Rodeo Style Smoked Turkey Legs (and a Giveaway)

March means it’s Rodeo Season in Houston! Bring on the boots, the food, the music, the food…..

When Nathan and I think about rodeo foods, we immediately think of smoked turkey legs.

Juicy, fall off the bone tender, crispy, crackling skin, melt in your mouth delicious smoked turkey legs.

Have you ever smoked a turkey leg?  It’s so much easier than you might think.

A few spices, a savory rub, a few hours in a smoker, and you have delicious, crisp, spicy, blackened, rodeo-worthy turkey legs in your own home.

spicy smoked turkey leg just like you get at the rodeo … 

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Crunchy, Salty, Delicious Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon, Pecans, and Sugar OH MY!  You can’t go wrong with ingredients like those!  a huge thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this post I’m not one for jumping on bandwagons, and while I love bacon – I don’t think that every single food out there needs bacon added to it, however… the saltiness and savoriness… 

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NYC with Oh Sweet Basil, Aggie's Kitchen, and Picky Palate

This One Time in New York

Last month Fisher Nuts flew all of the #thinkfisher ambassadors to NYC for an event at Butter with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli It was such an incredible experience.  It’s been more that 20 years since I was last in NYC, and while I remember NYC being big, I don’t remember it being quite so BIG! The… 

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a little sunday night mudding

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 75}

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was filled with joy, laughter, and a little messiness.   We had some crazy cold days, followed by rain, and then a gorgeous Sunday filled with sunshine, blue skies, and temps in the high 70’s; so Nathan took a group of kiddos out muddin’ on the golf cart; because, Texas. … 

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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Have you ever made something so incredibly delicious that it’s stopped you in your tracks? Something so scrumptious that you can’t stop eating it? I’ve been making this pumpkin gingerbread for a few years now {and I apologize for being the worst person ever and not sharing it with y’all, but it never lasts long enough… 

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volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

Two Little Words

“What was the best part of your day today?”   That’s what I ask my kids and their friends when I pick them up from school each day. The answers range from: “It was library day!” to “I sat next to X at lunch today”  to “I helped X in PE/Art/Music” to “My teacher smiled at me”… 

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Goodnight 10

The tie dye cake cones are cooling on the rack. The red velvet cake cones are nearly ready to come out of the oven. You’ve just come down for one more kiss, one last joke, one more hug, a few minutes more… I hug you, I laugh, I kiss you, and I nudge you upstairs……. 

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waiting his turn

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 74}

Happy Monday, y’all!  How was your weekend? Our weekend was full of Football Championship games, chilly weather, slow cooker taco soup, recipe testing, and relaxing. Just look at that little Monkey waiting for his turn to go in.  He played a great game, and my heart just melts seeing his little figure there with his coaches…. 

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Give a girl the right boots and she can conquer the world

This Week in Happiness {Week 23}

Happiness is many things.  This week Happiness came in the form of this adorable sign that a friend surprised me with <3  Thank you Amy!!! I do love my boots, and I think this pretty much nails it! Entertainment Every time I hear Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it Off” I smile and get my shimmy on.  I… 

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A Southern Fairytale in Times Square

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 73}

Happy Monday!  I spent a few days in New York last week with Fisher Nuts for an event with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, where I had the most scrumptious Walnut and Fontina Mac and Cheese.  I walked around Times Square with Jenny and Lori and took pictures in the rain with our New York Umbrellas. If you… 

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unsliced garlic bread

Overnight Garlic Bread

This garlic bread is the garlickiest garlic bread you’ll ever meet. Should you want to repel vampires, this is the recipe for you. Do you see those rich, gold swirls of color in the bread?  That’s garlic and olive oil. Have you ever seen a garlic bread that was so infused with flavor that you… 

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Elizabeth Gilbert's Glorious Mess Quote

This Week in Happiness {Week 22}

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s FB page These This Week in Happiness posts are one of my favorite things to do; I love concentrating on happiness, and finding things that bring me joy and sharing them with y’all.  Focusing on happiness is incredibly life changing, y’all. <3 

don't blow it

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 72}

Happy Monday-after-Halloween!  I feel as if that should be today’s official title – or alternately, Happy-Monday-After-The-Time-Change-Who-Else-Forgot-to-Change-a-Clock? We forgot to move Princess’ clock back, so she woke up at 4:40 and started getting ready for school today!!! OOOPS!  Yeah, we kinda “blew that”…. That’s the picture we used for her Student Council President campaign poster  “Don’t… 

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Carved Avocado Skull

Devilishly Delicious Spicy Black Bean Avocado Dip

This cheesy spicy black bean avocado dip might be one of the easiest, and most versatile recipes I’ve ever made.      I love food that’s a hot mess.  Food that is spreadable, dippable, and just makes you feel happy when you eat it.  Hot mess food is rarely pretty to look at, certainly doesn’t… 

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sugar snowball cookies

Chocolate Talk, Snowball Cookies, and Halloween

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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