Battle of the Best College Eats

Every March, we watch the madness of college basketball teams fight for the title as the #1 team in the nation (Even though Baylor Bears will always be our #1). This year, the Cooking Channel decided to have a little fun of their own by putting basketball aside and making food the real competitor. They’re putting some of the best foods from colleges across the country against each other to compete in their Bracket Battle: Best College Eats tournament to see wich college dish is the best. One of our personal favorites, and neighbors, even made the list–but of course, that was no surprise to us! 


Mouth-watering Gut Packs from Vitek’s BBQ, right here in Waco, Texas is fighting for the #1 spot! Leah has been long-time friends with Julie Vitek, and through their Texas Restaurant Association meetings, they grew to know each other better and shared their love for food. It’s one of our favorite tailgating foods throughout all the Baylor Sports. No football game would be complete without a Vitek’s Gut Pack and a big glass of their sweet tea! But they continue to be our meal of choice during basketball halftimes, baseball’s 7th inning stretch or just on a sunny afternoon in Waco.

The mix of meats- the jalapeno sausage is delicious- BBQ sauce, fritos, cheese and beans is a southern favorite and leaves your stomach stuffed! We like to add onions, pickles, and jalapenos for an extra kick! Weather you’re a native of Waco, a Baylor student, or just passing through, you have to try this college dish! 

Good luck to Vitek’s BBQ and the Vitek family! We’ll be cheering you on and voting you as our favorite college dish! To learn more, visit the Cooking Channel website and go vote!


Creative Cakes & Satisfied Stomachs

Leah has been getting creative in the kitchen! Recently she’s spent time making specialized cakes for birthdays and special events. These aren’t your ordinary cakes either! The triple chocolate cake had slices so large, people could share it!

Photo Jan 29, 3 57 59 PM

Most recently, Leah really took her talent to the next level and made a cake inspired by the Minions from Despicable me. This one was a big hit with all the kids!

Photo Feb 08, 2 13 33 PM

Another favorite was a cake made to look like a stack of books. Classic stories, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Goodnight Moon were transformed into edible treats!

Photo Feb 08, 2 13 40 PM

Photo Feb 08, 2 14 03 PM

There was Minnie Mouse for a first birthday,


The Eagle Scout logo for an award ceremony,

boy scout

and sparkly pink roses for a photo session…


Weddings bring out a different type of creativity.  Elegance and whimsy fight for the stage.  Here we have a stained glass masterpiece and a tribute to the Baylor Bears and all things green and gold!.  (YOTB)

stained glass



They almost look too good to eat! If you’re interested in having one of these creations call the Olive Branch today. Leah loves spending time perfecting these cakes and making ideas come to life. Plus, your taste buds will be begging for more!

Blueberry Pancake Day!

As a Baylor Bear still having the privilege to live in Waco, I get to attend a lot of BU sports! (Sic ‘em) Right now, basketball has my attention! This is surprising for several reasons. 1. I have always hated … Continue reading