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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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Take Two Tuesday–Meat and Potatoes, and Men With Big Guns

As White-Tail Deer season is wrapping up in the Texas Hill Country and most of the campfires have been extinguished, it is time to reflect on the good times the season brings. Oh, the tall tales that have been told, of the big one’s that got away—the 185 B/C with double drop tines and 10 inch […]

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Take Two Tuesday–Of Meat Pies and Lingerie—Bringing the Heat

There are two kinds of Pasties.  One is the self-adhesive variety that dancers wear on stage.  Not classically trained dancers. The other kind.  They may be purchased in the same establishments that sell 6 inch platform heels and miniscule under-garments. This kind is pronounced paste-ee, which rhymes with tasty, although I am pretty sure they […]

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Tuesday Take Two: Bread Pudding And Other Southernisms…

In the South, we have a particular fondness for using terms of endearment, and we don’t reserve them just for those close to us.  We use them everywhere, at all times, and to anyone.  If we don’t know your real name, we’ll call you Sugar, Sweetheart, Sweetie, or Darlin’. If we know your real name, […]

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Squash Squashed

I hate squash.  Or did for the first 35 years of my life, anyway.  In fact, squash is the primary reason that I developed such a passion for the culinary arts.  I know that makes about as much sense as a fur coat in Tahiti, but it’s true. Growing up, my only exposure to squash […]

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Pie Are Square, And Other Reasons I Hated Math

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 in ancient Greece.  Of course, there […]

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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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Some Delightful New Spam and Search Strings

The crazies have been out again, promising much amusement and horror for your reading pleasure.  If you follow my Spamorama and/or Why Are You Here pages, there are few new additions.. Peace out!

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Eating French Food With a Texas Accent

Funny what you remember, sometimes. I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast two days ago, but I remember, verbatim, the audio tapes we used to listen to in high school French class. “Où est Phillipe?” “A la piscine.” “Avec Luc?” “No. Avec Anne.” “Où est Sylvie?” “À la bibliothèque.” So, in case you missed […]

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Getting Creamed

Getting creamed is usually not a good thing.  In sports, it would mean you lose.  Badly.  Not a close game. And possibly the game is called early, due to the ten run rule.  OUCH! In the South, and if you are a vegetable, getting creamed is good.  Very good.  You see, in the South, if […]

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