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National Margarita Day is a Thing!

National Margarita Day. I’ll pause for a bit so you can type that date in your calendar. Go ahead. I’ll wait here. Are you back? Cool. Let’s keep this public service announcement going, shall we? February 22nd is the day we honor the gift from the alcohol gods, the Mighty Margarita. No matter how and […]

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Why I Can: Preserving More than Food

Every year, the conversation is the same.  My husband insists that I am wasting my time canning. I’m talking about good, old-fashioned canning.  You know, the kind with the water bath canner, the glass mason jars, the old screw top lids.  Canning.  The art of preserving food.  I argue that canning is a lost art, […]

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It’s Super Bowl (of Food) Time Again!

That time of year is upon us. The time when most of the nation is gathering together at one another’s houses, glued to their TVs. That one time, regardless of who your “favorite” team is, you still somehow manage to come together with your friends and family and bond over the biggest sporting event of […]

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The Unrecipe Post

This started out as a post on holiday recipes.  Yea, holiday food!  Only, it isn’t working itself out to be that.  I think it’s about grief.  The kind of grief that haunts your life, just like you wish those who have departed would haunt you.  The kind of grief that steals your breath and pops […]

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Best Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, gift-giving is on my mind already. Now I know store-bought gifts and gift cards are often the first things that come to mind. But, I also like homemade gifts that really come from the heart. There is just something about receiving (and giving) something that is homemade! Here […]

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Fowl Play: Raising Children and Chickens!

We are what you would call, “animal people.” Rather, the kids and I are. My husband is guilty by association. Our friends and family sometimes refer to our place as the ‘Riojas Mini Farm.’ Our creature family currently consists of 3 rescued dogs, 5 rescued cats (2 inside, 3 barn cats), 2 Red Eared Sliders […]

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