Celebrating Chinese New Year…Ideas for FUN!

This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes, things happen that you cannot predict. Take, for example, being asked to work yet again with P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, in JANUARY. Which, happens to be my BIRTHDAY, which happens to fall right on […]

A Weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma

I’ll be the first one to agree with you here. Oklahoma?  Have you ever heard of anyone taking a vacation in Oklahoma? I hadn’t. But here I was, traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a long weekend fam trip with my new husband and Seven, my son.  My second time ever in the state, only preceded […]

Bubbly Rosemary Lemondrop

Don’t be jealous, but Mionetto Prosecco asked me to share another post with you today.  Of course I said yes…because hello?  It’s Mionetto. (read:  SO GOOD.)  So, sit back, take notes, and get ready to make this sweet little celebratory drink yourself!   There’s just something wonderful about this time of year. Of course, I […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Browned Butter. Chocolate Chips. Yeah…I put all of this into one delicious cookie. It’s baking season, and if you haven’t started already, I know you are about to this week. It’s such a fun time, getting together with friends and family, baking and celebrating.  It’s on our agenda all week, from Yule […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pineapple and Peppers Sausage and Rice

I love dinners that take only a few minutes to make. That’s right…a few minutes. Sure, there are days when I want to drag our Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and set out on a roasted chicken endeavor, but those days are hard to come by.  Four hours to make dinner? Yeah, […]