Food and Recipes

A Spring Snack Mix | Weekend In Pictures

I got a new camera!  I’m so excited I just can’t see straight. It’s actually only new to me, but it is a far cry better than my iPhone 4s camera, which is what I’ve been using. I snapped pictures all weekend with said camera, including some of my cute Spring snack mix, which we’ll […]

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Jimmie, my beautiful sister, is one of the most health-conscious people I know.  She eats right, exercises, drinks lots of water, and generally tries her best to keep the rest of us on track, as well.  We’d all be fat as bears, walking around all two-seconds-from-a-heart-attack if it weren’t for Jimmie.  She teaches us new […]

Popcorn Shrimp Two Ways

I’m shamelessly going to show you how to serve popcorn shrimp two ways. Shamelessly, because I have a confession to make.  I buy, and serve, frozen popcorn shrimp. It’s really not bad, and the girls love it!  While it’s pretty decent just cooked and served with some cocktail sauce and your favorite sides, I’ve found a […]

Not Your Mama’s Brussels Sprouts

Were you forced to eat boiled-to-death, mushy Brussels sprouts as a child?  Could you smell their fragrant odor the second you came in from your afternoon play, and wished to be anywhere else but in that kitchen?  Or, is it possible you are one of those weirdos that actually likes boiled-to-death, mushy Brussels sprouts?  If […]

Four Course Birthday (Valentine’s) Dinner by Jimmie

Four Course Birthday Dinner How was your Valentine’s Day? Ours was lovely.  Lazy, chocolatey, and sweet…just the way I like it. The night before, however, was phenomenal!  I am still awestruck, and a little full, because of Saturday night. Jimmie, my beautiful, awesome, amazing, fabulous sister, came home for a visit (and a hairdo).  I […]

Snowless Snow Day Margarita Mixer!

Coach and the girls have another snow day!  There isn’t actually any snow, but it’s super-cold, and it snowed all day yesterday, so why not?  Especially when the school system has 13 built-in weather days to burn.  So, we’ll be kicking it here at the house, and I’ll be making my Snowless Snow Day Margarita […]

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Recipe…No, Seriously…

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Recipe…No, Seriously… I’m going to let you in on a delicious chicken pot pie recipe that you’ll come back to again and again when you’re in the mood for comfort food! No, seriously…chicken pot pie can be delicious! Not only that, it can be easy without being ready-made and stocked in […]

Winter Food (How I Gained a Few Pounds)

Winter Food What’s got me talking about winter food? The kids (including Coach) are out of school again today for snow!  Yes, again!  They also burned a snow day last Wednesday, but it was really just a little ice that was gone by evening.  Then, it really snowed.  It’s almost gone now, but this was […]

Venison Barbacoa Recipe~Burrito Night!

Coach had the best birthday present!  He was blessed enough to go hunting and harvest a nice, fat doe on the last day of the season, which was the day after his birthday.  Actually, our whole family was blessed by this in the form of plenty of fresh meat in the freezer!  While I was cleaning and […]

easy Christmas baking

Easy Christmas Baking Day

Easy Christmas Baking Day I’m all about easy Christmas baking…everything is so hectic this time of year, so why wouldn’t I want to keep things simple? Even though we’re running around like the Griswolds being chased by a squirrel, I still want to make our favorite holiday treats. I carve out a day each year […]