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Charcuterie and Cheese Board

What I love about cooking is that you can always keep trying until you perfect the recipe. I believe food should be perfected, not just cooked. We eat way too much for it be mediocre. Cook it until it's right! Since I made this cheese tray last year, I've been itching to make a new…

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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 -…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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“No Fuss” Entertaining with The Dreaming Tree

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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 "no-fuss". When you focus on small bites, it's also great for guests. It leaves more time to talk. After all, the real point of entertaining is to connect, inspire fun, and…

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Make a Coffee House Latte

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PIN THIS FOR LATER!!! How often do you drink coffee? We drink coffee every single day! Whether "on the go" or at home, we drink coffee. This might sound bad but we cannot survive the morning without having at least 2 or 3 cups of coffee. I'd say we are addicted to coffee and I'm perfectly okay…

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Easy Entertaining with Sipp® Sparkling Organics

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This post contains affiliate links and we may receive a small percentage of sales if you make a purchase. Please read our full disclaimer for more information. This is easy entertaining with Sipp® Sparkling Organics! There is not mistaking that I like to take the easy route when it comes to entertaining. That's why I…

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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.