The Scoop on the 2nd Annual Spiked by the Scoop

What a fabulous way to help out another great cause in Houston. The Homemade Hope Foundation is a local non-profit that benefits homeless and at-risk youth by providing opportunities for them in culinary arts and activities.   The event was sponsored by Yellow Rose Distilling on a not-too-humid-anymore September evening. This year’s sweet competition was held at the…

Forty-two . . .

Eleven days late . . . I always share a note on my birthday, but this time around, Time was definitely not my friend.  Time is magical.  Time never asks us to watch while performing its tricks.  It flies when we are belly-ache laughing, stands still when we’re waiting on that call, disappears when we’re…

My Father’s Garden

My father’s garden is full of life and his heart, full of passion. When my dad was laid off a few years ago, way too soon to retire in this society, I was afraid that it would be a challenge for him to keep busy and find fulfillment. I’m not sure why I felt I had anything…

Jalapeno Maggi Chicken

Every once in awhile I crave this dish because it reminds me of simpler times, when cooking for me just meant hanging out in the kitchen at my dormitory at LSU with my favorite guy, a pan and a few ingredients.  Jalapeno Maggi Chicken was simple out of necessity.   The parents sent me off…