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#SouperSaturday: Smoky Farro & Chickpea Soup

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Oh my gosh, y’all!

This has been the most confusing winter I think I’ve ever experienced!
Bitterly cold for 2 or 3 days, then 60’s & sunny for 2, then back to ice and snow for another 4.
I guess it’s a good thing we never packed away our summer wardrobe this year!!

It also hasn’t helped in keeping us well…the ENTIRE family had the flu for Christmas.
And now we just keep passing around sore throats & stuffy noses.
I sure will be glad when Spring gets here!

Right now, we’re dealing with ice storms and treachero...

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Weigh-In Wednesday…It’s Been a Long Time Comin’

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I cannot BELIEVE how long it has been since I’ve typed a single word here on this blog.
It’s amazing how quickly time can pass when life gets in the way.
I think it’s way past time to show my poor little blog some long overdue love and attention.

2016 was a rough year for me.
Dealing with my mother’s passing…
Starting a new business in direct sales
Being diagnosed with PCOS…
Having unexpected emergency surgery due to that PCOS diagnosis…
Gaining 60+ lbs thanks to that surgery/recovery and the hormone pills I have to take…

Yeah- it’s been difficult to say the least.

I want to send a BIG thanks to all my readers and followers who have reached out during this time…making su...

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Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ {Special Offer}

If you’re like me, you have a little girl who loooooooves ‘dance’.

Turn on some music and she’s groovin’ in the living room; flip over to Dance Moms (a guilty pleasure!) and she stares with rapturous attention at the television; even mention the idea of signing up for dance classes and she refuses to let the idea drop!

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So, I was delighted to discover that the Moscow Ballet is bringing their version of the Nutcracker to St. Louis!

If you don’t know anything about it, it’s the ultimate holiday tradition and creates memories for a lifetime...

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Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival {Special Offer}

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I have wanted to attend a Renaissance Faire for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Atlanta, there was a huge one put on annually…smack dab in the heat of a scorching Georgian summer. In fact, when you think about it, most Ren Fests are held during the summer…and chubby chicks and heat just don’t mix. Since I’m still not thin, I guess it’s no surprise that I’ve never actually been to one.

BUT…

guess what I stumbled across on the internet the other day?!

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Rosenvolk German Medieval Festi...

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Weightloss with SlimQuick Gummies {Special Offer}

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I think everyone who knows me, knows that I struggle with weight loss.

My being overweight is not a secret, but it certainly is the bane of my existence sometimes.

I try not to depend too much on outside products to help my process, generally just choosing to stick to diet and exercise.
(But that hasn’t worked too well, has it?)

So when this product came across my blogdar, I thought I’d look into it.

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I, of course, did my research- because some things out there can be dangerous...

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America’s Incredible Pizza Company Deal!

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Being relatively new to the St. Louis area, I’m constantly on the search for ‘the one‘.

You know ‘the one‘….makes your knees weak, induces dreamy daydreams, makes you feel like you can’t get enough.
(And NO…I’m not talking about a date…I am married you know!)

I’m talking about delicious, ooey-gooey, think about it all day long PIZZA!

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If said pizza happens to come with entertainment for my crazy (I use that term lov...

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Peaches

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My kids are pancake fanatics.

Seriously, they would eat them for every meal, in every shape and/or form you could create.

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Crepes? Check.
Pancake muffins? Done.
Clafouti? You bet.
Pancake dipped apple & bacon slices? Boom
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It used to be they were reserved only for weekends when my husband and I had enough time to pull together a proper pancake breakfast. But ever since I became a stay-at-home mom, I find myself with enough time and energy to lovingly make them for breakfast several times a week.

As if!

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Tasty Travels Tuesday: Green Curry Chicken

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Welcome to Tuesday…Tasty Travels Tuesday, that is!

This is the day each week that I make an ethnic dish of some sort. My goal in this attempt is to introduce my kids to unique and interesting cuisines they may never experience otherwise.

Growing up in the South, I cut my teeth on soul food, comfort food, and sweet tea. And while these are all still my favorites (much to the chagrin of my waistline), I knew I needed to branch out beyond standard ethnic fare...

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Monday Menu Musings

Time for another edition of Monday Menu Musings!

This week I have some great dishes planned out for you…buckle your seatbelts!

Again, as always, remember you can follow the menu religiously or use it as inspiration to create a menu of your own!

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This week includes:

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Green Chicken Curry

Baked Popcorn Shrimp
with Sweet Chili Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca
with Parmesan & Balsamic Cauliflower

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Spring Vegetable Soup w/ Orzo

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken
with Brown Butter Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Special Treat: Muffin Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

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As always, I included a handy dandy printable!

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Remember, the list above will be hype...

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Throwback Thursday: Turkey & Quinoa Meatloaf

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Hi guys!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!

This week I’m cooking a delicious, healthy take on a family favorite…

MEATLOAF!

Don’t get me wrong…I LOOOOOVE regular meatloaf.

But it’s not exactly figure friendly.

Breadcrumbs, full fat ground beef, whole eggs…you get the gist.

So imagine my delight when I came across a recipe for Turkey & Quinoa Meatloaf in my new ‘Love It, Cook It, Eat It’ cookbook by Weight Watchers!

(you can find the recipe here)

I’ll admit I was a little unsure of the ingredients at first.

(think c...

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