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“Better for You” Lasagna

It's so easy to make better choices when it comes to food. When you cook at home you can easily make modifications to recipes to meet you and your family's needs. I'm always looking for ways to take classic meals and make them better. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. This "Better for…

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Hurricane Punch

There is no mistaking - I love making pretty food and drinks! It's so much fun to get in the kitchen and see what I can create next. Occasionally, I create food twists by swapping out items or trying out variations of a classic recipe. What I love about making cocktails and drinks is that…

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The Pink Drink

pink cocktail, kinky pink drink,

Spring starts March 20 and it cannot come soon enough. You already know how much I dislike winter. Just give me summer all the time! Believe it or not, we've had a real winter in Louisiana. We even had a little snow before it was technically winter and now the cold has set in. My…

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Meal Plan – Week 2

So that's me after I cleaned out my fridge and saw what I had on hand to cook. (Yes, my sweater got dirty but nothing is perfect.) That's how I start off the weekends. Now, it's Sunday evening and that means it's time for another meal plan. I've already planned, shopped, and now there is…

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Meal Plan – Week 1

Wow! It's already 2018! I took some time off to get creative, spend quality time with family but now I'm back. The end of 2017 was a success for this blog and it's motivated me to keep moving, keep pushing, and keep writing. I ended the year with this party plan and a quick look…

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White Wine Sangria

During the warm spring and summer months, I really enjoy drinking white wine. Chardonnay is my favorite white wine or a white wine blend. It's perfect when we're grilling or spending the evening outdoors. From time to time, I enjoy drinking white wine while I cook too. We recently had a bottle of white wine…

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Southern Rustic Game Day Party

game day, party plan, party food

As a Louisiana-living native, football is big part of my fall/winter schedule. Many weekends are spent around the TV watching all the football games. I can thank my husband for introducing me to football. He's always been a big football fan and over the years I've actually become a fan myself. At the beginning of…

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Meal Plan / Week of December 18 2017

This year has been busy beyond belief! I've tried to not act like it but it's taken a toll on me. Don't get me wrong! A lot of good things have happened that I'm grateful for. My blog has a growing income that I'm excited about. (It's been a long time coming.) Also, I started…

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Mexican Chorizo & Beef Chili

Winter is a busy time. There are a lot of things to accomplish, yet the same amount of time to get it all done. When it comes to cooking, I'm always looking for ways to add convenience or even twists to traditional foods. Today, I'm sharing a new chili recipe with you that I feel…

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Stay Energized with a Grecian Blueberry Smoothie

emergen c, emergen c smoothie, grecian blu

Fall is officially underway! My schedule definitely gets more crazy during this time of year. In addition to the normal home, family, and life routine, we normally hit the road to visit family or have visitors. Whether I'm traveling or prepping the house for visitors, it's extra for my routine. That means I need to…

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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.