The Perfect Guacamole

Guacamole can be one of life's most wonderful foods. All it takes to make The Perfect Guacamole is a few fresh ingredients and some simple guidelines. Let's discuss the options, shall we? 1. Chunky or Smooth?  How do you like your guacamole? I like my avocados on the smoother side and to get the chunkiness [...]

Huevos Rancheros

When I was a kid, we spent a lot of time down in Baja, California. We would visit during long weekend trips and holiday vacations. Looking back, it seems my parents packed my brother and me up and drove us down to Mexico every possible chance they could get. Though I have many fond memories [...]

Fresh Peach Jam

Fresh Peach Jam

Since Dustin and I moved to Austin, we have wanted to visit this little town called Fredericksburg, Texas. Fredericksburg is a small town deep in Texas Hill Country and is known for its peaches (as is its neighboring town, Stonewall). With my parents visiting us for a week, we thought it'd be neat to make [...]

Pad Thai with Shrimp

I recently asked on Facebook and Twitter what types of recipes you would like to see on my blog and the two most requested recipes were bread and Thai food. Which brings me to this post.  As you may have noticed, I don't make much Thai food.  Um...pretty much none at all. This is weird, [...]

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

If you're familiar with my recipes, you know I don't just throw the word "easy" around. Well, this Easy Hollandaise Sauce is no exception. Instead of using a double boiler, I use a blender. Unconventional? Yes. Delicious? Yup. The result is a smooth, creamy, buttery homemade Hollandaise sauce. Who says you need to make the [...]

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

So, I'm pretty sure you are aware by now that I love me some pizza. And lasagna.  And spaghetti.  And anything parmesan.  And Italian food in general.  And, well, most food for that matter -- but that's neither here nor there. So, you can imagine we go through our fair share of tomato sauce in [...]

Garlic Alfredo Sauce

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

I realized I've mentioned my Garlic Alfredo Sauce multiple times throughout this blog, yet I haven't devoted a post to this scrumptious sauce. Until now, that is.  This Alfredo is rich, creamy, cheesy and with just the right amount of garlic.  We've used it on Fettuccine Alfredo, Broccoli and Mozzarella Stuffed Baked Potatoes and my [...]

Chiles Rellenos

That's right, mis amigos.  Chiles Rellenos. If you read my post on Shredded Chicken Enchiladas, you probably know I tend to shy away from making Mexican food at home.  Why?  I guess it's because I just prefer it to be made by the experts.  Oh -- and Dustin doesn't tend to like much Mexican food [...]

Homemade Turkey Gravy

Every year, my favorite part of my Thanksgiving meal is the cranberries. It's my usual. Well, this year, things have changed. I went out on a limb and changed up my "usual" gravy recipe. I know. Watch out. Lacey's getting adventurous. Success!  Oh my goodness. I absolutely LOVED this homemade turkey gravy. I drizzled some [...]

Cranberry Sauce November is upon us. That means two things: (1) Oh my gosh I'm moving to Texas within less than 30 days (eek!) and (2) Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has got to be one of my absolute favorite holidays.  I love the food, the friends and the family aspect of Thanksgiving.  Um...did I mention the food part?  [...]

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