How to Make The Best Damn Guacamole Ever

molcajete guacamole | A Southern Fairytale

It’s no secret that guacamole is one of my favorite foods.  I’m constantly checking in at Mexican restaurants, tweeting and instagramming with the #guactribe hashtag, and devouring guacamole by the bowl-ful. Some of my favorite memories, biggest belly laughs, deepest soul baring conversations, and silliest moments have happened over a dish of guacamole. So when… 

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Spicy Ginger Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

spicy ginger beef stir fry

For as far back as I can remember, my Dad’s pepper-steak has been one of my favorite Chinese foods – tender steak, crispy bright veggies, and the delicious umami from the soy and spices.  Pepper Steak is one of the dishes we save for special occasions, it’s a bit time intensive and I’m all about… 

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Making Muffins and Memories

Granny's Bran Muffins

Some of my favorite, and most vivid memories of childhood are centered around my Granny’s kitchen. Like many southern women of her time, Granny showered those she loved with food. Whether it was chicken fried steak, chess pie, apple pie, cinnamon rolls or chicken spaghetti; Granny’s kitchen was always a source of love, food, family,… 

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Game Day Eats

friday night lights

Football and Texas They’re practically synonymous, right? Around here, football means family, food, and friends. If there’s a game on – there’s a crowd and cheering and sharing and laughter and memories being made. My very first football game that I can remember was at Kyle Field, watching the Aggies.  I have no idea who… 

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Holiday Baking with Heilala Vanilla

Baker's Ultimate Vanilla Gift Pack from Heilala

December is here, but my Holiday baking season began Mid-November. Whether it was Bourbon Candied Glazed Pecans,, Cranberry Walnut Rum Fudge or Southern Brown Sugar Shortbread Pecan Pie Bars   I’ve been baking and recipe testing up a storm. My friend, Stephanie aka Queen Scarlett emailed a few of us and asked if we’d be… 

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A Texas Thanksgiving Menu

thanksgiving turkey and dressing

Hey y’all! The weather is finally cooling off down here in Texas, Princess’ birthday has passed (TEN! She is TEN! – How did that happen?) which means it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving!!  We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, and I’m really excited to A)not be traveling and B)having Thanksgiving in my own house!! I… 

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