Cooking with Ease: Simple Easter Side Dishes

Cooking with Ease: Simple Easter Side Dishes

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 14, 2019) Spring has recently become my favorite season. In the past, I adored fall. The pumpkins, the warm spiced drinks, the heavy foods – but as of late, I love the spring. I noticed the shift in my fondness when I began gardening. The pleasure I find in tilling the […]

Cooking with Ease: Bacon-Tomato Tartlets

Cooking with Ease: Bacon-Tomato Tartlets

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 6, 2019) A longtime dream of mine is to one day write a cookbook. And not just any cookbook. A cookbook filled with more words than pictures and more feelings than ingredients. A paperback book overflowing with short stories about food, family, fun, and then ending each story with a recipe […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Mimi’s Strawberry Cake

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Mimi’s Strawberry Cake

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 1, 2019) Mimi’s Strawberry Cake is that strawberry cake. The one you see on a good old fashioned pot luck dessert table. The one you ate when you were a kid at a church function. It is not the strawberry cake you find on the menu at a restaurant. Nor in […]

Cooking with Ease: Girl Scout Cookie Mini Cheesecakes by Melissa Tate

Cooking with Ease: Girl Scout Cookie Mini Cheesecakes by Melissa Tate

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 18, 2019) It’s cookie time! And I’m sure all of you have a cute little Girl Scout encouraging you to purchase some of those infamous treats. I’m always torn between Samoas and Dosidos but then, of course, there is Thin Mints and Tagalongs and for sure you have to get the […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: White Chicken Chili for Two by Christina Lane

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: White Chicken Chili for Two by Christina Lane

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 3, 2019) With the New Year upon us, many have made resolutions to improve their lives through better health, increased finances, deeper faith, and so much more. For Evan and me, we are wanting to decrease our footprint with less waste. And just like most others, we want to eat less! […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Gammy’s Mini Pecan Muffins

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Gammy’s Mini Pecan Muffins

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 6, 2018) I wanted to share with you a story of inspiration this holiday season. Recently I bought some mini pecan muffins from one of my favorite local vendors at the Farmers Market. You don’t see them around much anymore so I try to grab them anytime I do. My mom […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Simple Beef Stroganoff

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 4, 2018) As the temperatures begin to drop, my appetite tends to lean towards cozy, comfort foods. In looking for a recipe that would fit that desire, I stumbled upon an old McLendon-Chisholm Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Cookbook. It looks to be from around the mid 70’s. The pages were typed with […]

Cooking with Ease: Easy Peach Cobbler

Cooking with Ease: Easy Peach Cobbler

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 25, 2018) “Cooking with Ease”, originally penned by Nancy Tate, is an article I have heard about many times over the past few years. Nancy is my husband’s late mother. She passed before I met and married her oldest son, Evan. Stories from friends, family, and even strangers tell of a […]