Rachel’s Texas Bloody Mary Recipe

spicy bloody mary with bacon and spicy green beans

Do you want to build a snowman? No? How about a Bloody Mary? Yes? I knew you were my kinda people. Huge Thank you to Absolut for sending me an incredible complete bar set up, that scrumptious bottle of Absolut Peppar (my favorite) and a gift card to have a Bloody Mary brunch in celebration… 

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Texas Pecan Butter Cookies

pecan sandies aka pecan snowballs

A Texas Staple; these easy and delicious buttery, pecan filled, powdered sugar coated cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie swap recipe.  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this recipe    Bring these Pecan Sandies to your next Christmas party or cookie swap, and you’re guaranteed to be invited back! They’re buttery, sugary, crunchy, powdered sugar coated… 

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Our Evening at the Food Bank

Monkey posing in his Fisher Nuts 4 Texas Volunteer Shirt

For Princess’ 11th birthday last month she spent the evening helping to pack holiday necessity packs at the Houston Food Bank Representatives from Fisher Nuts spent November 18th at Food Banks across Texas donating time, money ($40,000 to Feeding Texas) and raising awareness with their #fishercares #Nuts4Texas campaign.  As a Think Fisher Ambassador, I was… 

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Spiced Pear Cake

Cast iron baked spiced pear cake

Spiced Pears baked into a cake in a cast iron skillet.  This cake is simple to make, and delicious to eat! This spiced pear cake is rustic, simple, delicious, and makes your house smell incredible.

This Week in Happiness {Week 24}

Thanksgiving Table

That made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it.  I grabbed the image from pinterest – which isn’t a source, but I haven’t been able to track it to an original source/author, if you know.. let me know who it is, let me know so I can give proper attribution! If you want… 

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Bacon Pecan Brittle

Crunchy, Salty, Delicious Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon, Pecans, and Sugar OH MY!  You can’t go wrong with ingredients like those!  a huge thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this post I’m not one for jumping on bandwagons, and while I love bacon – I don’t think that every single food out there needs bacon added to it, however… the saltiness and savoriness… 

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This One Time in New York

NYC with Oh Sweet Basil, Aggie's Kitchen, and Picky Palate

Last month Fisher Nuts flew all of the #thinkfisher ambassadors to NYC for an event at Butter with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli It was such an incredible experience.  It’s been more that 20 years since I was last in NYC, and while I remember NYC being big, I don’t remember it being quite so BIG! The… 

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Pumpkin Gingerbread

pumpkin gingerbread loaf -1

Have you ever made something so incredibly delicious that it’s stopped you in your tracks? Something so scrumptious that you can’t stop eating it? I’ve been making this pumpkin gingerbread for a few years now {and I apologize for being the worst person ever and not sharing it with y’all, but it never lasts long enough… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 23}

Give a girl the right boots and she can conquer the world

Happiness is many things.  This week Happiness came in the form of this adorable sign that a friend surprised me with <3  Thank you Amy!!! I do love my boots, and I think this pretty much nails it! Entertainment Every time I hear Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off” I smile and get my shimmy on.  I… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 22}

Elizabeth Gilbert's Glorious Mess Quote

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s FB page These This Week in Happiness posts are one of my favorite things to do; I love concentrating on happiness, and finding things that bring me joy and sharing them with y’all.  Focusing on happiness is incredibly life changing, y’all. <3 

The Importance of Breakfast

breakfast - the most important meal of the day

Can we share a moment?  Can I confess a little something to you? Sometimes it’s really hard to get out of bed in the morning, y’all.  There are days where I want to toss the comforter back up over my head, burrow back into my little nook, and sleep just a wee bit longer; and… 

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Rum Soaked Banana Nut Muffin Bites

rum soaked banana nut muffins

Can we talk a little about kitchen magic?  The kind of magic that occurs when you take basic ordinary ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and spices – but what happens once those ingredients are combined is anything but ordinary; it’s kitchen magic. I firmly believe that banana bread and banana nut muffins are made of… 

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