Not only is the most wonderful time of the year, filled with the traditions and family time that we talked about last week, it’s filled with parties and gatherings – most of which you are asked to bring something to contribute to the spread of food and goodies. Here are my top three options in both the savory and sweet categories as well as three quick and easy gifts to give the hosts! Savory Favorites: Sausage Balls – these are my number one option because they are so quick and easy and this recipe make a LOT of sausage balls!…

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We had a super wet October – record breaking levels of rain for some places, flood stage river levels, Disaster Declaration for some counties…it’s been bad. We also had a random cold front blow through and had 40-45* temperatures for four days toward the end of the month. It is way too early to be having that kind of cold in Central Texas, but I’m hopeful that it means an ACTUAL winter that last more than the usual two or three weeks! All of the weather played perfectly into my menu for last month: we had eight different types of…

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Well, we made it through September! The first month of school, Meet the Teacher, Open House, Parent Teacher Meetings and filled out the 17,345 forms. We’ve already had three teacher appreciation donation requests and you better believe those napkins and cups got dropped off early! Now we settle into October. Fall. Pumpkins. Cooler weather. SOUP SEASON! I love fall, y’all. It’s my favorite. If we had an actual winter, with legit snow storms and a reason to bundle up in four layers of sweaters and wrap a scarf around my neck, then winter might win. Instead, we have an extended…

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