Pumpkin Martini

I love everything pumpkin…including cocktails.  Haaaaaay!  In fact, I was anxiously awaiting going on set to do my live shot at The Weather Channel this morning, and I ended up gulping down, er tasting my martini– well, cuz a girl can’t serve something she hasn’t sampled, right???  It was a hit, and it’s not overpoweringly sweet…it […]

Pumpkin Mousse

OK, so how cute does the mousse look stuffed into that little punkin’??  This recipe is soooo super easy.  I modified it a bit from a Dave Lieberman recipe— the key is whipping the cream right before you serve it so it stays fluffy and light!  If you’re using mousse cups, you can put a […]

Pumpkin Bread with Pecan and Ginger Snap Crust

This is a recipe from my Grandma Ronnie’s cookbook.  Her sister, whom we called, Aunt Marj, was a phenomenal bread baker.  I modified her recipe slightly by adding the pecan and ginger snap crust— OMG.  Pumpkin Heaven.  Slather a little salted butter on that hot bread—- LIGHTS OUT.  I made it for my segment on The […]

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

I love everything pumpkin– from pie to yogurt to muffins.  I make a scrumptious no bake cheesecake with the combo of Cool Whip and cream cheese with some sugar and vanilla or almond extract, so it got me thinking, “What about adding pumpkin?” Bam. If you want to make this sugar-free and/or gluten free, substitute […]

Fall entertaining

Fall Entertaining on San Antonio Living

  While most people are groaning about summer being over and the days growing colder and shorter, I’m loving every minute of the foray into fall!  It’s absolutely my favorite season– the smoky smells of fireplaces crackling to life after a year of slumber, the crunch of amber and golden hued leaves under my boots […]

Beer Skewers

Oktoberfest Entertaining

Oktoberfest runs through this weekend, so PROST!  (That’s German for Cheers, y’all!)  One beer style reigns King at Oktoberfest– the Oktoberfest Marzen.  It’s a beautiful copper colored lager brewed by 6 select breweries in Munich– aged for 3-4 months and traditionally served in 1 Liter mugs. German Weissbier, or wheat beer is really popular as […]