Trader Joe’s Austin Arboretum

Who’s Counting? We’re thrilled to welcome Austin’s second Trader Joe’s location at the Arboretum on June 20th, 2014. Thrilled is actually a bit of an understatement as we’ve already checked-in on Foursquare! The new location will open in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space. Trader Joe’s Austin Arboretum 9722 Great Hills Trail Austin, TX 78759 […]

Trader Joe’s Bacon Cheese Bread Recipe

It’s totally by sheer fortune that I scored this recipe for Trader Joe’s Bacon Cheese Bread. You too – this recipe isn’t even on their own website (I was given the recipe verbally from a Trader Joe’s Crew Member). During Trader Joe’s Grand Opening Day here in Austin (September 20, 2013), I tasted this bread […]

Crazy For Trader Joe’s Austin

A Hunting We Will Go 10 years after hearing about the great Trader Joe’s, “foodie fate” determined that I would finally visit Austin’s first Trader Joe’s. Thankfully my neighbors encouraged me to rideshare to visit Austin’s first Trader Joe’s on Grand Opening Day. Was I crazy enough to tackle the grand opening craze and the […]

Joe’s Fideo Recipe

A Texas Treat “Fideo” actually refers to a dish made with short, vermicelli-style pasta (shown above in the lower left corner). Fideo is first browned in a skillet then various ingredients are added to typically make a pasta or soup dish. The folks at Q&Q sure know how to help us make tasty dishes – […]

Open House in Balcones Woods

Join Us For An Open House! Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1-4 PM 11503 Santa Cruz Drive Austin, TX 78759 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 car garage 1,794 square feet $420,000 This home is in an enviable location in Austin’s Balcones Woods neighborhood, which is situated close to the Domain and The Arboretum. Some of the area’s […]

Whisky BBQ Sauce Recipe

Cheers To This Royal Broil This time of year the grill is on more than the television. The folks at Crown Royal absolutely nailed it with this recipe! From day 1 this has been a family favorite that’s so easy to make and even easier to drink, err, eat! Brighten up your next summer BBQ […]

Firecracker Coleslaw Recipe

Bring Color And Flavor To Your Table With our taste buds searching for a different kind of slaw we rested on this firecracker coleslaw recipe which we find perfect for the Fourth of July and family BBQs. This is a colorful dish that’s fresh, crunchy and packs some delightful heat thanks to our trusted friend […]

Avocado and Chicken Enchiladas

Avocado Creamy Good! When our friend Penny shared this recipe we knew we had to make this dish. Sour cream, avocado, chicken and cheese can only mean one thing – we’re having seconds. Foodie Tips: ❤  I like the tasty heat of jalapeño combined with the creamy sour cream sauce. If you’re a little heat-shy you […]

Cowboy Bark Recipe

Chocolate Lover? If you’re a fan of Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark like I am, you’ll likely love this recipe. Who doesn’t want to take their taste buds on a flavor adventure with dark chocolate, nuts, heath bars and a hint of sea salt? This recipe just has 7 ingredients – I refer to them as the […]

Home Style Austin Orzo Salad Recipe

A Great-Tasting Orzo Salad If you love orzo short-cut pasta as much as I do, you’ll want to try this Home Style Austin house favorite – you might find it becoming a regular side or main dish at your dinner table. Foodie Tips: You can make this salad ahead of time and let it chill […]