I’ve Been Eating Well Lately

I’ve Been Eating Well Lately

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

Dos Tacos, Por Favor

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

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/19/2015

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

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/05/2015

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

Bake It, ‘Til You Make It

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

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…

Lessons Learned… in the Kitchen

Lessons Learned… in the Kitchen

Hard to believe at my ripe old age of twenty-four, I still am learning lessons. ….. I sincerely hope that even though you are only reading this and you may have never met me before, you detected strong sarcasm in that first sentence!… But anyhow, I really am learning lessons. And I guess it’s a cliche-woman-thing but I learned a couple in the kitchen last night and this morning. (Side note: it is really weird when either I or other people refer to me as a woman. Serious question ladies…

Phone a Relative? ~ My Favorite Lifeline

Phone a Relative? ~ My Favorite Lifeline

Do you remember oh I don’t know, 8-10 years back, when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was one of the hottest shows around? I watched the show, played the board game and even had the PlayStation game! Nerd much? One of the most interesting aspects of the game, is the three available lifelines: phone a friend, ask the audience and 50/50. I use “ask the audience” quite frequently when I think about my daily routine. I mean isn’t that what a google search is after all? Especially if you…

More than Worth It: Chocolate Ice Cream

More than Worth It: Chocolate Ice Cream

Am I not the best coworker in the world? Not only do I bring vanilla ice cream and even cookies and cream to work, I bring chocolate too! It’s been awhile since I made chocolate so I let my coworkers know they would be my guinea pigs before I decided to post this recipe or not. And after one day, the ice cream is about gone and their opinions of it was a resounding “yum”. Yes, this recipe is a tad more challenging than my Grandpa’s Vanilla Ice Cream, but…

I Scream, You Scream

I Scream, You Scream

I do think it is fitting that my first post in over a month is about or more so in honor of ice cream! Ice cream is one of the most perfect desserts. The definition of good ice cream is not cloyingly sweet, meaning my teeth don’t have to rot off from an exaggerated amount of sugar. Have you ever done a little research on ice cream recipes? Talk about an assortment of types: frozen custard, frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato, to name a few. Actually in the US, the phrase, “ice…