Let Hunting Season Begin!


It’s that time of year again! When the early mornings echo of shotgun blasts and the enticing smell of spent gunpowder fills the air. Friends are greeted with smiles and food remains a constant fixture throughout the weekend. It’s opening weekend of dove season in Texas.

Close up of shotgun with sunrise in background

This year wasn’t quite the ...

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Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs

Turkey & zucchini meatballs on plate with one bite on a fork

“The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini.  Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables.  At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt...

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My New Gadget: The Vegetable Slicer

zucchini noodles on a plate

I did it. I broke down and bought yet another gadget for the kitchen. Did I need it? No. But I wanted it. Oh yes…I even tried replicating the results with something I already had but it just didn’t do the trick. I. Needed. Wanted. That. Gadget.

I felt like I could justify the purchase because I knew...

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King Ranch Chicken for Grown-Ups

King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken is one of those dishes that everyone seems to love. It’s origin lives somewhere deep in the Texas landscape as there are multiple theories of its beginning. Some say it came to be on the famed King Ranch in South Texas and other theories claim it was only named after the King Ra...

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Celebrating National Farmers Market Week!

cherry tomatoes and purple peppers

Yesterday kicked off National Farmers Market week. In anticipation of this weeklong observance, and because I needed to restock my kitchen with fresh fruits and veggies, I headed to one of the many farmers markets in a 30-mile radius of our California home.

I have to admit, there are some real posit...

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