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How to Make a Shed Antler Candleholder

A few weeks ago I filmed a segment on The Chew where I did all kinds of adventurous things. One of those was turning a shed antler that I’d found in the woods into a candleholder! When I posted it to my Facebook page a lot of you inquired how on earth one could make that sort of thing, so I’m here to show you how. You’ll need a few […]

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It’s Official! My New Line of Limited Edition T-Shirts are Here

A few months ago I took a little straw poll and got your feedback on a new line of t-shirts I’ve been working on, custom made in L.A. Well I’m so happy to say that they’re now officially available to order and will ship in about 2 weeks! 100% of the softest cotton you’ve ever blanketed your body with and 100% made in America. Personally designed by me and custom […]

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Homemade All Natural Wood Cleaner

The sun’s out and the flowers are bloomin’, it’s Spring time friends. Here in Texas, Spring is also known as the two weeks that you can sit outside for more than a few minutes without breaking a sweat. It also means it’s time to dust off the patio furniture. Here’s a great natural cleaner for any of your wood furniture, inside or out, that might be in need of some […]

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Venison Chili

I love a good chili recipe. Even with the weather warming up, there is something special about a hearty bowl of chili at a summer cookout. Plus, when you have a pot of chili on the stove, your whole house will smell amazing. As you can see, a delicious chili recipe takes just a few ingredients… But I promise it’s so worth it to go foraging into your pantry for […]

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Finding Our Inner Fearlessness on My Adventure Getaway

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my close girlfriends and how important those relationships are to me. When I look back over the years I realize I met so many of them during those unforgettable bonding experiences that life brings your way. There is a lot that I love about the Adventure Getaways for women that I’ve been doing over the last two years, but my hands down […]

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Homemade Red Beet Tinted Lip Gloss

One of my favorite parts of touring for speaking engagements and book signings is that I go to some wonderful cities where I’ve met so many of you wonderful people. There have been fancy gift bags, fancy food and drink, Q&A’s where we chatted, a lot of colorful sharpies that I used to draw in your books and… demos on how to make this fabulous homemade beet juice tinted lip […]

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Learn how to make my Creamy Rice Pudding recipe! It’s part of my #ModernPioneering YouTube Series which you can subscribe to for free. I think you’ll enjoy this easy, old fashioned, classic Rice Pudding because it is a one-pot-method and a comforting indulgence. I’d love to hear your feedback and learn how you like the Modern Pioneering series! I have several other delightful rice based recipes you may like also, […]

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DIY Homemade Boot Polish

If you ever find yourself in Austin, or even if you’re around these parts, I highly suggest making your way to one of the dance halls here in town. There’s plenty of adventure to be had beer in hand and boots afoot. Even if you aren’t completely confident in your two steppin’ abilities, a lesson from a regular, especially those grandfatherly gents, will have you spinning around the floor in […]

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Video: Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese

I’m happy to share another installment of my free Modern Pioneering series. Have you subscribed yet? I think you’re going to love them and can’t wait to hear your feedback and learn how you like the recipes! These rice balls stuffed with fontina cheese are the perfect party snack. So simple to make yet so decadent.  Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese:   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s free […]

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Pheasant Primavera

The birds and the bees and the springtime greens. I love how colorful everything from my backyard to my plate becomes when spring, finally, arrives. This is a great welcome to spring dish–you have the heartiness of the pasta, paired with the freshness and crunch of the colorful springtime veggies. You know what else pairs spectacularly with pasta and veggies? Pheasant! You know what I still have a ton of […]

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