Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen

Monday, May 14, 2018

My Texas Table - Grilled Recipes & Cookout Favorites

Happy Monday friends!!!  

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. The weather has been gorgeous so we've been spending plenty of time outdoors and in our garden. We finally completed our raised bed garden expansion, so now we're just sitting back and waiting for everything to grow. If you would like to see how our garden is coming along, I have included a link below. Today's newsletter is filled with barbecue and cookout favorites perfect for Memorial day or for your next weekend get-together. I hope you'll find something you like.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Our Spring Vegetable Garden 2018 & Garden Fresh Recipes

Have y'all started on your spring garden? For the last several years we've been growing our own vegetables, preserving what we grow and sharing our harvest with family and friends. We started our garden expansion at the end of March and planted everything by the first week of April. Now were just sitting back and watching everything grow.

I've been so busy with work and home that I haven't had a chance to post our garden progress until now. When we moved to Royse City back in 2011 we weren't able to plant a garden until the following year. In 2012, we started with a small 8 x 10 foot raised bed and have been expanding ever since. By the spring of 2016 we had pretty good sized 8 x 16 foot garden, but keeping with tradition, this spring we expanded our garden one last time. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Simple DIY Produce Gathering Apron

A simple DIY Gathering Apron perfect for gathering produce, fruits or eggs from the hen house! 🐔

I'm so excited to share this post with you today!!! Are you looking for an easier way to gather produce from your garden? The answer to that question for me is yes. For quite sometime I've been using a basket or my shirt to hold all my produce as I pick through the garden, but this method just isn't working for me. What I need is something that would give me a hands-free way to keep my produce as I picked through my garden. 

I decided that a produce gathering apron was my answer. I searched all through the Internet for custom made gathering aprons, but all of them were either too fancy or too expensive not really what I was looking for. I needed a basic gathering apron that's more practical than fancy. Just something simple to give me a hands-free way to gather produce. 

Since I couldn't afford to purchase one, I thought the next best thing would be to make one, so once again I started searching online. After almost giving up, I came across a post on Faithful Farm Wife how to make a simple gathering apron from a pillow case. I thought now that I can do!!!! 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

My Texas Table - Easter & Spring Recipes

Happy Sunday friends!!!  

I hope y'all had a good weekend. This past week was spring break for my kids, so we had a wonderful and busy week. The weather was gorgeous, so we finally had time to get our back yard cleaned up from old man winter and start on our raised bed garden expansion. Spring is finally here my friends and Easter is just around the corner. 💮  If you're looking for a few Easter recipes you've come to the right place. Today's newsletter is filled with Easter treats and springs desserts perfect for the upcoming holiday. I hope you'll find something you like.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CopyKat PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A delicious copykat version of PF Chang's classic Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken, water chestnuts and a delicious Asian sauce tucked inside butter lettuce. 

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! It's been about three weeks since my last blog post, but it seems like so much longer. Honestly, it's nothing more than still trying to balance working part-time and finding time to dedicate to my blog. I'm quickly finding out it that it isn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. If only there were more hours in the day. 

Today I have a delicious recipe to share with you. PF Chang's is one of my family's favorite places to eat. My kids love the sweet and sour chicken with brown rice and my favorite is their beef and broccoli and their Asian chicken lettuce wraps. Most times we can only afford to  visit on special occasions or birthdays, so I was excited to find this copykat version of their popular lettuce wraps online.