My Pantry Staples

I always love reading about food products that other cooks use and recommend. It’s a great way to discover new-to-me items. Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite pantry staples that I currently buy. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new fave of your own! […]

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American Girl Boutique and Bistro

american girl store

I mentioned in one of my last posts that I would be going to an event at the American Girl store in Dallas with my sister and 8 year old niece. My niece’s birthday is on March 16th, so this trip was my sister’s birthday gift to her. My sister drove to my house last Sunday, and we headed over to the Galleria Mall. I had never been to American Girl before, but I had seen it on Jon & Kate + 8 a few years ago, when they took their twins to the one in […]

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Going Against The Grain

Happy Wednesday, y’all! We woke up to snow yesterday, which was a little bit of a surprise. The weather guy said that we would get some sleet, but things didn’t go quite like they thought. It wasn’t very much, but just enough to cause a hundred or so traffic problems here in the DFW area. Fortunately, we didn’t have to get out in the mess, so I am thankful for that. […]

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A Taste of San Francisco – Taylor Street Coffee Shop

The Taylor Street Coffee House is a must do breakfast spot while in San Francisco. I am a repeat customer and I enjoy the tiny gem every time I am in town. This cozy little coffee house is on the edge of transitional streets, but remains securely located across the street from the downtown Hilton. The Hilton not only provides a steady flow of business, it also provides a landmark for the Taylor Street eatery. […]

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A Taste of San Francisco – Zuni Cafe

My good friend, Bobbye, took a trip to San Francisco last week. Before she left, she asked me where I would eat in San Francisco, if I could choose anywhere. My first thought was the Zuni Cafe. I have seen Giada tweet (more than once) about how she always tries to go there when she is in San Francisco, so I knew it had to be good. […]

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Nourishing Traditions Cookbook

Over the last several years, I’ve gotten more serious about preparing healthy meals for us. These meals, while healthier than fast food, still weren’t as healthy as they could be. I recently began reading “Traditional Food” blogs, and just recently purchased a cookbook called Nourishing Traditions. […]

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Buitoni Frozen Ravioli – Product Review

If you are a regular TV watcher, then I am sure that you have probably seen the commercials for Buitoni’s frozen ravioli by now. I had seen the commercials, but I wasn’t really tempted to try it until I read a review by Deborah over at Italian Food Forever. Buitoni asked her if she would be willing to review their […]

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Taco Dinner And Product Review

When I was in my local Sprouts grocery store last week, I spotted these new gourmet seasoning sauces by Frontera. The line includes four taco skillet sauces, two enchilada sauces, and one fajita skillet sauce. […]

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My Pantry Staples

There are certain items that I keep in my pantry at all times. With these items, I can throw together a quick lunch or a late night dinner whenever I need to. I also included my favorite brands of some of these staples.

Canned Goods

Beans: cannellini, black, garbanzo, […]

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How To Freeze Bacon

I used to end up throwing out part of a package of bacon because I couldn’t use it all up before it went bad. Then, I began freezing it. Now, the entire package of bacon gets used up which means no more wasted money.

Freezing bacon is so simple and easy that I don’t […]

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