I had a total disaster while making something I had planned for today. You don’t think Kate and I have disasters? Oh, we do. You’re going to hear about mine around Christmas time (when I post the blue food that magically turned green when I cooked it against everything I tried to prevent it! )…

Star-Studded Mini Pies
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I’d like to tell you about my new best friend. Her name is Gisela. She likes Harry Potter, U2, and hot teen vampires. Okay that’s really about all I know. And I may or may not have learned it from reading her blog profile. There’s also a good chance she thinks I’m psycho for sending…

Chicken-Bacon Stuffed Pizza Rolls
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So we’re pretty much cereal-for-breakfast kind of people with the occasional “something else” thrown in for fun now and then. I’m really trying to do more “something elses,” especially little treats that can double as things I can throw into lunches and snack on while watching So You Think You Can Dance without feeling like…

Sour Cream Poppyseed Streusel Muffins
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So remember on Monday when I was complaining about how hot it is here and how I was going to be posting cool, no-cook recipes? Well, when that didn’t work for me, I decided to fight fire with fire. And so we’re getting Jambalaya. Before I moved here, I knew that like Red Beans and…

Jambalaya
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So summer has officially hit in Louisiana. By 8:30 in the morning, I’m already sweating (or am covered in condensation…I’m not actually sure which). Come 4:30 in the afternoon and I’m contemplating the quickest way to end my misery. Since that’s also about the time I start getting ready for dinner, this means that I’m…

Pico de Gallo
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You people are funny, ya know that? Kate and I get a kick out of trying to read our audience. We think we have you pegged and know the kinds of things that are going to excite you but every once and a while you throw us a curve ball. Some times we’ll spend weeks…

{baked} Chipotle Beef Taquitos
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You’re probably gagging just a little as you read this. Hear me out. I had this syrup at a bed and breakfast once and promptly came home to recreate it.  This is pure evil and so incredibly delicious that you’ll never go back to Aunt Jemima. I suppose that’s not an entirely fair comparison because…

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So while we were in Seattle, we went to the wedding of my husband’s younger brother. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law did all the flowers and they were absolutely gorgeous. See? Now…at the wedding reception, the limes and lemons in the tall vases were fun and whimsical and colorful, but after the bride and groom drove…

Lemon Cupcakes
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I figured since it’s Friday, we’d actually get something to EAT today! (Or drink rather, but you get the idea. It goes in your mouth, not on your head or face 🙂 And a smoothie sounded rather spa-ish, wouldn’t you agree? When I asked you to tell me your favorite flavor/scent from Southern Alchemy the…

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
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If you’re here for the first time today, this post is part of a week long spa feature. Check here for more info, and don’t forget to enter to win some great spa products! I mentioned in my facials post that I came across some pretty nasty stuff when researching what people like to use…

Spa in the Kitchen: Hair Treatments
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If you’re here for the first time today, this post is part of a week long spa feature. Check here for more info, and don’t forget to enter to win some great spa products! Of all the homemade beauty treatments in the world, sugar scrubs are my favorite. Maybe it’s because I have such a…

Spa in the Kitchen: Sugar Scrubs
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This post is part of a week long spa feature. Other posts include: Sugar Scrubs Hair Treatments Super Smoothie My cute friend Emily introduced me to homemade facial treatments at one of our annual Girls Weekends a few years ago. I wasn’t sure about slathering the colorful goo on my face, but once I saw…

Spa in the Kitchen: Facials
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