Author Archives: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....

Sunday Funnies – Happy Mother-In-Law Day!

. . Yes, Virginia, there IS a “Mother-In-Law Day” – who knew? It seems that since 1934, the fourth Sunday in October has been designated as the day when we honor the women who have been the target of a … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday – Caramel Corn

. With Halloween only a week away, I thought it would be fun to post a recipe for Caramel Corn.  I got this recipe from an old booklet that’s been in my kitchen for over 30 years – it’s so … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 34 years ago today that our lives changed in the space of an instant. One second we were a couple, and the next we were a family. It still never ceases to amaze me how seamlessly that … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “Claire de Lune”

. If you ever have a stressful day, this tune is a wonderful tonic… This is a lovely arrangement of Claude Debussy’s hauntingly beautiful “Claire de Lune” performed on a 10-string guitar – I heard a version of this on the “Falling … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke…..

. Happy Birthday to me: . . A fireman, a kitten, and margaritas. I’d better go check on that fire that I set earlier smell in the back yard…..

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Foodie Friday: Easy as (Buttermilk) Pie

. Whenever we go to visit Paul’s mom, we know that there is always going to be pie. Mary has these wonderful old cookbooks filled with recipes from long ago – all of those little “church” and “small town” cookbooks fit … Continue reading

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“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) Oldie

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – A Light-Hearted Tribute to Chick-Fil-A

My friend Bob passed these along a while back (go pee first….): . . Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays 😦 , so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get yourself some of that yummy goodness (it’s worth the wait…). … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

. Yield: serves 4-6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours Total Time: 8.5 hours

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The Important Things

. One of the joys of having a child with Down syndrome is that they are constantly reminding you of the truly important things in life, simply by living a life full of joy and happiness.  They live each day … Continue reading

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