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All Hallow’s Eve Soul Cakes

I’ve heard of the tradition of soul cakes for years, but being an American, and more so, a Texan, they are not something that has ever been a part of my Halloween experience. But an English friend of mine posted a picture of the treats on social media, and I decided it was high time I found out what they’re like. The history of soul cakes Dating back to the Middle Ages, soul cakes began as a tradition in Britain and Ireland. These small, cake-like cookies (that’s what we Americans call them) were given to children as they went from

October 31st, 2023|Family, Food and Recipes, Recommendations|0 Comments

Today’s Miracle: Accidental Orange Julius

"Eureka!" she exclaimed with glee. Every once in a while, I have a Holy Spirit moment in the kitchen. You know the kind - when all the ingredients just magically work out to a perfect blend of culinary divinity. It's a taste of heaven by shear happenstance. Tonight was one of those nights. I made a smoothie. (Hold on to your hats, I know.) But this was no ordinary smoothie. You see, I never make the same smoothie twice. I never use a recipe and I never have a plan when I start. I just love foraging the refrigerator for

November 16th, 2013|Food and Recipes|0 Comments

It’s a Hot Spiced Tea Kind of Day

I'm in Texas. It's November 12 and we're just now cooling off. Such is life in the Lone Star State. But I can't complain. It's gorgeous and crisp outside, the perfect weather for my mom's hot spiced tea. And since I love this time of year so much, I thought I'd share the love... and the recipe. It's delicious! Ingredients: 1/3 c. Tang 1/3 c. Instant tea w/ lemon (I use decaf so that I can drink it at night and not get the jitters) 1 t. Cinnamon 1/2 t. Ground Cloves Mix dry ingredients in an airtight jar or

November 12th, 2012|Food and Recipes|0 Comments

$1.58 Later, Dinner for the Whole Family

I'm all about using what I have on hand. I'm also all about saving every dollar possible. Some might call me cheap. I call it thrifty. I like to think of myself as The Frugal Wanna-be Gourmet. So on on tonight's menu: dinner for the whole family for a whopping $1.58. Now that I have your undivided attention, I shall reveal my magical goddess of the kitchen secrets to you. 😉 The other night I didn't feel like putting a lot of effort into dinner, so I grabbed a rotisserie chicken, some fresh asparagus, and some new potatoes (my personal

August 30th, 2012|Family, Food and Recipes|0 Comments


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