Tag Archives: Garlic

Chicken Pot Pie

What could be more comforting or more fall – winter-ey than chicken pot pie? That question was totally rhetorical. In my opinion, no store-bought pot pie will ever come close to the taste of a home-made pot pie. I’ll be totally honest, home-made takes a little more time to make, but it is totally worth …

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Thanksgiving and Holiday prep, an a confession about shopping

The North American holiday, Thanksgiving is just around the corner (for those of us in the United States).  If you follow many foodie blogs that are U.S. based, I’m sure you’re already very aware of this. We are talking turkey, getting very verbal about veggies, posting a plethora of pies. Oh, that was silly.  I’ll …

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What to do with Halloween pumpkins

After the Halloween party, I had 6 lovely pumpkins to deal with. The first one met my knife yesterday and then I gutted and roasted it. Does that sound homicidal? Perhaps I’ve been watching too much crime tv huh? I roasted the pumpkin seeds. Here is what I coated them with: 2 tsp olive oil …

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Happy Halloween!

The great things about Halloween are the fun, the friends and the candy. And…. the Halloween parties are such fun! Muahahahaha! The good things about parties are too numerous to mention. The bad thing about parties is the clean-up. Yeah. Love parties, hate clean-up. Great parties need a day of rest after them. Well, at …

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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. Texas Caviar isn’t very spicy, the way I make it, and it tastes amazing! I’m mid-way through my …

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Meatless Monday….3 bean soup.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!   We’ve had a wonderful weekend here in central Texas.  🙂  The Texas State Fair opened on Friday, we’re planning to visit the fair tomorrow (Tuesday).  My children have Monday and Tuesday off this week, for the fair and a teacher in-service (6 weeks grade entering day). On Sunday …

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Mini, but mighty meaty.

I must confess, I make meatloaf using muffin pans.  Is that strange?  Probably.  See, sometimes it’s like Dinner Time Fight Club around here.  Everybody, and I mean everybody wants the crunchy bits.  How can I make everybody happy and support family harmony? Mini meatloaf.  It’s the only why I know how to make sure everyone …

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Red Tortilla Soup with Chicken

I love soups…love them…gobble them up. Soups freeze well, they taste better on day two or day three, I love soup. If it’s a Tex-Mex soup….even better. Tex-Mex is one of my true food loves. Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, maybe it’s just because Tex-Mex is Awesomesauce. If you’re in the northern part of …

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Mongolian Beef….Fake Out

I’m sort of a creature of habit.  I know what I like and I tend to stay near it.  Part of my reason for starting this blog, besides being able to share my life, my garden and recipes with all of you fine folks, is to give me a good reason to step out of …

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Turkey Bacon Jam

So, over the weekend I made turkey bacon jam. I’m sure you’re saying Wha? Bacon jam? Turkey bacon? Yes, friends, I said turkey bacon jam. It’s savory and it’s sweet. It’s heavenly on toast. It’s pure brilliance. I got the idea from Foodie with Family. I believe she got the idea from the Martha Stewart’s …

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