How To Make the Best Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Y’all. Y’all! I know Texans like to brag –  forgive us – but, there is so much truth in this next sentence: Imma ’bout to show you how to make the BEST Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake. For the realz. Get ready. Chocolate. Texas. Sheet. Cake. ~mic drop~ Lawsy, my babies, this is JUST what we […]

How to Show Up For Life

I learned early how to show up for life. I learned through a tragedy, that by being present for others is a deeper way to be present for yourself. Easy in theory, harder in action. My Dearest Sweet E and beloved readers, Life is full of the big stuff. For you. For your family. For […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #5: It’s All The Rage

Perimenopause can SUCK IT!, especially when rage is involved. * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Original post dated: 10/25/2013. Updated post 3/26/2019   Mrs. Tucker is a sunny gal, y’all.  Easy to get along with.  Full […]

Barefoot Bubbly Review. Yes, Please.

If it’s time to celebrate, then it’s time for a Barefoot Bubbly review! What are you celebrating? Nothing? PISH-POSH! I subscribe to the tenet that one doesn’t need much of an excuse to celebrate. Exhibit A: Found my keys in under five minutes? Didn’t trip on my run? My favorite snacks are on sale at […]

How To: Burgers Made in the Oven

How to make burgers made in the oven?! Is this for real? Fat, juicy, splattery, burgers that we associate with grills and cookouts, baked in the oven? Can you truly make delicious juicy hamburgers in the oven? Yes, my darling readers, it is! Looky: I know some of you will wrinkle your nose at the […]

Why You Should Consider a Fine Quality Pencil

If you are on the hunt for a fine quality pencil – look no further than Ticonderoga pencils. Hi, I’m OMT! and I’m an office supply junkie.  Just walking into an office supply store gives me shivers of happiness. Pens, pencils, and paper, oh my! WHAT? You TOO?! Thank goodness, I’m not alone. Whew… OMT […]

How To: Steam Eggs for Perfect Peeling

How To: Steam Eggs for Perfect Peeling Get ready y’all – I’m about to divulge the secret to easy peel hard boiled eggs. Except it’s not a secret – cause HELLO! – Internet! I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had luck peeling fresh hard boiled eggs (until now). Look at ’em – those […]

After Chemo My Body And I Are In The Dating Stage

After chemo, my body and I are in the dating stage. Chemo is hard on a body and afterwards it’s like you’re a new you; things just aren’t the same. There’s a bit of uncertainty and awkwardness that happens, so I like to think of getting to know the new me as dating myself. I […]

Corn Fritter Casserole

Comfort food is a big deal in the South and Corn Fritter Casserole is about as comforting as it gets.  You’ll see these casseroles at holiday tables, church potlucks, and funeral meal buffets. What the heck is a corn fritter casserole?! Actual corn fritters are fried patties of a bready corn and cheese mixture. Oh, […]

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots

Have you been looking for the elusive perfect oatmeal cookie recipe? I have the recipe you’ve been searching for – and I’m gonna share it with you! Witness why I can’t get enough of fresh from the oven, warm oatmeal cookies, specifically: these perfect oatmeal cookies with dried apricots. Holy smokes, can I get an […]