Amber Bracegirdle

Amber Bracegirdle

Tex Mex Fanatic

Amber Bracegirdle is our managing editor, and also blogs at Bluebonnet Baker. She started B&B as a way to connect to her Texas roots and pay homage to her grandmother, Nanny. She's traveled all over with her Brit husband, James, and after 10 years local to NYC, returned to South Texas. They have two adorable boys, and one Maine Coon mix. Tex-Mex is a way of life, as far as she's concerned. Favorite foods include refried beans, breakfast tacos, and migas.

Amber's Recent Posts

All the Burgers for All the Days

All the Burgers for All the Days

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
Burgers
Burgers are pretty much our favorite way to fill our gobs come summer time. Bacon, cheese, guac and an egg to top, please!
How Do You Parboil Potatoes?

How Do You Parboil Potatoes?

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
Potatoes
There’s many a recipe where we’re asked “How do you parboil potatoes?”, and we’ve got the answer! The good news is, it’s really simple.
How Do You Parboil Carrots?

How Do You Parboil Carrots?

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
Carrots
You might ask, “How do you parboil carrots?”, and we’ve got the answer! The good news is, it’s really simple.
Angel Food Jam Cake

Angel Food Jam Cake

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
Desserts
Angel Food Jam Cake is a simple dessert you can make for any occasion. It makes about 8 slices, and with a dollop of whipped cream, has become our family’s favorite new cake!
How Do You Parboil Mixed Vegetables?

How Do You Parboil Mixed Vegetables?

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
Vegetables
Parboiled mixed vegetables are great in a variety of dishes. They make dinner prep and cook time much quicker, and for that, they're a total win!
How Do You Parboil Rice?

How Do You Parboil Rice?

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
Rice
Ever wondered how to parboil rice? If you've ever bought frozen or shelf stable rice, this is how they do it. And it's how you can do it too!
How Do You Parboil Broccoli?

How Do You Parboil Broccoli?

Amber Bracegirdle
Amber Bracegirdle
Bluebonnet Baker
How To Guides
Parboiling broccoli takes it from fresh to perfect for roasting, frying, or even freezing. It cooks up easily after that, making it the perfect weeknight veg for everything from stir fry to sheet pan dinners.