Fresh Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza Ingredients:

  • 1lb Hamburger Meat
  • 1 Package of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Pizza Dough (you can either buy at store or see fresh recipe)
  • 1 Can of diced tomatoes or 1 large tomato
  • one garlic clove
  • less than half of an onion
  • Melt Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sharp or Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Vegetable oil

You can either buy pizza dough or make it yourself. I choose this wonderful recipe: The best homemade pizza dough from (makes 2 pizza’s). I make it in my bread/dough maker.

For the tomato sauce, just cook 1 can of diced tomatoes, one fresh tomato (diced), onion, cloves, oregano seasoning, salt, and pepper. You can always add more salt and pepper to your desire. Then put it through the blender till its a smooth sauce. (See how does it)

Then cook one pound of hamburger meat and add taco seasoning to it.

Oil your pizza sheet, then cut your homemade dough in half and roll it out. Then place it on the pizza sheet. Then add half of the fresh tomato sauce.

Place mozzarella cheese on top, add hamburger meat, and last add cheddar cheese and jalapenos if desired.

Then preheat oven 420 degrees and cook for 18 minutes.



P.S. The pizza dough recipe and the tomato sauce is for 2 pizza’s. I usually put the other halves in my refrigerator for the next day. And make a different kind of pizza. (see for more recipes, we just love that website)


May you be blessed with all the Angels around you. May this free embroidery design give you much love and joy.

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P.S. You can change out the colors to whatever color you think your Angel feather should be.

All embroidery designed by Caroline are copyrighted and can be used for personal use only.

Caroline’s Berry Medley Lemonade
Caroline’s Berry Medley Lemonade

I did a little experimenting in the kitchen and came up with this drink for kids or adults. (Adults version with a splash of Vodka)

2 cups of frozen berry medley
1 cup of squeezed lemon juice
1 cup of Sugar
8 cups of Water

In a small saucepan put 2 cups of frozen berry medley, 1 cup of lemon juice, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water. Let it simmer until the sugar is melted.
Put it into a blender, until it’s completely smooth. You can strain it if you don’t like the berry seeds. It didn’t bother me, so I left it. Add the rest of the water and serve it on ice. For adults, you can add a splash of Vodka.

P.S. You can add more sugar if you desire it on the sweeter side.

How to sew a Hand Sanitizer Holder

Western Border and Co owner Caroline Riepler is branching out with her new facebook group PICK ME UPPERS…. They will be free embrodiery designs, DIY crafts, Sew-A-Long and Quilt-A-Long classes. The classes are now free, if you have your own supplies. If you don’t have your own supplies and you need a kit, you can purchase one on her website at

Her first Sew-A-Long will be a Hand Sanitizer holder that you can make for yourself or your loved ones.

Just click on this link for the free pattern download:

So follow her on her new journey and join her group and email list so you can get PICK ME UP MAIL.

Braided Bread (Zopf Brot)

Today I felt like showing you want I have been up too during this difficult time in our lives. Sometimes I turn to bake or sewing to make me relax. And my son has been in our pantry none stop, since this coronavirus.

It’s been hitting our son pretty hard. And the only way I can comfort him is through lots of love, food and just being there for him.

So on my facebook page I will be doing a couple of live videos on how I do this bread in the bread machine. Beware, no make-up or dolling myself up. It just me and my everyday life.

The first time I made this bread it was so hard that you could use it for a baseball bat. Of course, that was the first time I ever made bread before. I think I had a yeast problem. So rest assured my bread comes out as if I bought it from the bakery.



(PS. Pictures and link will be added soon to this post)


4 Cups of Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

2 tsp Sugar

4 tsp Butter (make sure you soften it)

3 1/2 tsp Dry Yeast

1 1/4 cup of Milk

Bake at 400 Degrees at 35-45 minutes.

Put all the wet ingredients into the bread machine first and then put all of the dry ingredients on top. And place into the bread machine to knead and raise. The braid the bread and put egg wash on it (one egg yolk, mixed with a little whipping cream). Place it in the oven to bake. Also, put a small backing dish of water next to it. This helps keep the moisture in the oven for the bread to come out perfect. You need to watch this closely towards the end because certain ovens and altitude will change the outcome. You know when it is done when it’s nice and brown on top. And when you turn the bread around and tap on it, and it sounds hallow.

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Attending WESA 2020

We will be attending the WESA Tradeshow in Denver 10th -13th. And our Booth nr. is PB221. Calling all retailers to come and visit us! We have some great specials, free prize spin the wheel, low minimums, and no pre-packs.

Recycle your old Horseshoes into DIY Christmas Gifts




I love using burlap and old metal such as horseshoes together. I was lucky enough to have

collected rusty old horseshoes from a girlfriend of mine. I just scratched off the rust and washed them up a bit.

Used my husbands electrical wire to make the handle


Then wrap Burlap and around it. The top I did a macramé stitch on it. And added Christmas décor to finish it up with.

Simple and easy and make great Holiday gifts.

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For those of you that do not know me I am a Mom, Wife, Fashion Designer of Western Wear (Western Border and CO). I love to do DIY Crafts, Bake, Cook, be with my family and friends. If you want to know more about me or my products just go to my website or join my VIP Facebook Group Page

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Wholesale Form (PDF)

For all new retailers, here is the wholesaleform pdf 

You can either fax us or email this form.

Looking forward into doing business with you

You will find us at WESA, Denver Booth Nr. PB743

We are so excited that we will be attending again the WESA Tradeshow in Denver, Colorado. Our booth nr. is PB743 in the Pavillon section. Can’t wait to see all of our clients and welcome new ones. We will be doing something special at our booth, so be sure to come and visit us.

Here is a sneak peak of three of our newest creations