A list that leaves out approximately zero of life's best things, from one of Austin's best pastry brains, ever.

1. Wiener dogs

[Editor note: duh.]

2. Triple creme cheeses

The Délice de Bourgogne never fails and is super accessible. 

3. Reading cookbooks 

I just bought The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern. It's an oldie but a goodie.

4. Online shopping, sales

Madewell. I just can't not. 

5. Swimming at the Greenbelt...

...if there is water.

6. Wine tasting in the Texas Hill Country

7. Sparkling water 

We have a machine at work!

8. Salt & Time

Nitro cold brew and a sando for lunch.

9. Citrus trees 

We don't own our house but if we did.... In the meantime, I buy them for my parents' house.

10. Cooking at home with my fiancé

He cooks, I drink. 

*BONUS* 11. Queso 

It's big in Texas. I grew up with it, and now I'm addicted. 

Image by Liz Noftle