Breakfast with Breckon

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This is my sweet munchkin, pigeon darling, beebee doll, giggle box, angel face, almond-eyed, dooty booty, pumpkin pooty, baby niece, Breckon. We’re having breakfast. I almost got so excited sitting next to her that I forgot about my eggs and starting eating her nose off. Danger zone, I tell you.

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Fiesta Chicken and Rice Bake

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Imma bout to jump in the car and skiddly daddle south, but before I do, I have to share this dish with you. This is another pantry purge meal, with frozen chicken breasts, wild rice, a few peppers from the garden and a hodgepodge of molding vegetables from the fridge. Oh you guys, the vegetables […]

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Orecchiette with a Quick Marinara

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We’re skipping town for a few days this week. I need to nibble on my baby niece. I need to hug my sick Memaw. I need to wish my brother-in-law a farewell as he moves across the world to study abroad, or whatever the cool college kids do these days. No, I’m not jealous at […]

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Mexican Steak Salad

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I didn’t intend to post two meatily chunks of meat recipes two days in a row. I guess I’m out of control. Maybe it’s the thing living in my left ear? Am I low on iron? Do I need to see someone about this? Take a vacation? Go back to bed? Watch Dirty Dancing? Whatever […]

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Pork Chooops and Cherry Sauuuuuce

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Okay, I know that’s not the way it goes, but doesn’t it just bring you back? Back to a simpler time? Back when a delicate sneeze would keep you home from school? Back when we were told a thousand times not to play ball in the house. Back when we learned valuable lessons about what […]

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Chicken Sausages with a Spicy Corn Saute

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I don’t know about you, but I might have a little crush on chicken sausages. Especially the sun-dried tomato ones. Actually, any flavor works for my fragile heart. I’m prepared to make friendship bracelets for the chicken sausages. I’m prepared to make a mix tape for the chicken sausages. I’m prepared to take a picture […]

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I Got a Birthday!

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You know the scene in When Harry Met Sally, when Sally is sitting on her bed, crying her eyes out because of a relationship gone wrong, and then she remembers this: Sally, “And I’m gonna be FORTY!” Harry, “When?” Sally, “Someday!” Harry, “In eight years.” Sally, “But it’s THERE. It’s just sitting there, like this […]

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Chicken Spaghetti

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Remember last weekend when my high school BFF came through town? Well, on their way home from vacation they dropped in one more night, for good measure. With 2 kiddos in tow, I decided to make an old childhood favorite of mine, the chicken spaghetti. C.H.I.C.K.E.N. S.P.A.G.H.E.T.T.I.  Shredded chicken, gooey Velveeta cheese, copious amounts of […]

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