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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Devilishly Good Spicy Chex Mix

Chex Mix Holiday giveaway

Do you remember your first Chex mix? I vividly remember the first salty, crunchy handful of Chex cereal mixed with pretzels and spices.  It was intoxicating and completely addicting.     Playing with Chex cereals to create different mixes, blends, holiday recipes etc… is something that I find great pleasure in, and I’ve been known… 

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread With a Twist

Cranberry Avocado Pumpkin Bread

Perhaps I should have called this slightly tipsy, just a little bit adult cranberry avocado pumpkin bread? C’est la vie. For the past year or so I’ve been playing around with different pumpkin bread recipes, because  I adore the rich, creamy, subtle flavor that pumpkin adds to bread, and because Fall, y’all.    I have… 

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Guacamole Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

guacamole stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos

You read that right. Guacamole Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos! Whenever we grill, whether it’s for a few people, a huge crowd, for a football game, a birthday party, or just because; we make cream cheese stuffed grilled jalapenos.  We’ve been making them since Moby Dick was a minnow – I’m talking 17 years or more. … 

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Hershey's Syrup

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Hershey’s Syrup and a Giveaway!  There’s something about an ice cream sandwich that simply makes me happy. Delicious, creamy, smooth, ice cream sandwiched between two hunks of chocolate. Yes. Please and Thank You. I have so many memories that involve sitting on sun-warmed curbs licking the ice cream from the… 

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How To Wear Boots with Dresses

How to Wear Dresses with Cowboy Boots

I’m a Texas Girl. Boots are a part of my life, and they have been for as far back as I can remember. Way back when, it was me stomping around in my Dad’s boots… while some things have changed, my obsession passion for boots hasn’t.  What kind of boots I wear, and what I… 

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Grilled Banana Splits

Grilled Banana Splits

Let’s talk about turning banana splits on their sides – because it’s summer and that means grilling, but it also means ice cream, and Hershey’s Syrup so I combined my love for both, and I’m here to tell you; the result is mouth watering, delectable, sweet, rich, and bottom of the bowl lickable good.  Grilling… 

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Berrylicious Summer Salad with Honey Glazed Pecans

leafy green berry salad with honey glazed pecans

Delicious green salad with summer berries and honey glazed pecans  I absolutely adore spring and summer, because the farmer’s markets and stores are simply bursting with juicy, gorgeous, ripe berries and that makes me so happy. This scrumptious salad is definitely one of my new favorites.  The rich leafy greens, paired with 4 different berries,… 

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The Proof is in the Afterwards

camp invention patent

Monkey and Princess had a blast at Camp Invention last week. Here’s Monkey getting his very own patent certificate on the last day of Camp Invention. They looked forward to camp every day, they talked about what they would do, what they did, and what they thought they’d invent. They couldn’t wait to tell me… 

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