water fairy princess

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 89}

Happy Monday {ish} Hope you're having a wonderfully, delicious, delightful, and decadent day!  We've finally gotten some gorgeous weather down here and it's had us stretching our legs and lifting our faces to the sun. The grill's been heating up with spicy grilled shrimp quesadillas, steaks, poblano burgers and more... but what y'all have going has my fingers twitching … [Read More...]

powdered sugar and funnel cakes | A Southern Fairytale

Easy Funnel Cake Recipe

Whenever we go to the rodeo, the fair, the boardwalk – my kids want funnel cakes. Fluffy, crispy, chewy, sweet, powdered sugar dusted fried swirls of awesomeness. I had no clue that funnel cakes were so simple to make, or so much fun to make… let’s just say that now that I know, there will be lots… 

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chewy brown sugar chocolate chip cookies

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 88}

Happy Monday!  Are you recovering from Spring Break like us, or just starting yours?  We’ve devoured about 4 dozen of these brown sugar chocolate chip cookies over the past week, and it’s time for me to get back into running and working out to make up for it!  They’re so worth it, though. Y’all are… 

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Soft and Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want a perfectly delicious, yet simple – chocolate chip cookie – a crisp around the edges, chewy in the middle, chocolate chip cookie. If you’re anything like Princess – you want one without frills – no additions. no fruit. no silliness.  Just sugars, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and happiness. A couple months ago… 

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Beef and broccoli stir fry veggies simmering in the wok

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 87}

Happy Monday, y’all.  We’re on Spring Break this week and while the weather isn’t cooperating, my kitchen is.   We’ve made stir fry,  some incredibly delicious basic chocolate chip cookies (at Princess’ request) I’ll be sharing the recipe this week, and we have grilled up some of our favorite poblano burgers I’d love to hear… 

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delicious spicy ginger beef and broccoli stir fry

Easy Spicy Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry

I adore stir fry.  I have a passion for tossing veggies, spices, and meat in my wok until the steamy, spicy, fragrant aroma has taken over my kitchen and the veggies are bright and crisp, the meat savory, tender, and spicy.   I could eat stir fry every single day – especially when it’s packed with chili… 

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Carnival's Molten Chocolate Melting Cake

This Week in Happiness {Week 28}

Happy Friday, y’all! How was your week?  I guess I should say weeks, since I missed last week.  Sorry, I was so busy playing catch up from the cruise, and I was barely on the computer at all!  We have been playing with some delicious recipes, though.  Cookies, cakes, and stir fry oh my!!!! There… 

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Taking a bite out of a smoked turkey leg

Rodeo Style Smoked Turkey Legs

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?… 

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Crepes with Key Lime Custard and Blueberry Sauce from The Gold Lining Girl

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 86}

Happy Monday! Hope you’ve had a delicious week!   I had the pleasure of teaching a pinnable images class at the Thrive Conference for bloggers in the Woodlands this past weekend; I got to hear speakers I’ve never heard before, and met lots of fabulous Houston bloggers.     It was so much fun! I… 

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Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes.  Double Baked Potatoes.  Whatever you call them, they’re one of my favorite comfort foods. So very, very many mouthwatering adjectives could be used to describe this wonderful dish from my childhood. Delicious, Creamy, Cheesy, Comforting, Rich…. the list goes on and on. This is a combination of two of my favorite dishes… 

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Orange iguana in Cozumel

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 85}

Happy Monday!  Hope it’s delicious!  We’re back from our cruise, a bit more freckled, a lot more relaxed, and definitely missing the gorgeous Caribbean waters, and our cruising buddies, Giggles Galore and Moosh in Indy!  We made a few other friends, too – like this gorgeous orange iguana in Cozumel. What did you do last… 

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on our way to pick up Casey

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 84}

Happy Monday! I hope your Valentines Day was filled with love and joy and chocolate <3  Mine was spent with people I love and adore, and I feel so very blessed for that. I love seeing the faces behind the blogs I read, and I hope y’all do too!  In that hope, here’s an IG snapshot… 

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carnival cruise lines chocolate cake

Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake Recipe

When we went on our first Carnival Cruise in 2010 – everyone said: Eat the Melting Chocolate Cake.  It’s to die for, it’s the best thing on the ship, it’s legendary, it’s incredible, their chocolate cake is the thing of legends. Seriously, every single person told us to try the molten lava, volcano chocolate, melting… 

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Grilled Strawberry shortcakes with amaretto whipped cream

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 83}

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a delicious weekend filled with food, family, laughter, and happiness.  It was a gorgeous weekend here in Katy, so we spent a lot of time at baseball, outdoors, and playing with the neighbors. It’s almost Valentines Day!  I think you should make some of these Grilled Strawberry Shortcakes with Amaretto… 

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grumpier old man 100th day of school

This Week in Happiness {Week 27}

Happy Friday, y’all!  It’s time for This Week in Happiness. The happiest part of this week was walking to school with this character on the 100th day of school while he shouted “Get Off My Lawn” in his best grumpy old man voice. or it might have been watching Princess and her fellow hula hoop teammates bring… 

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