Dunkin’ Donuts Sweet Black Pepper Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

It’s not every day that Dunkin’ Donuts asks me to give one of their products a try.  I mean, I WISH they did, but at the same time, I’m also a hermit, and having to drive a couple of miles EVERYDAY would mean PANTS EVERYDAY, and we all know that isn’t happening. I mean, come […]

Perfect Pairings with Lindt and Starbucks

(Note:  This post is Sponsored by Starbucks® as part of the #StarbucksPerfectPairing  #ad.) I’m not sure about you, but somehow, the holidays totally snuck up on me this year. I sear I was thinking ahead in August, making my Christmas lists, even searching online, feeling so good about how ahead I was, and then, the […]

Texas Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade cookies aren’t just cookies. Cookies can do a lot.  Can mean a lot. They can be a time machine to easier days, or a magical transporter to help you forget your current troubles. Yes, sometimes, they are magic. A couple of weekends ago, my Rust had friends over to play a little poker.  Earlier […]

So I Made My Own Wedding Cake

Did you know?  I just got married.  That handsome fellow I told you about?  Mister Texas? Rust?  Yeah…I married him a few days ago, in the hotel where we met.  It was a perfect day, with close family and friends, great food, lots of smiles.  I count my blessings that I found him, and that […]

To My Grandfather, Who Never Read My Blog

We buried my grandfather today.I’m not sure how. Physically, I mean. How can it be possible that a man so big, so massive in his demeanor, so impossibly alive, could be contained? I’ve never lived in a world where he didn’t exist. It’s strange to think about that. But it occurred to me as I […]

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream and Wok Wednesday Dumplings

Okay, stop the presses. Did you know there’s thing called Wok Wednesdays now? Yep…#WokWednesday.  To follow #TacoTuesday, which follows #MeatlessMonday. I really need to invent a day. Like #3OldPicklesAndCheesestickThursday, which, in our house, could literally be just about everyday, because I am the laziest dinner-maker I know.  I’m not sure what Rust must think of […]

The Man’s Review of the New GE Keurig Refrigerator

This is Mr. Texas, a guest here at doughmesstic.com.  By now, you all know my real name, and if you don’t, well, sorry, it’s buried in the abyss of previous posts.  That’s not important anyway.  What is important is this fancy new fridge that I use every single day.  The new GE French-Door Refrigerator with […]

Oreo Stuffed French Toast

As you may be aware, things have been a little stressful around here lately.  But…I’m getting back on my feet, getting out an about, and am steadily remembering that life is for living.  It’s time to be happy. Yes, sad things happen.  Bad things.  But there’s so much good out there too.  There are so […]

Heart Beat

Two days ago, my Rust wrote a blog post about me. If you know me on Facebook, you may have seen it.  I shared it.  It wasn’t to boast.  Not like you may think.  I shared it because the words that man wrote about me, as romantic and easy as they seemed to be, I […]