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Fixin’ Cookies

I don’t buy much in the way of convenience food, so even when the pantry and fridge are bursting at the seams, my son is right when he says “Mooooom, there’s nothing to eat”–because although there may be 50 pounds of various meats in the fridge, and many assorted grains and veggies, he doesn’t cook. […]

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How To Be A Texan

Since there is no Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur program available for you in learning Texan, I am offering this training to you free of charge. If you are planning on travelling or moving to Texas, you will need to study up on the language and customs. You know, just like you would if you were […]

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More Jewels in My Blog Stats

It’s been a while since I reviewed the source of my traffic, so when I finally go to it today, there were some real gems.  For those that don’t follow my “Why Are YOU Here?” page, let me enlighten you… When reviewing my stats, I like to look at the search strings that people entered […]

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How To Eat PB&J Like A Grown Up

Cooking Contest Central is celebrating an entire month of food celebration days.  I chose Peanut Butter and Jelly on April 2, but that leaves 29 more great food celebrations.  Check them out at http://www.cookingcontestcentral.com ************************************* As old as I keep getting, and believe me, I just keep getting older, I still love Peanut Butter and Jelly. […]

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About A Boy…A Tape Measure…And A Footlong Weenie

Never underestimate the importance of knowing your weights and measures. For Christmas one year, my mother gifted my boys with Home Depot tool boxes, complete with the full range of functional, but small-sized tools.  They each had a hammer, saw, pliers, screwdriver, wrench, level and tape measure.  Most children, when in possession of such items […]

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Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
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 thousands of years ago…

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Faith ‘N Begorrah…You’ll Be Wearin’ The Green Shoes

As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, I wax nostalgic again…. I’ve written before about my Irish heritage–that being from my paternal Grandfather, and I’ve spoken of my Catholic School education. What I haven’t mentioned is that I got more exposure to my Irish heritage at school than at home.  Because nuns are from Ireland. All of them.  Seriously.  […]

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The Great Cheese Betrayal

Show of hands—who loves cheese? If you didn’t raise your hand, you should probably quit reading, because the three recipes I am offering today do nothing, if not provide in-your-face cheesiness. How could you not love cheese? Your loyalties are now in question…. If you did raise your hand, you are my friend, and I love […]

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The Legend of The Chocolate Orange Jelly Man

I don’t care where you are from, your town probably had a local legend that was both feared and revered by local teens. Whether it was a local “witch”, sure to turn children into toads if they came onto her property, or some sort of half human/half animal creature roaming the night, there was a […]

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Food Pairings, Fate, and Why The Pioneer Woman Won’t Tweet Me Back

In honor of National Peanut Butter Day, I am rerunning this post, as it has a really yummy Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie recipe….  Maple Glazed Bacon and Sausages serves 4 regular folks, or 2 hungry cowboys 6 slices thick cut bacon 4 oz smoked sausage link (beef, pork, or turkey) 4 breakfast sausage patties (spicy if you […]

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