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Daily Distraction

I'm Going to Check "NO" on this One

By Bob on June 28, 2016 4:53 AM | Read More

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Daily Distraction

Blame it on the Chili

By Bob on June 21, 2016 4:49 AM | Read More

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Now We Know Sara's Secret

By Bob on June 14, 2016 2:46 AM | Read More

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Aperol Spritz

By Bob on June 13, 2016 9:45 AM | Read More

Now that summer is on us (around here it's on us like a wet blanket drying in the sun) I'm switching over to lighter libations for cocktail hour. My go-to summer drink is something Charlotte and I discovered in Italy: Aperol Spritz.

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Don't Try This At Home

5 Things I Never Want to See on Social Media

By Bob on June 12, 2016 12:42 PM | Read More

Now that the Democrats and Republicans have selected their presidential candidates I've decided to come out of my foxhole. I'm telling you guys, from what I could see looking over this mound of dirt ...it's been BRUTAL out there. 

I'll just go on and say what we're all thinking. 

Some of you people are bat shit crazy.

I think this new media device called the interweb may just catch on

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Thank GOD we've got social media to sort all this out. If it wasn't for the internet, I wouldn't have an opinion. 

According to all of you I'm a blank slate (and BTW how did you get my Tarleton transcript? Guess it's time to reset my password from password to 1234). Thank you from the bottom of my ignorant heart, for telling me HOW to vote...WHEN to vote...WHO to vote for...and most importantly, WHICH of the candidates were baby-killing Satanists. 

THAT was a HUGE help. 

We have about five months until the election that will determine our collective fate, or just bring us four more years of the same crap. Me? I'm good either way. 

I know many of you care about who occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., you really, really, do.

I voted for him, because he was a friend of mine

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But it doesn't stop there.

 


I'm sure it's the best thing to hit America since Vitameatavegamin

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Guest Room

Addictive Apple Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting

By Charlotte on June 12, 2016 11:36 AM | Read More

By The Best of Bridge Ladies, authors of Best of Bridge Home Cooking

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Both the frosting and the blondie are scrumptious. You'll have a tough time deciding which you like best.

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Here's the Dish

Good n' Spicy Black-Eyed Peas

By Charlotte on June 11, 2016 5:54 PM | Read More

You can't get away with serving plain ole black-eyed peas around our house. If I try, both Bob and I end up reaching for hot pepper sauce (reminds me of his dad John), Worcestershire sauce, chow-chow relish or maybe all three. You know we Texans love to spice things up!

While that can be quite yummy, this Tex-Mex spin on the southern favorite removes the need for any add-ins. Rotel tomatoes plus Tabasco, Worcestershire and Sriracha sauces give it a little kick. No Rotel in your area? Just substitute canned, diced tomatoes and throw in some green chilies.

In this simple side dish, black-eyed peas get a flavor boost from Tabasco, Worcestershire and Sriracha sauces as well as Rotel tomatoes with green chilies.

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Preparing this spicy side is simple and it takes only a couple of hours to cook. Just keep in mind that the dried peas need to soak in water for 8-12 hours first. That can happen overnight or during the day so long as you make sure the water covers them by several inches (you can't use too much). The peas swell and can dry out without enough water.

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Daily Distraction

You Can Run But You Can't Hide

By Bob on June 7, 2016 3:38 AM | Read More

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"Blow Your Mind" Baked Chicken Wings

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Courtesy of Daphne Oz, from The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining

Okay guys, the first time I tried making these I kept thinking to myself that there was no way that these baked chicken wings were ever going live up to the classic fried preparation. But boy was I wrong! There is just something about the combination of the soy, honey and chili flakes that, when baked in the oven, creates a sticky and salty-sweet glaze that is just stick-to-your-ribs good. They are so good, in fact, that they'll blow your mind!

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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