Author: Kelly Anthony

In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Basil and Parmesan Cheese

The summer months are going to be here in no time, which means sooner than later for Texas, and it will be almost unavoidable to be seen in a bathing suit. The kids will be chomping at the bit for a little pool time, and I’ll undoubtedly be caught standing next to someone who might be a little leaner than me. I guess it’s time to start pretending like I enjoy eating healthy and disdain the thought of bread. Hilarious. While I know cutting back on the carbs isn’t going to bless me with abs of steel, I guess...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Antipasto Pasta Salad

Party or no party, I adore a good ol’ antipasto platter any day of the week. Italian ingredients like marinated fresh Mozzarella and salty, piquant Sopressata have my heart. Not only are they full of tasty little bites, but they’re also beyond easy to make. The ingredients are typically store-bought items arranged on a single platter to come together in one big flavor explosion. As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one thing missing from an antipasto platter, and with zero regard of stating the obvious, I’m going to go ahead and say it: Pasta. Okay, okay…I know that’s...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Pimm’s Cup

I’m one of those people who has to stare at a drink menu for a solid 5-10 minutes before I can make up my mind when it comes to a cocktail. If we’re talking wine, no problem there. Hit me with something dry, red and preferably from Argentina or Italy, and bing-bang-boom, I’m a happy gal. However, if the wine selection is scarce, I typically take a gander at the specialty cocktails. Not all that long ago, my guy and I had ourselves a little Saturday day-date and I found myself mulling over the cocktail list, unable to make...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Baked Brie

I love cheese. It’s just so versatile, pairs with so many wonderful things, and can be prepared in countless ways, and the cheese course is quite possibly my favorite of them all. I thinking that guests of mine would likely find it difficult to think back to any occasion in which I have entertained and not had some form of a cheese platter present. One of my favorite ways to serve the cheese course was actually inspired by a good friend of mine. She hosted a girl’s wine night years ago, and set out a starter that had us...

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In the Kitchen w/ Kelly: Classic Wedge Salad

My husband and I don’t necessarily go out to eat all that often, but when we do, the starter portion of any menu is our absolute favorite part. I just adore small bites and variety makes me oh-so-happy. On the starter menu, my eye typically begins to mosey on down to the salads. Don’t you just feel like salads are way cooler at restaurants? Why is that? On a mission to create a restaurant quality salad at home, I came up with this little ditty. The Wedge. It gets me every time — that crisp, fresh lettuce dripping with...

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