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Cookies and Ice Cream For Nola

I went to high school with  a guy named Rhett…Rhett was a nice guy, and a good guy, and had a phone number I will never forgot.  To make sure that number doesn’t become the next 867-5309, I won’t share all of it with you, but the last four digits spelled out S-N-O-B.  For some […]

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When Boobs Attack!

Boobs. Hooters. Ta-tas. Nah-nahs. Melons. Jugs. Headlights. Honkers. Rack. Chi-chis. Bosoms. Gazingas. Honkers. The Girls. The Twins. Tits. Pillows. Fun bags. Bumpy bits. There are hundreds of names for them, some more respectful than others.  But whatever they are called, everyone has a thing for breasts.  Women love them because of how they fill in their […]

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My Crack, er, Ambien Baby Turns One

One year ago today, I had a baby.  Not a boy baby, or a girl baby, but a word baby.  A bouncing baby blog that I named Texana’s Kitchen.  I’m sure she will change it the day she turns 16. Like most babies, she was the result of what happens when two loves come together.  […]

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Marriage, Divorce, and Key Lime Pie

Today is my husband’s birthday.  Forty four years ago today, his mother was having her own Labor Day, of sorts. On his birthday, as I celebrate with him, I also pause to remember how we met, why we married each other, and how we stay together.  It isn’t something we take for granted, and we […]

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Breakfast On The Bar-B

Hello!  If you are linking to this page from Griffin’s Grub, don’t run off yet….There is another “Breakfast on the BBQ” recipe at the end of this post–a cinnamon roll cooked on the grill–and you can’t see it anywhere but here! I think. ***************************** Well, Y’all, I am doing it.  Breaking a vow.  I told […]

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Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit

So, up until this point, my husband has managed to escape any real significant embarrassment in my stories.  Oh, I have talked about how we met, and his less than adventurous culinary tastes.  I may have mentioned a drunken party foul or two, and I DID post that picture of him in yellow tights.  But […]

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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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God Save The Queen–And Spotted Dick!

I love the English….Don’t you?  I mean, after all, they have been one of our strongest allies in matters of world affairs, and aside from that whole Revolutionary War thing, have been our closest friends.  Maggie Thatcher was the BOMB.  I so miss her.  And the Queen….Don’t let her fool you.  She looks like a […]

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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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Denim, Pearls, and Antique Lace

Sometimes I wonder what our neighbors to the north think of us southern ladies.  They must get awfully confused by how we are portrayed in movies, books, and lore.  There seems to be two predominant stereotypes about southern women—the Southern Belle, and Daisy Duke. The Southern Belle I am sure it comes as no surprise […]

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