My Crazy Weekend and Crazy Cuisine Potstickers, Teriyaki Chicken and Orange Chicken Giveaway!!!

On Friday we cleaned out the guest bedroom, making way for Christmas cheer and holiday guest (Nana) and cleaned up the house a bit.Saturday, we watched True Blood in bed until 9 am, watched two soccer games, and then pulled out the Christmas lights and started hanging. Don’t worry, we won’t turn them on until Thanksgiving weekend. We ate Chinese (from the freezer). And my kids loved me for it. Then after they went to bed, I made a Butterscotch Bread Pudding (coming soon) poured myself and Warwick Read more […]

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Easy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

[ Don’t Forget to Enter The Green Valley Organics Giveaway Ends 11/8]It’s a happy time.It’s a sad time. Teef are falling out left and right over here.This is Soledad yesterday. With a weird wiggly toof about to fall out.This is Warwick trying to pull out the said tooth.This is Soledad running for the hills because apparently he wasn’t doing it right.Bucky Beaver is now staring into the mirror trying to decipher how she will excavate the goods.And now she’s just lost all train of thought as she admires Read more […]

Lawry’s Spicy Summertime Recipes and A GIVEAWAY!!!

UPDATE: 8/30/11And the winner is. . . . . .Ashlee:I like to cook…just not during the week, since I don’t like to be rushed while cooking.  So, my favorite thing to eat during the summer, is my husband’s yummy grilled steak…that HE cooks! Ashlee, please contact me at nickiwoo.thehomeguru@gmail.com in the next 48 hours to claim your prize!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I don’t consider myself a lucky person.And, I don’t consider myself a griller.But Read more […]

Alligator Gar Balls: Is it an Alligator or A Fish?

Don’t forget to enter the Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit Giveaway!Recently, I got that fuzzy, warm feeling in my belly.The kind that comes from nostalgia, the smell of fresh cut grass and peppermint toothpaste.My husband’s uncle gave me a fish. Freshly caught, head attached, armor intact.Big whoop.Oh yeah. It is BIG.  And is totally worth a WHOOP.It was an Alligator Gar.This was a baby. Only about 3 ft in length.I’m getting teary eyed just typing the name.They are the most awesome fish Read more […]

Quick and Easy Crawfish Boil

I’m not even sure how she does it.She just walks off the plane, and EVERYBODY is putty in her hands.She says something, and it’s golden.”Hey Girls, let’s help your mom and clean up the entire house!” and all four of my kids jump up and start scrubbing the walls.How does she do that? I think it’s magic. Maybe Voodoo.She’ll spank my hide for saying that. IT’S NOT VOODOO.Such a misconception about people from Louisiana. My mother does not practice black magic. She goes only by the grace of God.  Read more […]

4th of July Barbecue Side: Salt and Vinegar Baked Chips

“Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about fun kid photos and the stories behind them. Enter Plum’s “Babies for Yum Caption Contest” on Facebook and you could win a $100 gift card or Plum goodies.”Today I’m putting my ‘mommy’self in my 10 year old’s shoes.I’m imagining.Pondering what it would have been like to be in the middle of a basketball game, with a crew of monkey kins sitting idly by watching.Wondering how it must have felt when those crazies started acting up.—– x———This Read more […]

Authentic Spanish Tortilla

If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones.Or if you have stones, don’t be throwing them at people in glass houses.Or just to cover all our bases if you have a house or know someone who has even thought about having a house, don’t throw anything at it including rocks, pebbles, plastic bottles, or any paraphernalia that you may have lying about.Thank You,Management – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I sat in the stands, with the baby between my legs playing at my feet.Shelbi Read more […]