Canteloupe & Cucumber Salad

By Brandi McRill / June 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Have you ever had watermelon salad? The first time I had it was at a backyard BBQ when Honey brought it. Never, EVER had I had watermelon and feta in the same dish. It was DIVINE. So divine, in fact, that I make this dish a variety of ways. (You haven’t LIVED until you’ve had […]

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Celebrate Spring with this lovely Easter lunch of Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Carrot Soufflé and no knead bread

The Perfect Spring Easter lunch

By Brandi McRill / April 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

Around here, we find just about any reason to celebrate and ringing in the Spring Season is one of our favorites! I’ve received several inquiries about my Spring Equinox Dinner for people looking to make Easter brunch so, if you want to recreate this delicious meal, follow these links for this easy to follow meal! […]

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This is vibrant bowl of beet hummus with chopped carrots and celery on our signature blue plates.

The Best Beet Hummus

By Brandi McRill / March 23, 2021 / 0 Comments

I think I have a love affair with beets. Seriously. I did not like beets as a kid unless it was pickled to a juicy sweetness. One afternoon, I spent my lunch break at a fancy culinary gourmet shop. (One of my favorite things is to discover new things and, food fascinates me so foodie […]

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This is a birds eye view of our refreshing vegetarian summer salad loaded with Chick Peas and avocado.

ChickPea & Avocado Summer Salad

By Brandi McRill / January 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

A friend and I recently met at a local chain, Fadi’s Mediterranean, and I fell IN LOVE with their ChickPea & Avocado salad. I discovered Fadi’s years ago. I needed a quick lunch and was curious about Mediterranean food. When I walked in, my mouth hit the floor…several feet of beautifully colored salads, meats & […]

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This is a silver pan that contains a HUGE serving of butternut squash Meat sauce for my Fall Lasagna Recipe!

The Best Fall Lasagna Recipe

By Brandi McRill / December 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’m not all the way sure how I feel about lasagna, if I’m being honest. Growing up, my Grandma’s lasagna was always a favorite but, it’s not really something I ever order when we got out to eat. It was, literally the first dish I ever made for my husband when we were dating. He […]

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Elyssa, Tomball Volunteer, hold an armful of seasonal vegetables from the summer harvest.

How to maximize the Season’s Harvest

By Brandi McRill / October 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you aren’t accustomed to shopping from local farms, the transition is…different. When you are a grocery store shopper, you can find a recipe, go to the store for your ingredients and get everything in one location. (Usually.) When practicing Seasonal Eating, you receive an ingredient, THEN figure out what to do with it. The […]

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How to get the Kid’s involved in the Kitchen…without losing your mind.

By Brandi McRill / September 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

During quarantine 2020, parents everywhere had a ‘come to Jesus’ meeting with themselves. Some admitted that their kids were turds and felt waves of empathy for teachers across the world. Others were unwilling to face some facts and soaked themselves in Chardonnay and nachos. (This would be me.) Really though, almost ALL of my momma-friends […]

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This is a 4 image square announcing How to help local farmers while feeding their family, too. The images are of cucmbers, red bell peppers, okra and tomatoes.

How to help local farmers while feeding your Family, too!

By Brandi McRill / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

A few years ago my husband and I started going to the farmer’s market every weekend. We had a new Puppy that needed to be socialized and I LOVE cooking so it was the perfect set-up. I learned how to eat in season and came to appreciate the value of fresh, local food. I, once, […]

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This is a blue bowl filled with Red Bell Pepper Dressing and Marinade. The sauce is adorned with a few fresh basil leaves. The bowl sits on top of the blue and white kitchen towel, with a raw red bell, fresh basil and a wooden spoon to make the image more aesthetically appealing.

Red Bell Pepper Dressing/ Marinade

By Brandi McRill / July 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Who doesn’t LOVE Red Bell Peppers? They are loaded with antioxidants, packed with Vitamins A & C and seem to be a great source of B6, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and folate. Did I mention that they taste AMAZING? Even non-veggie lovers can’t resist the sweet crunch of red bell peppers. Honestly, I’m not a […]

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This is a charcuterie style platter of Salad Nicoise.

Farm Fresh Salad Nicoise

By Brandi McRill / July 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

I don’t even remember the first time I heard of this fancy salad, to be honest. I always RUINED the name until I realized how incredibly easy it was to pronounce… Salad Nicoise??? Say it with me now…Salad Nee- Swaz. Salad Nee-Swaz. Salad Nicoise. See, easy peasy! What is Salad Nicoise? This delightful salad originated […]

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