théasty bites by théa

Stuffing Waffle Turkey Sandwich

Oct 3, 2019

Thanksgiving is just about here turkey and most of us are gratefully stuck with a pile of leftovers. And every year, I get asked about this stuffing waffle recipe; so…

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Braised Short Rib Ragu

Sep 27, 2019

This ragu is on f i r e! Slow braised short rib ragu. What is better than short rib really?! This one pot of goodness is almost too easy to…

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Greek Kebabs with Tzatziki + Garlic Naan

Sep 12, 2019

Any chance to BBQ before the summer ends and I am up for it.  You can’t beat the char of meat and vegetables or the smell and ease (plus its…

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Blackberry Sweet Rolls

Aug 31, 2019

I love how you can literally walk anywhere and find wild blackberries growing this time of year.  Side of the highway, in the park, beside the baseball field. And during…

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Théasty New York-Style Bagels

Aug 25, 2019

Texan and ours first date was in New York City and since then, it’s held a special place in my heart (we got engaged there too!). I thought I would…

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Street Corn Chicken Enchiladas

Aug 21, 2019

In a strange reversal of fortune, my busy life this year has made it more difficult than ever to find time for friends and family on the weekend.  So I…

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Peaches n’ Cream Pasta with Creamy Burrata and Prosciutto

Aug 5, 2019

Pasta is my go-to any time of the year. It’s really a blank canvas for whatever is in season. Since we are in our final weeks of summer, I’ve brought…

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Pillow Soft Pretzels

Jul 18, 2019

Growing up in Europe had many advantages. Like experiencing wine festivals through the end of summer and into the fall.  Winter markets full of crafts and mulled wine.  And grabbing…

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Simple Bruschetta

Jul 6, 2019

  Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.  On a large baking sheet line the sliced baguette in rows and drizzle with olive oil.  Place in oven and allow to…

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Chicken, Watermelon and Burrata Sandwich

Jun 29, 2019

Watermelon: so hot right now These days it seems like watermelon is a top choice in everything from cocktails to salads and why not? Who wouldn’t want watermelon in almost…

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Simple Crepes

Jun 29, 2019

As a child, my mother cooked with me whenever possible. Growing up was all about good homemade food. There was zero prepackaged/processed foods. If we wanted cookies, they were homemade…

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Watermelon salsa

Simple Watermelon Salsa

Jun 19, 2019

Switch up you regular pico with a juicy twist! Watermelon has been all the craze this year so why not share one of my favorite salsas: Watermelon style! I originally…

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Spicy Goat Cheese + Sausage Rigatoni with Green Vegetables

Jun 11, 2019

I’ve been waiting for a LONG time to purchase the  pasta press attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. As a person who cooks pasta regularly, having this pasta press come to…

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Blood Orange Peach + Berry Dutch Babies

Jun 10, 2019

One reason that summer is such an amazing time of year is because of all the amazing produce to choose from. While winter brings scarcity and a lack of choices,…

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Blood Orange Jalapeno Margarita

May 23, 2019

The summer months are coming and there is nothing that resonates more than a margarita. And while any margarita is a good margarita (provided you have good tequila), I love…

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Best Dang Black Bean Veggie Burger

May 10, 2019

  Ready for the best dang black bean burger?  Then continue reading: Lets just say, this black bean burger is jam packed full of flavor. When I first made this…

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Brioche Buns

May 10, 2019

 There is something about making your own bread that makes just makes you want to eat it all with no slice left to survive the tale. The smell of yeast…

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Steak & Watermelon Tacos

May 4, 2019

  *you can use any type of steak for the recipe, I prefer tenderloin or marinated flank steak (seen above).  Directions: For the Steak Add garlic, chili powder, olive oil,…

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

May 2, 2019

No one can beat my Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s certainly a fan favorite with my friends and family.  This soup can be eaten at any time of year. The fresh…

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Italian Eggs in Purgatory

Apr 18, 2019

You know I love a good brunch item. Something that is hearty but takes less than 20 minutes to make. Sign. me. up. And you also may know that I…

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Thea's culinary journey began over a decade ago when she reignited a lifelong passion for great flavors in her own kitchen.  Since then she has appeared on both Canadian and American television, acted as a national campaign spokesperson for major lifestyle chains, and served as brand ambassador for a wide range of food and home brands. Her unique experiences make her lens into the world both captivating and fun.  

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About Thea

When not working, Thea's energetic and zealous approach to life takes her all around the world experiencing culinary delights and new cultural experiences.

At home she enjoys a good bottle of Cabernet and a quiet night in the kitchen with Jazz on the radio.

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