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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

In a renewed effort to eat healthy, I’ve been looking for less starchy options for side dishes and more ways to incorporate a variety of veggies into our diet.  I decided to try my hand at cauliflower rice.  I knew it would have a better success rate if I doctored it up a bit, so […]

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Egg-Stuffed Avocados

I am so spoiled by having a little Mexican meat market just down the road from my house.  It’s where I buy my chorizo, my fresh corn tortillas, and my avocados.  Now, I know, especially in Texas, avocados are plentiful everywhere, but at this little market, they have HUGE avocados that they sell at the […]

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Fluffy to Fabulous

3 Day Juice Fast

At the beginning of the year, I was so OVER the sweets and unhealthy eating I had done over the holidays.  A few weeks ago, my friend let me borrow one of her juicers that she wasn’t using, and it had just been sitting there on the counter, all lonely. I decided to take the […]

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Favorite Posts from 2014

As we wrap up the year, I thought it might be fun to see what posts on Trains&Tutus have been visited the most often.  Some of them, such as the number one post that went viral on Pinterest, I already knew about, but others I found interesting that they made the list.  If you’re a […]

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Tamales Remix

This December marked my 4th year in a row of tamale-making.  I wrote a step-by-step tutorial of my first experience HERE, and apparently it’s a topic people are interested in, because it was our most pinned/viewed post during December. Of course, you learn as you go, so each year tamales get easier and easier to […]

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Lemon Icebox Pie

This pie screams “childhood” to me, because it was the most-requested pie in our household growing up.  There were some birthdays where we requested to have this pie instead of birthday cake!  My dad likes it with cherry pie filling poured over the top, and it’s yummy that way, but I like it just plain […]

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Cookbook Review: The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

The Homesick Texan’s Family Table by Lisa Fain From beloved food blogger Lisa Fain, aka the Homesick Texan, comes this follow-up to her wildly popular debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes for wonderfully comforting, ingredient-driven Lone Star classics that the whole family will love. There are few things finer than a delicious, homemade meal […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

I don’t know about you, but I’ve really been combatting the summer boredom with my kids this year.  Completely unrelated, I also got into a menu funk a few months ago and was just in a rut when it came to planning/cooking meals.  So, I came up with something that has killed two birds with […]

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Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry

I’ve been really digging cabbage recipes lately for whatever reason.  We’ve had this dish a couple of times, and I like it.  Honestly, it’s not the kids’ favorite, but I have relatively picky eaters, and hey – if they’re hungry enough, they’ll eat! Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry 1 lb. ground chicken 1 head cabbage […]

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Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Here at the Train casa, we eat soup about once a week. One of my new favorites was inspired by Pioneer Woman’s Sunday Night Stew. So very yummy. The best part of her Sunday Night Stew is serving it over mashed potatoes. To. Die. For. So, I decided to come up with my own version! […]

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