Category Archives: Easy

Chinese Christmas Gift


I recently posted a cookie recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies https://theorangebee.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/one-batch-of-cookies/#more-2356 and talked about how I wanted to bake more cookies for the Christmas season.  I did it!  I had an ulterior motive for baking cookies, not that we don’t like … Continue reading

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Leftovers and Rain, Rain, Rain


Rain is a product of nature we have become quite unfamiliar with, unfortunately.  Most of Texas has been declared to be experiencing severe drought conditions.  This is sad news and I admit I’ve forgotten how to use an umbrella.  Last … Continue reading

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Lightened Up Biscuits


Last weekend my man Dan was in Las Vegas, sin city, to photograph the goings on at a convention for one of his clients.  His take on L.V. is, “it’s like Disneyland on crack”.  I don’t think he saw the … Continue reading

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One Pot Dinner


The Texas Rangers are in the “World Series”!  I’m not a huge baseball fan but when we get into the playoffs I’m there.  Now that we’re there, my adoring hubby and I want to cheer on our team – he’s … Continue reading

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A Million Dollar Cat & Muffins


We all have them from time to time; those worrisome events in our lives that turn life upside down or inside out.  This week was upside down for me.  I am a soft hearted animal lover and this week I’ve … Continue reading

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Baking Bread & Feeding Bees


The heat has returned to North Texas.  It seems as though we might break that record after all for # of days with temps reaching 100 or higher.  After all those wicked hot days we’ve had I said, “why not … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday Po’Boys


In an effort to beat the sweltering, oppressive Texas heat, I served my family Grilled Shrimp Po’Boys this weekend.  I did have to brave the soaring temps to grill the shrimp, but it was well worth the sweat. LuLu and … Continue reading

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Screaming For Ice-Cream


This week school begins and I am the proud mama of a senior!  I think she already has a touch of senioritis – is there a remedy for that?  Yep!  Miss T’s last year of high school and I am … Continue reading

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A Cookie To Share


I may never bake another regular sized chocolate chip cookie again.  I admit I am a sweets fanatic and these giant size cookies are just my style.  I can eat only one and be completely satisfied.   These cookies are … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Heirloom Tomato Salad


On Saturday morning my man Dan and I went to investigate a bee call I received.  These bees were in the walls of a storage building, in a back yard, on a hot day, where tall grass grew, brown recluse … Continue reading

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