Rodeo Style Smoked Turkey Legs

March means it’s Rodeo Season in Houston! Bring on the boots, the food, the music, the food…..

When Nathan and I think about rodeo foods, we immediately think of smoked turkey legs.

Juicy, fall off the bone tender, crispy, crackling skin, melt in your mouth delicious smoked turkey legs.

Have you ever smoked a turkey leg?  It’s so much easier than you might think.

A few spices, a savory rub, a few hours in a smoker, and you have delicious, crisp, spicy, blackened, rodeo-worthy turkey legs in your own home.

spicy smoked turkey leg just like you get at the rodeo … 

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Thrive Conference Balloons

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 86}

Happy Monday! Hope you’ve had a delicious week!   I had the pleasure of teaching a pinnable images class at the Thrive Conference for bloggers in the Woodlands this past weekend; I got to hear speakers I’ve never heard before, and met lots of fabulous Houston bloggers.     It was so much fun! I… 

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Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes.  Double Baked Potatoes.  Whatever you call them, they’re one of my favorite comfort foods. So very, very many mouthwatering adjectives could be used to describe this wonderful dish from my childhood. Delicious, Creamy, Cheesy, Comforting, Rich…. the list goes on and on. This is a combination of two of my favorite dishes… 

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Orange iguana in Cozumel

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 85}

Happy Monday!  Hope it’s delicious!  We’re back from our cruise, a bit more freckled, a lot more relaxed, and definitely missing the gorgeous Caribbean waters, and our cruising buddies, Giggles Galore and Moosh in Indy!  We made a few other friends, too – like this gorgeous orange iguana in Cozumel. What did you do last… 

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on our way to pick up Casey

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 84}

Happy Monday! I hope your Valentines Day was filled with love and joy and chocolate <3  Mine was spent with people I love and adore, and I feel so very blessed for that. I love seeing the faces behind the blogs I read, and I hope y’all do too!  In that hope, here’s an IG snapshot… 

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carnival cruise lines chocolate cake

Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake Recipe

When we went on our first Carnival Cruise in 2010 – everyone said: Eat the Melting Chocolate Cake.  It’s to die for, it’s the best thing on the ship, it’s legendary, it’s incredible, their chocolate cake is the thing of legends. Seriously, every single person told us to try the molten lava, volcano chocolate, melting… 

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Grilled Strawberry shortcakes with amaretto whipped cream

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 83}

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a delicious weekend filled with food, family, laughter, and happiness.  It was a gorgeous weekend here in Katy, so we spent a lot of time at baseball, outdoors, and playing with the neighbors. It’s almost Valentines Day!  I think you should make some of these Grilled Strawberry Shortcakes with Amaretto… 

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grumpier old man 100th day of school

This Week in Happiness {Week 27}

Happy Friday, y’all!  It’s time for This Week in Happiness. The happiest part of this week was walking to school with this character on the 100th day of school while he shouted “Get Off My Lawn” in his best grumpy old man voice. or it might have been watching Princess and her fellow hula hoop teammates bring… 

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best damn guacamole

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 82}

Happy Day-After-The-SuperBowl!!! Did you watch?  Did you only watch the ads?  Did you eat incredible food?  My neighbor’s family and mine are hosting a SuperBowl/Birthday bash for our husbands.  Nathan’s birthday was last week, and her husband’s birthday is Tuesday –  more reason to party!  With fajitas, guacamole, bean dip, margaritas, buffalo chicken dip, ribs,… 

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Rachel and Nathan

39 Years

39 years ago. January 27, 1976.   God started your story, which has become our story. You chose me, and even thought I fought it at first – our love story was, is, my destiny. From late nights on the phone, swimming, Joe’s Crab Shack, long distances, and pagers… Our love story is my favorite…. 

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Honey Walnut Bacon topped Brie ready to go into the oven

Honey, Walnut, and Bacon Topped Baked Brie

I’m all about delicious, and easy foods – and this baked brie topped with walnuts, bacon, and honey is extremely easy to make and super delicious, too!  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this scrumptious appetizer! Have you ever had baked brie?  It’s rich and creamy, and lends itself to a number of toppings and… 

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Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

This Grilled Barbecue Chicken Pizza and Bacon is the perfect party food!  Easy to make and serves a crowd.  Thank you Kraft Barbecue Sauce for sponsoring this post.  It’s no secret that I love to grill – I’ve shared pictures of our multiple grills with y’all and I share grilling recipes pretty frequently.  One of… 

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Honey and Walnut Baked Brie with bacon

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 81}

Happy Monday, friends! There are some scrumptious things coming up on the blog this week – so look out! Like this Bacon and Walnut Topped Honey Baked Brie But enough about me!  Here are the delicious bites that caught my eye in last week’s linky!

Be and Encourager Quote

This Week in Happiness {Week 26}

Here’s to happiness <3  Entertainment This is the best Frozen re-mix/spoof/video ever.  My kids have watched it 12 times.  Mainly because they’re Thriller obsessed.   In  podcast news – I’ve been binging on the Girl on Guy Podcast with Aisha Tyler.  It’s NSFW or Small Children, but it’s incredibly hysterical, wonderful, and fun.   Eats… 

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party cheeseball

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 80}

80 Weeks of this new Mouthwatering Mondays Format, but 7 years of Mouthwatering Mondays in total. Wow.  I love what I do Hope you had a delicious weekend!   As I write this, it’s Sunday, and around here that means it’s Football Day.  Everything from our plans to our food revolves around football, especially on… 

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