Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot.

It’s hot here in Texas. Like actually hot. Like, I don’t think you understand how hot I’m talking about. Let me break it down for you guys. The seven-day forecast, yeah it’s all between 98°F and 100°F. But that’s nothing! Last Saturday it was 108°F. Yeah, I know right? Now, The Old Rachel, she would … Continue reading

Are you there, Winter? It’s me, Rachel.

Growing up in Oregon, Spring was probably my favorite season. The flowers start blooming. The air becomes an extra level of crisp. Coats are no longer needed, however, scarves (my favorite accessory) are still welcome. But maybe my favorite part is the grass. It is extra green. It almost glows. When you drive on I-5, … Continue reading

What’s An “Up Dog”?

I love my dogs. I know some people say their dogs are “like their kids” but my dogs ARE my kids. I couldn’t see my life without a fancy little Westie, McCartney, and a big, goofy Golden, O’Brien. Like their mom, they love to be in the kitchen. Whether it’s generally being in the way. … Continue reading

Hot Mess…

A friend and I recently threw a baby shower. My friend was in charge of decorations, and I was in charge of food. Naturally, bread was going to have to be served! After nailing out the menu, we both decided that Basic Country White, Cheddar Cheese, and Walnut-Cranberry loaves would work the best. And for … Continue reading

Mean Green Fightin’ Machine…

Something strange happened when The Husband and I moved to Texas. We pretty much forgot about all major drinking holidays. GASP! And seeing as today is the king of all drinking holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, and we didn’t remember about it until about Tuesday, we didn’t have a drop to drink. Well, and The Husband … Continue reading