Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 59}

Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a truly Mouthwatering week so far!  We are recovering {read doing mounds of laundry} after being out at the lake for vacation last week.  It was wonderful.  Family, the great outdoors, oodles of water, and hundreds of new memories made.  I see a family tradition forming.  We are very relaxed, our freckles have multiplied, and our hearts are full of happiness.

  lake somerville texas sunset


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margaritas with laura

This Week in Happiness {Week 8}

“You’re Like Bacon, You Make Everything Better.” – a sign in the French Quarter   There are so many things that have brought me great joy this week, probably the best thing that happened this week is that I got to fly to New Orleans and spend the weekend with my wonderful friend, Laura. We’ve… 

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Happily Ever What color Me Rad family photo

Happily Ever What!

The kids chose our Color Me Rad Team Name. Happily Ever What! This past Saturday we got up before the roosters and the sun and most sane people, put on our family team shirts, our neon sunglasses and headed down to reliant stadium to run the Houston 2014 Color Me Rad. We ran, we jogged,… 

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mikes waffles

Mouthwatering Mondays {Week 35}

Happy Monday, y’all!! I hope y’all had a wonderful week and weekend!!  We ran the Houston Color Me Rad 5K with our kids, relaxed, ate well, and were quite productive.   I made these roasted poblano burgers for dinner tonight, but that’s about as much as I’ve cooked all weekend. Princess, however, got up this morning… 

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This Week in Happiness {Week 7}

“Happiness is like a kiss, you must share it to enjoy it” – Bernard Meltzer It’s time for my favorite part of the week.  Sharing the things that have brought me happiness this week.

spicy ginger beef stir fry

Spicy Ginger Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

For as far back as I can remember, my Dad’s pepper-steak has been one of my favorite Chinese foods – tender steak, crispy bright veggies, and the delicious umami from the soy and spices.  Pepper Steak is one of the dishes we save for special occasions, it’s a bit time intensive and I’m all about… 

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First Kiss

Monkey Speak

My youngest brother-in-law got married this past weekend, in a lovely ceremony in a tee-tiny East Texas town. My handsome husband was the best man, and he looks rather dapper in his champagne suit; if I do say so myself. Monkey is quite enamored with all things dapper.  He loves tuxedos {is rather upset that… 

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chicken parmesan wonton cups

Mouthwatering {Mondays?} – Week 34

Do you know what happens when you don’t hit SCHEDULE POST on your MWM post? Nothing.  That’s What. {le sigh} Hey y’all! How was your week?  The weekend? Did y’all survive without FOOTBALL?!!! We roadtripped to waaaaay East Texas, the kids saw their first snow, and my youngest brother-in-law got married. Here’s the kids enjoying… 

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100th day of school

This Week in Happiness {Week 6}

“Always find time for the things that make you happy to be alive” – So many things have brought me joy this week. Family, The Olympics Starting, Books, Music, Roaring Fires, 100th Day of School outfits. Monkey called his look “100th day old man” Princess called her look “Get off my lawn”

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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