Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Overnight Oatmeal Bread

  I love oatmeal bread. Honestly, I just love oatmeal. Cookies, bread, in a bowl with a little brown sugar and butter…Yep I have a food-mance with oatmeal. I love fresh bread, I also love easy recipes. This recipe will fulfill both of those things fresh and easy.  Nothing smells better than fresh bread baking …

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Tri-Color potato salad

Happy Memorial Day! A BIG, HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM. Without the selfless sacrifices of all those who have fought and those who have lost their lives in the fight, my life might be very different. So, it’s already HOT in Texas. Seriously, it’s going to be in the …

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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar isn’t like normal Caviar. I don’t remember where I first had this yummy black-eyed pea dip, and I don’t know what other names it might go by, I have always known it as Texas Caviar. Black-eyed peas (I used the canned variety, but you could work with fresh or frozen(just cook them first) …

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Garden gab Week 10

Here’s a peek at my garden this week. Notice the baby zucchini. Yay! 😀 My Okra is still being munched. 😦 All the other plants are still growing happily. I expect more veggie production any day now. My tomatoes are still green, they better start getting red soon or I’ll be tempted to use them …

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Heavenly homemade granola….

It’s 10 pm on Friday night. What are you doing? Me? I’m making granola. For reals. Homemade granola. I know, I’m a Party Animal.  Woot Woot! Before I go into the recipe, the who, what, when, or where…I got the recipe I used/modified  from The Full Vine. Check out The Full Vine…you’ll totally be glad …

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Two new cookbooks and a canning House Party™

I’m super excited, the two canning books I ordered got here today! Yay! I have done a bit of canning in past years, mostly bell peppers and jalapeno. I can not wait to dig into these books and broaden my canning knowledge. Canning for a new generation has recipes like ” Fried okra with black-eyed …

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The Power and Love in a word.

What things do you say to your children that might seem mean or unfair to them, but are words you speak with love? (An open letter to my children) As you have grown, you’ve heard the word “NO” quite of lot.  In fact, “No” was one of your first words. Of course, your first words …

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What I’m reading in the blogging world this week.

Oh boy…my oh my I have been a busy blog surfer this week! I’ve been all over the place.  And since I had a busy day and we ate dinner in the car, Chic-fil-a. Yumm! I decided to spread some platonic interweb love tonight.  Clockwork Lemon has a step by step on making homemade tortillas …

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Green Chilie Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Here is what I’m doing with my left over black beans and rice. Last week, my husband and I went to Chili’s for lunch. We ordered the soup and salad lunch, and my husband picked the Green Chilie Chicken soup.  It was delicious!  I was tempted to steal it from him. I thought about it, …

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Shopping with your community in mind…Meet Kim

Meet Kim 1. My name is Kim Black, and I live in Irving, Texas with my wonderful husband Byron and two awesome kiddos Sophie, age 8, and Spencer, age 5. I’m not sure that I EVER used a grocery store coupon until I became a stay-at-home mom when my daughter Sophie was born in 2002. …

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