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: 06/16/2015

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/16/2015

ONE 81 DAYS. 81 DAYS. 81 DAYS until Aggie football starts up again. I have plenty of things to enjoy and keep me busy this summer, but really and truly can’t wait for this coming season. TWO If you asked me which recipes I have made the most in my life, I’d have to say #1 vanilla ice cream and then #2 would have something related to breakfast, either egg bread (aka French toast), chorizo potato and egg tacos, or biscuits. Well this past Saturday, I went ahead and walked…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/09/2015

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/09/2015

Happy, happy Tuesday! Last week I was convinced it would be a long week after coming off of a wonderfully productive weekend at home with the family. However, it felt like right after I posted, it was Friday before I knew it! Earlier today I posted a May Favorites post of sorts. Since everyone is doing them these days, I figured I would participate as well! But on to my weekly, for the most part, post: ONE Oh Aggies. Why do I look so tired today? Maybe it had something…

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…

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…

P.S. Guys and Gals, Banana Pudding Ice Cream is in Progress!

P.S. Guys and Gals, Banana Pudding Ice Cream is in Progress!

So yes, this post is a bit premature. I usually post after I know a recipe is successful or at least mildly so that I can make adjustments then write about it. But I am so excited for this recipe. I have researched recipes for the past two weeks enough so that I almost was burnt out on it. But not to fear, after reading through several recipes and reviews, I have adapted a recipe that I believe will be dynamite. After I get home from work today, I plan…

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…

A Girl and her HEB

A Girl and her HEB

                 1.   God                  2.   Fightin’ Texas Aggies                  3.   HEB Chicken Fajitas Ok maybe not exactly in this order. But no doubt these are some of my favorite things on this wonderful earth. Well this post will situate around the latter of the above. Don’t you worry your little hearts out, Aggies. I promise I have a post in the works dedicated to just about everything Aggie, coming soon! But back to the wonderful world of HEB + Chicken + Crockpot. Meat in general loves the crock. I have…

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…