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.…

Dos Tacos, Por Favor

Breakfast Tacos

Last Saturday, as I made biscuits for breakfast, I realized just how much I love cooking breakfast. In general, breakfast is easy. You can improvise on the fly. Need a quick breakfast? Scramble some eggs with salsa or maybe leftover meat and either serve with toast or throw inside of a tortilla. Biscuits may require a recipe of sorts, but it’s an easy one with minimal steps and ingredients. Egg bread (or French toast, as you non-Rihns call it) is literally bread coated in an egg wash and cooked in hot…

Lose Your Keys in Your Purse Too?

What's in My Purse?!?!

You know, at one point in my life, not very long ago, I would have considered myself to be more of a “Tomboy” rather than a girly-girl of sorts. But I must admit, after taking the time to empty out my purse this morning, I think a few things have changed along the way. The glass-half-full side of myself looks inside of my suitcase, I mean purse, and sees preparedness. The glass-half-empty side sees right through preparedness and sees clutter, junk and laziness for not emptying it out daily! But to each…

Bake It, ‘Til You Make It

Triple Chocolate Cake Goodness

I’ve made two cakes, the past two weeks for work. One for a birthday and one was a just because cake of sorts. As I grow older, away from childhood and towards, well who knows, I figured it was about time to get in touch with my Betty Crocker side. I have always loved to cook. But baking gives me serious anxiety. I question just about every step of the process, because in general when I cook it’s a very organic process that is capable of adapting to the many…

A Girl and her HEB

                 1.   God                  2.   Fightin’ Texas Aggies                  3.   HEB Chicken Fajitas Ok maybe not exactly in this order. But no doubt these are some of my favorite things on this wonderful earth. Well this post will situate around the latter of the above. Don’t you worry your little hearts out, Aggies. I promise I have a post in the works dedicated to just about everything Aggie, coming soon! But back to the wonderful world of HEB + Chicken + Crockpot. Meat in general loves the crock. I have…