Beer Brined Chicken Bites with Cook’d Right™ Sensors

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This recipe was developed at the request of Volk Enterprises Cook’d Right™ Sensors, for compensation. All opinions are 100% my own. ‘Tis the season for tailgating. In truth, I’ve never actually been tailgating, unless high school games count. And that was a loooooooong time ago. Longer than I care to admit. But I have aspirations […]

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Best Fajita Marinade

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The best fajita marinade! It’s the only one you’ll ever need to make chicken, beef, or shrimp fajitas full of flavor. Fajitas are one of those things that became trendy in the 80s. Before restaurants started offering them, I remember my mom being able to get a piece of skirt steak big enough to feed […]

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Dean’s Dip Buffalo Ranch Chicken Poppers


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dean’s Dip for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. These Buffalo Ranch Chicken Poppers are perfect for parties, dinner, or even the kiddo’s lunchbox if they’re okay with a little kick. Crunchy, poppable, and perfectly delicious. When I was growing up, we had a […]

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Fresh Vegetable Pasta

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I’m guest posting over at Food for my Family today! This versatile vegetable pasta is quick and easy for any night of the week, and you can simply leave the pulled chicken out if you’re keen to have it for Meatless Monday. Go give Shaina some love and check out my guest post!

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

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My parents are known for their routines. Since I was about 12 years old, they’ve visited the same Mexican restaurant every Friday night – or at least, they did until they moved across town last year. Believe it or not, they’ll still make the 45 minute drive across San Antonio every now and then just […]

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Fritos Friday: Fritos Barbecue Fried Chicken

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It’s been a while since we did a Fritos Friday, hasn’t it? So far we’ve done Fritos Jets, Fritos Chocolate Crunchies, and my favorite, Casey’s Fritos Ballpark Toffee. Since everything we’ve done for Fritos Friday so far has been a sweet treat, I decided this Fritos Friday should be in the savory vein. Fritos are […]

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Cheesecake Factory White Chicken Chili

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Are you a Big Bang Theory fan? If you are, you’ll get this post more than others. Recently, James’s best friend from high school, the fellow that introduced us to each other all those years ago, came for a visit. Mark brought with him his new bride, the lovely Heather, or as she’s affectionately known, […]

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Lipton Superfruit Green Tea & Chicken Salad

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Puxatawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of Winter, but down here in South Texas, it’s been bordering on shorts weather for a few weeks. Just yesterday my sister, niece and I went for a burrito, and actually considered sitting outside to eat them! For someone who has spent the last six years in […]

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Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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Everyone has their favorite chicken and dumplings recipe. I’ve even blogged about what I thought was mine. But the other night, come 5:30, I was struggling with dinner ideas when an intense craving for chicken and dumplings hit me. With the nearest Cracker Barrel over an hour away, waiting for The Brit to get home […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

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A while back, I was thinking about ideas for Bluebonnets & Brownies, and one of the things that stood out to me is I have a stupid amount of cookbooks, food magazines, and stacks of printed recipes hanging out in my office and kitchen. Things I mean to make, things I mean to glean ideas from, recipes and pictures that just made me drool when I stumbled upon them.

And then there are those family favorites that for a while are part of your everyday rotation. But then you get bored of them, or a new favorite edges the dish out of the rotation, and somewhere along the way, that favorite meal becomes forgotten. Just like all those stacks of recipes and the cookbooks that line my shelves: I forget I have them in my arsenal of \”Oh man, What do I make for dinner?!

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