Happy Monday! | Munchies

12 09 2011

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

       – James Oppenheim

Starting the day with delicious happiness…

Name that bakery! Ready.  Set. Go!





Mmm…home cookin | Munchies

8 11 2010

On my most recent trip home, my Mom and I decided to make some homemade pasta sauce.  And by my Mom and I, I mean she made the sauce while I documented everything.

With all the ingredients laid out it was time to get to work!

First, we chopped up a couple of onions.

Then we minced a little garlic.  Love me some fresh garlic!  It totally kills your breath but man it tastes SO good!!

Side note: As an appetizer, heat up a loaf of French bread.  While that’s in the oven, put a little(I prefer a lot) of the fresh minced garlic with some EVOO, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper.  When the bread is ready, tear and dip it in the mixture.  D-lish!

We put the onions in a huge pot with a little EVOO(extra virgin olive oil) and set the heat to medium.  Then we added the garlic, a little sugar, oregano and pepper.

Then we let the onions cook until golden brown.

After that, we add some balsamic vinegar, a couple cups of chicken broth and 3 cans of crushed tomatoes.

Then we let the deliciousness cook for 55 minutes.  Meanwhile…

It was time to prep for ah spicy meat-a-ball!

First we chopped up a green bell pepper and one small onion.  Then we put that into a blender topped it off with a little fresh garlic and blended until it was a nice consistency.

We added the mixture to a pound of ground turkey, tossed in a few bread crumbs, an egg and a little S&P.

We formed the meat into small balls and placed them on a cooking sheet.  They cooked for about 25 minutes at I don’t remember what temperature. :/

Finally the sauce and meatballs were ready. Mmmmm…

The end result of all that hard work…Delizioso!  Eccellente!

Let me know if you’d like the recipe.  It’s delicious and totally worth the effort!

Do you have any special recipes you’d like to share?  Please say yes because I like to cook and I LOOOOVE to eat! 🙂





Sneak Peek | Sage Madeline | New Born Photography

22 10 2010

Miss Sage Madeline entered the world last Tuesday, October 12th at 9:13a.m.  She is just the cutest little bundle of joy.  Here a is a quick sneak peek of the new arrival.

You may remember this little one’s mom, Taly, from her baby bump session a couple of months ago.

‘Tis the season.  The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means…family photos!  Time to show off your beautiful family.  Get everyone together and let’s make some photo magic!  Schedule your session by Nov. 12th, mention this post and get a 25% discount on your session.  Don’t delay, my calendar is filling up! 🙂





Week 20: Goals

2 08 2010

Goal #1: Move to Austin – Check

Goal #2: Explore the city – In Progress

Goal #3: Find the Austin postcard mural – Check

Goal #4: Photograph said mural – Check

Goal #5: Use this location for a shoot – Check





Week 18: Color: Brown

13 07 2010

Check out this locust shell I found outside.  There’s a life cycle video on the wiki page.  It’s creeeepy! 





Kerbey Lane Cafe

11 07 2010

Kerbey Lane Cafe, serving comfort food 24/7 since 1980.  

I recently went to the South Lamar location.  It wasn’t much for atmosphere but the food was good.  We started with the Cowboy Queso – black beans, guacamole and queso topped with pico.  It was pretty tasty.  I wasn’t really impressed with the salsa.  My meal, a gingerbread pancake with a side of sausage, was great.  And yes I went from eating queso to breakfast food at an afternoon lunch, why not?  The overall experience was ok, the food being the best part.





The RANCH

25 05 2010

I went to Los Angeles this weekend!  Los Angeles, TX that is. 🙂  I went with my friends, Erin, Dennis and Barret, to the Santa Maria Ranch to do a little hunting.  Here are some pictures from our adventures.

Thanks for a fun weekend guys!








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