Author Archives: Shauna LaRocque

Passing the Torch

I’ve sat down to type this out so many types. It’s been written in my head for days, weeks, but to actually put my fingers on the keyboard makes it real, and that makes me a little sad. Saying goodbye is always hard. I grew up in a military town and spent my entire childhood…

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Thanksgiving Faves

Every year at Thanksgiving my grandma made a fruit ambrosia. Now, as an adult, it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving without it. Fruit ambrosia is basically just a fancy name for fruit cocktail in whipped cream, but hey, her whipped cream was home made! What recipe do you feel like is a must have at Thanksgiving?…

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Turkey Brine

Alton Brown is my Food Network hero. I would probably do anything that man told me to do in regards to food. Cover a 3D printed duck in blue chalk and kosher salt before eating it at room temperature? Done. He is a genius. If this were a different time we’d make him a demi-god…

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You guys have probably noticed by now my love affair with potatoes. I love them and all their starchy-horrible-for-you goodness. I can’t help it. They’re my spirit food. Being married to a firefighter, I have the daily challenge of making things my husband deems “acceptable” (read: spicy. Everything has to be spicy.) that my littles…

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Well, it WAS starting to feel like Fall! I guess nothing truly says “Fall in Texoma” like a nice spike in temperature! This past weekend my family took advantage of the gorgeous “fall” weather and decided to head out to Lucy Park! If you aren’t taking advantage of this awesome area attraction, you’re missing out!…

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Gingerbread Jubilee!

Can you guys believe it’s already almost Christmas?! I say this every November, but where did this year go??? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! December is quickly approaching and in Falls Town that means the annual GINGERBREAD JUBILEE! Let me get you up to speed in case you’re new: every year the Non-Profit…

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Veteran’s Day Freebies

*This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you know of something to be added, please send me the link! **Details listed are not guaranteed. Participation varies by location. Who doesn’t love freebies?! Veterans, enjoy your day! Applebees – Offering a free meal from a limited menu (choice of Butcher’s Meat and Potatoes, Oriental…

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The Purge Week 6: Closets

Here we go again! Let’s continue on with our decluttering challenge and tackle everyone’s favorite: closets. Specifically, YOUR closet. We are going to stretch closets into TWO weeks because I know you guys (if you’re like me) have more than one closet that needs to be cleaned out. There are a few rules I like…

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We pay so much money for entertainment. SO. MUCH. MONEY. I’m talking upwards of $100 a month just to sit on our butts and watch other people do dumb stuff (lookin’ at you, reality television). But is it really necessary? When my husband and I first moved to the Falls almost seven years ago, we…

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Please remember to always double check that events have not been cancelled or changed before leaving. This page is not always updated with cancellations/rescheduled events.   Monday, October 31, 4-5p YOUTH DRAWING AT THE KEMP $10 Home 1   Tuesday, November 1, 10:30-11a PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME AT WFPL http://www.wfpl.net/date/halloween-parade   Tuesday, November 1, 4-5p YOUTH…

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