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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

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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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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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Shop Your Favorite Bar Carts

Bar carts are such a fun way to entertain guests or have essentials ready for your own needs.  I've definitely been enjoying styling my bar cart with drinks, small bites, and more. Since we all have different styles, I've rounded up some favorites so you can also entertain guests with a bar cart. You'll found neo-classical,…

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“Hush Your Mouth” Apple Pie Colada

It's no mystery that I don't like dessert. After 12 years of marriage, I'm just starting to bake more this year. However, there is one dessert in the world that I can never get enough and I wish I could make. That is apple pie! Of course, it has to be served hot with vanilla…

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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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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.