I miss a lot of things about Texas. Moving clear across the country is no joke, people. I miss my friends, I miss having family nearby (especially my finally retired mother-in-law... I did not get to take full advantage of that before we moved... and I had waited years for her to retire!), and I … Continue reading Things I miss about Texas
The Pioneer Woman and I go way back. We're so tight, I call her P-dub. I think I started reading her blog and making her recipes back in 2008 or 2009, but whenever it was, I've never looked back. I love her so much, I own all three of her cookbooks. That's commitment, baby.I discovered … Continue reading Best tomato soup EVER
I'm not a fan of applesauce. As with most of my issues and idiosyncrasies, I'm pretty sure this is my mother's fault. Before I was old enough to swallow a pill with a glass of water, she would crush up my medicine in applesauce and make me eat it whenever I was sick. And we … Continue reading Let’s get saucy
Y'all. I made something totally awesome for dinner. It was inspired by this recipe which was shared with me by my fab friend Melissa. She's a good cook, a devoted wife, an excellent seamstress, a great mom, a kick-ass army veteran, a gardener of renown, and she builds one heck of a farm table. (Love her. … Continue reading How do you say farfalle?!
My BFFs in the kitchen are my knives and my appliances. Today, some appliance love for you. It needs to be said: Food. Processors. Are. AWESOME.What else can take whole carrots to grated carrots with the push of a button?The food processor can!And chunks of pineapple to pineapple purée with only a finger?The food processor … Continue reading Ode to the Food Processor
It's my birthday, y'all! And look what I got!!!Wearing a scarf in April. Because it's not Texas, y'all.No, not the swing set or the grass or the tennis courts. RAIN BOOTS! (Ignore the scarf. April here is not springlike. Yet.)As a Texan, I never had a need for rain boots. Wellies. Galoshes. Whatever you want … Continue reading Birthday boots!
Recently, I experienced the utmost of inconveniences when our microwave went kaput. This sad occurrence took place midway through reheating leftovers for dinner on a Sunday. I had heated Carebear and Mickey's bowls of pasta, and then I put in Josh's. I hit the 2 minute button and... nothing. Well, not entirely nothing. The microwave … Continue reading First-world problems
It's possible that I have a Cadbury Creme Egg problem. They're here!!!!Is it a sign of addiction to look forward to something all year, and then hardly be able to control one's consumption of a particular substance when it becomes available?Come to mamaI haven't even kept track of how many I've eaten since I first found them … Continue reading Chocolate from across the pond
When I accessed my blog for the first time in a looooong time last week, I momentarily wondered why it took me nearly three years to get back to it. I really couldn't remember a reason other than LIFE. Then I saw the date of my last post: March 27, 2012. And it became abundantly … Continue reading Sustained by the Lord
My holiday boards on Pinterest are prolific. If I'm lucky, I remember to consult them in the weeks leading up to a holiday so that I can implement some of the amazing ideas I pinned. So many fun things to do, so little ability to focus my energy on them... A couple years ago, … Continue reading Egging the neighbors