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Mudbugs, my family, and me

Last Saturday my family went to a place that I hadn’t known existed before that day: The Crawfish Stand. This little place, located in Big Sandy, Texas, is quite dive-y, if you know what I mean, but it’s also pretty cool, and many agree, based upon the vast number of people who were there the… Continue reading Mudbugs, my family, and me

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The Rustic Weekend: Barns & Pasta e Fagiole

Sometimes I find myself in a rambling mood.  Do you? I just have to get out from in-between the four walls and wander around a little bit; see something new.  That’s how I felt on Saturday. In search of a cure,  I grabbed my camera, got in my big  Ford and started driving. I headed… Continue reading The Rustic Weekend: Barns & Pasta e Fagiole

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Some things are better than cookies

I love baking cookies. You know this about me. I have shared quite a few recipes with you here for them: sugar cookies infused with the essence of lemon, Justin’s special peanut butter cookies, and others. Baking cookies is therapeutic for me, in a way. When there’s something on my mind and I can’t shake… Continue reading Some things are better than cookies

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Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

“Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead.” – Anna Cummins I received a unique cookie order from an out of town acquaintance last week; she sent me a message to ask if  I’d make some cookies for… Continue reading Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Burning East Texas Churches

East Texas has been dealing with an arsonist burning our churches since the beginning of January. It is horrible and evil and must be stopped. This information was just sent out by The Tyler police dept. and I want to share it in case someone hears something helpful.   My friend Peggye’s husband is a church… Continue reading Burning East Texas Churches