Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Vanilla Hot Chocolate // @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

This winter has been weird in Texas. Instead of consistent temperatures, ours have been waffling between the 80’s one day to the 20’s the next and everywhere in between.

It’s obnoxious, really, and I wish it would make up its mind, one way or the other.

I might be the only person who feels this way, but I desperately want to see snow before the winter ends… and we’re nearing the end, and there is NO snow in sight. [Read more…]

Turkey and Broccoli Orecchiette

Quickly cooked and easy to eat, Turkey and Broccoli Orecchiette is the perfect weeknight meal for a busy family. Ground turkey is cooked with garlic and spices, then tossed with broccoli, orecchiette and parmesan to make a delectable dish.

Quickly cooked and easy to eat, Turkey and Broccoli Orecchiette is the perfect weeknight meal for a busy family. Ground turkey is cooked with garlic and spices, then tossed with broccoli, orecchiette and parmesan to make a delectable dish.

You know those nights when you want something delicious and homemade to eat without the added fuss or hassle of spending a ton of time in the kitchen?

Yeah, this pasta is for you. [Read more…]

Cranberry Bellinis

Ring in the new year by making these seasonal Cranberry Bellinis! Unsweetened cranberry juice is combined with simple syrup and prosecco to create these festive cocktails that are perfect for New Year’s Eve!

Ring in the new year by making these seasonal Cranberry Bellinis! Unsweetened cranberry juice is combined with simple syrup and prosecco to make these create these festive cocktails that are perfect for New Year's Eve!

New Year’s Eve is THIS WEEK!

I don’t know about y’all, but I love the idea of having a signature cocktail whenever I host a party. And since we miiiiiiight be hosting folks this week — you know, since we have a baby who will NOT be impressed by going out for New Year’s Eve festivities — I figured it was time for me to figure out what to make, drink-wise. [Read more…]

Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

‘Tis the season for eggnog and decadent breakfast! These Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup are the perfect Christmas Day treat to devour after opening presents beneath the tree.

'Tis the season for eggnog and decadent breakfast! These Eggnog Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup are the perfect Christmas Day treat to devour after opening presents beneath the tree.

In my hometown of Memphis, an eggnog-esque drink called Boiled Custard is sold during the holiday season. A quick Google search reveals it’s a Southern drink, though I’ve never seen it in any of the other places I’ve lived. (And I’ve lived all over the South.) [Read more…]