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Lemon Bars For Jamie

You know the old adage, right? When life hands you lemons……. Ok, ok…I COULD make lemon-aide, and sometimes I do. This time I made lemon bars. Because yum. But that’s not the kind of lemons we are REALLY talking about anyway. We are talking about the kind that life sometimes gives you. The really sour […]

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The Birds and The Bees of Avocados

Avocados are my favorite fruits. Now, if you are like most people, I know what you’re thinking:  “Avocados aren’t fruit. They can’t be fruit. Fruit is sweet. They must be vegetables, mustn’t they?”  Actually, no. And yes. You see, there are so many theories, opinions, and disciplines involved, that depending on whose viewpoint you are […]

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Going Hog Wild, With Whole Hog

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING: members of PETA and those who do not eat meat, you should prolly keep right on scrolling past this post. I’m from Texas, and we love meat up in here. Fresh on the heels of my post about big (pork) butts, I thought now would be a good time to share with you […]

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Shortbread Cookie Cheesecake Tart

    Shortbread Cookie Cheesecake Tart Serves 8-10   Cookie Crust: 2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup butter, softened Heat oven to 350* Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until it comes together as ball. Press into bottom and ½ inch up the side of […]

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But, You Should See My Butt

What is YOUR big but? “But, what? Everyone I know has a big ‘But…?’ C’mon, Simone, let’s talk about your big “But”. —-Pee Wee Herman What? Like you don’t glean little nuggets of wisdom from Pee Wee Herman? That eternally childlike, sexually ambiguous, suit and bow-tie wearing imp from stage and screen? Anyway, he is […]

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Pie Are Square, And Other Reasons I Hated Math

A blast from the past, to celebrate Pi Day……..   I was never good at math.  Like most girls, I excelled in verbal acrobatics and science, but math and history were, well, Greek to me.  Not surprising, I guess, since so much of what we know of math was first contemplated, theorized, solved, and proved […]

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Party Hardy, Mardi

So, today is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.  In New Orleans, among other places, there will be much revelry. Parades and parties will abound. Booze will be flowing, breasts will be flashed, and beads will be thrown.  I know this will come as a shock to some of you, but […]

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Red Wine’s Evil Minions, and The Perils of Vacation Fat

Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
I just returned from a week in Texas Wine Country.  Not exactly an exotic getaway, since I live 30 short minutes away, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.  For a few years now, my parents have been renting this great little old ranch house for…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you and yours! You are all my Valentines.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you and yours! You are all my Valentines.

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