Fruity White Sangria Pops

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You know that old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…”? Well I guess that doesn’t apply to the internet. Something about the perceived anonymity gives peoples brass enhancements and lures them into saying things they would never say in person. Something about the web makes people brazen and a wee bit ridiculous. I see a lot of my fellow blogging friends brought down by rude comments and either I just don’t write in a way that makes people want to comment or my spam filters are excellent at picking up on BS, but I don’t get that many nasty comments. I […]

Chicken Marsala

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Managing a food blog (and yes, I did say managing for those of you who snorted because it has become a rather time consuming hobby) can be very crucial to a happy home. There is a list a few pages, sticky notes and magazines clippings long of recipes I want to try, nibbles and bites that I would love to experiment with and ingredients I would have to do a google search to identify and find. I could fill 3 squares for 365 days plus snacks and desserts, never repeat a recipe once and probably only result in adding even […]

Burgundy Beef

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How many of you tuned in for the Oscars? Did you throw big parties or just sit back with classy treats and enjoy Hollywood’s tribute to the movies this year? I’m not one to watch awards shows. I don’t watch enough TV or many new movies so they are rather lost on me. But I can’t help but get caught up in the roar of twitter, internet and old fashioned gossip about outfits, who’s with who, and general celebrity what nots. Whether or not you like her, I’m an Angelina Jolie fan. I don’t care who picked who as far […]

Short Ribs and Red Wine Sauce

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 We have had a rash of abnormally warm weather this winter which is making things hard between my slow cooker and me. I would normally love this time of year, all of the slow cooker recipes, hearty and thick meals. Gotta put on my winter weight and all, right? But unseasonably warm days have me walking around with no need for those heavy winter coats craving the smoke and fire of the grill. I want burgers, steak, corn on the cob and other summer time foods. It takes recipes like this one, this low and slow short rib sauce to […]

Citrus-Wine Poached Pears

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Wait, did Victoria Secret just call me a slut? If you were driving and saw a license plate that read ” <3 SLT “, what would you think? Well, I for one, would giggle while dangerously trying to snap a picture to text to my friends. Now, imagine discovering that same text on your new bra, spelled out in rhinestones. First of all, if I had noticed the rhinestones before then, I wouldn’t have made the purchase, secondly, WTF. There it is, on the side of my bra, <3 SLT. I even flipped it over to see if I was reading something […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Barbecue Stuffed Chicken Salad

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I know Im not alone, I have a frisky little cell phone. I can’t spell. I love spell check and run it at least three times per post and guartentee there is still at least one misspelling in every one of my posts that I find later. So when I got my smart phone I was rather excited for this predictive text technology.Boy was I wrong. Predictive text is more of a program designed to make you appear retarded to friends and colleuges. My phone for example is a sick one. I didn’t program it that way, it came that […]

Getting used to late night cooking

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My two new recipes for this week come early in the week, and thank goodness for it. By Tuesday our normal schedule was thrown into a new routine that will need some getting used to. My boyfriend went to the local college to sign up for classes and as it turns out, they started that day too. Now two nights a week he wont be getting home until 10pm. They also happen to be the two nights I don’t close my store, so two other nights a week I don’t get home til 8. So really, I’m going to just […]