How Do You Chop?

How Do You Chop?

I love chopped salads. There is something so delicious about a bowl of ingredients already chopped perfectly and ready to be mixed with dressing and devoured. Most the time I enjoy when chopped salads come to your table already mixed so you’re not doing the awkward mixing of a salad which usually leaves more toppings … Continue reading

Review: La Piazza Al Forno

Review: La Piazza Al Forno

For 2013 I decided to jazz up my restaurant reviews a bit. I’ll keep them short and sweet but full of photos because really that’s the good stuff! The Scoop La Piazza Al Forno was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives our favorite Food Network show a few years ago. Its located in the north … Continue reading

Crispy Next Day Pizza

Crispy Next Day Pizza

I love pizza. I love it even more the day after. It’s so easy to make or order extra and eat it for days. What I don’t like is soggy or soft leftover pizza that’s been zapped for too long in the microwave. Intro a non-stick skillet! Continue reading

King Ranch Comfort

King Ranch Comfort

One of the first dishes someone made me when I moved to Austin a few years ago was King Ranch Casserole. Everyone has their own spin they put on it which makes it fun and easy to adapt based on what you have in your kitchen. Continue reading

Homemade Baked Wings

Homemade Baked Wings

So it’s Sunday which in my house means Seahawks jerseys are on and multiple devices (tv, laptop, iPad and iPhone) are showing football games and fantasy football scores. This weekend we were craving Buffalo Wild Wings but also wanted a day at home so we made our own. Continue reading

Review: Emeril’s Delmonico

Review: Emeril’s Delmonico

While in New Orleans for Virtual School Symposium this week I had an amazing meal at Emeril’s Delmonico in Uptown. Every bite was delicious and tasted exactly how I imagine traditional creole food. Our group got to eat in a private room which was only accessible through the main kitchen. Continue reading

Caroline Quesadillas

Caroline Quesadillas

One of our staples that summer became, what the Lang’s now call Caroline Quesadillas. As I’ve mentioned before I firmly believe that anything tastes better in a tortilla. Pair that with melted cheese and I’m a happy camper. Continue reading

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

This summer we planted a garden that’s now bursting with onions, jalapeños, serranos, green peppers and kale. I love how versatile kale is. I’ve been eating it raw in salads and sautéing with other veggies as a side dish or filling. When I feel like a snack I usually crave something salty and crunchy. Kale … Continue reading