Category Archives: Family

The Grilling Season has begun

The weather is warm, the garden is blooming, so we’re outside grilling. Last night we had grilled chicken thighs and grilled veggie packets. The Grill Master. I made veggie packets with mostly home grown veggies. My husband grilled them while he was grilling the chicken. Grilled veggie packs are super easy. Chop veggies. I used …

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Garden Gab, Vlog Style

I am trying something new. I Vloged my Garden Gab this week. Vlog=Video Blog Please pardon the grass that needs mowing. Please pardon the wild movement. I am Not a professional, clearly. And…….If there was any doubt about my being a native Texan, after this Y’all won’t have ANY doubts. Garden Gab, Vlog ^^^^^^^^^ Click …

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My Tuesday Morning

The thing about birthdays is….sometimes you have to deal with issues like driver’s license renewal. My birthday is Friday, and I’ve been procrastinating the trip to the Department of Public Safety. Now I’m just days away from my license being expired. D’Oh! So, this morning my husband took the kids to school, and I headed …

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Friday Funny

Just a little sampling of the funny thing I found online this month. Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms. Don’t forget to enter my MyBlogSpark giveaway

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The packaging is everything…. a MyBlogSpark giveaway

I’m a fan of wholesale clubs like Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s. Okay, I have never actually been to BJ’s, but I hear it is awesome. Anyhoo, I love being able to buy items in bulk. The savings when buying things at a wholesale club can be amazing. Where else can you buy: a mattress …

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Baked Squash Casserole, food from my garden

Squash casserole is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. When I was a teenager, my Mother and I would go to a restaurant called “The Black-eyed Pea” and order veggie plates. Plates full of broccoli rice casserole, fried okra, cheese-y broccoli soup and the most amazing squash casserole. It was one of our favorite …

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Food from my Garden

This is the 2nd bunch of squash I’ve gathered. Meet Quasi-mato. He’s a happy little tomato with a hump. Quasi-mato is hanging out on my window sill in hope that his hump will ripen. Later this week I’ll have a squash casserole recipe for you. It’s vegetarian friendly, but not a vegan recipe.

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It’s one of those days…

I burnt my toast this morning. Most people would toss it and make new toast, but it’s on par with my luck lately so….. It’s sort of Debbie Downer-ish to say, but since October of last year Murphy’s Law has been making my family it’s bitch. I know, I don’t usually get all curse-y on …

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Garden Gab, Week 7

Is there anything better than watching things you planted blossom and grow? Well, okay watching my children grow tops watching my plants grow, but watching my plants grow is still pretty awesome. The warmth has taken hold here in Texas. The temps are holding steady in the mid to upper 80’s. I’d prefer the 70’s, …

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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

We’re not dairy free at my house, but we’ve got family members who are dairy, gluten and soy free. Trying my hand at Almond milk, well it just made sense. Making your own almond milk takes some time, but most of that time is soaking time. The “milking process” was not that lengthy, once I …

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