Celebrate National Pound Cake Day with a Prize-Winning Recipe

National Pound Cake Day? Hey, I’ll bite. Have you ever seen a hypnotist in action? Well, you know how it goes. He gets a willing audience into a hypnotic state that looks like some kind of deep sleep, then he deliberately and methodically instructs them exactly how they are to react when they awake. Example: When you wake up and hear the word “dog” you’ll bark. Pound Cake Has a Hypnotic Hold on Me Whenever I hear the words pound cake, I feel as though I must have been hypnotized to react in the same way every single

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What I’m Reading This Month

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own.) [caption id="attachment_9238" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Harlan Crow Personal Library (Photo by Dan Piassick – Special Contributor / Dallas Morning News)[/caption] Before we discuss what I’m reading this month, let’s just take a little gander at what is considered to be the most beautiful home library in Texas. Isn’t it

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A Weekend in San Antonio Sure Does a Body Good

[caption id="attachment_9161" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Photo from Shutterstock - Sean Pavone[/caption] Most of us who have grown up in Texas have visited the city of San Antonio at least once. But Texas is so big, so vast, so wide and so long that getting there may not happen all that often. After a recent trip from up north to down south, I found myself feeling a little sad about that, because a relaxing weekend in San Antonio sure does a body good. San Antonio is a Long Way from the Panhandle Growing up in Amarillo,

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Texas Next Year

(Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own.) Happy Valentine's Day, Y'all! Here in the United States, we've been planning for this day since right after we rang in the new year. That's when all the stores start stocking shelves with pink and red goodies while bakeries are busy ordering the ingredients for royal icing. Valentine's Day is a big deal, and rightfully so. It's the

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15 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $15

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own.) Valentine's Day is on Its Way If gift-giving is your love language, or if you're just a pretty organized person in general, Valentine's Day is probably one of your favorite occasions of the year. If you're a little more on the side of lagging behind, however, take heart. LOL There's still time to send a little something to the ones

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