Checking Out Houston, TX – A Review of Different Food Spots

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Jambalaya Pasta from Orleans Seafood Kitchen

This past weekend, my best friend Nikki and I went on a trip to Houston, TX. Our motivation for visiting was mainly to check out the vibe of the city, as we both are considering relocating to this area. We were able to dine at a few eateries, and everything we had exceeded our expectations.

I was starving after being an hour behind schedule due to a delayed flight. Nikki was already there because we took separate flights, and had already secured the rental car. So in my hunger I immediately wanted to go to Frenchy’s Chicken.

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Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake

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Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake by PinchMeTwice.com

This Thanksgiving is going to be pretty low-key for my household. My husband and I have been non-stop busy for the past few weeks, and we both decided to just enjoy our holiday at home. No traveling or house hopping — we’re just going to take it easy. I’m going to be making a meal with only a few dishes and I decided to make what I call a Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake for our dessert. I made this cheesecake early so that I can share it with you all.

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Six Layer Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Frosting

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Six Layer Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Frosting by PinchMeTwice.com

For my birthday this year I decided that I wanted to make my own cake. It’s actually a perfect way to celebrate, and it seems so fitting for the current baking journey that I’m on. I wanted to make a cake that was decadent but also very girly. I decided on this 6 layer chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream frosting.

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5 Things I Learned From Making My First Apple Pie

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Dutch Apple Pie by PinchMeTwice.com

Since re-starting my baking journey late last year, one of the things that I hadn’t gotten around to was making a pie completely from scratch. Like many people, I had been accustomed to using pre-made pie crust. Awhile back I came across a recipe for Dutch Apple Pie; and now that Fall is here, it was only right that I gave it a shot.

Making this pie was a great experience, and there were several things that I learned in the process:

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S’mores Brownies

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S'mores Brownies by PinchMeTwice.com

Brownie batter topped with graham cracker cookie dough, baked to perfection, then drizzled with marshmallow glaze and garnished with mini chocolate chips.

There’s nothing like a good cookie-dough brownie, and to go along with the Fall season, I decided to try making a S’mores version. For this recipe you will start off making the cookie dough which incorporates graham cracker crumbs.

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