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Oooh, Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

If the weather forecasts are to be believed, it’s only going to get colder. I realize there are some that bemoan the colder temperatures; I have friends who tell me if they wanted the cold they would have chosen to live somewhere else.  Not I.  I am a four season kind of girl.  Give me […]

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Pie a la Mom

I’m not sure if it’s the cooler weather, if my mind is subconsciously preparing for the holidays, or if something deep within me is responding to year after year of attending “Pie Parties” in preparation for Asbury Pie Café – an outreach ministry in Albuquerque that serves over 15,000 slices of pie each year at […]

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Juanita Barrientos, Pure Epicurean Genius

That’s my husband’s description upon tasting the so-good-he-couldn’t-stop-eating-them leftover bits he was fortunate enough to enjoy courtesy of the Home Grown Farm Cooking Class at Gourmet Gallery.  If you have not attended a class yet, I highly encourage you to do so!  Each one offers you the opportunity to meet some of your fellow CSA members, pick […]

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Pumpkins and Spice and Everything Nice

It’s that time of year again where it seems you can’t turn around without bumping into a pumpkin or a spice or something combining the two. Let me just be clear on this, I have NO problem with that.  I love the fall and pumpkin spice drinks-cookies-candles-leg warmers have become one surefire sign that fall […]

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Feelin’ hot-hot-hot?

When a quick glance at the weather report shows day after day of high 90s and triple digits, you know you’ve officially reached the dog days of summer.  Fun fact: The term dog day of summer dates all the way back to ancient Greece and refers to the fact that the brightest star in Canis […]

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My Life With Veg

After four months of writing this blog, I’m realizing that’s what it really boils down to: my life and vegetables.  I know most of you who tune in are here for the veg, but good, bad, or otherwise that comes to you through the lens of my life.  And my life has been a little […]

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Calabacitas, My Favorite Summer Side Dish

After 8 years in Waco, my husband and I feel as if we have begun to put down some roots.  But, truth be told, we’re not from around here.  In fact, neither one of us can even claim the Lone Star State as our place of origin.  Our love story is set in the plains of […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

We all know how that ends, right? Do you have those weeks?  Those times when, try as you might, you just can’t seem to hit on what you’re really looking for?  That was me this week.  I’ve been searching for the right recipe to put up on the blog all week.  I’ve made a handful […]

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Mmmm! Mmmm! Eggplant Parmesan!

For the last two years, our son has filled out a survey for both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day answering a few simple questions about his parents, things like our name, age, favorite thing to do, etc.  Unlike some of the items my kiddos bring home that get discreetly “recycled” these little gems are safely […]

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Dinner and a Movie, the Sequel

Two blog posts in one week!?!  It’s hard to contain the excitement, I know. As promised, below you’ll find my go-to recipe for homemade pizza complete with my favorite tricks, gathered from various sources and incorporated into one ultimate recipe. The basic dough recipe is very simple.  You can make it as late as an hour or […]

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