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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

It took me a long time to “perfect” my Mexican rice… and it still doesn’t taste like my Mother-in-Law’s, but it’s still pretty good as rice goes. Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. Oil or butter 1 c. long grain white rice 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 can chicken broth or 1/2 box of chicken stock 1 can […]

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Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

This year, I am using Apologia Science curriculum for my older two girls, which so far, we are really enjoying.  Lila is spending the year studying Human Anatomy & Physiology.  Today we did her first “experiment.”  Mind you, she’s been waiting for this day since we opened the box several months ago… Can you tell […]

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Mallory’s Meal Plan

Mallory’s Meal Plan

I gave my eldest the assignment this week to plan the meals for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday.  (I typically do not cook on Sundays).  I told her she needed to include vegetables and make the selections as healthy as possible.  This is what she came up with: Monday: Lunch – Grilled cheese;  Snacks […]

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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Well, my Granny has always eaten black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years………you know, for good luck. :)  So, tonight I whipped up some TEXAS CAVIAR! Happy New Years!! Classic Texas Caviar Ingredients 2 (15.8 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained 2 fresh medium jalapenos, stemmed, seeded […]

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Apple Butter (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Apple Butter (Slow Cooker Recipe)

For Christmas this year, I gave away a lot of homemade apple butter.  This is the recipe I  used, for anyone interested. Ingredients: @50 large apples, different varieties (makes 8-9 quarts applesauce) 4 cups sugar 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon allspice Start by peeling & coring your apples.  This goes […]

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Is it REALLY worth all the trouble???

Is it REALLY worth all the trouble???

So, Laura, Kevin, and the Tutus are here for a visit, and we are all having a FABULOUS time.  Last night, Laura and I decided to make cut-out cookies so that the kids could decorate them today.  This is actually a tradition that Jacob and I started when he was 2 years old………decorating Christmas Cookies […]

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More Holiday Yumminess ~ Peppermint Bark

More Holiday Yumminess ~ Peppermint Bark

So, last week I was really into the whole “holiday baking” routine.  I made this peppermint bark on the same day I made my millionaires.  Apparently I took more photos of the millionaire steps than the peppermint bark, but that’s okay.  The recipe was very easy – even for a first-time peppermint bark maker like […]

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Nothing says “Tex-Mex” like a good green sauce.  Having fine-tuned my salsa recipe to something that turns out pretty consistently each time, I decided to move on to something new.  Salsa Verde.  I figured it couldn’t be too hard – basically a salsa made with tomatillos instead of tomatoes, with the addition of avocados. Ingredients: […]

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Millionaires

Millionaires

As a Christmas treat, my mom made millionaires once a year.  As a child, I didn’t completely appreciate the yummy goodness that is a millionaire, because I wasn’t fond of nuts of any kind, but oh, how tastes change as you *ahem*  age. This year, I decided to *gulp* make my own batch.  How hard […]

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