Guilty Pleasures: The “My Nerd is Showing” Edition

March 8, 2014

Goodreads The guy/gal who invented the barcode-scan feature of the Goodreads app is on my list of technological heroes, right up there with the inventors of deposit-a-check-by-phone and the electric citrus juicer. Because I can hit up my To-Read list after depositing a check from my little brother while sipping a not-from-a-bottled-mix margarita. NONE OF [...]

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Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

March 6, 2014
Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas

It’s grilling season. Kind of. And by kind of, I mean there are currently icicles hanging off the new grill. The new grill I bought specifically to make these fajitas. Of course there are icicles. Because this is Texas and Spring Break is 3 days away and the Bluebonnets and Paints are already peeking out [...]

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Let the Good Times Roll!

March 3, 2014
King Cake Cupcakes

Happy Fat Tuesday Eve! Who else has a pot of red beans going in the crockpot and King Cake dough rising in the oven? No? Then you’ve come to the right place. King Cake Cupcakes – can’t be trusted with an entire king cake? Try 18 smaller ones. (Choking hazard plastic baby optional.) Chicken & [...]

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The Only Recipe for Sandwich Bread You Need

February 27, 2014
Classic American Sandwich Bread

It’s probably no surprise to anyone, but I handle the bulk of the grocery shopping around here. And by that, I mean that Jason knows where HEB, Costco, and Aldi are. And that they allegedly sell things other than cheese and wine and Blue Bell. ALLEGEDLY. So on the super rare occasion that he has [...]

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I’m gonna need a bigger backyard.

February 24, 2014
Garden

I’ve gotten really good at cramming too much stuff into too little a space, having had to lay on the bed to get my jeans to zip for the last couple of weeks. But even then, I’m hardly a miracle worker. And I’ve completely maxed out my 8×4 raised garden bed. The carrots and non-tomato-bug-repelling [...]

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FINALLY.

February 20, 2014
White Peach tree in bloom

Guess what time it is?! Squueeeee! I seriously thought we were going to be stuck in some &^%$#-weather Groundhog-Day loop forever. But finally a break. THE break. I’ve been busy ripping out weeds, pollinating peach blossoms by hand, ripping out more weeds, getting ready for the new gardening season. I’ve gardened with those four 4×4 [...]

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Chocolate Cupcakes for My Little “Balemtime”

February 13, 2014
Chocolate Valentine

“Is it Balemtime’s yet?! Can we make chocolate tweats?” I didn’t think a 4-year-old could get more excited about something that wasn’t Christmas- or dinosaur-related. But I was wrong. It’s because there’s chocolate. And Master Yoda. She is my kid, after all. Although only one of us would choose broccoli & ranch over chocolate. Spoiler: [...]

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Blood Orange, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad

February 12, 2014
Blood Orange, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad

How excited am I that blood oranges are back? That excited ^. Also? This excited: Last spring, we planted a tiny blood orange tree in the backyard. And somehow it survived. We won’t let any blooms go to fruit this year but next year, man. Next year. Besides margaritas, one of my other favorite things [...]

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