Caramel Pumpkin Pecan Bars

Caramel Pumpkin Pecan Bars

Is it wrong that I REALLY wanted to call these Ginger Bars?  I mean come on… Brunettes have Brownies.  Blonds have Blondies.  But what about the Gingers of the world?  As a life long Ginger I understand that we need to be represented in the form of a delicious chewy, gooey, dessert bar too!!! Alas, […]

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter & Apple Butter Pull Apart Bread

Apple Butter Pecan Pull Apart Bread

Hey Y’all! There is something about this time of year that just makes me crave apple everything.  Apple Pie, Apple Cider, Apple Turn-Overs, or a crisp granny smith apple. One thing I’ve always wanted to try making is homemade apple butter. Then a couple of weeks ago a video recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker […]

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Smoky Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup


Happy Halloween Everyone!!! I just love the cool crisp October Days don’t you?  The smell of hay in the air, Pumpkins decorating every door step, and cuddling up in a cozy sweater by the fire with a bowl of this soup. Unfortunately, the cool crisp October’s I love are nowhere to be found in Texas. […]

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Café Mocha Granola

Café Mocha Granola

Hi Y’all!! I hope everyone is doing well 🙂 Things have been quite busy here in Texas. It’s our crazy time of year at work which usually leaves us literally running out the door around 6am while shooting back a shot of espresso just to make it through the day. For those of you who […]

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Simple Jalapeño Pinto Beans and Cornbread

Jalapeño Pinto Beans and Cornbread

I use to always love talking to my grandmother about food.  We would talk about all the new recipes we’ve tried and others we wanted to still make.  I vividly remember one day telling her about how I had just made Chicken and Rice casserole but with my own homemade condensed soups.  She looked at […]

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Jalapeño Shrimp Caesar Salad

Jalapeño Shrimp Caesar Salad

Hey Y’all!! We’ve been super busy here in Texas lately and with the hottest days of summer upon us light and quick meals are a must.  Recently one of my go to meals has been this delicious Jalapeño Shrimp Caesar Salad.  Cool crispy romaine lettuces, creamy avocado, warm juicy shrimp, and my secret ingredient….. Jalapeño […]

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Creamy Roasted Summer Squash Lasagna

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Originally posted on Meals With Mel:
Originally I had another recipe typed up and scheduled to share with y’all today.  I planned on sharing a recipe for my all-purpose Creamy Crockpot Southwestern Chicken.  I almost never use the Crockpot, as we just don’t get along, but this recipe was different. This one worked great!  Then…

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Hibiscus Pink Lemonade Pie

Hibiscus Pink Lemonade Pie

Hi Y’all!! My in-laws are coming over for dinner and a few rounds of 42 tonight (42 is the state domino game in case you are wondering)  🙂  Since it’s been so hot here in Texas the last few days I thought this Hibiscus Pink Lemonade Pie would be the perfect summer night dessert.  I […]

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Vacation In The Baja: Los Cabos, Mexico


Hi y’all!!  Doug and I have been enjoying a nice relaxing vacation down across the border in one of our favorite places, Los Cabos, Mexico.  We had a wonderful 2-1/2 weeks full of golf, tennis, relaxing on the beach, exploring, reading, and eating so much wonderful food.   Here’s a little sample of our time in […]

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Mayme’s Peach Cobbler

Mayme's Peach Cobbler

First off I want to wish everyone out there Happy Fourth of July!!! (For everyone outside of the USA… Happy Monday!!) Of all the recipes in my kitchen arsenal this one for my Mayme’s Peach Cobbler is the MOST special to me.  Mayme’s Peach Cobbler was served at almost every family gathering (especially on the […]

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