Baking Bread and Macarons

My daughter woke up a few mornings ago and decided to bake bread.  I’m just going to be honest here; I’m not good with dough.  In my heart of hearts, I want to be like Pioneer Woman and make wonderful cinnamon rolls, pies, and biscuits, but somehow in my kitchen, dough seems to have a …

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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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Saturday Night at the Races

My son became interested in NASCAR a few years ago, and slowly but surely, he has made race fans of the whole family.  Believe it or not, NASCAR is great family entertainment.  We each have our favorite drivers which can lead to intense rivalry and family discussion, and occasionally we all cheer on the same …

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