Spiralized Winter Vegetable Soup with Bacon (GF)

For those of you who still like to play with your food... For some reason I find it very cathartic to turn food shapes into other food shapes.  I bought a Spiralizer over a year ago and it's been hiding away in my pantry under all the other gadgets I forgot about...

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Hashbrown Waffles & Valentine’s Gifts

It's that time of year again when picking the right gift for the one(s) you love is upon us.  Have you begun shopping for your Valentine yet?  Me either!  Why does Valentine's Day sneak up on us so quickly every year?! If you've taken a sec to browse my...

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Spanish Meatballs with Turmeric Rice

It has been almost a year and a half since we moved into our old farmhouse, "Yellow House" and if you had told me that I would still be tripping on power cords and picking sawdust out of my food by this time I would have laughed in your face because...

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Potage St. Germain (Split Pea Soup)

Isn't it fun how giving simple food a French name makes it sound more appealing and fancy? You know what is neither fancy nor appealing?  Squirrels in the attic.  No, not the Aerosmith album silly goose, that's what's living in my attic right above my...

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10 Gluten-Free Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

We're 10 days away from 2017 and I'm nowhere near ready for it.  Between running a small business, answering the same email (can I get these before Christmas?) 10,000 times in the past 2 days, remodeling the farmhouse, trying to keep the garden from freezing...

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Decadent Chicken Noodle Soup

This is not just an ordinary chicken noodle soup, noooo, this dec-a-dent, creamy and gluten-free.  A bit over-the-top.  Something I would serve guests if we ever any (besides the mail carrier in his 4-wheel drive Jeep splattered with mud)....

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Festive Gingersnap Cookies

Welcome to the post I should have entitled "The Grinch Who Made Cookies".  I am not a terribly festive person, I don't like to decorate for the holidays or wear ugly Christmas sweaters or watch Miracle on 34th Street.  I DO, however, love to watch "The...

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Boudin Stuffed Pork Chops

Hang on to your saddle, The Cajun cooked dinner and I have photographic evidence of his prowess in the kitchen!  He generally cooks dinner a few times per week and this one was so incredible, I might need to re-evaluate which of us should be the...

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Bodacious Texas Chili

I never used to believe the saying, "Everything is bigger in Texas", until I moved here many snows ago (<<I watched "Last of the Mohicans" again last night), but it's the absolute truth.  From the pick-up trucks in Beaumont to the huge hair in...

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have a big announcement (church bells are ringing, a college marching band is playing, the sky has opened up to a hundred rainbows and I am doing the Snoopy-dance.) Are you ready?! My 3 girls, Lucy, Ginger and Cher laid their first eggs!!!  Taaa-daaaaaa!...

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Shirred Eggs Skillet

Dear Civilization, oh how I have missed Thee. Last weekend, The Cajun and I took our first "vacation" in nearly 4 years.  "Vacation" in quotation marks because it was only an over-nighter and it was in Austin, TX, which is about 3 hours away.  Sadly,...

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Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation Reveal

Here's an updated version of our farmhouse kitchen renovation that took only 3 months (<< only, haha).   Updated because I finally learned to use Adobe Lightroom and I was able to improve the photos from the original post so you can better see the...

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