Chocolate Talk, Snowball Cookies, and Halloween

sugar snowball cookies

I don’t know if there’s an official chocolate season, but I think the entire month of October leading up to Halloween, and probably November and December and January… well, let’s just call it October through February shall we?  Chocolate season is October through February. That’s a lot of chocolate, y’all. A lot of chocolate cookies,… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays (Week 71)

rum soaked banana nut muffins

Happy Monday! You should start your day off with some of these Rum Soaked Banana Nut Muffin Bites – they’re scrumptious! How was your weekend? Did you eat anything delicious? I feel I should go ahead and apologize to your waistlines, because this week’s features are all sweets.  Really incredibly delightful, decadent, delicious sweets.

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 70}

oh how I missed their faces

There’s nothing as wonderful as coming home to spider monkey hugs; and cuddles on the couch that include hand holding and hearing “I love you, mom.  I missed you, mom” repeated over and over again. I had the most incredible time in Utah at the Better Blog Retreat this weekend, but there’s nothing like coming… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 69}

ASF Cast Iron Skillet

Happy Monday, y’all! Did you have a delicious weekend?  Did you make something incredible and share it with friends and family? There’s a lot going on behind the scenes of A Southern Fairytale right now, and one of these things is an incredible redesign with a new PERMANENT logo and easier functionality for the website…. 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 68}

easy and delicious healthy chicken poblano soup

 Happy Monday, y’all!  A cool front hit our corner of Texas this weekend, and it had me in baking, pumpkin, slow cooker mode. We’ve made Pumpkin Pie Cake Doughnut Bites, black bean pumpkin chili, and slow cooker roasted chicken.  Next up – more chili, taco soup, apple spice cake, some cobblers, and light chicken poblano… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 67}

Italian Cream Cake at Moody Gardens

Happy Monday Morning! Let’s start today out with something a bit delicious.   Moody Gardens and The City of Galveston Visitors Bureau hosted a lunch at Blog Elevated on Friday, and they began the lunch with Italian Cream Cake slices on each table.  I have oodles of respect for a place that begins the meal with… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 66}

happy eighth birthday

Happy Monday, y’all. What a weekend we had!  Monkey turned 8 on Saturday; attended 2 birthday parties on his birthday – neither for him, and had his birthday party on Sunday at our favorite gymnastics complex.  It was a Texans themed party,and I made the kids’ favorite ice cream cone cupcakes and decorated them with… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 65}

Wham Socks

Happy Monday, y’all! It’s week 65 of Mouthwatering Mondays! Technically it’s like week 265 or some such, but it’s week 65 of the new and improved Mouthwatering Mondays. Hope you had a wonderfully relaxing &/or productive weekend! We’re ready to kick off another week of school, football, tumbling, and volleyball!! Let’s do this! Y’all shared… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 64}

my little FO1 Texans Football player | A Southern Fairytale

  Monday! Monday! Monday! I swear that yesterday was Monday, and then I blinked {- -} and it’s Monday again!  I guess that’s what happens when school and sports kick into gear.  Princess is trying out for a competitive volleyball league, Monkey is playing his first season of football, and we’re learning about their upcoming… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 61}

Strawberry Cheesecake with cocoa puffs crust, chocolate gananche and blackberry infused, white chocolate drizzle

Happy Monday, y’all! Look at this gorgeous cheesecake that my brother made for my birthday!   That’s a strawberry cheesecake with a cocoa puff crust, chocolate ganache glaze, and a blackberry infused white chocolate drizzle.  {I know!!!} The garnish was fresh blackberries and real mint.   It was out of this world incredible.  It was… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 59}

lake somerville texas sunset

Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a truly Mouthwatering week so far!  We are recovering {read doing mounds of laundry} after being out at the lake for vacation last week.  It was wonderful.  Family, the great outdoors, oodles of water, and hundreds of new memories made.  I see a family tradition forming.  We are very relaxed,… 

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