Tag Archives: Olive oil

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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Easy Chicken Tacos

I had both kiddos home sick yesterday.   So, yesterday was a hectic day.  Did I mention that my husband works from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays?  No?  Well, he does so we had a full house yesterday. Dinner sort of snuck up on me.   Not that I’m saying it tip-toed up behind me and spooked …

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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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Slow it Down, Slow cooker beef stew.

The Winner of my Yoplait giveaway was Linda of Savoring Every Bite! She recently posted a lovely Pumpkin Rugelach recipe that you should totally check out! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I adore my slow cookers. Yes, I said cookers…as in plural, as in I have 3. Well, I have 4 of you count the little dipper (warming only). …

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Chili cheese pies

I got a new iPhone 4S on Friday. The camera is amazing, it even has a flash. Awesomesauce. Because my new phone rocks, and because I heart Liz of a Belle, a Bean and a Chicago dog I’m linking up for iPhone photo phun. I made chili on Tuesday. Yummy turkey chili. Now, I’m making …

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My new favorite cooking show….

If you’re like me and you can’t sleep you either end up watching cooking shows or infomercials. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Of course, sometimes I watch crime TV, but I digress. One night last week, I stumbled upon Nadia G and Bitchin-Kitchen. Funny non? I made Nadia’s Bitchin’ Kitchen’s Crispy Medallione (fried ravioli) I …

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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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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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