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Welcome Spring with a Blackberry Pineapple Smash Cocktail!

Guess what?! Spring is here! It's been the longest winter of my life and maybe yours too. Yes, the snow was awesome and the gumbo was tasty. But, at some point, spring fever set in for me. I pulled out my bright white sofa covers back in January and starting creating new cocktails. I was…

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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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Grapefruit Moscow Mule

Winter is not my favorite season. I'd much rather it be summertime...all the time. I'm not ignorant to the fact that the cooler fall and winter months bring beautiful foliage, fruit, and vegetables though. What I do love is the trees that bring us sweet fruit and our one yellow rose bush. Our grapefruit and…

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Meal Plan Week 15

  Summer starts tomorrow and I'm so excited! Summer is likely my favorite season so I'm literally jumping up for joy. There are so many elements that I love about the summer season...flip flops or no shoes at all, grill days, cold drinks, and lots of time in the sun. In addition, I'm launching my…

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Entertaining with a Tray: Summertime Eats & Drinks

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Meal Plan Week 14

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Well, well, well. There is a new meal plan for the week and I'm so happy to share it with you. For over a month now, I've been without an assistant to help with things around this little blog. That has made posting our weekly meal plan on the blog impossible. I try to do…

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Meal Plan Week 3

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  The meal plan for the week is underway and I'm just getting around to sharing it on the blog. This week got a little busy but I do still have a plan for meals. There was a big issue with this week's meal plan. I was unable to meal plan on Sunday like I normally…

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Meal Plan Week 2

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      Meal plan week 2 is complete. Maybe you'll see something on our menu that will spark inspiration for your dinner. Have you been successful with meal planning? For many months, I've been meal planning and it gives me so much sanity. Maybe you've experienced what I wrote about in this post. Maybe…

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Weekly Meal Plan 6

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Somehow, I've got a new meal plan for the week! Here is weekly meal plan 6. Grocery shopping is complete and I'm hoping I didn't forget anything. My list wasn't very thorough like it normally is, but I'm hoping it's all here for the week. We had family visiting through yesterday so I didn't get…

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Three Bean Taco Soup

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Gosh, I love soup! Three Bean Taco Soup is a recipe someone gave me many years ago and it's definitely a keeper. The entire family likes this recipe, especially with the optional toppings! What's really great about this recipe is - it's simple and quick to cook, packs a ton of flavor and nutrition, and…

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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.