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Dilly Oyster Crackers

Add this one to the list of after school snacks…  It’s easy to make and a definite crowd-pleaser.  These little crackers are so addicting! Ingredients: 1 envelope Ranch dressing mix 1 Tbs. dill weed 1 tsp. garlic powder 3/4 cups vegetable oil (not olive) 1 bag oyster crackers Instructions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix […]

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Vlog: Making Trail Mix

What happens when you’re lonely at home with no kids?  You decide to vlog the making of the after school snacks… (The recipe can be found HERE)

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Five Layer Mexican Dip

One of the perks of not having a job yet has been that I’ve been able to make my kids “After School Snacks” every day, which they of course have loved. This recipe is one that I hadn’t made in a while, and I pulled it out for one of last week’s snacks.  I was […]

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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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