Easy Funnel Cake Recipe

powdered sugar and funnel cakes | A Southern Fairytale

Whenever we go to the rodeo, the fair, the boardwalk – my kids want funnel cakes. Fluffy, crispy, chewy, sweet, powdered sugar dusted fried swirls of awesomeness. I had no clue that funnel cakes were so simple to make, or so much fun to make… let’s just say that now that I know, there will be lots… 

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Easy Spicy Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry

delicious spicy ginger beef and broccoli stir fry

I adore stir fry.  I have a passion for tossing veggies, spices, and meat in my wok until the steamy, spicy, fragrant aroma has taken over my kitchen and the veggies are bright and crisp, the meat savory, tender, and spicy.   I could eat stir fry every single day – especially when it’s packed with chili… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 28}

Carnival's Molten Chocolate Melting Cake

Happy Friday, y’all! How was your week?  I guess I should say weeks, since I missed last week.  Sorry, I was so busy playing catch up from the cruise, and I was barely on the computer at all!  We have been playing with some delicious recipes, though.  Cookies, cakes, and stir fry oh my!!!! There… 

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Rodeo Style Smoked Turkey Legs

Taking a bite out of a smoked turkey leg

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?… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 27}

grumpier old man 100th day of school

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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Honey, Walnut, and Bacon Topped Baked Brie

Honey Walnut Bacon topped Brie ready to go into the oven

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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This Week in Happiness {Week 26}

Be and Encourager Quote

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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This Week in Happiness {Week 25}

I'm not weird, I'm limited edition print on etsy

Happy Friday! Let’s Talk Happiness. Random I found this while browsing pinterest; and I think Princess needs it.  It’s brilliant.     Entertainment My friend, Meagan Francis, has this wonderful podcast – The Home Hour – in episode 47, she interviews/chats with Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks about Living with Intention in 2015.  It’s absolutely delightful,… 

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Here’s to Blank Pages and Hope

New Year's 2015 Blank Pages quote

image source   Happy 2015, y’all!  Hope you ate your grapes, made your wishes, kissed loved ones, laughed, and are eating black eyed peas and greens or whatever foods you eat to celebrate the New Year. Love, Blessings, and Kitchen Wishes, y’all! Here’s to 2015 <3 Hope all you e-mail newsletter subscribers enjoyed the special… 

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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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