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Southern Pecan Coffee

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Did someone say coffee? Yes, I did. I'll admit that I'm a simple coffee and cream kind of girl. As a child, I'd visit my grandmother in the country and she would make "coffee milk". That's a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar. That's how my coffee adventure started -…


How To Make Kid-Friendly Slime

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Well my family is late to the slime train, but we finally did it. We made our own kid-friendly slime! I've been intimidated about the slime craze because I was nervous about the chemical exposure. I've become a serious label reader to learn more about what family is exposed to. Call me paranoid or whatever…


Mama’s Southern Fried Pork Chops

This meal came from being inspired in the kitchen. Honestly, I don't normally place food on top of each other, but I couldn't help this one. Plating the food right next to each other wouldn't have been as visually-appealing as placing it all on top of each other. So that's what I did and I'm so…


Cajun Thai Ribs

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As much as I love cooking "tried and true" recipes, sometimes it's fun to explore with new ideas in the kitchen. With a picky family, that task can be a little tricky though. How do you really explore with recipes that already work? One way is by changing one or two things in a recipe.…


Bring the Carnival to Date Night at Home

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When I got married 11 1/2 years ago, I heard a lot of reminders and advice.  No doubt you did too.  No one ever said "make sure you make time for date night." No one ever told me about this really fun way to stay connected with my spouse. The term "date night" seems to…


How to Make Funnel Cakes

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There is no denying that I love to cook. Cooking is therapy for me, but only cooking food. Baking stresses me out! Often, I put food in the oven and just forget about it. Not good, I know. Want a seafood gumbo? I can cook it with my eyes closed. Want a cake, muffins, or…


Quick & Cheesy Baked Pasta

  Today I'm sharing this really quick and easy pasta dish with you. I call it "Quick Cheesy Baked Pasta" and it's super simple. #nationalpastaday Most weeknights leave little time to make big dinners. That's why I've been making dinner plans in advance by meal planning. Yes, I've been known to make roast and gumbo mid-week,…


Bar Cart Must Haves

*This post contains affiliate links that may return a small commission. Bar carts are functional and stylish "entertaining" carts.  Introduced during the Victorian Era as "tea carts", they were used for serving tea. You may still see antique tea carts circulating at estate or garage sales. I found a tea cart on Craigslist a few years…


“No Fuss” Entertaining with The Dreaming Tree

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"This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #ShareWineandBites #CollectiveBias" There is no mistaking that I enjoy easy entertaining. Because I obsess about all the details, I've been working on keeping food light and…


Explore Bayou Country on a Swamp Tour

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A swamp tour is a narrated, boat ride that explores the swamp and bayou. Our family experienced a swamp tour with Cajun Man's Swamp Tours and Adventures in Gibson, Louisiana. Here's what you need to know BEFORE you go! Pack Essentials  If you're visiting a swamp tour, you'll want to prepare accordingly. Since we were taking…


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About Me

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.