Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (I Can’t Believe I’m Sharing This)

Most mornings, oatmeal is for breakfast. Old-fashioned oats (don’t let me catch you using instant) + a pat of butter + honey + cinnamon + diced banana + chopped pecans. Hardy and delicious, a great start to the morning. I’m going to share my recipe for blueberry oatmeal muffins with you, but as I always, I have a little story first! Some mornings I know time will simply not allow for this 7-10 minute meal preparation. And I just haven’t wrapped my mind around the idea of overnight oats. Any…

Top 5 Friday: Brownie Recipes

Other than ice cream, brownies have to be my next favorite thing to make. And making them at the same time, is usually the best idea ever. But really, is there anything better than a warm brownie with a scoop of soft vanilla ice cream right on top? Anyhow, I have been paging through recipes trying to decide what I am going to make for our Rihn family Easter celebration this weekend. It’s been very tempting to rush out to HEB and get three baskets full of ingredients to make them…

Blast From Seven Years Past

As I was checking in on this website, I happened to come across an old blog I used for a while in 2010. Had me laughing out of both entertainment and embarrassment. But one post had me reminiscing back to that time and place. Funny how even though almost seven years have passed, the message rings true. Therefore, I thought I would literally copy and paste that post from September 2010 and share it with y’all today. Hope y’all enjoy taking this adventure into the past with me for a…

March Favorites

Where has March gone? I couldn’t wait for March. Promises of baseball, good weather and free weekends to play with cows. For the most part, March did not let me down! Well Aggie baseball did, going 1-2, the first weekend of March in the Shriner Baseball Classic in Houston, but nonetheless, it was a great month and the Aggies shutting out lsu last night was a cherry on top. April is looking just as promising. Engagement pictures to be taken of my sister and her fiance! My cousin’s wedding! Fish Fry,…

Diamonds are Forever

Sixty years. The diamond anniversary they call it. Not sure if Grandma knew that this year, but she missed her chance at scoring yet another ring with a big ole rock. If you know my grandma, you can picture just about all ten of her fingers sporting at least one ring, but a few may even have a couple stacked. I ought to do a whole post discussing her rings. She has a story for each of them. Not all are worth huge sums of money, but those usually have…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/16/2015

ONE 81 DAYS. 81 DAYS. 81 DAYS until Aggie football starts up again. I have plenty of things to enjoy and keep me busy this summer, but really and truly can’t wait for this coming season. TWO If you asked me which recipes I have made the most in my life, I’d have to say #1 vanilla ice cream and then #2 would have something related to breakfast, either egg bread (aka French toast), chorizo potato and egg tacos, or biscuits. Well this past Saturday, I went ahead and walked…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/02/2015

First off, I’m cheating, it’s Wednesday morning and I am posting this but hey, it’s all good. Happy Wednesday people! Whoa it’s June, folks! May pretty much disappeared faster than you could shake a leg. But it was a pretty darn good month. Sh!t got done in the month of May. And we closed out the month with the landscaping of my yard! Can’t wait for it to start growing! Ok now to the list: ONE Aggies win. AGGIES win. AGGIES WIN!!!!!!!! We’re headed to Super Regionals in Fort Worth next weekend. As…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/19/2015

And just like that we are only 12 days away from June and the middle of 2015! ONE Aggie Baseball finished up its regular season, going 43-10! What a fantastic year. But now on to the hard part. Tomorrow they kick off the SEC Tournament, playing Alabama. The conference tournament will wrap up this Sunday, May 24th, hopefully with an Aggie SEC Tournament Championship! Gig’Em Aggies! TWO Just about all day on Sunday, I flipped back-and-forth between all of my ESPN channels trying to catch some good softball games. So on Monday…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 05/05/2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here in San Antonio, it’s not the prettiest of days to celebrate, but I’m sure people will find a way! But to the list: ONE: Since this will be the third week, that something A&M will not only be included on this list, but at the top, I guess it needs to be made into a tradition! But really, this deserves to be at the top because of how amazing and important it is to highlight. For the 39th year, the Corps of Cadets at Texas…

Lessons Learned… in the Kitchen

Hard to believe at my ripe old age of twenty-four, I still am learning lessons. ….. I sincerely hope that even though you are only reading this and you may have never met me before, you detected strong sarcasm in that first sentence!… But anyhow, I really am learning lessons. And I guess it’s a cliche-woman-thing but I learned a couple in the kitchen last night and this morning. (Side note: it is really weird when either I or other people refer to me as a woman. Serious question ladies…