How Do You Fiesta Bowl?

Recently, we had a blessed preview of fall temperatures here in Northeastern Oklahoma.  Immediately, my mind went to all of those nutritious, soul warming, hearty meals we love to eat in the fall and winter months.  Most of them are served in bowls. What says fall and football more than chili?  More accurately Frito Chili …

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German Food and Fiesta

September 9th is National Wienerschnitzel Day, and it’s gotten me thinking about my mom and her cooking. She was born in a tiny town in Germany called Hauptstuhl which is notable for its proximity to Ramstein Air Force Base.  This is where she met my dad and our family story began.  Although my siblings were …

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Fiesta Tortilla Warmer – Not Just for Tortillas

For me, collecting Fiestaware is not about filling my cabinet with every piece and every color ever manufactured.  It's more about selecting pieces that I know I will use and love.  I think we can all agree that some of those pieces can be quite an investment, so I find myself thinking through how I …

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Boomerangs and Imposters

Before our weekends become overwhelmed with football games, ballet, and other activities, we decided to take a little day trip to Claremore, Oklahoma for lunch and and a few antique shops.  We found ourselves at a fun little 50s themed restaurant called Boomerang Diner which has locations in small towns throughout Oklahoma.  The menu consisted …

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Tea or Coffee with your Fiestaware?

On a recent trip to my sister’s home, she was making room to add Turquoise to her collection of Paprika and Marigold Fiestaware.  We enjoyed spending time together, talking, and organizing her kitchen cupboards to create space for the new dishes.  We realized she had mugs and cups in several different locations in the kitchen.  …

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Breakfast Fit for a Teenaged Boy

Strictly speaking, my teenage son isn’t a picky eater.  He actually will eat a decent variety of fruits and veggies, beans, pasta, chicken, pork, beef, and even salmon occasionally.  Somehow he’s picked up the picky eater label, but I believe any objections he has to food have to do with the texture of the food …

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National Cousins Day and Then Some

Fiestaware and Family traveled east to Central Arkansas last week to visit two of my nieces and their families.  We arrived on July 22nd which we discovered was National Cousins Day.  Perfect!  My children have a total of seven cousins in Arkansas.  There is no better way to celebrate National Cousins Day than to have …

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Fiestaware & Family Goes West

My teens and I recently made a trip to Western Oklahoma to visit my niece.  She’s a Fiesta lover too, but she’s one of those rare collectors who gets a little nervous when all the different Fiesta colors are touching.  An orderly cupboard filled with Scarlet suits her best, and I believe Scarlet is the …

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