Ok, raise of hands: who, out of all of you out there, actually cares about the goings on of my life?? Maybe 3 total?? ….oh well. It’s you 3 that give me motivation to keep blogging. Most people just look at the pictures, search for recipes, and leave the occasional comment (one of the most recent ones being: “will this still taste good if I stick it up my a**?”. Interesting….and the answer is most definitely yes, anonymous commenter….yes, it will.) ;) And that’s perfectly wonderful. I LOVE having people who love food reading my blog. Love it! I know for most of you, this is just a food blog, period. But for those 3 of you who actually like my non-food posts, thanks a million. Really.

Things are zipping right along for us- most of our boxes are unpacked, I’m getting things hung up on the walls (blank walls are so sad…), and the faux fireplace my dad, Grandaddy, and father-in-law have been building is almost finished (it’s going to look amazing!). We’ve actually met a bunch of our neighbors, too! Izzy enjoys socializing with her fur-neighbors behind us (two Westies and a Schnauzer- so cute!) and she’s settled right in. She absolutely loves her new backyard; there’s plenty of room to run, lots of sunshine, and dogs on every side of the fence! It’s so nice having a sense of “community” again (something we definitely did NOT have in our old town) and we’re loving being back home. I love my new kitchen and have finally been able to cook a few meals and have family over. I can’t wait to give you a tour of our house! :)

Our 6 year anniversary was this past Sunday and we celebrated by buying each other iPhone 5s, going to our favorite restaurant Saturday night, then taking it easy all day Sunday. Wow, 6 years of marriage (love you, sweetie!)!

Cassidy is 8 months old and more beautiful and funny than ever. She amazes me every day and I feel like the luckiest mommy in the world! She’s been working hard on learning to walk- she’s taken a few steps and I think we’re getting pretty close! She also waved “bye-bye” twice today, which, obviously makes her the smartest, brightest baby in the world. Of course. I’ve been working really hard (and long) on a post all about homemade baby food- breaking it down into easy to follow steps, tips, and recipes. I seriously can’t wait to share it with you!

I’ve got some good stuff coming up on the blog- a wedding shower post for a dear friend, homemade baby food, and some fun Halloween treats! Stay tuned!

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  1. I’ve never commented on your blog before ::sheepish:: but the pics look great! And your daughter is just gorgeous! I love that red hair.

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    Comment by Angie — September 26, 2012 @ 10:54 PM

  2. I love your blog no matter if you are writing about your life or just recipes! Thank you for sharing pics of your daughter, she is so beautiful :) I can’t wait for the house tour!

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    Comment by Ruth — September 26, 2012 @ 10:55 PM

  3. Always love your posts! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    Comment by Sami — September 26, 2012 @ 11:03 PM

  4. I love how she’s looking at her daddy in the first picture!

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    Comment by Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 26, 2012 @ 11:06 PM

  5. I agree with the others, I love all of your post, food related or not :)

    It sounds like y’all had a wonderful anniversary and I can’t believe Cassidy is already 8 months old!

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    Comment by Heather — September 26, 2012 @ 11:07 PM

  6. You know I love your blog, whatever the post! Can’t wait to see the new house :)

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    Comment by Crystal — September 26, 2012 @ 11:12 PM

  7. Those pictures of food behind you are awesome! All your own pictures?? Love your blog and I agree your daughter is just adorable!

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    Comment by Maryam — September 26, 2012 @ 11:24 PM

  8. i love your blog. I remember reading when she was born. They grow up so fast.

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    Comment by Christina @ Oven Adventures — September 27, 2012 @ 1:10 AM

  9. I’m totally guilty of reading and rarely commenting, but I love your blog. Congratulations on six years of marriage! I don’t know if you feel this way, but sometimes I feel like I’m just pretending to be a grown up with marriage and kids.

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    Comment by Stephanie — September 27, 2012 @ 2:46 AM

  10. Happy Anniversary! “Yes, yes it will.” Awesome. Did you publish that comment and your response?

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    amy Reply:

    Sure did! :)

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    Comment by Suzanne — September 27, 2012 @ 5:57 AM

  11. I think there are more than 3 of us. ;) I looked at your blog everyday to see if you had sold your house, then to see if you had moved, and now am happy for you that you are happily settled in – and I can’t wait to see the house tour. Your baby is adorable and the “three of us fans” love to see pics of her. Congrats on 6 years (and on the cool iPhone gifts!)

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    Comment by Linda — September 27, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

  12. I totally care :) Baby Cassidy is so gosh darn cute! Happy Anniversary and congrats on the new house!

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    Comment by Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — September 27, 2012 @ 8:09 AM

  13. ::raises hand:: I love reading your life posts as well as your food posts. Totally more than 3 of us out there :)

    I’d love to see pics of your new house, including this fireplace, I’m intrigued!

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    Comment by Stephanie — September 27, 2012 @ 8:15 AM

  14. You have one seriously cute baby. Also Happy anniversary. My sister had her 8th anniversary this past weekend and I had two other sets of friends have anniversaries (10th and 2nd respectively) this last weekend as well. Seems like a good weekend to get married.

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    Comment by beylit — September 27, 2012 @ 8:35 AM

  15. I am glad you are getting settled. Moving is bad enough but to have an 8 month old child in the mix makes it even more fun! She is sure a cutie and growing big time! Take your time getting it all together. You will get there eventually!

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    Comment by Jean — September 27, 2012 @ 9:32 AM

  16. Wow, I’m blown away! You all are SO sweet and kind! THANK YOU for your encouraging words and sweet words about Cassidy- we’re pretty darn proud of her! :) Love to you all!

    Amy

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    Comment by amy — September 27, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

  17. I snorted when I read your response to your that most colorful comment you received! Cassidy is adorable (I totally have a thing for red heads!)and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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    Comment by Heidi — September 27, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

  18. Happy anniversary, and I’m so glad your house is coming along!

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    Comment by Eva @ Eva Bakes — September 27, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

  19. i’m here for the food of course but i love the non-food posts!

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    Comment by natalie@thesweetslife — September 27, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

  20. I love reading your blog for the recipes because they are delicious! However, I love reading about your life even more. The first post I read was when you announced your pregnancy. I was pregnant with my daughter at the time. I check on your blog almost daily just to make sure I don’t miss something.

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    Comment by Kristin — September 27, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

  21. Happy belated anniversary!!! Cassidy is growing like a weed and she’s so beautiful!!! Your cup runneth over… :)

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    Comment by Kristen — September 27, 2012 @ 2:42 PM

  22. Can’t wait for the baby food post! Sounds like just what I need. It would be awesome to know a few more ideas of healthy snacks that travel well…

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    Comment by Loretta E — September 27, 2012 @ 2:45 PM

  23. Your Blog is fabulous whether it’s about food or about you and your family. Love the pics of Cassidy and can’t wait until you post house pics – esp the kitchen!
    Peach Enchiladas…AWESOME! Thank you!

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    amy Reply:

    Glad you enjoyed it! I need to make them again soon!

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    Comment by Julie — September 27, 2012 @ 2:52 PM

  24. I love your blog ~ food and personal posts ~ keep it up!!

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    Comment by Amanda Thompson — September 27, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

  25. I love everything you blog about! And I’m impressed that you have kept going with a baby and a move! Keep up the good work. :) Go Cru!

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    Comment by Alisha — September 27, 2012 @ 3:10 PM

  26. Hey, I love all of the posts. You are not living in Dallas anymore?

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    amy Reply:

    No, we moved to our hometown. About an hour away from Dallas.

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    Comment by Dee — September 27, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

  27. Um, I totally love you and read your blog silly! I can’t believe someone commented about if something tasting good if they stuck it up their ??? WHOA. People love food huh?

    Nice update, and Cassidy is freaking adorable!! Happy Anniversary, and how cool that you got the new Iphones, too!!

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    Comment by Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — September 27, 2012 @ 3:28 PM

  28. I always enjoy your posts!! Happy anniversary!

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    Comment by Kellie — September 27, 2012 @ 4:42 PM

  29. You are my favorite food blog…lots of Tex Mex and sweets! I read every post! Keep up the great work and congrats!

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    Comment by Cheryl L. — September 27, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

  30. I really enjoy your blog. Yes, I’m guilty of not commenting. I always think others are commenting and do you really need one more comment to read? I always think I’m taking up someone’s time with just a casual comment. But I’ll work on jumping in more. : )

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    Comment by Casey — September 27, 2012 @ 9:26 PM

  31. Oh, and the most important comment is Cassidy is beautiful. You’re a blessed mommy and she’s a blessed little girl. Love seeing such happy family pics.

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    amy Reply:

    You’re sweet, Casey, thank you. :)

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    Comment by Casey — September 27, 2012 @ 9:27 PM

  32. I love your blog and I still follow it because you don’t just post recipes. Recipe blogs started getting so redundant and boring. You and your family are adorable. Congrats on 6 years! Here’s to many more years of happiness and adventures!

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    Comment by Nina — September 27, 2012 @ 9:48 PM

  33. I’m sorry I’ve never commented your blog, maybe because I’m afraid of making grammatical mistakes in english… I read you from France !
    I love your recipes, but also your non-food posts (Cassidy is so cute)
    Keep doing your blog like you used to !! Thank you !! :)

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    Comment by Olivia — September 28, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

  34. I like the non-food posts too! Like others, I tend to get wrapped up in my own bubble, ya know? I feel ya on the no community vibe in Dallas. We were lucky to have a pretty awesome neighborhood in our northern suburb but my parents searched for years for that area, and it seemed to be rare. I do hope you’re still near a Central Market though… oh how I miss that grocery store!

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    amy Reply:

    Ugh, I don’t have a Central Market…and boy do I MISS it! The nearest one is about 40 minutes from here. :( It’s going to take awhile for me to get used to not having everything I need just around the corner!

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    Comment by Jordyn @ Butter Than Toast — September 28, 2012 @ 7:18 AM

  35. Amy, your family pics made me smile and Cassidy’s smile… well, she’s pure sunshine. :) I enjoy all of your posts, too — food, family, goings on, etc. — so please keep posting whatever tickles ya!

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    Comment by Kimby — September 28, 2012 @ 8:04 AM

  36. I like reading your non-food posts!! I do, I do!!
    Happy Anniversary!!

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    Comment by Jessica — September 28, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

  37. Amy I LOVE your blog! It’s the only one I follow :) I’ve never commented before, but love reading about your life, making your recipes, and sharing them with friends. Keep ‘em coming!

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    Comment by Ashley — September 28, 2012 @ 2:51 PM

  38. I’m a fan of your posts–baby or food related! I was pregnant with my son about a month after you announced your pregnancy. So it’s been fun reading about your journeys in mommy-hood. I feel like were in the same boat. Keep up the great work, and thank you so much for your posts!! I’m looking forward to the baby food recipes!

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    Comment by Kyla — September 29, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

  39. I’m a big fan of yours and have been following your blog for over two years now. I love all your food pictures, recipes, and I love the baby pics :) Cassidy is just beautiful!! I’ve enjoyed reading your stories and I can relate to so much of it, being a mom of two little girls :) I can totally relate to being far from Central Market, that would be a bummer, haha! If I ever moved back to my hometown (Weatherford) It would be so hard to get used not being close to all the stores. I’m too spoiled to living in Fort Worth. Happy Anniversary, and keep up the awesome work. I’m looking forward to the babyfood posts!!

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    amy Reply:

    You’re so sweet, Amy! Thank you for your support and encouragement all this time!

    I bet you’re enjoying that new Trader Joe’s on Hulen St.!!! :)

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    Comment by Amy — September 29, 2012 @ 7:52 PM

  40. I am guilty of looking all the time but never commenting. Sorry!! I enjoy all posts, whether about food, family, pet, etc. Please know you are appreciated, and thank you for all the sharing you do!

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    Comment by Amy DeSelle — October 2, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

  41. I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it! Our daughters are one month apart and my husband and I have been married for six years as well. Cassidy is so precious! So excited you are posting homemade baby food recipes. Can’t wait to see pictures of your new home:)

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    Comment by Heather — October 2, 2012 @ 1:13 PM

  42. So glad to be introduced to your blog by mybakingaddiction. I love your posts.

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    Comment by Sarah — October 2, 2012 @ 1:28 PM

  43. I love hearing about the behind the scenes life! Glad you all are starting to get settled in!

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    Comment by Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — October 2, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

  44. Well, according to this you had 49 comments which makes me number 50. Now I am the first to admit I am math challenged but I’m pretty sure 50 posts means there is more than 3 of us readers

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    Comment by Alyson — October 2, 2012 @ 5:33 PM

  45. I’m hear, listening, and I totally care! I know sometimes it feels like we are blogging to outer-space or worse, no one, but we’re here and we love you and your blog:)

    And I promise not to put any of your recipes up my…you know.

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    Comment by Gwen — October 6, 2012 @ 1:30 PM

  46. I love your blog and photos even if I don’t normally comment.

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    Comment by Jen M O — October 10, 2012 @ 6:39 PM

  47. I’m an opera singer and foodie living in Maine and I was sooo excited to find your blog and I LOVE hearing about your life. :D

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    Comment by Sarah — October 26, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

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