May 27, 2016

The Egg Salad B.L.T.


Classic egg salad is a simple, comforting dish all year round, but I tend to crave it the most when it starts to get warm outside. It’s a delicious, cool, savory treat when it's served on a bed of lettuce with crackers or as a filling in a sandwich. 

In my experience, egg salad is one of those dishes that not only makes a quick and easy meal at home, but it also works when served at certain types of social events too. I guess those are some of the hallmark characteristics of a "classic" dish, right? 

Well, anyway, this simple recipe is an oldie, but a goodie and definitely worthy of being recorded in a blog post. Honestly, a serving of this dish takes me back home when I make it and I'm always happy to go there. 

May 20, 2016

Strawberry Balsamic Jam


One of my favorite things to do is make homemade jams and jellies. I make all kinds of them, but strawberry jam holds a special place in my heart. In my opinion, strawberries, hands down, just make the best jam ever. 

May 13, 2016

Cornbread Waffles with Olive Oil and Honey


I’ve only owned a waffle iron for about a year, but I can tell you that in such a brief amount of time I’ve grown to love it deeply and madly. Lately, it’s sincerely become my absolute favorite toy in the kitchen. And, you better believe I’ve been having tons of fun planning at least one meal a week around it! 

In fact, I find myself getting all giddy when it’s time to pour batter onto that perfectly patterned iron. 

May 9, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Day Cookies!

This is just a quick picture post of some fun cookies I made last week for Teacher Appreciation Week. I donated these 3 dozen cookies to my son's school. The teachers and administrators on his campus work incredibly hard to get our energetic kiddos through each school year successfully. I know lately they've all had some really long days, so I hope these cookies brightened their Friday afternoon. 

Today is the day of state assessment testing for elementary schools across Texas. So, if you can, please take a minute to send prayers or good energy to all of the little students here. I know my son has felt a bit of anxiety about this big exam, so I just know your positive thoughts will help get him and his classmates get through this morning's test! 

These pictures were taken with my iphone, not my Nikon. As my luck would have it, my big camera needed to charge when these cookies were dry and ready for a photo shoot. 

I'm definitely going to think up some other themes to use these notebook paper decorated cookies with, I think they are so cute! Have a wonderful Monday, everyone and please enjoy the pics.