Knife Sharpening

It might seem a little OCD, but I just wasn’t happy with how sharp our knives were. My husband tried everything. We used the sharpener that came with our knife set, and the hubs even tried his own “home” method (insert scared face emoji here). Then, I heard of a company that does the sharpening

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Red Chile Pork Enchiladas

Red Chile Pork Enchiladas

The Bon Appetit magazine this month was on point. There were so many delicious recipes that really focused on the flavors of the season. This was one of them – what I love about it is that it really explains the technique of how to make good, authentic enchiladas. You fry the tortillas for just

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Awesome Foodie Finds

pioneer woman cooks dinnertime

I’ve had a lot of time to watch TV and browse cookbooks (in between feedings, poopings, sleepings, laundry loads, dishes, drools, and other mommy-related thingies). I was at Half Price Books the other day and stumbled upon this little gem: I’m obsessed. Pioneer Woman delivers again with awesome tips on how to freeze food for

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Easy Orzo

Easy Orzo

I love having recipes that I can make using a few simple ingredients that I always have on-hand. It makes it so much easier and stress-free when I’m menu planning. This easy side is made with orzo – a rice pasta. It can be cooked just like it sounds: like rice or like pasta. This

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Poblano and Jalapeño Chili

Poblano and Jalapeño Chili

So, it’s winter. And in some parts of the world, it’s actually cold. Here in Texas, we’re flirting with 60 most days, and our poor plants are so confused because of it. (Sorry to Mom’s tulips!) But – this chili is the perfect cure for the “I don’t know what temperature it really is” blues.

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THE Cornbread

Cornbread

I first found this little gem while planning to host my first Thanksgiving. I used it as part of Pioneer Woman’s Stuffing (so delicious)! I was watching Bobby Flay on TV the other day (part of my every-three-hour date with my little man and his bottle). He was making an awesome Southwestern Breakfast Strata (also delicious),

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It’s a Boy!

It's a Boy!

I’m way late in posting this, but… we had a baby boy! Corey Douglas was born November 24, 2015. We are absolutely in love! He was a biggin’ weighing at 8 lb. 15 oz. and measuring 21 inches. **Insert sigh of relief that he came early** His original due date was December 10th, but because

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Pineapple

Pineapple

Eight weeks ago, our son was born. Three months ago, my brother died. Four years and one day ago, my dad died. Here’s the breakdown: I met my husband on August 31, 2010. Three months later, my dad was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer and given two months to live. He lived an additional fourteen

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Things I’ve Loved Lately

hunter rain boots

I’ve had some great luck with the Like it to Know it app on Instagram lately. If you don’t know what that is, it’s this fantastic invention created by the shopping gods that allows you to get direct links to products sent to your email. You just scroll through your favorite Instagram feeds. If they

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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Since we had our sweet baby boy, Corey, I’ve been struggling to find the time to cook. I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman and knew it was meant for busy folks like myself! Basically you make one giganto batch of meatballs that can be used in different recipes. The meatballs can be thrown in

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