Xochi: blooming beautifully in Downtown Houston

I got really excited when I found out that I would get to meet Chef Hugo Ortega. Not only is he a James Beard Award-winning chef, but he’s a Houston legend with a group of highly frequented restaurants in our fair city. His food is unforgettable and authentic and I was thrilled to get to try his […]

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The Morning After: Brunch spots that satisfy

Dates for Bryan and I are sometimes few and far between these days as things are transitioning in our lives, so we take a day date wherever we can get one! We recently made a trip to Houston Press’ Morning After Brunch. I love Houston Press events like Morning After Brunch, Menu of Menu’s, and Tacolandia […]

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No Knead Garlic Bread

First thing’s first, guys. I love bread. Especially a no knead garlic bread. via GIPHY So that’s why when I found this recipe, I was excited. I could make my own, squishy, soft bread MYSELF? I was up for the challenge. Thing is, this was no challenge at all. 4 ingredients and roughly 3 hours […]

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6 myths about Diabetes and Diabetics.

You guys know that when I was first diagnosed with my chronic illness, Type 2 diabetes, last year, I was absolutely devastated. I thought that I had done everything wrong. I thought that I had ruined my health and my body and my life. I was hard on myself, and I blamed myself to no […]

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Have avocados all the time with Avocado Ice Cream

Ya’ll gave me a whole lot of criticism about my avocado ice cream, but I am absolutely sticking with this recipe. BECAUSE IT ROCKS.   Avocado ice cream? You couldn’t pay me to eat it pic.twitter.com/kqjpoiVkQ3 — Cherise/LADA (@SweeterCherise) September 19, 2017 At this time of the year, avocado production winds down, and we’re often stuck […]

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How to make Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Remember when you were a kid, and your parents would take you to grab donuts on Saturday or Sunday mornings? Those were some of my favorite times as a kid. Those trips were the first time I got to make a decision about what I wanted, and a chance to enjoy a sweet treat while […]

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The Pink Princess Summer Fruit Smoothie

Sometimes I think summer is going to last forever in Texas. With the temp going up to 103°F some days and barely being able to breathe walking outside. In Houston, you can almost always cut the humidity with a knife, but it feels much hotter than it normally does. I’ve been searching for recipes that would […]

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Classic Apple Pie

I was born with a sweet tooth, y’all which is obviously a challenge for me with my low carb, diabetic diet. I don’t like sugar substitutes (most of them taste downright awful), and usually, if I’m going to indulge, I just try to account for it, but it’s not a bad thing to have a […]

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The 8th Wonder of The World

No, it’s not that 8th wonder, it’s the kind you can drink! Since Bryan and I have moved into the loop, we’ve done a lot more to explore our city. Although we both love beer, breweries (and Battlestar Galactica), we’d never been to 8th Wonder – the craft beer gem of the East End. The “Brew […]

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How to Grill The Perfect Chicken

Find out how to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!  Ever had a fear of burning off your eyebrows? Well, I have, and that fear comes from the heat of grilling. I will tell you guys that I’m an absolute novice at grilling. Even coming from a family that is constantly in […]

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