Wonder Clementine Bar with Chantilly Vanilla Cream


Recipe was submitted into February’s Food Challenge (2011) by Merry G. INGREDIENTS Crust Ingredients: 1 cup salted butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups all-purpose flour Filling Ingredients: 3/4 cup slated butter, softened 6 large eggs 4 tangerines, quartered, seeds removed 2 teaspoons vanilla … [Read more...]

Country Collard Greens


Recipe was submitted into February’s Food Challenge (2011) by Sherri W. INGREDIENTS 1 lg. bunch of fresh collards (wash, cut and trimmed) 3 lg. country cured hocks (smoked hocks, smoked turkey wings) 1 lg. chopped onion 6 minced garlic cloves 1-1 1/2 cups of dry white wine 3 tbsp. lard 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes seasoning salt to taste 1 … [Read more...]

Chocolate Hazelnut Spaghetti Martini

Best-1000 MP

Recipe was submitted into February’s Food Challenge (2011) by Barbara M. INGREDIENTS ¾ pound thin spaghetti 2 tablespoons butter 6 oz. good dark chocolate chopped ¼ can sweet condensed milk 2 tablespoons raw sugar 1/3 cup Frangelico liqueur ¼ cup toasted hazelnuts chopped 3 tablespoons candied orange peel Garnish 1 oz. Frangelico … [Read more...]

Orange-Olive Oil Bundt Cake


Recipe was submitted into February's Food Challenge (2011) by Mary L. INGREDIENTS Nonstick baking spray with flour 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt 5 large eggs 3 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil Zest of three oranges 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange … [Read more...]

Wrangling Hummingbirds!

hummingbird feeder outside

Okay, I'm not really wrangling them but I am hoping to attract them with our new hummingbird feeder!  This, in my opinion, is one of the best hummingbird feeders because it's budget-friendly, super easy to use with the wide mouth top, has a cute little place for the birds to sit on while they drink, and it's easy to clean. It looks a lot like my … [Read more...]

Mr. Attitude in Daddy’s Hands

in daddy's hands

I have to admit, he is freakin' cute but boy can he give me some attitude.  At three years old mind you!  Notice how he didn't look away from the camera though, instead he made his little face with those squenched up lips.  He loves the camera so there's no way he'd turn away.  I wanted him to smile so I said, "If you're gonna act like a turd, go … [Read more...]

100 Recipes, 1-Million Dollar Winner

dutch apple breakfast bake

I absolutely love challenges, cook-offs, and bake-offs which is why I'm constantly watching shows like Challenge, Chopped, and Iron Chef but have you ever considered entering a food challenge (<--which btw, the winner will be announced soon)?  As much as I love challenges, I don't know if I'd enter.  I'm just not that creative but seeing others … [Read more...]

Smoked Short Ribs

Masterbuilt 20070106 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker, Black  Patio, Lawn nd Garden

I'm actually not a big fan of ribs but you can bet they are very popular around the cowboys.  I've one set of ribs in my life that were to die for and that was at Sticky Fingers in the Carolina's, right Mom?  Man they were good but they were all meat and dry rubbed which is quite the opposite of what my man enjoys. I recently bought my guy a … [Read more...]

Regulating Our Bottom and Our Heart


Oh man, I crack myself up!!! You know that title makes you giggle, admit it! My weight loss goals have a lot to do with vanity I’ll admit but it’s not the only reason.  Heart disease isn’t something that I think about until I’m lying in bed feeling my heart pounding like it’s gonna come out of my chest and all the blood rushing to my head.  … [Read more...]

San Angelo’s PRCA Rodeo – My Faves


What a lovely weekend this was. No twitter, no emails, and no blogging. Nothing but family and a good time. Every year, the owner of the ranch gives us tickets to the PRCA Rodeo in San Angelo, TX. We've gone both years we've lived here because they put on a heck of show. The rodeo announcer, Boyd Polhamus,  and the comedy clown, Lecile Harris … [Read more...]

Kelly’s Cake-Off for a Cause with Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss

I strongly believe that if you can help someone, you should. What I love about some of the Cause campaigns that Electrolux  has, is that you can literally help others (the cause) by simply casting  a vote, answering a poll question or making a cupcake.  They rawk in that department. Well my good friend Audrey asked if I'd consider blogging about … [Read more...]

Blissful Emotions


I was in Nashville early Feb attending the Blissdom Conference and I have to say that for me this year, it was the best I've attended since I started blogging.  It was positive, emotional, and fun. I spoke at last year's conference and was quite happy to NOT speak this year.  I don't do well speaking in front of folks and of course it was very … [Read more...]

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

First off, I wanted to say thank you for the nice comments. If anyone has noticed, aside from yesterday's rant, I hadn't posted since Jan 24th.  I have a lot on my mind, the direction I want to take, and just spending more time with family doing things I used to do before I started blogging.  Until I figure out my path, posts here will be at a min … [Read more...]

Get Your Munch On During the Game with VELVEETA Beer and Chorizo Dip!

VELVEETA Beer and Chorizo Dip!

Down, set, HUT HUT VELVEETA!  Yep, it's that time again, time for the championship football game that all of us football fans anticipate the whole year!  And what comes along with football?? That's right!!! DIP!  You can't watch such an exciting football game without dip and chips, come on now.   Not only do we root teams on like the Dallas Cowboys … [Read more...]

You Make Me Want to Quit

When I first started blogging, my goals were to make money, period.  And I did.  In no time, I was in the top 50 money making blogs along with some very well respected affiliate marketers.  But then,  I realized it was taking over my life. It was changing me, the competitiveness, the money, all of it and I hated myself for who I was becoming.  So I … [Read more...]

See Me Working Out on TV


Sooo, I have this new video camera that is in a newer format that I can't edit.  I tried really hard to make it better but until I can find a good software to edit, this is what you get. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7gZsnnIE2w This is just a brief peek at me working out to the Your Shape Wii Game so that you can see how it works.  Find out … [Read more...]