May Favorites

May Favorites

Four days into June, I’m having a hard time remembering what I even did in May! But nonetheless, I did have some May Favorites to share with you. Favorite Book P.S. I just checked, and I am apparently three books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads Reading Challenge! Woohoo! Reading books like The Last Mile by David Baldacci, makes it pretty darn easy to read. As I have said before, Baldacci is a special author. Between his memorable, likable characters and the way he details each scene, his books are absorbing.…

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

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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

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

Granny and Mother

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…

I’ve Been Eating Well Lately

Hamburger Steak and Fried Eggs for Breakfast

In previous posts, I have spoken a lot about how fortunate I am to live in a family and a place where good food is not hard to find. In recent years, I have branched out and opened my palette up to new experiences. But sometimes the oldies will always remain the goodies. So I figured I would show off a little and toot my mother’s horn a bit, of course. Actually let’s start with that. Last weekend, all of my other sisters were one place or another, so I was…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/16/2015

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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: 06/09/2015

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Happy, happy Tuesday! Last week I was convinced it would be a long week after coming off of a wonderfully productive weekend at home with the family. However, it felt like right after I posted, it was Friday before I knew it! Earlier today I posted a May Favorites post of sorts. Since everyone is doing them these days, I figured I would participate as well! But on to my weekly, for the most part, post: ONE Oh Aggies. Why do I look so tired today? Maybe it had something…

Twelve Things Tuesday: 06/02/2015

Cat Earrings

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…

P.S. Guys and Gals, Banana Pudding Ice Cream is in Progress!

So yes, this post is a bit premature. I usually post after I know a recipe is successful or at least mildly so that I can make adjustments then write about it. But I am so excited for this recipe. I have researched recipes for the past two weeks enough so that I almost was burnt out on it. But not to fear, after reading through several recipes and reviews, I have adapted a recipe that I believe will be dynamite. After I get home from work today, I plan…

More than Worth It: Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

Am I not the best coworker in the world? Not only do I bring vanilla ice cream and even cookies and cream to work, I bring chocolate too! It’s been awhile since I made chocolate so I let my coworkers know they would be my guinea pigs before I decided to post this recipe or not. And after one day, the ice cream is about gone and their opinions of it was a resounding “yum”. Yes, this recipe is a tad more challenging than my Grandpa’s Vanilla Ice Cream, but…