Cilantro Lime Chicken

My daughter is home for the summer from College..WHOOP!  As we are trying to eat better and cook at home, we have discovered many recipes from other bloggers, TV personalities and our own recipes here at home.

We found this delightful recipe and it looked like the perfect summer dish.  Here is the recipe…give it a try and let me know what you think!  Cilantro Lime Avocado Chicken 

 

 

 

Thankfulness…not just for November

I am thankful for my family.  What a gift from God.
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 I am thankful for friends joining us around the table for Thanksgiving

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I am thankful for Pecan Pie and Rosemary Cornbread and friends who give me great recipes!
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I am thankful for finding wonderful bloggers who share their favorite recipes.  I love these cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction.  Delicious!

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Just a walk in the park…

 

 I could spend every day in this wonderful place called Central Park.  img_62981

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If I can ever get up the courage, I would like to spend one or two days alone in New York.  I would love to go the park each day and read, eat a cupcake, sit and listen to that young girl playing her cello or the old man playing his guitar to “Imagine” and just enjoy my surroundings.

This year I had to wait for my sisters for a few hours, so I did at least get to walk around, img_61611find a great bench and read for a little while alone.  Not to adventurous, but one step at a time!  Not a bad view at all! img_61581

I did find a few cupcakes along the way each day.  I love trying new bakeries as well as returning to my tried and true favorites!

APPLE SPICE CUPCAKE
from The Food Hall in the Plaza

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Take me out to the Ball Game

Travel adventures so far are still in Texas, but at least we get to catch a game!

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I grew up in Arlington…and on baseball.  We do try to catch a game each year as a family and maybe squeeze in a couple more throughout the season with friends.

Family….

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Food….

 

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We hope someday to catch a Range game at Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago…maybe next year! At least our travels will extend beyond the great state of Texas!!

Bluebonnets in Texas

IMG_3050[1]We love our bluebonnets in Texas!  They line the highways.  People line the highways to stop and take a family photo.  In fact, if you are from Texas, you have a family photo in the middle of bluebonnets.  It’s just what we do.

My girls are grown, but we still stop and look at the bluebonnets when we are traveling. This year, I took a picture of my daughter, holding one of my pretzels, in the middle of this field of blue.  I thought it was the right thing to do!  I’m not sure that she felt this way, but she was a good sport.

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I could not resist this photo with the Texas and Aggie flag waiving in the background!  This was one of my Easter pretzels..I wish I had made a bluebonnet pretzel for the photo…maybe next year!

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A few of my favorite things….

 

…holiday baking with my girls

…Christmas work parties and celebrations with family

…decorating our Christmas tree together while watching White Christmas

…all of us in the kitchen together preparing our Christmas lunch

…reading the Christmas story before opening gifts

…because Jesus is the Reason for the Season…

For Unto Us A Savior Is Born!

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