Tag Archives: Texas

Big G MyBlogSpark Curvy Straw Giveaway

What’s better than fun bowls, curvy straws, and blinking cups? Free cereal too! For more information, check out the Whole Grain Nation Website “There are six different colorful straws featuring beloved Big G cereal characters The participating Big G cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms®(16 oz.), Reese’s® Puffs (18 oz.), Honey Nut …

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It’s hard having to say No

It’s hard to say no to puppies. Especially when those puppies are 3 weeks old and right up in your face. Since my kids had Monday off from school, we drove to my Mother’s home (way out in the country) to visit with her, my Grandmother and 6 new puppies. Kids PLUS puppies equals LOVE …

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Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad, remade.   When I was young,  my mother made taco salad all the time.    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pinto beans, Catalina dressing and Doritos.   We had this version of taco salad almost weekly. When I married and became the “cook” I began making the salad too. It’s very kid friendly, it’s …

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Chicken Migas

Generally I agree with The Pioneer Woman on most food related issues. To me though, Migas is not Migas without Chorizo. Chorizo is really greasy and fatty though. 😦 A local market, I adore Sprouts Farmer’s Market, sells ground chicken chorizo. I decided to give the chicken a try and boy, howdy I’m glad I …

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Zombie Eggs and Tornado Outbreaks

Holidays are all about miracles. Passover or Easter, it’s all about the miracles. The miracle of protection. The miracle of resurrection. Miracles…. Speaking of miracles, We had a bit of a tornado outbreak here in Central North Texas on April 3rd. We had 13 tornadoes in the DFW area in one day. A lot of …

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Slow Cooking Monday, Back to Basics

Back to Basics This week, I want to focus on basic slow cooker uses like cooking frozen meat. Many times I use my slow cooker to make full meals, other times I use my slow cooker to cook frozen chicken. The slow cooker makes cooking frozen meat so easy. I sometimes shop in bulk, I …

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Irish Stew

Stew is one of those meals that feels like a hug in a bowl. My family is Irish, Scottish, German. Our varied heritage means we embrace a little bit from each piece of our backgrounds. Well, mostly we embrace the Irish and the German. I should work on the Scottish. Irish stew is one of …

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Slow Cooker Monday, this week in FAIL

Cream of Leek and Potato soup I wanted to make something that could be made for meatless Monday or could be made Vegan. I decided to make Julia Child’s recipe. I made a few small changes. Instead of water I used homemade veggie stock, I used little potatoes instead of large russets and I did …

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Texas Sized Turkey Egg Rolls

Yes, I said turkey. We love egg rolls! I recently tried my hand at making my own egg rolls, it went so well that I tried it again, this time with ground turkey. Egg rolls trick my “Veggie Resistant” teenager into eating cabbage, carrots and onions. The process is a little time-consuming, but well worth …

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Butter, Shaken not Churned

If you’re here to enter the MyBlogSpark giveaway I’m hosting click here. Yes, shaking is technically churning. Work with me people, it’s a cute title. I’m a tiny bit addicted to Pinterest. I surf the pins for ideas almost daily. It’s easy since there’s an App for that! Gotta love the iPhone! I re-pinned a …

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