Overjoyed by Jeni’s

If you know me, you know I LOVE ice cream.

When I was in Nashville visiting one of my best friends, she took me to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. I had neither heard of this ice cream shop, nor did I know until later that you can purchase their ice creams nationwide.

We walked through the doors of this adorable little shop, and I was immediately overwhelmed. They had so many different flavors and toppings to choose from. Naturally, as neither of us had been there, we tasted as many flavors as they would allow. They literally offer everything from Dark Chocolate to Brambleberry Crisp. Oh my goodness, everything was amazingly creamy and delicious. As we agonized about which kind(s) to get, the line built up behind us. By the time we sat down, the place was absolutely packed.

What flavor(s) did I end up getting? Welp, as I always enjoy getting multiple flavors (it helps me cope with my indecisive nature), I chose a scoop each of The Buckeye State (peanut butter and dark chocolate) and Roxbury Road (dark milk chocolate, smoked almonds, marshmallow, and caramel). I also chose to top it all off with their Salty Graham crumble. WOW.

So let’s fast-forward a few days. I am now back in Houston perusing Whole Foods for a delectable dessert with my associate. While casually strolling down the ice cream aisle, I literally yelped out loud for joy. THEY HAD PINTS OF JENI’S. Dessert was immediately decided upon. Salty Caramel ice cream atop a giant Whole Foods’ chocolate chip cookie. Now, Will was completely hooked.

This past weekend Will and I decided to revisit the amazing and unique flavors of Jeni’s. We picked out a pint of Whiskey & Pecans, as William is quite the sophisticated whiskey drinker.


Even though Will is not normally a huge fan of nuts in his ice cream, he LOVED it. I was obsessed. Really though, who was I kidding?? I knew before it even reached my taste buds that I would fall in love.

Although my heart will always be with Woodside Farm Creamery (back in little Delaware), Jeni’s is truly a taste of heavenly goodness.

Next time you are looking for a rich and decadent pint of ice cream to stand alone, or even to melt atop your warm cookies and brownies, I urge you to try Jeni’s. As it is VERY expensive, it helps you to savor the deliciousness, as opposed to eating the entire pint in one sitting 🙂 .


Sunday Brunch Back in Houston

Hello all!

I really am so sorry for not posting while I was home. Wedding things consumed my days. It is so fun making wedding decisions with my Mom by my side, rather than having her be an entire plane ride away.

So while I was home, my Mom and Brother were both moving about with a nasty cough and some congestion. Welp, as opposed to cooking, I was trying to keep rested and taking the maximum dosage of Vitamin C each day. Proud to say, I think I survived. But, it didn’t mean that my body wasn’t extremely exhausted from fighting off whatever this horribly awful cold was.

I woke up Sunday back in Houston, the day after my lengthy travels, and felt as though I had been hit by a bus. My associate and I had discussed making pancakes in the morning, as we do each Sunday, but I just could not do it. As I had been at home, and Will in Atlanta for a business trip, there was NO food in the house. My cravings for a heartwarming brunch were out of control. Welp, what did we do?? Go to brunch OF COURSE!

Ruggles Green is this restaurant in Houston with a few locations, that serves absolutely delicious healthy cuisine. Trust me, if you’re ever in Houston you should take the time to go. Basically, you order at the counter, take your number with you, and pick your seat. Only one of their locations currently serves weekend brunch. Naturally, it is not the location across the street from us, but still only ~10 minutes away. Off we went!

The menu offers a lot of yummy options. My indecisiveness was a huge issue (per usual).

So what did my associate and I decide to get? Will ordered the Huevos Rancheros (no surprise really). I was torn, but went with the Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes (GF).  WOW.  Let’s just say, we will be going back.


Did I mention the coffee was amazing too!? It is always so refreshing to find a restaurant that offers brunch made with wholesome ingredients, that leaves you feeling simply delighted 🙂 .

Many more brunch posts to come, as it is absolutely my favorite meal of all time. At home or dining out, brunch brings people together, warms hearts, and fills bellies with absolutely wonderful food.