Have you ever had a Meat Pie? I don't know why, but the name just makes me happy. I'll show you how I make 'em (hint: they're a cinch) on my beef-a-licious Food Network show this morning at 10 ET/9 CT! Say it with me just one more time...MEAT PIE!
Similar to the one I wear on my show (and never take off.)

"St. Francis" Cuff

My two girls and my two nephews at the Lodge in the year 2000. They always wore pajamas in those days---heck, this was probably 3:00 in the afternoon. Also, there's no telling what Paige is eating. #countrylife #memories
Alex and her group of friends drove back from Colorado yesterday and decided to stop and stay the night at the ranch before heading back to Texas today. Our house was dead quiet (except for the movie playing on the teevee) one minute...and full of college kids the next. Sweet, happy kids. I love them! They make me feel old! Haha.
I promised to let you know when this (magical, life-changing, miraculous) plastic wrap was back in stock. It is a dream! I never thought I'd say such words about plastic wrap, but here I am! Haha. Each dispenser comes with a roll o' wrap, then you can get refills as you need. This stuff completes me.

Plastic Wrap Dispenser

Sing it with me: "Slow soup! Take it easy!" I'll stop now.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

These look very tasty! Frozen blueberries, honey, Land O'Lakes butter, sugar, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds...YUM! (I have food on the brain this morning. I'm not sure why I'm pointing that out, as it's no different from any other morning!) In other news, I love using frozen blueberries in recipes. They work! #spon

Blueberry Energy Bites

I haven't loved a lunchbox this much since my 1978 Charlies Angels version. [ Facebook.com Link ]

Cowgirl Lunchbox

It doesn't get much better than this.

Patty Melts

If you think you don't like kale, well...it's time to turn over a new leaf! (Get it? Ha.)

Kale Yes!

Happy Monday. Happy New Year! :)

Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Absolutely in love with these! So happy and colorful. And floral. :)

Enameled Floral Tumbler

You HAVE to eat black-eyed peas tomorrow, and this is by far my favorite way to get my share! I'll love it forever.

Zannie’s Black-Eyed Pea Dip

CERTAIN PEOPLE in my life (who shall remain nameless) made fun of me when I insisted on stocking The Mercantile with these historical (hysterical?) finger puppets. Now that we are open, I derive a great deal of satisfaction when I see folks choosing which one(s) to put in their basket. There's everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Abraham Lincoln to Andy Warhol to Albert Einstein to Eleanor...
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This morning's episode of PW on Food Network is a repeat, but has some of my favorite brunch recipes in the universe...including these scones, which are just dreamy! Brand new episodes start up next Saturday, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the oldie-but-goodie. (And I hope you make these scones. You won't regret it!)

Maple Oat Nut Scones