Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Honey Jalape–o Cornbread // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

As someone who was born and raised in the South, I know cornbread is a big deal.

However, until a year ago, I always made cornbread from a pre-made mix because I didn’t want to mess it up. But one fateful day, we were hosting friends and family for our traditional New Year’s Day gumbo celebration… and I forgot to grab a few boxes of the mix from the store.

I scrambled, scouring my cookbooks an hour before the party, and decided upon a random cornbread recipe. And it was pretty darn good!

So I’ve been experimenting with cornbread ever since, and these gorgeous Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins are one of my favorite tries to-date! The honey and jalapeño balance one another out so well, adding a little sweetness and a little spice to the muffins.

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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…]