Posts Tagged ‘featured’

Balance

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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Peanut Sauce

HomeRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Peanut Sauce January 16, 2019 One of the best parts about Thai food is the peanut sauce. When I went to college in Portland, I would frequent a local Thai restaurant that had the BEST pad thai and peanut sauce. To tell you the truth, for years I have been trying to perfect…

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Buttermilk Biscuits

buttermilk biscuit dripping with butter on baking sheet

When I first started baking, I remember thinking baking a buttermilk biscuit seemed so complex and difficult. But I quickly realized how EASY they are to make. Honestly, they’re too easy.  Whipping up a batch after work or if unexpected guests arrives is very doable. In fact, I’ve made more after work biscuits than I…

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Manoli’s

grilled octopus with fave beans and lemon piece on white plate from manolii's

Manoli’s I’ve got to admit when I first heard of Manoli’s, I assumed it was a typical Greek restaurant that served oversized gyros, sides of lemon rice, and desserts drenched in honey. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good gyro here and there but they aren’t an item I crave. Well, let me just…

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Breastfeeding

Collin standing on colorful play area in back yard

Breastfeeding Well, the time has come. I’ve decided to start weaning my little guy from breastfeeding. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, I actually do.  I’m just so done with pumping. I’m done with hauling my pump everywhere, always wearing a pumping bra, and feeling like a cow being milked 4 times a day.…

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Beltex Meats

Beltex Meats Cubano sandwich

Beltex Meats I’m not quite sure where to begin with my love of Beltex Meats. It’s a pasture raised, whole animal butcher shop. The meat cases usually include various specialty cuts, brined pork chops, sausages, duck liver mousse, terrines, head cheese, Jamaican beef patties, sauces, soups and more. Keep in mind they don’t always offer…

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Sleep Training

Collin taking a bath

Sleep Training I never knew how difficult sleep training would be until I had kids. Before Owen and Collin, I thought I knew what tired felt like. I look back at pre-kids Leslie and think, “Seriously? You thought you were tired? Really? Really?” Ian and I were fortunate enough with Owen because he was relatively…

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Fisher Brewing Co.

leslie drinking a beer at fisher brewing co

Fisher Brewing Co. It should be no surprise that I’m featuring one of my favorite places in Salt Lake City: Fisher Brewing Co. Even with a 4% ABV restriction, Fisher Brewing manages to make beers that have flavor. A few favorite options include the Galaxy Kolsch, C-Note, and the Glacial Pace IPL. They have rotating…

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The Old Dutch Store

The Old Dutch sandwich

The Old Dutch Store I’m a sucker for a tasty sandwich. One of my favorite places to get my sandwich fix is The Old Dutch Store. It’s a deli meets specialty Dutch goods store. Most of the sandwiches come with meat in tube form (liverwurst, pate, salami, teawurst, or pork loin), tomato, mayo or miracle…

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Conestoga Ranch

conestoga ranch s'mores at fire pit

Conestoga Ranch Last year, I swore off Bear Lake. I remember rather vividly thinking I will never, ever go back to Bear Lake. Why? Because of a disastrous attempt at camping with my 15 month old.  I’m pretty sure I had been looking at Instagram accounts of amazing, overachiever moms and thought to myself, “I’m…

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