Archive for March 2019

Goals About

Goals Once I had my second kid, my life went to shambles. I was trying to hold onto a life that was no longer possible.  Constantly cleaning, cooking dinner every night, working out 3 times a week, having date night, planning creative and interesting lessons for my students, and finding time to watch my favorite…

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Goals April 2019

April 2019   Headspace 5 minutes/Day I’ve struggled with anxiety for years. To help ease the constant over analyzing, I’ve used Headspace, a website that provides guided meditations. As life usually goes, I stopped using it about a year ago. The usual excuses kept coming up. “I’m too busy” or “I’m too tired.” Well, the excuses will…

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Chinese Pulled Pork

Chinese Pulled Pork March 28, 2019 When I first made my Chinese pulled pork, Ian about died from happiness. It takes an American classic – pulled pork – and has an Asian twist by cooking the meat in traditional Asian ingredients. While the meat is great in a wrap, on a sandwich, or in a…

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Veggie Chili

HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Veggie Chili March 28, 2019/chili, health, healthy, Main Dishes, soups, stews, veggie chili Now that the weather is getting cold, it’s 100% appropriate to make one of my favorite foods: chili! While I love a good meaty chili, this one is different because it is vegetarian. Don’t worry, the absence of meat does…

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The Best Chocolate Cake

the best chocolate cake

The Best Coffee Cake March 22, 2019 The first time I made Ian Garten’s chocolate cake, I about died and went to heaven. But since I have really high standards for chocolate cake, I tweaked it a bit. I’ve been baking my version of her chocolate cake for years, and each time I make it…

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The Best Brownies

brownie on wooden board

The Best Brownie March 23, 2019 I can confidently say this is the best brownie recipe.  I can’t tell you how many brownie recipes I’ve tested.  I’ve made Ina Garten’s brownies several times, and they are tasty but don’t have that “WOW” factor. Since brownies are my husband’s favorite dessert, it became my mission to…

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Earthspring Organics Salad and Smoothie

HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Earthspring Organics Salad and Smoothie March 22, 2019/salad, salad dressing, salads Two of my favorite things to eat are salads and smoothies. Even though making these items from scratch may seem like a lot of work, they really aren’t! However, in order to make salads and smoothies taste delicious, I highly suggest you…

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Deviled Eggs

HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Deviled Eggs March 22, 2019 Oh how I love this deviled eggs recipe.  It is inspired by our experience at The Spotted Pig.  Their deviled eggs are truly melt in your mouth perfection.  The two key elements to these deviled eggs are the creme fraiche and topping of good olive oil.  Yes, it…

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Collin and Owen smiling at each other sitting on chairs

The Need of Balance Pneumonia 4 times in 1 year. That’ll change a person. In good ways and bad. After each bout of pneumonia I went through days, weeks, even months of sadness and frustration. Sadness that my life didn’t feel like mine any more. I was succumb to feeling like crap, taking multiple rounds…

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