A Pleasant Little Menu | Summer Grilling

The heat is on, people. Literally. It’s summer and it’s hot outside. Summer days are long and hot which means balmy late nights are in full swing. Those long evenings can be chock full of outdoor fun– swimming, gathering, laughing and GRILLING.One thing about A Pleasant Little Kitchen is that the cooking is not limited to indoors. […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | 3 Days of Cooking + Wine Pairings

Depending on portion size, and how many you feed, this menu is designed to limit cooking to just three days for the week. For my family of four, this meal allows for approximately one leftover meal the following day (or whichever day you decide to re-eat). Friday is intended for take-out or dining at a […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | Dinner for 1

Just because there’s one mouth to feed doesn’t mean dinner needs to be void of tastiness. A meal for one can be just as delicious as a meal for five. On several occasions I have conversations with those that want recipes for one. The reason varies.“My husband travels and I don’t want to eat hot dogs at 4:45 […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | July 4th

Independence Day. The moment when a courageous group of British colonists in North America declared freedom from foreign oppression and claimed the right to form a government on their own terms. A nation was created, united and bound in freedom to live under the laws that they enacted. When you gather to celebrate this country, I hope you take a moment […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | Summer Garden Recipes

Gardens– beautiful, peaceful, productive. The amount of life and produce that springs from even a small patch of dirt is baffling at times. The bit of sweat and effort needed to initiate a garden pales in comparison to the rewards of watching vegetables, herbs and fruit come to life. The crunchy bite of a cucumber fresh […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | Super Bowl Finger Foods

Score big with your friends this Super Bowl and be the party guest (or host) with the tastiest snacks. Get the napkins ready, because this pleasant little menu is all about finger foods. Beet Hummus Buffalo Chicken Nachos with Buttermilk Ranch Sour Cream Drizzle Green Onion Bacon Dip Spicy Garlic Shrimp Cucumbers, Radishes and Onions in […]

A Pleasant Little Announcement | The Dallas Morning News

Happy new year! I hope 2016 has started off with rest and expectations of an exciting year. For A Pleasant Little Kitchen, 2015 ended on a high note–a New Year’s Eve menu published in The Dallas Morning News (click here for the full story). If you weren’t able to make the menu to ring in the new […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | Make-Ahead Meals

There’s a lot on your plate this week and dinner is the last thing you want to think about. Let this pleasant little menu help relieve the pressure of this upcoming week. A Pleasant Little Menu | Make-Ahead Meals Sunday dinner: savory cornbread pudding with leeks, bacon and sage served with a green salad Monday breakfast: leftover […]

A Pleasant Little Menu | Fourth of July

Fourth of July is almost here and that means you’re needing some recipe ideas to help feed loved ones as you celebrate. Use these recipe or let them inspire you. Either way, be sure to open up your home, cook with loved ones and toast to freedom. Two Minute Margarita Tomato and Cilantro Salsa Buttermilk […]