2 Shrimp Dips That Will Spice Up Your Halftime

Anyone can open a jar of salsa and bag of tortilla chips. Contrary to what the Tostitos commercial would have you believe, this simple offering does not make a party. For a real halftime fiesta, you need to step up your game with either one of these tasty shrimp dips. They are easy and can … Read more 2 Shrimp Dips That Will Spice Up Your Halftime

6 Ghostly Desserts So Sweet They’ll Spook You

Halloween brings out the sweet tooth in just about everyone. I am no exception, and I have been guilty of dipping into the kids’ trick or treat stash on occasion. More tempting than candy, though, are these delectable ghostly desserts. Better yet, they’re so easy to make, it’s scary! Check them out. 1. Strawberry Ghosts … Read more 6 Ghostly Desserts So Sweet They’ll Spook You

Friday Night Lights: Why High School Football is Better in Texas

High school football is a way of life in small towns across the country, but in Texas it is life. Stadiums seat 20,000 people, coaches get paid more than lawyers and playing varsity for your hometown high school is just as big as suiting up for a big-time college program. Maybe, just maybe high school … Read more Friday Night Lights: Why High School Football is Better in Texas

These Sausage Balls Are Perfect For Tailgating

Finger foods make tailgating simple and easy from eating to clean up. Make these tasty sausage balls ahead of time and watch your wait for the compliments to roll in. These little appetizers go great with some veggies and cool ranch dip, and of course, an ice cold beer. Check them out. Ingredients: 2 lbs. … Read more These Sausage Balls Are Perfect For Tailgating

5 Thoughts Every Mom Has When Back-to-School Season Rolls Around

As I have finally made my way through the multitude of first day of school photos on Facebook, I am struck by the recurring theme — “where has the time gone?” Didn’t I just dump a dozen notebooks in the recycle bin and stock up on sunscreen? How is summer over? Oh my fellows moms, … Read more 5 Thoughts Every Mom Has When Back-to-School Season Rolls Around

8 Great Things About Your Kids Being in Middle School

The middle school years often get a bad rap. I am probably biased because I taught sixth grade and really enjoy this age group, but there are plenty of pretty darn cool aspects to this stage of childhood. Sure adolescents can be moody, but so can 2-year-olds. At least the adolescents can handle all their … Read more 8 Great Things About Your Kids Being in Middle School

5 Life Lessons From Kelly Clarkson

As a fellow Fort Worth girl, I was rooting for Kelly Clarkson the whole way through that first season of “American Idol.” After she won, the then 21-year-old artist went on to launch an amazingly successful singing career — and I’ve been following it since the beginning. Her powerful songs often touch on strength, independence … Read more 5 Life Lessons From Kelly Clarkson

5 Things My Teenage Daughters Know More About Than I Do

When your kids are little, you figure you know more than they do on just about every subject. I am sure this belief spawned the original parenting cliché “Because I am your mother, and I said so.” Yet now that my girls are growing up, I find myself in the dark on a variety of … Read more 5 Things My Teenage Daughters Know More About Than I Do

3 Summer Pizza Recipes That Could Change Your Life

I love a steaming hot slice of supreme pizza, covered in sausage and dripping with cheese, especially on a cold winter night. Don’t let the summer heat keep you from enjoying a little slice of Italian heaven. Just top with fresh veggies and go lighter on the meat, and you can dine on this delightful … Read more 3 Summer Pizza Recipes That Could Change Your Life

4 Must-Visit Wineries in Sonoma

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Sonoma Valley, you might be overwhelmed by the number of wineries you have the option to visit. The breathtaking scenery makes almost any choice a memorable experience, but here are some of our favorites. All four are located just off the Sonoma Highway, although you might want … Read more 4 Must-Visit Wineries in Sonoma

5 Best Beach Games To Play This Summer

The waves crash, the sun shines brightly, the seagull chirp, you have an ice cold Corona by your side — it’s beach season, y’all, and we’ve got five great games to keep everyone entertained. Some require a little forethought and equipment, while others are quite simple, but they all are sure to provide fun for … Read more 5 Best Beach Games To Play This Summer

5 Beautiful Flowers Perfect for Your Bridal Bouquet

Every bride wants to carry a stunning bouquet as she walks down the aisle. Roses represent the most recognized wedding flower and most common bouquet flower choice. No one can argue their beauty and timelessness. Yet nature offers a huge variety of other blooms that can work beautifully on their own, or mixed with the … Read more 5 Beautiful Flowers Perfect for Your Bridal Bouquet