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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holding hands

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I remember the first time our hands met, moments after you were born. Your tiny fingers wrapped around my finger and squeezed so hard that it took my breath away.  Every day your hands change, they grow, they become stronger, more capable, and every day I want to hold your hands in mine.  I want… 

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leafy green berry salad with honey glazed pecans

Berrylicious Summer Salad with Honey Glazed Pecans

Delicious green salad with summer berries and honey glazed pecans  I absolutely adore spring and summer, because the farmer’s markets and stores are simply bursting with juicy, gorgeous, ripe berries and that makes me so happy. This scrumptious salad is definitely one of my new favorites.  The rich leafy greens, paired with 4 different berries,… 

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princess' lemonade stand

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 57}

Happy Monday, y’all!  How was your week?  Did you eat anything outstanding, make something mouthwatering? We grilled up a cream cheese and pepper stuffed fajita roll wrapped in bacon.  It was incredible. We also danced in the rain, shared meals with friends, and swam. It was all the wonderful things summer should be. Princess got… 

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grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade amaretto brown sugar whipped cream

Brown Sugar, Amaretto Whipped Cream with Grilled Angel Food Cake and Strawberries

grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade brown sugar amaretto whipped cream Have you ever had homemade whipped cream?  It’s 3 simple ingredients, but it tastes anything but simple.  I remember the first time I had homemade whipped cream, it was at my Aunt Ellen’s house.  It had never dawned on me that whipped cream was something… 

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Amaretto Brown Sugar Whipped Cream topped grilled strawberry shortcake bites

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 56}

Happy Monday, y’all! Did you have a delicious weekend?  We did!  I played with a margarita recipe, some mimosas, finalized the recipe for this little beauty… recipe coming this week! My mom and I took the kids to see Shrek The Musical at The Theatre Company in Bryan it was phenomenal! {if you’re in the… 

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fajita grilled chicken with buttermilk avocado ranch dressing

Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing {and a salad to go with it}

Have you ever been out to eat, tasted something, and decided it’s absolutely something you must have in your life – as often as possible? That’s how it was for us the first time we had the Avocado Ranch Dressing. There’s something about avocado ranch.. it’s creamy, rich, cool, tangy.. it’s not your typical ranch,… 

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Being throw in the pool

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 55}

Happy Monday! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Ours was filled with friends, frivolity, and water! Did you eat anything delicious this week?  I’d love to hear about it, and if you’re looking for inspiration… look no further…

camp invention patent

The Proof is in the Afterwards

Monkey and Princess had a blast at Camp Invention last week. Here’s Monkey getting his very own patent certificate on the last day of Camp Invention. They looked forward to camp every day, they talked about what they would do, what they did, and what they thought they’d invent. They couldn’t wait to tell me… 

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Southern Crawfish Boil

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 54}

Happy Monday, y’all! Did you have a nice weekend?  We had Laura and her family with us this weekend.  We went to a Crawfish Boil,  ate a LOT of Crawfish, sausage, potatoes, and corn. YUM   Sunday, I introduced them to the Coffee Malt, and while Laura and I sat working on our computers and… 

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My Taste in Music on Pinterest

This Week in Happiness {Week 19}

It’s a new week, let’s talk Happiness! This pin describes my taste in music exactly, and it makes me smile each time I see it.   So much happiness to share with y’all this week. FIRST!  June 6th marked ONE YEAR since my mom finished Chemo & Radiation.  Monday, my mom had surgery for a… 

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Camp Invention Summer Camp Day 1

Summer Camp {Invention}

For my whole life, getting ready for summer camp has meant sunscreen, bug spray, and swimsuits. Not a one of those came in to play while getting my kids ready for Summer Camp this past weekend. We did, however, poll the neighbors asking if they had any electronics that the kids could cut the cords… 

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Honey Lime Glazed Fruit Salad | Honest and Truly

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 53}

Happy Monday, y’all! Our 2013/2014 School Year ended on Thursday, so it’s officially SUMMER!!!!! The kids start a new camp today, one that involves them taking broken bits and pieces of electronics  with them.  A camp that involves them seeing bits of trash as something with potential.  I can’t wait to see what they come… 

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The first kiss

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 52}

  Happy Monday, y’all! Nathan and I are celebrating THIRTEEN years of marriage today!   I swear it’s gone by in a blink!!! We have celebrated our anniversary by having lunch at Chipotle, buying Monkey a new bat and special catcher’s mitt, and we’ll cap it off tonight at the baseball field cheering Monkey’s team… 

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Avocado and Caprese Fixings for stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados with Spicy Balsamic Glaze

What do you do when you have a fresh shipment of California Avocados, some delicious mozzarella, a bursting basil plant, some fresh tomatoes and a craving for something easy and delicious?   You make the most delicious Caprese Stuffed Avocados with a spicy balsamic drizzle, of course!