Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 46}

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope your weekend was filled with deliciousness and all kinds of mouthwatering goodies!

We grilled burgers, had a crawfish boil, and watched The Sandlot on the house – SO FUN!  Then there were the egg hunts – Candy GALORE!!

crawfish and burgers


On to the recipes!… 

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margarita on the rocks

1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila… Floor

The title has nothing to do with the post, other than there’s tequila involved in making margaritas and every time I see tequila I think back to our Senior Class trip to Cancun and the t-shirt that one of the guys wore that said – “1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila.. Floor” Welcome to my… 

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Granny's Bran Muffins

Making Muffins and Memories

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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superbowl poster

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 33}

Happy Monday, y’all! What did y’all think of the game last night? Princess was so excited about the ‘Big Game’ and our block party that she made a poster to hang in our neighbor’s garage.   It was a great night with lots of neighbors and friends and food! So much food!  Nathan and I… 

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gratitiude journal

This Week in Happiness {Week 5}

“I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health” – Voltaire Happy Super Bowl, y’all! Are you going for the Broncs? The Hawks? Who’re you rootin’ for today? I’m rooting for the Broncos and the food I have so many wonderful things making me happy this week, and I can’t wait… 

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friday night lights

Game Day Eats

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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Honey Chipotle Spiced Almonds

Honey Chipotle Glazed Spiced Almonds

I have a confession to make, y’all. I’m completely obsessed with these Honey Chipotle Spiced almonds. I have serious love for honey-chipotle anything, and when added to these almonds… oh. my. word. I made several variations of these, playing with the heat level, the honey, the spices, and the version that I’m sharing with y’all… 

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princess the baker

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 32}

Happy Monday, y’all! Today is an exceptionally wonderful Monday, it’s my sweet husband’s 38th birthday!  LOVE YOU, NATHAN! In celebration of Nathan’s birthday, Princess baked him a cake all by herself.  This is her first solo baking experience, and I’m so proud of her <3 My kitchen may look like a cocoa powder/powdered sugar bomb… 

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fairytale sign

This Week in Happiness {Week 4}

“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll Focusing on happiness will change your world.  -me I’ve spent about a year and a half trying to focus on the positive, finding the good in life, and focusing on peace and allowing the negative to pass through and fall away, and it has truly changed me. … 

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Homemade Caramel Corn: Growing up Gabel

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 31}

Happy Monday, y’all! Mouthwatering Mondays is a bit late this week. Our internet blew up yesterday, so I’m sitting here at the new Jimmy Changa’s in Katy, having a margarita and fajitas while I write this up.  The kids are playing on the playground, and I’m grateful for restaurants with good food, kid friendly areas,… 

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stitch fix

This Week in Happiness {Week 3}

“A single word can be a powerful thing.  It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything.”  ~ Ali Edwards  Focusing on happiness will change your world.  -me It’s so easy to fixate on the negative, or on what’s wrong, what hasn’t gone right… but all that does is drain you, and deplete… 

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chicken poblano soup

Lighter Chicken Poblano Soup

I like soup, when it’s really really good soup – like this skinny Chicken Poblano Soup.  If soup isn’t succulent, delicious, and completely moment of silence inducing – I don’t see the point. This soup is moments of silence-worthy – if it weren’t for the moans of delight that it elicits. Spicy poblano peppers –… 

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sugar cookie doughnuts

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 30}

Happy Monday, y’all! I’m excited to jump back into the Mouthwatering Mondays gig.  It’s like slipping into a favorite pair of comfy jeans, and having them fit perfectly; like biscuits and gravy – chicken fried lobster and creme brulee’ french toast… a perfect pairing. Let’s dive right in and get started! Our favorite Saturday restaurant… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 2}

Happy Sunday, y’all! ” Celebrate what you want to see more of ” ~ Tom Peters   I love focusing on the happy and finding the beauty in life.  I know that I mentioned it last week, but I feel that I must mention it again, Karen’s Create 2014 is making me extremely happy.   It’s… 

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cheesy ham and hashbrown breakfast casserole

Mouthwatering Mondays 2014 {week 29}

Welcome back, y’all!  It’s the first Mouthwatering Monday of 2014!!! Can y’all believe that it’s 2014 already? It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had Mouthwatering Mondays, and I blame the holidays.. and the flu… and the holidays. Although I must tell y’all – taking a break is lovely. Thanks to all of y’all who’ve… 

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