Avocado Pie and Watermelon Margaritas

Inspiration for this pie came from Julie and her “United States of Pie” book.  The recipe looked so intriguing that I had to try it, though I spiced it up with pecans and cinnamon in the crust, and I added a lot more lime juice and a heap of lime zest, so it came out…

Moroccan Quinoa with Dates and Chicken

This Moroccan dish was born out of necessity- necessity to find creative ways to use the three-pound container of dates that I thought was “something I needed” at Costco recently.  My original plan was to make homemade larabars, but that ended up using only about 1/3 of the dates, and left me searching for other ideas…

The Collectivo Green Hornet Revealed!

The Green Hornet is easily my favorite (not homemade) green smoothie, and something I frequently go out of the way to get!  Collectivo offers a few varieties of yogurt based smoothies but this is their only non-dairy variety.  I learned of its wonder when I lived downtown and frequented the Collectivo location on the square,…

Citrus Crepe Cake for Ashley’s Citrus Shower

Last weekend’s practice round was well worth the effort.  Going into this crepe cake I was confident, I had a plan, and I gave myself enough time so that I wouldn’t be rushed.  [ Ha, that last clause made me laugh, since I was definitely rushed today getting out all my party contributions out the…

Baby’s First Crepe Cake!

Also Sconemaster’s first crepe cake!  I’ve read blog posts about this type of cake (thanks Vicky and Things I Made Today), I’ve sampled this type of cake at bakeries, I’ve thought hard about making this type of cake on numerous occasions.  But I’ve never executed… until I had new motivation.  One of my assignments from…

Pineapple Margaritas

The summer of the Margarita continues.  Moving on from grapefruit to explore other options and pursue other dreams, I embarked on a pineapple adventure yesterday.  It started when I saw the perfect pineapple glasses at anthropologie, I walked in the store to look for a dress, they shouted my name, and I knew it was…

When in Waco: Kolaches & Magnolia Market

Waco, Texas is a special place.   Modest & quaint, halfway between Austin and Dallas, Waco is the home of the Baylor Bruisers, one of my customers, and Chip and Joanna Gains.   I briefly visited this week, and while I was only in Waco for a short time, I was sure to make time for two things:…

Derby Weekend Bourbon Scones

Tomorrow is Derby Saturday!!  Such a great weekend to be a Kentuckian.  Fancy, preppy outfits, crowns of roses, springy cocktails: all things I enjoy.   Also, fun derby fact: the Kentucky Derby is officially sponsored by Vineyard Vines and Woodford Reserve, two favorite sconemaster brands! This holiday holds so many memories, from fancy tin cups of Mint Juleps…

MargaritaMaster: Pink Grapefruit Margaritas

  I’ve been making these margaritas for everyone and everything lately.  They’re so tangy and fresh, not overwhelmingly sour but also full of boozy happiness.  Perfect for a Cinco De Mayo treat or for any day of the week when you’re caring for an 8 month old. MargaritaMaster Steph’s Patented Pink Grapefruit Margarita 1 cup white…

Piñata Cookies

This recipe was significantly more humbling than I expected it to be. I saw these fantastic piñata cookies in an article of festive Cinco De Mayo recipes.  As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make these donkey sandwich cookies, containing a little M&M surprise inside.  So when Jack’s day care asked for…

8 Months!

Our tiny human is 2/3 of a year today!  We technically celebrated with this cake last week since Josh is currently 10 time zones away, but I am confident that Jack and I will do something celebratory tonight as well :)  Who knows, maybe we’ll make another cake. This Ombre Cake pan has been a nice addition to my…