Potluck Favorites

Rule #125: We’re all better when we’re together.

I love me a good potluck, y’all. Gimme a whole bunch of folks coming together over some good food, and I’m a happy lady. Food is what makes the world go round, in my humble opinion. It should really be its own love language. I know, for me, that if I love you, I wanna cook for you. That’s why potlucks are so special: everyone pitches in to make the ultimate spread of little love notes. Even if all you do is pick up the cokes and ice, you’re showing someone else you’re lovin’ on ’em by filling their tummies.

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Life Lately

Rule #60: You win some. You lose some.

Our life lately has been a little competition between the WINNING and the LOSING columns. Rodeo: WINNING. Fun jewelry: WINNING. Potty training: LOSING.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rule #30: Let Willie do the dirty work.

Okay, I know I’m angering the BBQ Gods with this number. The right way to make pulled pork, as any good ole gal from Texas knows, is to smoke it low-and-slow for hours using all kinds of fancy wood chips and spices. And of course, you have the obligatory cold beer to drink while you’re doing all of that smokin’. BUT. This lady ain’t got time for dat. Instead, I’m using some spices, onion + garlic, beef stock, and my Crock Pot I’ve lovingly named Willie Nelson to get the job done for me.

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Lazy Pot Roast

Rule #195: Work smarter, not harder.  This time of year (okay, all times of the all the years), I’m looking for the easiest, yummiest possible dinners I can get my grubby hands on. I’ve had…

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Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Rule #122: Soup is good for the soul. And slow cookers. Slow cookers are good for the soul, too.  I don’t care what the books say. Broccoli and Cheese Soup is good for the soul.…

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