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Slow Cooker Christmas Kitchen Sink Soup


Remember this from Instagram land? WELL, it’s now available at a website near you!  I call it the “Christmas Kitchen Sink Soup” because: a) It’s all Christmas-y with some serious cinnamon and nutmeg business. b) You can pretty much throw anything into this soup (except ornaments, duh) and still have your face melt off in […]

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Leftover Turkey Sushi and Crostini


Gobble Gobble. Gobble. Do you have 34 pounds of turkey sitting in your belly? Are you looking at 34 more pounds of leftover turkey in your fridge? Once the tryptophan coma wears off, I have an idea. MORE TURKEY! Don’t groan. This will be fun. I give you…two ways to get ca-razay with your leftovers […]

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Mother’s Day Canadian Bacon Strata


One month, 9 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes ago I witnessed the birth of my niece, Breckon Raney. What? I’m not obsessed at ALL with Miss Breckon. To watch her enter this world was one of the most marvelous and life-changing things I’ve ever seen. (and plan to see, whaaaa!) So this year, Mother’s […]

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Guacamole Quesadilla


Okay I know this isn’t a taco PER SE, but it involves a corn tortilla, and I’m hungry. The Cinco de Eato celebration continues for lunch with a simple guacamole quesadilla. Make your favorite guacamole recipe and lay it between two corn tortillas. Smother with cheese and broil for a nano second and voila, lunch! […]

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The Royal Breakfast


What would have been overheard in our living room at 5am this morning, from Aaron’s face. “I still can’t get over the fact that she was a stripper before this.” “Wow, and to think she has two kids already.” “You know Prince William had to beg her to stay away from the scones, and she […]

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Let the Good Times Roll


Aaah, it’s that time of year again. The early spring rains dampen the city. Downtown pulses with energy as The Big 12 basketball conference gets underway. Visions of seedlings and soil and fresh flowers fill up brain space. And the party of all parties is happening right now in a Southern city filled with culture, […]

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Haunted Polenta Cakes. Sort of.


Aaah Halloween. The perfect excuse to scare yourself silly watching movies,to eat way too much chocolate and tootsie rolls and to hand out the same sugar bombs to the future of our world. I love it. This weekend was especially nice because we spent the Holiday weekend with our in-laws and sister-in-law. After 48 hours […]

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Roast Chicken – Check.


Yard tasks – check. House tasks – check. Eye roll directed at oversized zucchini – check. Dehydrator works double shift for both harvested peppers and zucchini – check. Never get out of yoga pants all weekend – check. Nap during football game – check. Look at ever growing leaf pile in front yard – check. […]

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