Rachel’s Texas Bloody Mary Recipe

Do you want to build a snowman?
No?
How about a Bloody Mary?

spicy bloody mary with bacon and spicy green beans

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 of the Bloody Mary turning 80!!!!

I don’t really need a reason to enjoy a Bloody Mary… today ends in Y? Good enough for me! 

 I like my Bloody Marys spicy, and what goes well with spicy?

Well, everything – duh, but salty and sweet pairs perfectly with spicy – so I opted for buttermilk waffles and fried chicken!

stack of buttermilk waffles and fried chicken

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Chex Mix Holiday giveaway

Devilishly Good Spicy Chex Mix

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ASF Cast Iron Skillet

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 69}

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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Go towards the sunshine via Pinterest

This Week in Happiness {Week 20}

via pinterest So much happiness to share with y’all. Books Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of the fabulously delicious website, Skinnytaste. I met Gina at Better Blog Retreat last year and was immediately enchanted with her.  She’s funny, smart, lovely, friendly, energetic, and as sweet as apple pie. 

easy and delicious healthy chicken poblano soup

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 68}

 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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butterscotch oatmeal cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

What cookie takes you on a trip back to childhood?   What cookie whisks you back to flour coated faces, sticky fingers, and snatching barely cooled straight-out-of-the-oven-still-too-hot-to-eat cookies? One bite of an Oatmeal Scotchie sends me straight back to my Granny’s kitchen.  Straight back to fighting with my brothers over pouring, stirring, mixing, spoon licking, and… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 67}

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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Cranberry Avocado Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread With a Twist

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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happy eighth birthday

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 66}

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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easy chalkboard fridge tutorial

Easy DIY Chalkboard Paint Refrigerator Tutorial

I know I don’t normally share DIY’s and Crafts with y’all, but y’all went crazy over this chalkboard fridge when I was instagramming the process and so many of y’all asked for a tutorial that I felt like I needed to do this.   I feel I should note*** I am not a DIY blogger…. 

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Wham Socks

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 65}

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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Boots with dresses Princess Style

Who Needs Caffeine?

Yesterday started just like every other school day this year has. I woke up, went in to wake both kids up, washed my face, brushed my teeth… went in to wake both kids up, again. After ensuring that both kids were physically out of bed, eyes open, and moving towards getting dressed and making beds;… 

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Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 64}

  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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guacamole stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos on the grill

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 63}

WHEW! First week of school in the books – here we are starting the second week already!  Where has the time gone? We celebrated the first week of school by taking the kids to their first High School Varsity football game at the high school we’re zoned for here in Katy, and with good food,… 

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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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