old-fashioned oats (don’t let me catch you using instant) + a pat of butter + honey + cinnamon + diced banana + chopped pecans. Hardy and delicious, a great start to the morning. I’m going to share my recipe for blueberry oatmeal muffins with you, but as I always, I have a little story first! Some mornings I know time will simply not allow for this 7-10 minute meal preparation. And I just haven’t wrapped my mind around the idea of overnight oats. Any…

April Favorites

April 2017 Favorties

Pssstttt it’s May. April ending on a Sunday and May beginning on a Monday is pretty darn sneaky. Driving to work I knew the date, but sure enough, the first chance I get to write the date down, I’m beginning to pen “April”. Never fails. April was yet another good one. A wedding, plenty of parties, family gatherings, good eats, good reading, kinda sums it up. But to sum it up further, I’m going to share some of my favorites from the month of April. Favorite Book To be fair, Jubal…

Top 5 Friday: Brownie Recipes

Top 5 Friday: Brownie Recipes

Other than ice cream, brownies have to be my next favorite thing to make. And making them at the same time, is usually the best idea ever. But really, is there anything better than a warm brownie with a scoop of soft vanilla ice cream right on top? Anyhow, I have been paging through recipes trying to decide what I am going to make for our Rihn family Easter celebration this weekend. It’s been very tempting to rush out to HEB and get three baskets full of ingredients to make them…

I’ve Been Eating Well Lately

Hamburger Steak and Fried Eggs for Breakfast

In previous posts, I have spoken a lot about how fortunate I am to live in a family and a place where good food is not hard to find. In recent years, I have branched out and opened my palette up to new experiences. But sometimes the oldies will always remain the goodies. So I figured I would show off a little and toot my mother’s horn a bit, of course. Actually let’s start with that. Last weekend, all of my other sisters were one place or another, so I was…

Dos Tacos, Por Favor

Breakfast Tacos

Last Saturday, as I made biscuits for breakfast, I realized just how much I love cooking breakfast. In general, breakfast is easy. You can improvise on the fly. Need a quick breakfast? Scramble some eggs with salsa or maybe leftover meat and either serve with toast or throw inside of a tortilla. Biscuits may require a recipe of sorts, but it’s an easy one with minimal steps and ingredients. Egg bread (or French toast, as you non-Rihns call it) is literally bread coated in an egg wash and cooked in hot…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/19/2015

May 2015 Rainfall

And just like that we are only 12 days away from June and the middle of 2015! ONE Aggie Baseball finished up its regular season, going 43-10! What a fantastic year. But now on to the hard part. Tomorrow they kick off the SEC Tournament, playing Alabama. The conference tournament will wrap up this Sunday, May 24th, hopefully with an Aggie SEC Tournament Championship! Gig’Em Aggies! TWO Just about all day on Sunday, I flipped back-and-forth between all of my ESPN channels trying to catch some good softball games. So on Monday…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/05/2015

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here in San Antonio, it’s not the prettiest of days to celebrate, but I’m sure people will find a way! But to the list: ONE: Since this will be the third week, that something A&M will not only be included on this list, but at the top, I guess it needs to be made into a tradition! But really, this deserves to be at the top because of how amazing and important it is to highlight. For the 39th year, the Corps of Cadets at Texas…

Bake It, ‘Til You Make It

Triple Chocolate Cake Goodness

I’ve made two cakes, the past two weeks for work. One for a birthday and one was a just because cake of sorts. As I grow older, away from childhood and towards, well who knows, I figured it was about time to get in touch with my Betty Crocker side. I have always loved to cook. But baking gives me serious anxiety. I question just about every step of the process, because in general when I cook it’s a very organic process that is capable of adapting to the many…

Grilled Cheese, Wine & Rain

Happy Belated National Sandwich Day! That’s right, yesterday was the big day for bread and whatever you may fill between it. Such a special day for the carb nation, I suppose! It’s a good thing I am such a strong supporter of everything sandwich, otherwise, I may be tempted to not blog at all about this occasion. But not to worry, sandwiches play such an important role in my life that I will gladly cover the big day. You may be surprised but yesterday morning was the first I had…