Slow Cooker Hoisen Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

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For reasons unknown to me, I woke up and decided to cut the soda habit on Saturday morning. We can call this a quarter life crisis or something, but it’s time to make some changes. I allowed myself one Pepsi on Saturday while at work and haven’t had once since. I’m staying strong. Pray for me. Now, I don’t think drinking soda is an unhealthy habit, I think drinking lots of soda when I should be drinking water is a terrible habit. I’ve also quadrupled our vegetable intake just in four short days. Yep, guess it was time to make […]

Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

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Holy post holiday madness, Batman. I am so glad I don’t work Mondays because I really need today to just recover. For anyone who has to work today, or yesterday, bless you. Christmas day was an awesome 12 hour marathon of presents, family, dinner, a visit from my favorite Rottweiler, and more presents.  I scored mass amounts of awesomeness, a shiny new Kindle and now I need to teach myself how to use it. These new fangled kids and their crazy technologies I am looking for new books to read now more than ever and am wondering how magazine subscriptions […]

Grilled Chicken Lemon Alfredo

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Here it is a few days before my step-sister’s bridal shower (which I am in charge of) and as time slips by, I can’t help but think of a comment that was left on my blog… Oh, I love you hon, but really, do you want to know what it’s like having me plan something? I have finally written out my menu and started shopping, and stressing about the deep clean I want to give this place tomorrow, and still have yet to decide 100% on favors. There’s a row of vines in my yard that just decided to up […]

Broccoli Salad

I just read a tiny article in Rachael Ray magazine (August 2011) that asks the question raw or cooked when it comes to vegetables. They state that there is new date from the University of Arkansas that suggest that both have their advantages. Cooking vegetables helps with digestion and changes some of the nutrients making them equally as healthy. We’ll use broccoli as an example. It is listed a having vitamin  and folate (“which boosts mood”) in its raw form where cooked broccoli has certain vitamin A precursors which “give you dewy, youthful skin and hair.” Now, I’m sure this […]

Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

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The other day I stumbled across this post from Chow about Backseat Grillers. It talks about those people that can’t help but be a little to involved with your grill at a barbecue. Those people that jump in and flip burgers, change temps and try to run the show for you. They are just trying to be helpful, but we all know how much this can grate on your nerves. It also talks about how hard it can be as a female at the grill to avoid these people. I talked last week about how in our household, I am […]

Oh I get it now. Gardening is not at all like buying a bikini.

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With my first actual flower popping up out of my garden I feel like I have accomplished something. Sure, all I have done so far was plant some pre-established plants from the BFs moms garden and some sunflower seeds. But hey, I’ll take it. I have spent time looking at other plants I would like to put in the garden. I have made sure to pull some nasty very very thorny weeds from the garden and keep it tidy. I water it… you know…. once a week…. >.> It’s a start. What I didn’t know from the start is that […]