Woerner Warehouse 4

One of my favorite pastimes is meeting new people. I especially love meeting new peeps in small towns. Not sure why small town folks are so special to me, but they are. And when I travel to these small towns to meet the locals, I always search out the best local “eats”. There is nothing I can’t stand more than to pay for bad food, even if it’s cheap. I prefer dining in local “dives” even more than a fancy, white table-cloth establishment. So, on my recent trip to the Texas Hill Country, I discovered my new favorite find for breakfast and lunch in charming Fredericksburg, Texas. Thanks to my dear friend Deborah Harrington, a talented and accomplished artist, for sharing her local favorite morning spot, Woerner Warehouse with me. Located just off the main drag in downtown Fredericksburg at 305 South Lincoln St., Woerners offers not only an amazing breakfast but, fresh baked goodies, breads, coffee, lunch and you can still stop by to pickup some hardware supplies. It’s not fancy nor expensive but, the food and atmosphere is steller. You won’t be dissappointed, I promise! Woerner Warehouse was established in 1928 and was the local feed and hardware store. Now it’s a fun, casual spot for locals to share a cup of java and catch up on the local gossip. A must try the next time you are in Fredericksburg.

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Sugarlily Cookie Company 4

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How fabulous are these cookies?? It was love at first site when I first saw these silver vintage trailer cookies recently on Facebook! So, of course, I had to contact the owner to inquire about these little darlings. Lisa from Sugarlily Cookie Company was so sweet to respond to my request about purchasing these cuties plus, I wanted to know more about her delicious company. “Sugarlily is a boutique baker of beautiful hand-decorated sugar cookies for special occasions. We cater to your individual needs and ideas to create custom cookies.”

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“I am a self-taught baker who caught the cookie bug from Martha Stewart about 20 years ago after seeing her beautiful copper cookie cutters in her old Martha-by-Mail catalog.  I run this small business from my home while raising three children with my husband.  I would love to have a little trailer someday to sell cookies.”

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I hope that Lisa’s dream of selling her cookies out of a vintage trailer comes true sooner than later. How divine would that be? In the meantime, you can inquire about purchasing cookies (have a cookie idea for your special event? Lisa encourages custom designs) here, “Like” her on Facebook here and view tons more cookie photos here on Flickr. Enjoy!

Photo source: Sugarlily Cookie Company

World’s Best Ice Cream ~ Wilcoxson’s 1

While in Yellowstone last week, I discovered the mother of all ice creams and I’m not joking. An uber sweet woman at the counter of the Canyon Convenience Store saw my pint of Chocolate ~ Wilcoxson’s Premium Ice Cream and proceeded in telling me how she waits all year till she arrives back in Yellowstone so she can grab herself a pint of the best ice cream in the world. Hub’s and I took our pint and two plastic spoons and headed down to Hayden Valley to view and photograph some bison. I opened the pint of deliciousness and folks, this is simply the best ice cream I have ever had. It isn’t too sweet, it isn’t too rich, just creamy goodness of perfection. I just had to share. Now, I’m worried because I’m not exactly sure where you can purchase this treat. I found this article on-line.

Based in Montana, 22 work in the company’s factories in Livingston and Billings and its Great Falls warehouse. And it’s celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary. The owner doesn’t grant interviews, doesn’t advertise so it’s a little secret up there in Montana. I hope I can find some Wilcoxson’s in Denver!

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Two Cooking Tips Worth Sharing 2

When you are Glamping or cooking at home, it’s so nice to know of a couple easy tricks to make life in the kitchen a bit easier. Well, I’m still in shock after watching both of these videos how easy it is to shuck an ear of corn and to peel a potato. I will never go back to my old, traditional methods. I just had to share both of these with you. Happy shucking and peeling!!